Different Stitching Styles

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Written By Kaitlin Brown
Different Stitching Styles

The device which is used to sew the clothes or fabrics or other materials is known as a sewing machine.

The purpose of the invention of the best sewing machine is to minimize the efforts of the people by reducing the use of manual sewing machines.

Basically, the first sewing machine was used by an Englishman named Thomas Saint. He used this machine in 1790.

The main benefit of using the best sewing machine out there is that it increases the efficiency of the clothing industry.

Basically, home sewing machines are invented for one person only, and it has only one stitch type. In the contemporary era, the sewing machines are very convenient to use, and they have very smooth needles and thimbles.

In manual machines, the needles and thimbles work with the help of hands, but in modern sewing machines, needles and thimbles are automatic. 

Modern sewing machines are larger, faster, and more efficient than manual sewing machines. They vary in sizes, cost, appearance, and tasks.

Design

Sewing machines can make lots of designs and different plain and complex stitches.       

Plain Stitch       

Plain stitches have further four types. These are as follows:

  1. Chain stitch
  2. Lockstitch
  3. Cover stitch
  4. Overlock 

Chain Stitch

This type of stitch is used in early sewing machines, but it has two drawbacks. These are as follows:

  1. This type of stitch is not self-locking. It means that if the thread breaks during stitch or the thread are not tied at both ends, then the complete length of stitches comes out. Moreover, it ripped out.
  2. This type of stitch in the sewing machine will not allow the user to change the direction of the stitch.

Lock stitches are much better than chain stitches. Though chain stitches are still used today in the clothing industry, due to its many drawbacks, it works with the pairing of lock stitch.

Lock Stitch

This type of stitch is the most familiar stitch which is used as household sewing machines. It works with a single needle a sewing machine that has two threads, one thread passed from a needle and one coming from the shuttle.

Both the threads stay on their own side of the fabric or any material and interlace with the other with the help of a bobbin driver.

The best feature of this type of stitch is that if the thread is broken still the whole series of stitches remains the same.

Over Lock

This type of stitch can be made with the help of four threads, one or two loppers, and one or two needles. These types of sewing machines come up with knives. These knives are used to create the edge or trim the edge of the stitch during its formation. The overlock sewing machines which use four threads are most common nowadays. The overlock sewing machines that use five or more than five threads make two types of stitches altogether. These stitches are chain stitch and overlock stitch. This type of combination of stitches is known as “safety stitch.”

Cover stitch

This type of stitch is formed by two or more than two needles. Like the other two stitches,  i.e. chain stitch and lock stitch, cover stitch can also be formed on any kind of material. 

In this type of sewing machine, one lopper forms a cover stitch below the fabric, and the other lopper forms the stitch above the same fabric simultaneously.

The threads of the needle made the rows which are parallel and the lopper threads form the rows which are back and forth and cross all the rows of the needle.

Best Sewing Machines

After knowing everything about the sewing machines, most people feel difficulty in purchasing the sewing machine. They get confused about which sewing machine is best to choose and buy and which is not. So here are the best sewing machines that you can buy.

Singer Heavy Duty 4423 Sewing Machine

It consists of a total of twenty-three stitches. In these twenty-three stitches, six are basic stitches, twelve are decorative stitches, four are stretch, and one is the buttonhole.

It is capable of making eleven hundred stitches in one minute so you can accomplish your work very quickly. It consists of a needle threader, which is built-in, so it is very convenient to use without any frustration and irritation.

This type of model of the machine consists of spool [pin felt, bobbins, lint brush, auxiliary spool pin, dust cover, buttonhole, zipper, button sewing feet, and seam ripper.

It is very affordable and easy to use. As it is easy to use therefore, it is recommended for beginners. A beginner can use it very efficiently, and he/she does not need to read a manual for hours. The only flaw of this machine is that it is very noisy so it can cause frustration and headache in you. It is very good at making perfect buttonholes in your shirt.

This is a very durable machine and can last with you longer. It can even handle difficult fabrics such as vinyl and leather. Another flaw about his type of machine is that it has only two speeds, i.e., fast and slow.

Brother CS6000i Sewing and Quilting Machine

This type of model consists of an oversized table attachment. This attachment is designed for quilting and different other large projects. It also has an LCD screen and consists of 60 stitches.

You can choose from these 60 stitches, the stitch of your own choice. In these 60 stitches, seven are buttonholes. It has a warranty for twenty-five years. As it is very easy to use and transport, therefore it is best for beginners.

Janome DC5100 Computerized Sewing Machine

Janome DC5100 Computerized Sewing Machine

This type of model is best for experienced persons; it is expensive though. It consists of 167 stitches. In these 167 stitches, five are the one-step buttonholes.

It also has the ability to store up to fifty patterns so you can also create copies of different projects. This type of model also consists of a kit. This kit consists of extra needles, bobbins, carrying case, and 11 presser feet, so all you need is to buy the thread only.

The flaws of this model are it is very expensive and has non-adjustable fonts. Moreover, it is very unimpressive.

Brother HC1850 Computerized Sewing and Quilting Machine

Brother HC1850

It is transportable just due to its weight because it has the only weight of 10 pounds. So, it is very easy to take to classes or somewhere else.

The best feature of this type of model is that you can use this machine to write all kinds of letters, monograms, numbers, punctuation marks, and non-standard characters as well.

It consists of 8 auto-buttonholes, surprisingly 94 decorative stitches, 42 garment stitches, 14 quilting stitches, and 12 heirloom stitches.

Its reviews are very good. Many customers recommend this machine to many other people. It is very affordable, and its features are very nice. Moreover, it is very light-weight. It also comes up with an instructional DVD. 

The flaws of this type of model are as follows:

  1. It runs very slow.
  2. It does not come up with a cover or a case.
  3. Its warranty is very misleading.

Final Words

As you can see many sewing machines in the market with different prices, ranges, styles, sizes, and weights and it becomes difficult for you to choose the best one. So, I hope this article will prove to be very good for you and makes it very easy for you to choose the best one according to your need, choice, and taste.