We Will Show You:
How To Sew Along The Edge: One Layer, Two Layers, Sewing In From The Edge, and Sewing Corners – How To Do Blanket Stitch
Sewing Along Edge: One Layer
Start by sending your needle up from the back, 1/4 inch in from the edge, or whatever length you want your stitches to be. This anchors your thread, but it is not a true first stitch. Before pulling this stitch tight, make sure your needle is through the loop of thread. To start a new stitch, poke the needle down at the top of the first stitch. Pull the thread all the way through, but do not pull the thread tight.
Sewing Along Edge: Two Layers
When sewing two layers together, learn how to do blanket stitch. Poke the needle under the stitch going sideways along the crack of the two layers. Pull the thread all the way through, but do not pull it tight yet. Leave enough of a loop, and only enough, so you can catch this loop and then pull that stitch tight.
Sewing In From The Edge
Begin by sending your needle up from the back and down from the bottom edge of the piece you’ll be sewing down, making sure your thread stays under your needle as you go. Now you know how to do blanket stitch when sewing in from the edge.
These stitches could all meet in the same hole in the felt, or they don’t have to (as we’ve demonstrated). It’s all a matter of personal preference.
Does blanket stitch stop fraying?
Blanket stitches are commonly used to finish an edge because they create an interlocked thread that runs along the edge of the fabric, preventing fraying and stretching. The button hole stitch is the blanket stitch’s sibling.
How do I stop my edges from fraying?
- Widen Seams. Cut sheer fabrics with a wider seam allowance.
- Sew French Seams. Sew a French seam with a wider seam allowance.
- Use Interfacing. Iron-on fusible interfacing on the edges works well to prevent fraying.
- Pinking Shears.
- Zig-Zag Stitch.
Will a zigzag stitch prevent fraying?
If your sewing machine has the capability of sewing a zigzag stitch, you can use it to enclose the raw edge and prevent fraying on almost any seam.
How do you finish the edges of fabric without sewing?
If you want to finish the raw edges of fabric without using a serger, sewing machine, or even stitches, you can use a pair of pinking shears, which are one of the simplest ways to seal fabric edges without sewing you’ll ever come across. These shears cut the edges unevenly, making it difficult to fray.
How do you stop edges of Aida from fraying?
Masking tape is the quickest and easiest way to seal your fabric edges: simply measure and cut a length of masking tape for each side, then fold it over the edges of your fabric carefully.
How do you seal fabric edges?
Fabric glue, seam sealant, or super glue can be purchased at a local craft store or online. Simply place small dabs of glue along the edge of the fabric and spread evenly with a cotton swab or toothpick.
How do you stop fraying without sewing?
The application of a thin layer of nail polish along the fabric’s cut edge to prevent fraying is an easy, effective, and relatively inexpensive technique that works best with thin, lightweight fabrics. As shown below, a thin layer of nail polish is applied along the fabric’s cut edge.
Will a straight stitch stop fraying?
While the raw edge of the fabric exposed within the seam allowance can still fray along the cut edges, the stitches act as a barrier, preventing the seam from fraying any further than the stitching line.