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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* Set the machine for an overlock stitch, if applicable, and finish each fabric piece raw edge before construction.
During construction she surged and used the overlock stitch. A blue spandex lining was used to add color to the garment.
For a more finished look, serge the fabric raw edge using a 3-thread overlock stitch. Turn the hem toward the wrong side, and then topstitch.
Select a 3- or 4-thread overlock stitch on the machine.
Always test-stitch the chosen overlock stitch on scrap fabric to ensure the seam stretches (4).
Set the serger for a 3-thread overlock stitch. Or on a standard sewing machine, install a jersey needle and set the machine for a narrow zigzag stitch.
Overlock Stitch: Stitch fabric layers together and finish seams simultaneously with this stitch (8).
Serge the skirt and flounce side seams, cutting off 1/8" of fabric so the overlock stitch meets at the fabric edge.