Mock Reverse Coverstitch Alternative Decorative Stitches.

Mock Reverse Coverstitch Alternative Decorative Stitches.

Sewing Method, Mock Reverse Coverstitch Alternative Decorative Stitches.

I have had several people contact me, that the stitch I used is not available on their machine, and wanted some guidance on other possible decorative stitches they can use for the mock reverse coverstitch on a home sewing machine.

The machine I am using is an inexpensive Walmart edition Brother CE1100 Project Runway.  Each maker of sewing machines has their own selection of decorative stitches, I would recommend that you try out several of them and find ones that give you the look and performance that you need.  The bonus is that several of the decorative stitches also are stretch stitches, just never mentioned in manuals.

 

Stitch I use for the mock reverse coverstitch. It is an un-named stich on my Brother home sewing machine.
The stitch I use for the mock reverse coverstitch. It is an unnamed stitch on my Brother home sewing machine.
Stitch 52, worked out best on my machine to give the look of a reverse coverstitch.
Stitch 52, worked out best on my machine to give the look of a reverse coverstitch.

 

Your machine may and will have different stitches, best to try some out and see which one you like.

 

This stitch is fairly common, I looked up many models on line and most seem to have it. It is sometime referred to as the Honeycomb stitch.
This stitch is fairly common, I looked up many models online and most seem to have it. It is sometimes referred to as the Honeycomb stitch.

 

The best alternative to the stitch 52. Does very well on straight lines, and well on curves.
The best alternative to the stitch 52. Does very well on straight lines, and well on curves. This is the right side view, one skipped stitch on the curve.

 

This the wrong side view of stitch 18.
This the wrong side view of stitch 18.

Below are several that worked but not as well as number 52 for me.

Stitch 16 works but is a double stitch, shows up as a very bold stitch, if you want that it will work, a change I would recommend is to reduce the length to 1mm, and width to widest possible (7mm on my machine).

This is the 2nd alternative
This is the 2nd alternative, it is ok, but not as good on curves

 

This is the 2nd alternative, it is ok, but not as good on curves, had to switch from 1mm, to 2mm stitch length on curve it bunched up a bit. this is the right side view
This is the 2nd alternative, it is ok, but not as good on curves, had to switch from 1mm, to 2mm stitch length on curve it bunched up a bit. this is the right side view

 

This is the wrong side view of stitch 16
This is the wrong side view of stitch 16

Stitch 29, is 3 rd alternative, it is a double stitch, very heavy, recommend default stitch length and widest stitch possible (7mm on my machine).

This is my 3rd alternative, it is a very heavy stitch and not very good on curves.
This is my 3rd alternative, it is a very heavy stitch and not very good on curves.

 

This is my 3rd alternative, it is a very heavy stitch and not very good on curves. This is the right side view.
This is my 3rd alternative, it is a very heavy stitch and not very good on curves. This is the right side view.
This is the wrong side view of stitch 29
This is the wrong side view of stitch 29

 

 

Mock reverse coverstitch.

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