In sewing language, the bat means the method of temporarily stitching the area. It is made of long stitches, which are easily removed. Sometimes a temporary seam is used to check the seam planting before the final seam. Other reasons for the markings include temporarily keeping the zipper in place during sewing, reducing the bend, gently pulling the winding seam, and preparing the area for collection. If your drawing requires a outline, don’t miss it.
Start by determining the order of stitch length for your sewing machine. If in doubt, contact your sewing machine’s manual. If you haven’t received a guide to your car, you can buy it online. A guide to your sewing machine is your best friend in learning sewing.
Set the maximum length of the stitch. On most machines the larger the number, the longer the stitch. If you’re working with a very smooth or light fabric, you may need a stitch a little short of the biggest stitch available. The longer stitch length is sufficient for most fabrics and applications.
Place the seam you want to sweep under the needle of the sewing machine, lift the needle to the highest point and lower the pressed foot. Do not stitch at the beginning or at the end of the outline seam, as the mesh is usually removed later.
Pass the seam with a long stitch, then remove the part from the machine, as usual, bringing the needle to the top stitch, lifting the press foot and cutting the threads. It’s your openwork seam, temporary seam or build preparation.
Practice building straight lines out of fabric shreds until you have mastered the technique. You’ll find plenty of options for using linen in your new sewing projects.
Robin Brown is a fan of Singer sewing machines. She regularly sews for her family and for fun.