Properties And Uses Of Over Edge Chain Stitch In Apparel Manufacturing

Over Edge Chain Stitch

Overedge chain stitch is used for inseam and side seam of apparel. It is classified as class 500 according to British standard 3870 and ISO 4915:1991. Overedge chain stitch is formed by an overlock sewing machine.

Properties of Over Edge Chain Stitch:

The features of the overedge chain stitch are given below.

  • Firstly, over edge chain stitch is formed by one or more needle and or looped thread.
  • Secondly, in this process; at least one thread passed around the edge of material.
  • Thirdly, over edges stitches used to neaten and to bind the cut edges.
  • Lastly, it may be 3, 4, 5 thread over edges.
Properties Of Over Edge Chain Stitch

Application of Over Edge Chain Stitch in Apparel Sewing:

The applications of over edge chain stitch in apparel manufacturing are given below.

  1. Over edge chain stitch is used for side seam of the shirt.
  2. It also used for in seam and out seam of trouser.
  3. It is also used in dresses sewing.
Types of Over Edge Chain Stitch:

Depending on the number of needles and looper is used for stitch formation, the over edge chain stitch is classified as below.

  • 3 thread over edge chain stitch: One thread for needle and two for looper.
  • 4 thread over edge chain stitch: One thread for needle and three for looper or two needle and two looper thread.
  • 5 thread over edge chain stitch: Two thread for needle and three for looper.

In sum, overedge chain stitch is more critical than chain stitch, hand stitch, lock stitch, or multi thread chain stitch.

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