Hello. I am using my uncle’s Login so ignore the profile info. My name is Sarah and I’m a teenager starting out in sewing. I’ve no others close by to teach me the craft so my uncle suggested this forum for those times I get really stuck.
Right now I am sewing some canvas duffels for my Dad who thinks he’s a sailor. Because my machine won’t handle the thick canvas I am sewing by hand and, actually, enjoying it. I found a good book at the library just on sewing canvas and a couple af websites on hand stitching.
My problem is that they all are great on getting you started and going along but don’t tell me how to finish the stitch so it can’t undo itself. I think this would be important since the canvas would see a lot more rough use than the stuff I sew for wearing. I can’t use the same methods to finish the stitch as those I use to anchor the stitch at the beginning since the seam is now sewed close and tight. Can anyone help me?