I had several people e-mail me and ask about pin stitching after reading my last journal entry, so I decided to create a tutorial and show you not only how to pin stitch, but how to roll, whip and appy lace in one easy step!
To begin, you will need to starch your fabric and choose the lace edging. I am using a Bernina #3 foot on my Bernina Artista 200.
Set your machine to a zig-zag stitch with the following settings:
stitch width = 4.0
stitch length = 1.5
needle position = 3rd dot from the left
Place the lace on top of the fabric, right sides together
The lace will be lined up to the left of the center prong on the foot
The fabric edge will be lined up to the right of the center prong on the foot
Begin stitching and as you stitch the fabric will roll like magic over the edge of the lace!
Close up of rolled and whipped edge
Press lace away from fabric
Supplies needed for Pin Stitching:
Stitch 'n Ditch paper
120 wing needle
Set machine stitch to pin stitch, which looks
sort of like a ladder without one side
You might have to mirror image the stitch, like I did - the "rungs" of the ladder should stitch over the lace heading towards the right.
Stitch width = 2.5
Stitch length = 2.5
*please note that these are the settings I used - you might have to adjust the width and length on the project you are working on.
Place a piece of Stitch 'n Ditch paper under fabric and lace
Align the needle so that the left straight stitch line will be directly
above the lace heading - "rungs of ladder" will stitch into the lace
*Note: I like to use a clear foot for this step, as it makes it alot easier to see where the lace meets the fabric and to keep my straight stitch directly above the lace seam line.
As you stitch you will be able to see the beautiful pin stitching!
When complete, tear the Stitch 'n Ditch paper away
Finished beautiful pin stitched edge!
There are all kinds of things you can do Pin stitching on; the edge of sleeves, around a neck edge, on the brim of a baby bonnet, the edge of a baby blanket, on a hem.....really almost anywhere that you have attached a lace edge, you can embellish with pin stitching! You can read about a dainty diaper set that I made using a corded pin stitch - HERE.
I hope I have inspired you try my technique for the roll, whip and apply lace in one easy step and also for creating a pin stitch to the lace heading!