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What is a Zigzag Stitch?

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Question: What is a Zigzag Stitch?
"I need a zigzag stitch for my project, but my sewing machine isn't working. How can I hand stitch this?"
Answer: A zigzag stitch is a very good way to protect the raw edges of fabric. Using a zigzag stitch helps prevent the edges of the fabric from unraveling. It should be used whenever you are sewing a new seam. A zigzag stitch is similar to an overcast stitch. It is like applying the overcast stitch in both directions.

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