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I amcross stitching bibs by hand and I would like to know how to hide the stitches on the reverse side so the bibs look nice enough to sell or give for presents

The patterns are printed on the bibs and I must do the cross stitching, I need to hide the stitching on the reverse side

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Use a separate fabric and stitch it on to the reverse side and into the existing border stitching for a nice seam. For a bib I would suggest something plastic like to stop fluid from seeping through. Your local fabric store should have some inexpensive plastic fabric for this.

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Take it back to the Dealer.( He probably has a guarantee on the work he did). Let him show you how it works. If he won't do this then it is definitely time to find a more reputable dealer. If you paid for a repair it should have been repaired.
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FWIW, a stretch stitch is simply a stitch that stitches forward a few stitches and then reverses for a couple and then stitches forward again. Having had a machine with a stretch stitch, I found that using a zig-zag is just as effective and uses much less thread as well as less time at the machine. If the fabric is very stretchy, you can merely decrease the stitch length and increase the stitch width to give the stitch enough space to expand with the fabric without popping.

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Have you found the blind stitch foot? On my Elna SU it has a piece of metal shaped a bit like a boat rudder in the middle, going front to back. Do you know which stitch does blind stitch? On my Elna it does two or three straight stitches and then one zig zag stitch. Make absolutely certain the needle is in the centre position before you start, if not, it will get expensive on needles! Fold up your hem and press it, and tack it into position. Blind stitch is a bit different, you need to position the presser foot so that the hem is on the right hand side of the paddle, and the "body" of the item is to the left. In order to do this, you need to fold the body of the fabric again (but don't press it or it will leave a line). I'd suggest a few practice runs first on scraps of fabric, so that you get the fabric positioned correctly. It will also take a bit of fine tuning to get the needle to just take a tiny bit of the body of the item. I found it a great stitch for things like curtain hems, and fairly heavy fabrics like tweed, because done properly it's far stronger than hand sewing and the stitch hides itself in the fabric, but I find it difficult to get it just right.

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You haven't listed the model of your machine so its hard to give you step by step instructions as there is variations in how buttonholes are done. Some machines have a 4 step sequence on a knob, it may be colour coded with a little buttonhole symbol.

Other computerised machines you just select the buttonhole style and pull down a lever behind the needle bar which lines up with the special buttonhole foot to trigger the return stitching down the buttonhole side.

Have a look in your accessories and see if you have a buttonhole foot like this
tally_girl_76.jpg If so, remove the current pressure foot and put this on, clip it onto the little metal bar you see near the front of the foot. Now put your button into the back ratchet bit of the foot, you pull it out, place the button in there and close it up firmly to hold the button in place. This helps to give you the right length buttonhole.

Now you need to start the buttonhole stitching sequence and sorry, but I don't know what your machine's is, you really need to check the manual for this bit. It may be a 1,2,3,4 sequence on a dial and probably stitch length set to 0.5 so its a closed up satin stitch.

But you stitch the butttonhole in the folowing sequence:
near bar tack, reverse down right hand long side, far bar tack, then back up left hand long side, then a couple of stitches in place to finish off.

The buttonhole foot will sit firmly on your fabric and the inner part of it will move backwards as the machine stitches, then comes back to the front again.

The computerised machines will have a little lever you pull down and these will trigger on a lug on the buttonhole foot to start the reverse stitching at the right length buttonhole. Sometimes they will stitch both long sides in the same direction too, so sequence is near bar tack, down right hand side, far bartack, then it will stitch back to front in little straight stitches, then do the left hand long side to the back and finish off.

On early machines, you actually set the stitch length to 0.5, and stitch width to 2 for sides and 4 for bartacks and made the buttonhole yourself by stitching down one long side, leaving the needle in the fabric and pivoting the work around, then stitching the bartack, then the other long side, then final bartack all manually. It can be done but obviously the new programmed ones are far easier and give consistently similar buttonholes on a garment.

ALWAYS, interface the fabric to be buttonholed, you'll never get a good practice buttonhole without interfacing in a sandwich between two layers of fabric so no point practicing without it.

And, never cut your buttonhole with the seam ripper unless you pin across the two ends first to make sure you don't have a woopsy moment and rip through the end bartack. I use a buttonhole knife and block of wood to cut and it ensures you never have a cutting disaster.

I also pull the thread tails through to the underside with a needle afterwards, tie them off and add a dab of fray stopper to make sure the buttonhole never unravels, then trim the ends off close.

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Take it back to the Dealer.( He probably has a guarantee on the work he did). Let him show you how it works. If he won't do this then it is definitely time to find a more reputable dealer. If you paid for a repair it should have been repaired.
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