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This NebGuide describes the use of topstitching on jackets and coats, including techniques and materials required for a professional look.
Topstitching is an important yet distinctive finishing touch to a jacket or coat. Not only is it decorative, but a line of topstitching helps to keep interfacings in place, creates a neat, crisp edge on a tailored jacket, and accents seams. Topstitching can be done in various places on the garment, including lapels, pockets and pocket flaps, hems, cuffs, pleats, waistbands and major seams.