The final thing I learnt about with my sewing machine this week is Fagoting!
Now to be honest I'd never heard of this until I read it in my instruction book. Have you?
Fagoting is a method of joining two hemmed pieces of fabric together with decorative stitching, and leaving a gap between the two pieces.
This one was nice and simple to do.
Just fold the two edges of the fabric over and press, then pin onto a piece of paper leaving a small gap in between!
Then using a regular sewing machine foot and these stitch settings (number 9)
Line your machine foot centrally on your seam and stitch away!
Then pull away the paper from the back and you're done!
(I used regular white paper, but would choose tissue paper or similar next time as it would be easier to remove without pulling the stitches)
So here you have my test example of Fagoting!
Another decorative stitch to keep in mind for future projects!
Have you ever tried this?
I hope you've enjoyed these mini tutorials on things sewing machines can do! They included rolled hems, blind stitch hemming, smocking, pintucking and fagoting.
I learned lots of new useful techniques that I'm sure I'll be using again soon!
How well do you know your machine and do you make full use of all it can do?
Next I shall have to start to explore my overlocker (serger)! I'll add that to my to-do list and look at it gradually over time! I have two large books with overlocker projects in, so I know there are lots of possibilities to discover!