How to Sew Lock Stitch

Lock stitch is a stitch used to hold lining or interlining fabric together. Loose by nature, it is a stitch that gives and allows for movement between layers. For this reason, it is good for heavier fabric items such as a curtains.

Steps

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    Work from the base of the curtain to the top.
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    Fold back the lining or interlining. Stitch through both the lining/interlining and the main fabric.
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    Pick up only a couple of threads with each stitch.
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    Make the next stitch about 2 inches/5cm along the lining/interlining. At all times keep the stitching slack.
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    Continue in this manner all of the way from the base of the fabric to the top.
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    Tie off and knot the end. Cut to remove the remaining thread length. Done.

Things You'll Need

  • Thread
  • Needle
  • Scissors

Article Info

Categories: Sewing