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MENDING AND OVERCAST STITCHING (THREE-STEPZIGZAG)
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To repair a straight or three.cornered tear,
position the tear under the needle in such a
way that the stitching catches both sides of
the tear. When mending a three-cornered
tear, stitch from each end to the center. It is
well to use a piece of fabric under the tear for
OVERCASTING WITH MENDING STITCH
Three-step zig-zag is a strong stitch because,
as its name implies, it takes three short
stitches where normal zig-zag takes one.
For this reason it is highly recommended for
overcasting, i.e. finishing a raw edge, on all
types of fabric.