Welcome back to our Learn to Machine Sew series for beginner sewers! So far we’ve only worked on the straight stitch (and backstitch) and I think it’s way past time we start branching out into the other important stitch: the zig zag!
The zig zag stitch is wonderfully useful because, as the name implies, the stitch doesn’t just go in a straight line, but back and forth in a zig zag, covering more fabric and being more visible. Zig zags are useful for keeping fabric edges from fraying, joining cut fabric edges, general sewing when you need some stretch or decorative sewing, among many other uses. Today I’m going to focus on how to adjust this stitch and a couple of ways of sewing it. Want to learn more about how to zig zag stitch? Then read on!