Date: 08-04-2007, 01:38 PM (1 of 2)
Finish a seam, if you don't have a serger? I have a new sewing machine that has several zig zags, 1,2,& 3 point zig zags, and also has some other stitches that look something like this: _I_I_I_I
I also has some XX types stitches.
Which is the strongest, do you think?
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From: grandma C
Date: 08-04-2007, 06:42 PM (2 of 2)
|Sombody with more knowledge will probably be more help with your question but here is the help I have to offer. I would use the stitch that causes the least bulk and still prevents the fabric from raveling. That is for a non dressy sort of every day type item..ie... childrens play clothes, woven ravely fabrics, etc. I have always used a zigzag for a quick finish on each edge but on thin fabrics that sometimes is to thick. Sometimes a row of very short stitches near the edge of the fabric is a better quick finish.. Other finishes shuch as enclosed edges/ french seams are nicer for thin fabrics and dressy apearal. Knit fabrics don't need to have the edges finished but a pique finish is nice on thinner knits.||
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