I don’t know about you, but when I heard the term “couch stitch,” I thought it was a technique used in upholstery sewing. Well, it turns out that the couch stitch is actually a very strong hem stich. After seeing it demonstrated, I wondered if this is the stitch my great-grandmother tried to teach me to use when hemming a garment.
I tried to find out why it is called a “couch stitch” but couldn’t. But, there is another stitch–a decorative one–that is also called a couch stitch. As if terms aren’t confusing enough! Anyway, our trusty fashion designer will demonstrate for us how to make the couch stitch used in hemming.