What it is

E-Stitch Dolphin It’s biggest purpose is for a simple (and yet deceivingly strong) cover stitch for applique items. Mainly for baby cloths as their skin tends to be more sensitive.

E-Stitch Detail

How to Create

Prepare your path exactly as you would with a Satin Column. But in Params enable "E" stitch. Don’t forget to enlarge the zig-zag spacing for this stitch type.

Params Satin Column.jpg

Tip: If the points are facing into the wrong direction, just use the “flip satin column rails” extension. Or enable the Swap rails option in te params dialog.


Settings   Description
Custom satin column Must be enabled for these settings to take effect.
Method   Chose E-Stitch
Maximum stitch length Maximum stitch length Stitches wider than this will be split up (split stitches).
Short stitch inset   Stitches in areas with high density will be inset by this amount (%)
Short stitch distance   Inset stitches if the distance between stitches is smaller than this (mm).
Zig-Zag spacing Zig-zag spacing example the peak-to-peak distance between zig-zags
Pull compensation percentage Pull compensation example Additional pull compensation which varies as a percentage of stitch width. Two values separated by a space may be used for an aysmmetric effect.
Pull compensation Pull compensation example Satin stitches pull the fabric together, resulting in a column narrower than you draw in Inkscape. This setting expands each pair of needle penetrations outward from the center of the satin column by a fixed length. Two values separated by a space may be used for an aysmmetric effect.
Reverse one rail Reverse Rung Enabling this may help if your satin renders very strangely.
Swap rails Swaps the first and the second rails of a satin column. Affecting which side the thread finishes on as well as any other sided property.
Allow lock stitches Enables lock stitches in only desired positions
Force lock stitches Sew lock stitches after sewing this element, even if the distance to the next object is smaller than defined in the collapse length value value in the Ink/Stitch prefreneces.
Tack stitch   Chose your favorite style
Lock stitch   Chose your favorite style
Stop After Stop the machine after sewing this object. Before stopping it will jump to the stop position (frame out) if defined.
Trim After Trim the thread after sewing this object.
Random percentage of satin width increase Random width increase Lengthen stitch across rails at most this percent. Two values separated by a space may be used for an asymetric effect.
Random percentage of satin width decrease Random width decrease Shorten stitch across rails at most this percent. Two values separated by a space may be used for an aysmmetric effect.
Random zig-zag spacing percentage Random zigzag spacing Amount of random jitter added to zigzag spacing
Random Jitter for split stitches Random split stitch jitter Randomizes split stitch length if random phase is enabled, stitch position if disabled.
Random Phase for split stitches Controls whether split stitches are centered or with a random phase (which may increase stitch count).
Minimum length for random-phase split   Defaults to maximum stitch length. Smaller values allow for a transition between single-stitch and split-stitch.
Random seed   Use a specific seed for randomized attributes. Uses the element ID if empty. Re-roll if you are not happy with the result.

For the underlay params have a look at the satin stitch params.

Sample Files Including E-Stitch