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Fancy Stitches 5
Fancy stitches for specific purposes: Embroidered Arrowhead,
Crow's Foot Tack And Bar Tack.
ever worn a tight skirt, stepped into your car or made a
slightly bigger step than you should . . . Yes, you
guessed right . . . the sound of a crrrrack. The split in
your skirt just ripped. Well, in these fancy
stitches you’ll find out how to fix
embroidered arrowhead and the crow’s foot tack are both a
great decorative way to hide a ripped pleats or splits.
In particular delicate fabrics such as silk or pure thin
woolen crepe outfits are easily ripped on splits or
pleats. The stitches below show you how to fix the
effect and reinforcement at top of pleats, darts, short
seams. Mark triangle with chalk, start at B up to A, make
a tiny backstitch, down to C, and under to B. Continue in
same manner to fill in triangle, take very precise
stitches side by side, and not allowing them to overlap.
Press from inside over something heavily padded, for
example, a folded towel.
triangle as for arrowhead, start same way but make
backstitch at all corners and go back to B, marking line
from C to B. Work around triangle in same manner, each
stitch coming just inside previous one. The threads will
automatically draw in to make crow’s foot. Used like
several long stitches at ends of opening at right angle
to opening. Make stitches over bar from left to right,
catching in material, or use blanket stitch. Make small
bar tacks, perpendicular to this, at either end. Used for
tailored effect and reinforcing edges that may pull out,
as the ends of a pocket.
The last in this series is Fancy Stitches with the functions
of your electronic sewing machine.