Last week I published the first part of my basic hand sewing stitches guide last week; here you have the second part.
This stitch is mainly used when hemming any sewing project. It is made by beginning the stitch inside the fabric that is folded down and taking only one thread from the outer fabric. Pass the needle back into the fold and slip it along for 1/2 inch.
This is used to draw two sides together invisibly. It´s very similar to hem stitch but in this case raise the hem and insert the needle in between the layers of the material taking only one thread from the top fabric and then one thread from the bottom fabric.
Catch stitch, also known as the herringbone stitc,h is used to sew hem on thick fabrics. Don’t fold the hem so it does not look bulky. The stitches should be shorts and they must not be seen from the front. Overcast is not necessary.
Se trabaja haciendo una puntada diagonal de izquierda a derecha pasando del dobladillo a la tela de abajo, se saca la aguja por la izquierda, formando una X con el hilo y se vuelve al dobladillo haciendo otra puntada de derecha a izquierda.
It is worked making a diagonal stitch from left to right across the fold. Then turn the needle to the left and make a small stitch in the fabric from right to left, bring the needle out and up towards the right to the folded fabric (forming an X with the thread). Finally, with the needle still turned to the left, make a small stitch in the fabric from right to left.