How do you keep top stitch straight?

How do you secure a top stitch?

Don’t backstitch to secure your thread

Just pull the last top thread to the back of the project and tie it in a knot with the lower thread. Another technique to secure your threads is to shorten your stitch length as much as possible, and tack the stitches in place at the beginning and end of the seam.

Why is my top stitch loose?

Probable Causes: – Top or bobbin thread is not set correctly. – Make sure that you are using a bobbin designed for this machine. …

Can you top stitch by hand?

Topstitch by hand with a needle and thread. … Although topstitching with a sewing machine is much quicker and often results in a more even appearance, some people prefer the look of topstitching done by hand. Hand topstitching generally is done using a saddle stitch and decorative topstitching thread.

How do you sew neatly?

Learn-to-sew: Five Principles for Neat Sewing

  1. Accuracy. Accuracy in sewing is essential from the moment you take scissors to your paper pattern. …
  2. Keep Excess Fabric Clear. Excess fabric caught in seam. …
  3. Manage Thread Tails. Stitching start and finished secured with backstitching. …
  4. Finish Edges and Seams. …
  5. Press.
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