Also called an appliqué stitch, a fell (or "felling") stitch is used to appliqué one layer of fabric (generally a folded or selvage edge) to another. It's quick, strong, and flexible. The piece sewn on with a fell stitch can move somewhat like a hinge, and that makes it good for installing linings. It is also used to sew lace, either as appliqués or appliqué seams.
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Posted on Jun 22nd, 2009 in sewing, garment construction, All How-To, fundamentals, fell stitch