Chain stitching is a traditional stitch that is used to hem jeans and create a vivid roping effect to your stitches. It’s also a popular embroidery technique that uses a series of looped stitches that form a chain-like pattern, hence the name Chain Stitch.
Chain stitching pulls lightly on denim and therefore causes a traditional rippling on the hem of the denim. It creates a stretchy yet strong stitch which is needed in a durable material such as denim.
A sewing machine that can create a chain stitch will not only save you a lot of time, but it’s also a necessity for any professional sewer. You can see chain stitching everywhere you go whether it’s on the back of denim jackets or in your favorite pair of jeans.
There are a few different types of sewing machines that do chain stitching while other sewing machines do cover-stitching instead. Since it’s most commonly used for denim, you want to look for a sewing machine that can handle thick, difficult fabric. You need something that’s strong, durable, and reliable to create perfect, professional chain stitching.
When you’re specifically searching for a chain stitch capable sewing machine, there are a couple of essential questions to ask to narrow down your search:
- What is my budget?
- What size projects am I using it for?
- How fast do I want to complete these projects?
- What fabric will I be using?
If you’re feeling overwhelmed about searching for the best sewing machine, there’s no need to stress. We’ve made things easier for you by compiling a list of the Best Chain Stitch Sewing Machines at all price-points and with a wide variety of features. This way, you are able to truly find the best lockstitch capable sewing machine for you.
You can watch a tutorial on how to chain stitch with your sewing machine by Handmade Baby Clothes
This specialty Juki sewing machine allows you to sew perfect hems, seams, and necklines in seconds with it’s quiet yet powerful and accurate stitching features. It’s extremely adjustable and customizable to the fabric you’re working with allowing it to truly be able to handle just about any sewing project you throw at it.
|1350 Stitches Per Minute||Pricey|
|Works well for a variety of fabric|
Our Rating:4.5 out of 5.0 stars
Serger machines are extremely popular for sewing perfect hems and seams. With their precision, their features can be more difficult, especially for beginner sewers. This entry-level Juki portable serger sewing machine is perfect for travel and for new serger sewer.
|1,500 Stitches Per Minute||Entry-Level Machine|
Our Rating:4.5 out of 5.0 stars
Ideal for intermediate sewers, this Singer sewing machine is one of the best when it comes to overlocker machines. It has numerous features, such as the self-adjusting tension system, that will truly make sewing perfect seams, decorative edges, and hems effortlessly. Depending on your sewing focus, or what you’re after with your sewing machine, this machine may be a great option for you.
|2-3-4-5 Color-Coded Thread Capability||Not ideal for difficult materials|
|Self-adjusting tension system||Not beginner-friendly|
Our Rating:4.0 out of 5.0 stars