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blkbvr
« on: July 07, 2014 11:24:04 AM »

so this is my first post on this forum, hopefully someone can help me out. I began sewing a couple months ago and have been teaching myself the basics but have recently encountered a problem which I cant figure out. Im trying to achieve a simple hem stitch (im guessing that's what its called) that is always found in different articles of clothing. it features two straight line stitches parallel to each other and on the back side it shows the desired stitch pattern. Im currently using a pfaff 2140 and have tried getting this look with two different closed over edge stitch but every time i do it , the back pattern is visible from both sides and the clean two parallel stitch lines are not present. Like i said i am a beginner and im sure there is a clear explanation as to why im not being able to do this simple technique.Do i need a double needle foot for this?  someone please help me out

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steiconi
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014 10:31:51 PM »

A picture would help.

However, it kind of sounds like you're talking about a stitch done with a double needle; on the top, you would see two straight lines of stitching, on the bottom, the bobbin thread zig zags from one to the other.
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Nofuelleft
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2014 04:35:02 PM »

Think you are talking about a coverlock machine stitch .
Can't do them on normal machines .

If you want a hem stitch that looks like it and  has some stretch to it you use a twin needle like Steiconi said .
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medic2230
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2014 06:13:58 AM »

Think you are talking about a coverlock machine stitch .
Can't do them on normal machines .

If you want a hem stitch that looks like it and  has some stretch to it you use a twin needle like Steiconi said .


I agree with Nofuelleft. Most clothing these days are made with a coverlock machine. It's similar to a serger but does a different stitch. It will do the two lines on the outside and the design like you are talking about on the inside. They aren't cheap either.
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