Seaming overlook stitch, Hemstitching effect, Applications overlook stitch – SINGER W811 User Manual
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APPLICATIONS OVERLOOK STITCH
SEAMING OVERLOOK STITCH
This stitch gives a finished 1/4 inch seam in one
step. For knits, it gives strength and elasticity to the
seams and prevents the curling of the fabric that
often occurs with 5/8 inch opened seams. It is most
applicable to soft, thin knits such as nylon or
acetate knits, but may be used on other fabrics as
well. Always make test seams with this stitch.
For woven fabric, the overlock stitch gives strength
and prevents raveling. It can tte used on woven
goods to replace flat felled or French seams.
For patterns with 1/4 inch seams. Place the raw
edge of the fabric under the presser foot so that as
the needle swings to tfit; right, it comes down at the
raw edge. This will result in an raiclosed seam
For patterns witli 5/8 inch t
either before or cfior c.iwi
sewing, proceed as aturvt
seam wllfi the raw edgr'
tire falrnc on the etcherl
guide line "1/2" (Any time you use the full widtii of
a particular stitcli, you shouiri retidjust the raw edge
of the fabric 1/8 inch to the left.) Afterward, trim
the excess fabric near the stitching. This metliod is
actually easier than thrr overedge metfiod for fabrics
Note: On soft, loose knits, the fabric may seem to
wave or ripple. If this occurs, reduce the
pressure. (Page 10 ).
:■ trimmed to 1/4 inch
■j. If irimmmg before
wise, sew tire
p.illcrm SiiUicloi I'
By using a very large needle and a fine thread an
openwork effect can Ire attained winch is beautiful
for sewing tfie hems into tafrleclrrths, napkins,
placemats, handkerchiefs, etc. Use a large needle,
size 18 or 20, and a fine cotton thread. Tighten the
upper tension slightly, until the stitch looks bott(;r
on the underside tfian on top. (You will be sewing
with your fabric faci! side down.)
Turn u,. 1 inch then turn up 1 inch again to form a
hem of a double tliickness of fabric. The bulk in cor
ners can be eliminated by trimming away tfie ex
cess, as shown, after having folded the fabric orr all
sides. Stitch from the wrong side, so that the
straight stitch forms on the single layer and tfie
zigzag bites on the double layer. Stitch all the way
to the edge of the fabric along all sides.