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What is a Overcast Stitch?

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Overcast Stitch

Overcast Stitch

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Question: What is a Overcast Stitch?

"I heard I need an overcast stitch to finish the edges of my fabric. How do I hand sew an overcast stitch?"

Answer: An overcast stitch is used to to both protect the raw edges of fabric and as a decorative stitch. The overcast stitch is most effective at keeping raw fabric edges from unraveling when it is stitched twice over the edge of the fabric to make a zigzag stitch.

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