How do you do an overcast stitch?


  1. Find the Right Needle. Grab a needle that’s the right size and type for the fabric you’re sewing.
  2. Loop the Thread. Loop the thread over the fabric edge and pass the needle through it.
  3. Pull the Thread. Now you’ll see the first loop you’ve formed over the edge of the fabric.
  4. Repeat.
  5. Pull.

What is overcast stitching used for?

Overcast stitch is a type of stitch used to enclose a raw, or unfinished, seam or edge. The purpose is to prevent unraveling of the fabric.

Is overcast stitch the same as blanket stitch?

The blanket stitch is one of many overcast stitches. Overcast stitches are used for buttonholes, seams on stretch fabric, and to keep loosely woven fabrics from unraveling. Overcast stitches are often done on a sewing machine, but they’re easy to do by hand once you get the rhythm down.

What is an Oversew stitch?

verb (used with object), o·ver·sewed, o·ver·sewn or o·ver·sewed, o·ver·sew·ing. to sew with stitches passing successively over an edge, especially closely, so as to cover the edge or make a firm seam.

What does an overcast stitch look like?

The overcasting foot has an edge guide, so you run the edge of your fabric along the guide as you sew. It also has a ‘pin’ or bar running through the center and this controls the stitch so that it lays nice and flat, overcasting the fabric edge without making it bunch up and pucker.

What is a Blindhem?

A blind hem is exactly what it sounds like: a hem with stitches you can barely see. It’s perfect for window coverings, the hem at the bottom of a garment, or anywhere you want a clean finished edge.

What is a knit overcast stitch?

How do you overcast A stitch without overcast foot?

If you don’t have an overcast setting on your machine, you can use a zigzag stitch. The overcast stitch has a neater appearance than the zigzag stitch. Of course there are other ways of finishing your edges: Cut them with pinking shears.

What is overcasting in cross-stitch?

Overcast stitch, sometimes called whipstitch, is a hand sewing stitch that wraps the working thread around the edge of fabric or seams. You can use this easy stitch for sewing fabric or few pieces together, finishing seams, appliqué, or even as a decorative element.

Can a sewing machine do a whip stitch?

Because most of the time you can find me using the sewing machine, I tried to make English Paper Piecing faster. I basted the fabric to paper templates with glue and instead of stitching the pieces by hand, I whip stitched them by machine.