Friday, September 18, 2009

Stitch Dictionary: Overcast Stitch

I don't know all the sewing lingo and I get a little lost sometimes when reading instructions for a sewing project. I came across this today, "overcast stitch", and thought I would share.


This hand stitch is great for covering the raw edges of fabric and keeping them from unraveling.
This may also be called for in a pattern as a decorative touch as well.

Source: DIY Fashion

Link to a good handout describing how to do various stitches and what the stitches are used for:

University of Kentucky College of Agriculture "Hand Stitches"

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