How do I overclock without an Overlocker?

What stitch to use if you don’t have an overlocker?

Double overedge sttich

Like an overlocker, this stitch could be used to both sew and finish a seam in one go. This is perfect for fabrics that fray heavily.

Can I overlock by hand?

An overlock stitch can be done by hand or machine. You can choose this type of stitch on a sewing machine and you’re ready to go.

What stitch can I use if I don’t have a serger?

Finish Seams Without a Serger

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

Do you really need a serger?

When you are sewing with woven (non-stretchy fabrics like in the photo above) a serger is helpful because it will finish the raw edges and prevent fraying. But it is not necessarily the most durable way to sew the seam, so the proper method is to sew the seams with a sewing machine first.

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