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Hi, i work with a lot of knit fabrics, some of them are very delicate for *sewing) machine use and i want that clean edge finish to my garments, is there a coverstitch alternative of some sort that i can use?

Note: I do have a serger, but it doesn’t do coverstitch, and i have tried the two needle method in my sewing machine, but it doesn’t deliver the smooth results.

Can anyone help me with tips?


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    Jul 12, 2012, 08.54 AMby katexxxxxx

    I get excellent results with a twin needle. I use a stretch twin, made by Schmetz. They don’t come in as many width options as the Universal twins, but you can get them.

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    Jul 12, 2012, 06.19 PMby sewgrannysew

    Flat lock, rolled hem, blind stitch, lettuce edge…these are some of the things you can do with the serger. A serger has many uses, so don’t be afraid to experiment before using on your project. Your serger manual should have the settings required for the different stitch type. Twin techniques are also very popular, although they cannot totally mimic the coverstitch. A coverstitch machine is very expensive, which is why a good alternative would be to serge the edge and then use twin needle to hem the folded serged edge. I have also done blind hem on serged edges with knits which looks inconspicuous on the right side. Which ever method you decide to use, always go slow and stretch (slightly) as you sew (working with the fabric, and not against it).

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