Let's Sew Part 6 - Top stitching

Good morning!  
Often when we are sewing, we need to do some top-stitching.  I gathered some examples  (these are all store made):




These are the main areas that you would see topstitching used in clothing, but it is also used extensively in bags, journal covers, soft books etc.

You can use the All Purpose Pressure Foot (reminder here) or you might like to try the 'Stitch in the Ditch' Foot.
The 'Stitch in the Ditch' foot has a little blade that makes it very easy for it to glide along the edge and hence keep your top stitching at an even distance from that edge.
Let's sew two pieces together to make a seam and then we will top stitch it.

Stitch the seam, press to set the seam and then roll the seam between the finger and thumb. Press.


Attach the Stitch in the Ditch Foot




or attach the all Purpose Pressure Foot


Either way works just as well (I made them different widths so you would know I did two samples!!)  You just have to remember to shift the needle to achieve the distance from the edge that you want.
Well done - that covers the techniques that are needed for the first Sewing Room Project!
Until next time
Nanny :)
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