Topstitching is a decorative stitch on the face of the fabric. Even, straight topstitching makes homemade sewing look more proffessional. Topstitching is done 1/4″ from the seam.
I use the #1 foot and follow the edge which is 1/4″ away. Make sure you sew on the top so that you can see where you’re sewing. I also like to do this with my bobbin thread, so it doesn’t show.
I sew at regulation stitch length.
Ta-da. It’s that easy, but really improves the look of a garment. This stitch can also be done 1/4″ from the edge of clothing like a vest or jacket. Happy topstitching!
Another place it’s found is on jackets like this one I made.