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.
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.