Serging Fabric How-to and Tips

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Serging is a good way to finish raw edges, since the stitches are formed over a newly trimmed edge to give a neat finish. A purpose-made machine is needed.
Adapted from "How to Use, Adapt, and Design Sewing Patterns," by Lee Hollahan and published by Barron's Educational Series. Lead image from

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Step 1

Make a seam with right sides together and sew a line of stitches 5⁄8in (1.5 cm) from the edge.

Step 2

Thread the serger with three threads and skim each of the raw edges of the seam to finish.

Step 3

Iron lightly over the right side to press.

Step 4

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