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Topstitch along the garment to hold the serged edge to the wrong side of the garment. This will help to hold the collar upright and keep it from folding in.

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    Dec 20, 2010, 07.00 PMby ruthw

    Oh, and you have to use a stretch stitch for that topstitching or your line of stitching will pop and break as soon as you put any pressure on it (I have learned). Some people say a narrow zigzag will do, but it didn’t work for me. I had to break out the decorative stretch stitches….they seem to have a lot more stretch.

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      Dec 21, 2010, 12.09 AMby madebymeg

      yes yes good advice. i have a stitch on my machine that looks like a lightning bolt that works well for knits. if you don’t have a serger and still want to have a finished-looking seam, i would use some sort of a zig-zag stitch and then trim the raw edge.

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    Dec 20, 2010, 06.57 PMby ruthw

    If you haven’t got a serger (like me), you can just trim the seam before step 5 because knits don’t fray so strictly speaking they don’t need serging. The serging just holds the edges together and cuts them neatly. If you cut them neatly with a rotary cutter instead it can be OK. (I have been trying really hard to learn to sew knits without a serger for the last few months.)

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