Serger. A serger is a special type of sewing machine that cuts the raw edges of the seam and creates overlocked stitches around the edge as it is sewn. This is a very professional way to finish a seam, and serged seams are found on most store-bought clothing.
What kind of machine finishes raw edges of the fabric?
A sergered of overlock seam is the quickest and most convenient way of finishing a seam. You can either serge the edge before sewing it together, serge it as you create the seam or serge each edge after sewing the seam. Serged seams are ideal for all types of seams and fabrics.
Which machine stitch is good for finishing edges?
ZigZag or Mock Overlock
Instead of sewing one stitch with each zig and zag, it sews three little ones. This helps prevent the zigzag from making a ridge in the fabric. If you find that your machine is mangling the edge of your fabric, sew ¼” in from the edge and trim the excess when you’re done.
Which sewing machine is best to use to finish the raw edges of the garment?
A serger is a special type of sewing machine that cuts the raw edges of the seam and creates overlocked stitches around the edge as it is sewn. This is a very professional way to finish a seam, and serged seams are found on most store-bought clothing.
What is a raw edge in sewing?
: an unfinished, rough, or undecorated edge (as at the top of a piece of holloware or at the margin of a piece of textile) — compare selvage.
What Stitch do I use to keep fabric from fraying?
A zigzag seam finish can be used on almost any seam to enclose the raw edge and prevent fraying if you have the option of sewing a zigzag stitch with your sewing machine.
What is edge stitch?
The edge stitch is the line of stitches used to neaten an edge, a seam or to stitch around the edge of a facing to keep the edge nice and flat and looking professional. The stitching distance is usually ⅛ inch (3mm) from the edge.
What kind of machine that make sewing easier and faster?
In addition to sewing faster, the serger makes a stronger seam than conventional sewing machines. Its system of needles and loopers forms a network of interlocking stitches that extend over the edge of the seam, which is why the serger is sometimes called an overlock machine.