What does locking a stitch mean?
A lock stitch is actually a very fundamental stitch on any sewing machine – when the machine makes single stitches, the top and bottom threads “lock” together, keeping them secure in the fabric. If you can sew a straight stitch on your sewing machine then you are probably already sewing a lock stitch.
Can you backstitch with a walking foot?
You can backstitch a zigzag stitch using a regular presser foot or even a walking foot.
Locate your reverse stitch knob, button or switch. Reverse stitch mechanisms are most often located on the front of your machine, either on the center of the faceplate, above the needle or on the left-most front.
Do you have to back stitch when sewing?
Backstitching is a must anytime a seam will not have another seam intersecting it at a later time. When quilting, I will often backstitch when sewing on the final two borders. This will hold the final seam secure until the quilt is quilted.
Can you chain stitch with a sewing machine?
To sew a chain stitch, the sewing machine loops a single length of thread back on itself. The fabric, sitting on a metal plate underneath the needle, is held down by a presser foot. At the beginning of each stitch, the needle pulls a loop of thread through the fabric.