What is a double stitch?

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I looked in my one sewing book I can find, I looked online.  I'm not
talking about crocheting.

Hopefully its doing two parallel lines of stitching, one within the seam
allowance, one on the seam line, because that's what I just did.

So, enlighten me, in case I'm in the dark.

dwight

Re: What is a double stitch?
there is a double needle many zig zag machines can use.  It makes 2
lines on the top of fabric and the one bobbin thread on the bottom that
goes back and forth between the two.  Sort of a look like you see on
t-shirt hems.
HTH, Taria

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Taria wrote:
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Me thinks that wouldn't work in this situation.  This is for reinforcing
a hidden seam in a backpack.  They say nothing about needing a special
needle or zig zag.

Re: What is a double stitch?
They probably mean what is normally refered to as a stretch stitch.
The machine goes two forward, one back, two forward, one back.  Great
for reinforcing seams.
Roger.

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Re: What is a double stitch?
If the pattern/instructions are old it probably just means a
row of double stitching.  If newer maybe a stretch seam but I've never
heard a stretch stitch on a machine referred to as a double stitch.
Maybe I should get out more though ; )
T

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Re: What is a double stitch?

Could you give us the whole sentence?  It might contain a clue.  

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Re: What is a double stitch?
Joy Beeson wrote:
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Well, the whole sentence is "Double Stitch."

Now, let me give you the sentence before:

"Sew ripstop front bottom onto front panel, right sides together.  The
front pocket should be in between the two pieces. Double stitch."

The "front pocket" is a mesh pocket that will hold things on the outside
of the backpack.  It needs reinforcing.


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Sew it twice with a straight stitch, stitching lines right on top of each
other, for extra strength.

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Sounds like "Stitch twice" to me -- in other words, I think you did
what the pattern told you.  

Would have been triple stitched if I'd been doing it -- I have a
terrible time keeping three things lined up, so I'd have sewn the
pocket to one of the pieces, then sewn all three.  

On the other hand, those seams were probably *straight* -- when I have
three layers to sew in garments, usually all three curve, and when one
of them curves the opposite way to the other two, "permanent basting"
is about the only option.  

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Re: What is a double stitch?
Joy Beeson wrote:

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Good lord, I have enough trouble with armscyes and collars.

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Womens be bumpier though.

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