Today’s post is all about the basic and common stitches you’ll need to learn to make your costumes! These stitches are found on almost every machine these days, so get ready for the 12 most useful stitches. (Note: though your machine may not have the exact stitch pattern, there is going to be something close. Check your manual for a description of the stitch to map the below to your machine’s stitches.
Stitches 1 & 2
Straight Stitch & Stretch Triple Straight Stitch
Straight Stitch: For seaming and topstitching, you absolute most common stitch.
Stretch Triple Straight Stitch: Reinforced seams and topstitching.
Zig Zag Stitch
Reinforce seams, finish raw edges, stretch sewing.
Applique, couching, eyelets.
Sewing elastic, darning, patching
Sewing blind hems on woven fabrics (top stitch pictured)
Sewing blind hems on stretch fabrics (bottom stitch pictured)
Sewing seams on stretch fabric
Seam and overcast stretch fabrics in one step
Seam and overcast in one step, patch, hem
Button hole for garments: blouses, jackets, shirts, skirts and linens.
Darning or reinforcing holes or damaged fabrics
Automatically reinforce seams and pockets in a decorative manner.