Decorative Stitches for Topstitching
It looks like this:
The Shell Stitch is formed by sewing a blind hem over a folded piece of fabric.
- Set the stitch length as you desire. (On my machine I have to adjust it clear down to 1 1/2 in order to get the "shell" or "scallop" that I like)
- You may need to tighten the top thread tension slightly.
- Allow the needle to just clear the folded edge of the fabric when it zigzags.
Also, make sure you have plenty of bobbin thread before starting this. If you run out mid-hem it is not as easy to match up as you would think.
If you have any other questions, send them our way. If we know the answer we'll try and explain it. If not, we'll see if we can find it somewhere. That is one thing about sewing--there is more than one way to do something.