At the house of ARTIST sewing is entrusted to its experienced makers, equipped with workshops that are more than organized, orchestrated one could say. Each person sitting behind each machine knows by heart the actions to be taken: spools of thread to place, needles to select according to the nature of the fabric, preliminary adjustments, all these operations essential to the smooth running of the garment manufacturing process.

Among these steps, the choice of point is decisive not only for solidity but also for aesthetics.

A brief overview of the different points. In addition to their intrinsic qualities, they are all decorative. Beauty, variety.

The straight point

Probably the most used stitch, basic basis for sewing, hemming or assembling. For sleeves, collars, or even the crotch of pants, it is reinforced.

The basting stitch

The basting stitch (deliberately coarse with a knot on the outside to mark it) is a sort of pre-sewing before performing delicate stitches. This manual technique is simply used to adapt and guide during the completion of the project. Then you need to remove it.

For shirring, the point is very similar.

The backstitch

This stitch is done at the beginning and end of each seam in order to secure and prevent it from falling apart. It is executed in the opposite natural direction of machine drive, i.e. from the front point. We also speak of reverse stitch or reinforcement.

The invisible point

Mainly used for invisible hems. As its name suggests, it allows you to close a work discreetly.

The topstitch

Topstitching is the visible seam on the right side, normally close to and parallel to the line of a seam. It is also used to sew hems, cuffs and belts. Exists to be seen.

The whip stitch

It allows to bind two fabrics together, assemble edges in a solid manner and clean; unlike the overcast stitch which most often simply improves the appearance of one fabric at a time. The facilitates corner seams and is visible from the outside, such as trouser pockets, jackets or even upholstery fabrics.

The overlock stitch

Often hidden in a hem, it is intended to prevent fraying and gives a finished appearance. It is also used on the edge of buttonholes.

It incorporates a certain number of functionalities of the zigzag stitch when it is not possible to use the overcast stitch.

The zigzag point

Widely used for overcasting, sewing stretch fabrics like mesh, elastic, appliques, buttons. It exists in a reinforced version.

The satin point

Satin stitches are based on very tight zigzags and are used on the edges, to make borders. We are talking about offset satin stitch, staircase, triangle, diamond.

The buttonhole stitch

Functional above all for consolidating buttonholes.

Let's quote it slipper point, the point overlockThe list is still long...

Let's not forget the decorative stitches (but aren't they all?) with special mention for the point cELEBRATES.

Not far from Ready-to-Wear, leather goods require a lot of talent. To put an end to this article, we could not miss the famous point sellier ! Impossible by machine, it is made with a single thread and two needles, one at each end of the thread. At each stitch, the part of the thread located above the piece to be sewn will pass below and that below will pass above. The two parts of the thread cross in the material, forming a knot, hence the extreme solidity of this point. In other words, if the thread breaks in one place, the stitching will not come undone.

ARTIST makes it a point of honor to ensure careful tailoring. The choice and quality of the stitches are no exception. And that's all.

Publié par Viviane VGM, Rédactrice du Magazine Artist La marque.

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