Zigzag Pizzaz!

When Do You Use The Zigzag Stitch?

This is a question asked by many beginner sewing enthusiasts.  The zig zag stitch is truly your "friend".  It can be used in many varying ways. 

  • Use it to finish off the edge of unfinished fabric.  If you do not own a serger, this is a good way to finish off seams.
  • The zigzag stitch can also be used as a decorative stitch as well.  By using a contrast color you can add spunk to your sewing project.
  • This is a nice stitch to use when mending holes in your favorite jeans. By adding extra fabric behind the hole, the zigzag stitch secures the fabric in place as well as mends the hole.
So, when you look at your machine and see the three or so zigzag stitches, do not be intimidated...just jump in and use them.  I'm sure you will be very satisfied with the outcome of your project!

Happy Sewing!


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    Jennifer Thoden

  2. I use my zigzag stitch to gather! I just zigzag over a thick thread, like topstitch or pearl cotton, then gather the material - works like a charm!

  3. your very awesome thanks for all that you do! Keep up the great work!

  4. I had stop sewing but watching you has made me want to start again. I too have a mom who made all my clothes as well. I love the way you teach. Thanks for showing us how to and starting me back to sewing again. I will be following you. Keep up the good work you do. God bless.
    Happy sewing ! Kmartinez


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