What does Chain Stitching mean?
Used in embroidery and sewing garment, chain stitching is a looped stitch closely resembling the links of a chain.
Heddels explains Chain Stitching
Chain stitching is the traditional stitch used to hem jeans, and creates a vivid roping effect. It uses one continuous thread that loops back on itself.
Using a chain stitch pulls slightly on the denim and causes the traditional rippling on the hem. Chain stitching requires a special sewing machine, such as a “Union Special” Sewing Machine.
The end result and effects of chain stitching: