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Topic: What kind of stitch do they use on commercially sewn clothing?  (Read 771 times)
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« on: December 28, 2008 06:39:14 PM »

I'm curious what kind of stitch they use on commercially sewn clothing, Because none of my machines seem to have that stitch.

Im talking about the one that kinda like wraps around the two edges to make a smooth seam, You guys prob know what i mean. Its so common, you can see it on any t-shirt holding the sleeve on.

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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2008 06:48:24 PM »

that's done with a serger... an overcast stitch would be the closet on a regular sewing machine...

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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2008 05:44:19 PM »

Ok, that makes sense, thank you.
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2009 09:51:03 AM »

The stitch is called a coverstitch and the only way to get that exact stitch is on a coverstitch machine. But as StarlaAdora mentioned the overcast stitch would be the closet for home machines.

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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2009 11:45:41 AM »

I have a babylock evolve serger and it does a coverstitch and I love it.  I'm guessing there are other babylock machines and maybe other serger brands that have that stitch.  It sure does make clothing look nicer!
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