Sewing a Catch Stitch - University of Fashion

Sewing a Catch Stitch

Sewing a Catch Stitch

In this lesson, we will demonstrate how to sew hair canvas to a piece of wool melton, using a catch stitch. You will be able to use this technique on hems, seams and when attaching linings to jackets and coats. Used by bespoke tailors and couturiers, this technique will help you create garments that look professionally produced.

Module Description Step
1 Lesson Prep 1-5
2 Sewing the Catch Stitch 1-7
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MODULE 1 • Lesson Prep

Step Description
1 For this lesson, we have prepared a piece of wool melton fabric measuring 6” (15.2cm) wide by 3 ½” (8.9cm) long.
2 We have also cut a piece of horsehair cut on the bias, measuring 4” (10.2cm) wide by 3” (7.6cm) long.
3 We will demonstrate how to sew the hair canvas onto the wool melton using a catch stitch.


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