Method of finishing a seam with a decorative stitch.

Method of finishing a seam with a decorative stitch.

Sewing method: Method of finishing a seam with a decorative stitch.

My big issue is the exterior of the garments it’s just a regular plain looking seam, a bit boring for my tastes.

A minor issue is the inside of the garment, the serged seam just looking like is just laying around.

My solution is that I generally do construction seems on the serger, then top stitch on my home sewing machine.

Main construction seam on my serger using four-thread ultra stretch mock safety stitch. Basically, it’s a three thread stretch stitch with an extra stitch going over the top of the serged seam.

This stitch gives me both the stretch I need and the strength I need in my active and sportswear.

For today project, I am topstitching the seam from the right side using the honeycomb stitch, at 7mm wide and 2.5mm in length. Kinda gives a reverse coverstitch look.

This stitch is fairly common, I looked up many models on line and most seem to have it. It is sometime referred to as the Honeycomb stitch.
This stitch is fairly common, I looked up many models online and most seem to have it. It is sometimes referred to as the Honeycomb stitch.

Topstitching on the side I position the serged seam allowance. Not over the center of the seam.

I’m a bit obsessive and compulsive and almost always topstitch my finished garment. My usual top stitching method is two rows the single stitching I don’t really like using a twin needle.

My serger is a Singer Pro 5, serger/coverstitch combo. In retrospect I should about a surge or and a cover stitch machine, switching between the two is a lot of time consuming work.

 

What a seam looks like form the right side of garment with no top stitching.
What a seam looks like from the right side of the garment with no topstitching.

 

The inside of garment with serged seam.  Look ok, but with active/sport/fetish/underwear, you do not want this seam to lay half way to left and half way to the right.  Will give a less them professional look to the garment.
The inside of garment with a serged seam. Look ok, but with active/sport/fetish/underwear, you do not want this seam to lay halfway to the left and halfway to the right. Will give a less them professional look to the garment.

 

Topstitched on the right side of garment with a decoritive stitch.  I used the honeycomb stitch. available on most home sewing machines.  Give a look of a reverse coverstitch.
Topstitched on the right side of garment with a decorative stitch. I used the honeycomb stitch. available on most home sewing machines. Give a look of a reverse coverstitch.

 

This is the inside of the topstiched seam.  With the honeycomb stitch set at 7mm wide and 2.5mm length.  You can see that it covers almost the entire seam.  Locking it down to the fabric.   No flopping around.  With the serge seam you can have the seam lay with way, I usually have the lay toward the back of the body.
This is the inside of the topstitched seam. With the honeycomb stitch set at 7mm wide and 2.5mm length. You can see that it covers almost the entire seam. Locking it down to the fabric. No flopping around. With the serged seam you can have the seam lay with way, I usually have the lay toward the back of the body.

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