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« on: January 22, 2009 12:45:11 PM »

OK I was concentating sooooo hard on making a perfect hem for a 84" pillowcase when in my fervor i pulled the backstitch handle a wee bit too hard.
 Yup the dang thing came off right in my hand!

Now for the silly question? How do i backstitch now? I don't have $100 to take it in for repair so can i just turn fabric back and sew in opposite direction Or does the machine do some kind of fancy hidden thing when you push the backstitch handle magically keeping your stitches from unraveling and leaving your kids naked in public.  Grin
Thanks
U can stop laughing at me now

I've only been sewing less than 1 year  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2009 02:34:35 PM »

Does your machine have adjustable stitch length?  If so, just do a few really short stitches to secure your seams. You can even do a couple of stitches with the length at "0".  You can also tie the stitches by hand. Pull one thread to the other side and tie a knot.
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2009 08:26:00 AM »

Way back before sewing machines had a backstitch feature, you had to put the needle down and pivot the fabric 180 degrees. Or, you can use the 0 stitch length if all you're using it for is starting and finishing seams.
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