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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