# What is the stitch length on a sewing machine?

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## What stitch should I use on my sewing machine?

The straight stitch is definitely number one on the list of sewing machine stitches since it is the most used stitch on your sewing machine.

## What stitch length should I use for satin?

2mm is the short stitch length that should be used for lightweight fabrics, for satin stitching, and decorative stitching. 2.5 – 3mm is the average stitch length range that should be used for medium weight fabrics. 4 – 5mm is the long stitch length range that should be used for basting and topstitching.

## What is maximum stitch width?

All machines measure the stitch width in millimeters (mm). Some makes and models have a maximum stitch width of 4 to 6 mm. Others create stitches as wide as 9 mm.

## What width should my sewing machine be on?

A straight stitch has no width so it makes sense to set the dial at “0”. However, each machine varies so you will want to set the Stitch Width dial at the position where the needle is centered over the stitch plate. This will give you the most accurate seam allowance.

## How is stitch length calculated?

The formula is this: 25.4 divided by the metric length of the stitch such as 2.5 equals the number of stitches per inch. Here’s an example. To figure out how many stitches per inch a 2.5 metric setting will give you: 25.4 divided by 2.5 = 10.16 stitches per inch.

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## What stitch is best for clothes?

1. Chain stitch. it can leave an ornate, thick and textured line. Since it’s slightly larger than other stitch types, the chain stitch is also effective at filling up space in garments.