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Topstitching is a decorative stitch on the face of the fabric. Even, straight topstitching makes homemade sewing look more proffessional. Topstitching is done 1/4″ from the seam.
I use the #1 foot and follow the edge which is 1/4″ away. Make sure you sew on the top so that you can see where you’re sewing. I also like to do this with my bobbin thread, so it doesn’t show.

How to Topstitch

I sew at regulation stitch length.

How to Topstitch

Ta-da. It’s that easy, but really improves the look of a garment. This stitch can also be done 1/4″ from the edge of clothing like a vest or jacket. Happy topstitching!

How to Topstitch
Here are some examples of topstitching. Most topstitching done is on garments that also have edgestitching (go here to learn about edgestitching). They can go together without looking out of place. The most common place that topstiching is found is on men’s shirts. This is a shirt I made my husband.
How to Topstitch

Another place it’s found is on jackets like this one I made.

How to Topstitch

Author: Heather