How do you sew fabric without an Overlocker?

How do you keep fabric from fraying without an overlocker?

Finish Seams Without a Serger

  1. Pinked Seams. One of the simplest ways to prevent unraveling and finish seams would be to use pinking shears*. …
  2. ZigZag Seams. So you don’t own a pair of pinking shears and you still want finished seams. …
  3. Turn & Stitch. …
  4. Machine Overcast. …
  5. Hong Kong or Bound Seams. …
  6. French Seams.

Do you really need an overlocker?

Long answer: No, you don’t need an overlocker, but it gives a more professional finish to many clothes. If you make clothes that you plan to sell, then I would say it is essential! An overlocker creates a stitch that trims and wraps the raw edges of your project and can sew a seam at the seam time.

Do I need a walking foot to sew knits?

Walking Foot

One way to keep your knit fabric from growing while you’re sewing is to use a Walking Foot. A while back I did a post on the Walking Foot. While not essential, it has an amazing effect on the way your knit fabrics sew. Basically, it keeps the fabric from stretching while you sew.

How do you sew stretchy fabric without puckering?

Ensure you opt for the right size of needle for your fabric. Use stitches that will hold the stretch of the fabric – the stitches need to stretch with the fabric, so they don’t pucker and break. If you must sew with a straight stitch, then hold the material taut, but don’t pull it.

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