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Overcast Stitch

Overcast Stitch

Learn how to finish your seams and hems using the overcast stitch. We will teach you an easy method with the help of Tiger Tape. An overcast stitch will help your garments have more of a couture finish.

Module Description Step
1 Lesson Prep 1-3
2 Tiger Tape & Overcast Stitch 1-4
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MODULE 1 • Lesson Prep

Step Description
1 For this lesson, we have prepared a piece of wool melton measuring 5” (12.7cm) in width by 4” (10.2cm) in length.
2 We will be using an open-top thimble on the middle finger of our sewing hand. We also be using a single strand of pearl cotton thread and a #8 Sharps Needle.
3 Thread your needle next. A tailor’s tip for creating a knot at the end of your thread is to twist the thread around the needle tip three times. Then slide the thread down the needle and along the thread with your fingers to form the knot.


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