Fake A Coverstitch With A Sewing Machine
I had a great holiday, guys! I can’t believe I was away from my blog for over a week. We were utterly lazy and spent Thanksgiving break watching movies. We did manage to drag out the Christmas ornaments though! And I finally have an excuse to write: I figured out how to fake a coverstitch with a sewing machine.
I experimented with some stitches while hemming a pair of my daughters running capris that got a hole in the knee. I wanted to make the stitches look as close to the coverstitching as possible.
There are decorative stitches on my machine but they didn’t work very well on this Lycra. Wanna know how I got a similar look?
I used twin needles on a zig zag stitch setting. I kept the standard stitch length and width, but you can experiment with your stitch size to achieve the look you want. I wish I had a brighter pink thread in stock! Try to match your thread color too:)
Anyhow, I may not need to fake a coverstitch with a sewing machine much longer. I have it on good authority that Santa is bringing me a machine!! I’ve wanted a coverstitcher for several years and I finally feel like my sewing merits owning one. Plus I was a really good girl and bought fabric only once this year, a tiny cut for cuffs I needed. I’ve even been destashing!
In other news, my sewing room is packed up so we can paint it. My house is a hot mess right now, but we should be done by Sunday.
My goal is to get everything set back up by the end of next week. And…to eat better because my jeans are feeling kinda tight! Do you have any holiday goals? And are your Christmas trees up yet?!!