Quick Tip Tuesday: Narrow Hem Coverstitch

If your coverstitch machine has 3 needle positions, try using a narrow hem on soft knits. I was in the habit of always using the widest hem option on my coverstitch machine, but I have seen the light!

Tunneled hem with side coverstitch on soft knit by Sew Maris

See the “tunneling” in the middle of the hem in the image above?

Narrow coverstitch hem on soft knits by Sew Maris

Ahhhh, that’s better! I just figured this out!

Give it a try. I think there are way fewer issues with hems “tunneling” when using a left + center needle position rather than the wider left + right needle position while coverstitching. Let me know what you think!

Happy sewing!


4 Responses to Quick Tip Tuesday: Narrow Hem Coverstitch

  1. Thanks for the tip. I usually do it the same way and end up with the tunneling (like with a double needle).

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