Final choice of topstitch for finishing fleece seams

Final choice of topstitch for finishing fleece seams

Sewing Method, Final choice of topstitch for finishing fleece seams.

After several days, and about 10 hours of try and experimenting with different stitches, I have decided that on my machine, an inexpensive Walmart Brother Project Runway CE1100 (bought on sale for about $100).

The best choice is stitch number 52, with a stitch length of 2mm and width of 7mm, using a basic cone thread 100% poly.

Every machine make and model is different you may get similar results using similar stitch and setting, but likely will have to tweak them a bit for best results with your machine.

My plans are for making some stylish upscale hoddies for gifts in 2019.  not going to be making them for sale. I live here in Florida a lightweight jacket is always handy.  For a few months in the winter, hehe

The final tweak was to do the construction seam with a scant 1/4″ or 5mm seam allowance.  Using this when I topstitch with the number 52 as 7mm wide, the entire seam allowance gets captured and enclosed in the stitching. leaving a nice inside and a great outside.

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The winner ended up giving me the look I was trying to achieve, a reverse coverstich look on a home sewing machine.

 

Outside (right side) of the garment. Nice looking, does looks like reverse coverstich from a few feet away.
Outside (right side) of the garment. Nice looking, does looks like reverse coverstich from a few feet away.
Inside view (wrong side), all of the raw edges are enclosed within the stitching, giving a nice looking indie of garment.
Inside view (wrong side), all of the raw edges are enclosed within the stitching, giving a nice looking indie of garment.

 

Outside (right side) of the garment. Nice looking, does look like reverse coverstich from a few feet away.
Outside (right side) of the garment. Nice looking, does looks like reverse coverstich from a few feet away.

 

Inside view (wrong side), all of the raw edges are enclosed within the stitching, giving a nice looking indie of garment.
Inside view (wrong side), all of the raw edges are enclosed within the stitching, giving a nice looking indie of the garment.
Outside (right side) of the garment. On left is runner up, sitch number 16.
Outside (right side) of the garment. On left is runner up, sitch number 16.

 

The runner up, number 16. looks nice on outside, and inside, but number 52 wins in the overlook I wanted.
The runner up, number 16. looks nice on outside, and inside, but number 52 wins in the overlook I wanted.

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