overlock

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overlock

(ˈəʊvəˌlɒk)
vb (tr)
(Knitting & Sewing) to sew (a seam, hem, or edge) with a particular stitch that prevents fraying
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Closed Overlock Stitch: This stitch is identical to the overlock stitch except that both sides of the stitch are closed to prevent the fabric from fraying.
During construction she surged and used the overlock stitch.
Serge the skirt and flounce side seams, cutting off 1/8" of fabric so the overlock stitch meets at the fabric edge.
Common stitches and seams used in knits are the overlock stitch, chain stitch, narrow rolled edge, wave stitch and coverstitch.
With right sides together, align the front and back along the side seams; stitch using an overlock stitch.
Using a zigzag or overlock stitch, finish the seam allowances.
For lightweight knits, select a 3-thread overlock stitch to reduce thread bulk.
The stitch resembles a wide 3-thread overlock stitch with a central safety stitch (re sembles a straight stitch) sewn using the right needle (1).
For a flattering fit around the wrist, taper the sleeve width as you restitch the underarm seam with a 4-thread overlock stitch.