Overcast and Back Edge

Structural Category

Composite

Specific Usage

Edge

Other Names

 

Diagrams

This stitch is worked over the hemmed edge. It is worked from right to left.

1.

2.

Bring the needle to the surface below the hem at B. Go over the edge of the fabric bringing the needle out at B directly left of A.

Using the same holes, go in at A and out at B.

3.

4.

Go over the edge of the fabric and come out at C.

Using the same holes go in at B and come out at C. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to end of the row.

Diagram source: Venessa Harrold, reprinted by permission.



Bibliographic Sources

Stitch Identification Group