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Sewing Seams with a Serger in Garment Construction
A serger is a special type of sewing machine that is used to prevent edges of your garment from fraying. The stitch allows a bit of stretch, which is great for sewing seams of knits directly. When sewing wovens, I stitch my seam first with a sewing machine, then finish the edge with a serger, to get a secure stitch.

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  • How to sew a seam. How To Sew Seams With A Serger - Step 1
    Step 1

    With right sides together, pin and stitch the seam. I use a piece of blue painter's tape to help me keep a consistent seam allowance as I go.

  • How to sew a seam. How To Sew Seams With A Serger - Step 2
    Step 2

    Press open the seam.

  • How to sew a seam. How To Sew Seams With A Serger - Step 3
    Step 3

    Next, finish the edges of your seams. I serge each side of the seam flap separately so I can keep it pressed open.

  • How to sew a seam. How To Sew Seams With A Serger - Step 4
    Step 4

    Here's what the seam looks like once finished and both sides are serged.

  • How to sew a seam. How To Sew Seams With A Serger - Step 5
    Step 5

    If you are going to press both sides of the seam flap in the same direction, as you would do at a waist seam, you can serge the seam flaps together.

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