Thursday, 7 November 2013

DIY - Sewing Basics - Anchor Stitching

Anchor stitching is the term we use for finishing the edge of a neckline or hem where the lining has been placed edge to edge on the garment.

This little stitch stops the lining rolling over the edge and showing on the outer.

Anchor stitching can be done by hand with stab stitches or by machine. Simply open the garment out flat and push the seam where the lining meets the outer to the lining side. You can secure this by pressing.

Then, pulling the seam apart as you sew, stitch 1.5mm away from the seam on the lining side. This anchors the seam allowance to the inside and stops the curling.

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