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The Stitches and their Uses



Types of Sergers vs. Types of Stitches

  • 2-Thread Overedge Stitch: lightweight seam finishes; used for wovens
  • 3-Thread Overlock Stitch: stretch seams; durable seams or seam finishes; used for knits and wovens
  • 2-Thread Chainstitch: stable hasting stitch; decorative topstitching; used primarily for wovens
  • 4-Thread Safety Stitch: stable seams with lightweight seam finishes; used primarily for wovens
  • 5-Thread Safety Stitch: stable seams with durable seam finishes; used primarily for wovens
  • 3-Thread Mock Safety Stitch: durable ultra- stretch seams; used for super- stretch knits like Lycra or spandex
  • 4-Thread Mock Safety Stitch: durable stretch seams; used for knits and wovens
  • Flatlock Stitch: flat, non-bulky stretch seams; decorative stitching; used primarily for knits
  • Rolled Hem Stitch: narrow hems and seams; decorative stitching; used for knits and wovens
  • Cover Stitch: stretch hems and seams; decorative stitching, trims; used primarily for knits

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