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Jane Misslich
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Date: 5/11/13 8:17 PM

I'm constructing some pants and I don't have a serger and I'm wondering how to finish off the crotch seams so my pants will not look too "homemade". I do have an overlock type stitch on my machine that I could use but I'm wondering if some sort of "finished" seam (like flat fell or hong kong) would be better. Due to the curve in the crotch however, I'm stumped.....any advice? If so, thanks!!

Jane Misslich
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Date: 5/11/13 8:37 PM

Just found some posts on the topic in the archives so have some more ideas.....but would still welcome any thoughts.......

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Jane

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Date: 5/12/13 9:53 AM

I just finish mine off with an overlock stitch I have on my machine.

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Date: 5/12/13 11:30 AM

I sewed for a long time before I bought a serger.

I would usually finish the edges with a zig zag stitch, letting the needle fall just past the edge of the fabric, it would keep the fabric from raveling.

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Date: 5/12/13 12:00 PM

I can't add to the suggestions here, except that I hope you are using polyester thread. The one time I sewed a crotch seam with cotton thread, there was a wardrobe malfunction on the 2nd or 3rd wearing.

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