There are a few different ways you can finish up the edges of an applique. One is the button hole stitch. I’m talking about a button hole stitch though that your machine is doing for you! Not the hand kind….even though that really looks nice too- but takes a bit more time to do.
In this video you’ll learn how to stitch it and what it look like. It’s time to finish those projects!
I do have to mention that for some sewing machines the button hole stitch might be a little bit different. I currently have a Brother sewing machine and it has a great one, but my previous machine- a Janome didn’t. If your machine doesn’t have this stitch, you might want to look at what stitches it does have and choose an alternative.
Really, this is about consistency with the stitch and making them look the same with the stitch and thread color. Give a couple of your stitches a try and pick the one you like the best and then just do it!
Applique with the button hole stitch on a sewing machine~
1- practice your stitch on a scrap piece of fabric first- you’ll want to test the stitch out to make sure it’s the length and settings you are looking for. Make your adjustments with this before your project piece.
2- Stitch along the edge of the applique piece
*leaving your needle in the down position while pivoting at the corners.
*don’t push the fabric too much. Simply guide it along- the machine will be making it go back and forth.
3- take a stop stitch at the end to secure your stitching
Do you have a favorite stitch for applique?