Custom Embroidery Effects
Add something extra to your product’s look with custom embroidery effects from Big City Sportswear
In sewing and embroidery, a satin stitch or damask stitch is a series of flat stitches that are used to completely cover a section of the background fabric. Narrow rows of satin stitch can be executed on a standard sewing machine.
A zigzag seam finish is simply zigzag stitching applied to the raw edge of a seam allowance on a seam that you sew. A sewn seam is not complete until you apply a seam finish to prevent the seam from becoming weak due to the fabric fraying.
A zigzag seam finish can be used on almost any seam to enclose the raw edge and prevent fraying if you have the option of sewing a zigzag stitch with your sewing machine.
The difference between a Satin and Tatami Fill Stitch is the number of needle penetrations that is required to cover a certain area. Satin stitches are typically used in monograms and the overall effect is beautiful and very elegant.
There are limitations to using this satin stitches however. If the area or column width is very wide (more than 7-8mm), the satin stitches lose their attractiveness and can be easily snagged by rings, finger nails and other objects that might rub against it. Multiple washings also damages and weakens the stitches.
For these reasons, we recommend using a Satin Auto split fill or a Tatami Fill stitch when embroidering wide columns. In both cases, the angle of the stitches still follow the angle in the design, however, due to the more abundant thread coverage, the stitches will not get snagged or damaged as easily.