Working on the technique of developing a signature look to my active and sportswear.

Working on the technique of developing a signature look to my active and sportswear.

Sewing method: Working on the technique of developing a signature look to my active and sportswear.

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.

Generally, do construction seems on the serger, then top stitch on my home sewing machine. My usual top stitching method is two rows the single stitching I don’t really like using a twin needle.

My solution:

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.

 

 

A serged seam. not top stitching.
A serged seam. not top stitching.

 

Topstitched with the honeycomb decorative stitch. Gives a nice finish to the seam. Make a smarting looking garment.
Topstitched with the honeycomb decorative stitch. Gives a nice finish to the seam. Make a smarting looking garment.
The inside view with the top stitching.
The inside view with the top stitching.

They work within my scope of garment making, which is for men.

I tend to come up with stuff that is a bit more rugged them traditional methods. I would rather the fabric fail before one of my seams fail.

I’m a bit obsessive and compulsive and almost always topstitch my finished garments.











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