The Chain Stitch is a decorative stitch which is frequently used in embroidery, resembling a chain . This stitch is also occasionally used in place of a blanket stitch as an edging for blankets or quilts. This is a more recent acquired skill of mine.
The Prick Stitch is similar to the backstitch, used the most often when inserting zippers. It is barely visible in how it only catches about 2 threads in the fabric on the outer side, while leaving a stronger more sturdy stitch on the back side. Here’s how it’s done….
The Half Backstitch can be used for any seam, whether it be for a hem, or even décor. It is most often used for understitching finished facings, preventing the edge from rolling to the outside of the garment. It is very similar to the ordinary Backstitch, yet the length of the stitch is different.
Diagonal basting, also known as Tailor Basting, is mainly used for holding linings, facings and interfacings together during fittings. Like in the regular Basting Stitch, each stitch is large, and they are most often temporary. Similar to a Whipstitch, diagonal basting is slanted.