What is a hem stitch called?
The hem stitches that are commonly used for hand-sewn hems include: pick stitch; catch stitch (also called a herringbone stitch); slip stitch; and blind stitch. Sewing machines can make a stitch that appears nearly invisible by using a blind-stitch setting and a blind stitch foot.
What is the most common use for the zigzag stitch?
One of the most common uses for the zigzag stitch is to sew stretchy materials. When sewing a material that stretches, such as knitted fabrics and neoprene, it’s essential to use a stitch that can stretch with the fabric.
What is the difference between sewing machine hem and hand stitches hem?
The most important concept to understand is the number of threads: machine stitching has two threads, a spool and a bobbin, and they interlock between the layers of fabric. Hand stitching only has one thread in the needle, and it is sometimes atop and sometimes beneath the fabric layers.