Open seams with overedge stitching – SINGER 6550-WORKBOOK Scholastic User Manual
Open Seams with Overedge
This technique is ideal for making an unlined garment when the seam al-
lowances may show. Just like the previous technique, this also prevents
raveling of the fabric and makes a professional finish on woven and knit
Overedge or Serge Stitch
5 or 7
Overedge Foot* or Standard Foot
(2) 4” x 3” pieces of heavy woven fabric
Place one piece of fabric under the foot, aligning the fabric edge
so that the stitch forms just on the edge of the fabric.
Place the second piece of fabric under the foot, aligning the fabric
edge so that the stitch forms just on the edge of the fabric. Sew.
Change to the Standard Foot and set the machine for a straight stitch.
With right sides together, join the two pieces of fabric. Align the
two finished edges with a 5/8” seam allowance guide.
Open seam flat and press.
*Depending on model, the Overedge Foot might be optional. Check instruction manual.