Seam finish using an un-named deco stitch on fleece.

Seam finish using an un-named deco stitch on fleece.

Sewing Method, Seam finish using an un-named deco stitch on fleece.

Experimenting with different stitches on my inexpensive Walmart Brother Project Runway CE1100 home sewing machine.

Trying to recreate the look of a reverse coverstich, it is a very popular seam finish on sport and activewear of late.

Will be making some stylish hoodie jackets soon. and looking at seam embellishments and finishing methods and techniques.

I first did a regular construction seam with a 1/4″ or 6mm seam allowance, than finger pressed the open seam and used a strip of foldover elastic to cover it and put in sewing machine, and topstitched with stitch number 52 an un-named decorate stitch  on my machine, using stitch length of 2mm and stitch width of 7mm.

Came out nicely, from a few feet away you can not tell which kind of stitch it is, and would pass as a reverse coverstitch.

I do this method post for those who do not have a coverstich or serger. and would like to have similar looking results.  These methods and techniques to take some extra time, but for a garment that will last for years and has a look that was handmade by an artisan, it is worth it.

 

un-named deco stitch
un-named deco stitch

 

Decorative stitch seam finish on fleece, a reverse coverstich look. right side of fabric.
Decorative stitch seam finishes on fleece, a reverse coverstich look. right side of fabric.
Decorative stitch seam finish on fleece, a reverse coverstich look. right side of fabric.
Decorative stitch seam finish on fleece, a reverse coverstich look. wrong side of fabric.
Not my make a retail jacket, but in the style I am thinking of.
Not my make a retail jacket, but in the style, I am thinking of.

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