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Edgestitching can easily be confused with topstitching. Edgestitching is sewn 1/8″ from the edge, while topstitching is 1/4″ from the edge. Edgestitching is also a decorative stitch on the face of the fabric. To make edgestitching easy, use a #5 foot. It’s the foot that has a little “fence.” Before I start sewing, I do this to my bobbin.
Line the fence up with the seam and move your need to the left or right depending on where you want your stitching and where the seam allowance is. In my example, I have my needle to the right.
How to Edgestitch and Double Stitch
Sew along the seam, keeping the fence in the seam. It should look like this.
How to Edgestitch and Double Stitch

Here are some examples: baby shoes, a card, a vest, an apron. By the way, I have updated the topstitching post with examples.

How to Edgestitch and Double Stitch

If you combine edgestitching and topstitching, you get double stitching. Once you have edgestitched, go back with a #1 foot and sew 1/4″ from the seamline.

How to Edgestitch and Double Stitch

This is what it should look like.

How to Edgestitch and Double Stitch

On this vest I made, I used doublestitching, topstitching, and edgestitching.

How to Edgestitch and Double Stitch
I hope you can use these stitches on your upcoming projects! Topstitching, edgestitching, and double stitching do wonders to an item. It can make it look fresh and professional.

Author: Heather