Your question: What is a stretchable stitch?

What is a stretch stitch on a Janome Sewing Machine?

If your machine has it, use a stretch stitch to allows your sewn seam to stretch with the knit you are sewing. If your machine doesn’t have a stretch stitch, use a thin, long zigzag stitch or a triple stitch instead to allow the seam to stretch.

What stitch has the most stretch?

Triple (or Straight Stretch) Stitch – this stitch looks like a regular straight stitch, but each stitch is sewn three times, giving the seam more stretch.

Which stitch is best?

Backstitch is the strongest hand stitch for seams and only takes a little longer to do than the running stitch. It can also be used for solid borders for embroidery. Backstitch starts in a similar way to the running stitch. Stitch up down up as shown in steps (1), (2) and (3).

Does a zig zag stitch stretch?

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.

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