What is lightning bolt stitch?
Lightning bolt stitch
It reduces puckering on lightweight or very stretchy knit fabric and bias seams, while permitting the seam to be pressed completely flat. Its so called due to its lightning shape and has a narrow width of 2.0 and a length of 2.5.
What is a lightning stitch on a sewing machine?
The lightning stitch is a zigzag stitch with one long side and one short side. The resulting stitch looks almost like a straight line, but it still allows the fabric to stretch. To use this stitch for seaming, simply sew along the seam in the same way you would sew a straight stitch.
What stitch do you use for jersey fabric?
A zigzag stitch is a great way to seam knit fabrics. Its inherent stretch allows for the fabric to stretch and move without fear of popping a seam. On light to medium weight knits, try using a stitch length of 1.5 and a width of 5. This setting closely mimics the look and function of an overlock stitch.
What is triple stitch used for?
02: This is the Triple Straight Stitch, also called the backstitch, stretch stitch, triple stretch stitch, and probably some other names as well. It made by the needle going two stitches forward and one stitch back. This makes a stronger seam which some people like to use for crutch seams and armscyes.
Why is my sewing machine skipping stitches on stretch fabric?
The most common cause of a sewing machine skipping stitches is a problem with the sewing machine needle. The needle may be slightly bent, even if you can not see the bend. It may have developed a dull point from use, or it may have a nick in it.
Do you need special thread for stretchy fabric?
All-purpose polyester thread will work fine as it has some give when stretched. Cotton thread is not recommended. If the item you’re making needs to be stretchy or form-fitting to the body, you may want to use elastic thread. Only use elastic thread in the bobbin of your sewing machine, and wind it by hand.