|I love the look of coverstitched seams, but there won't be a coverstitch machine in my life any time soon, so in one of those lightbulb moments that change your life, I came up with this. (Apologies to anyone else who thought of it years ago! ).
First I sew the seam with the pieces wrong sides together, then open them out, and topstitch down the protruding overlocked seam with matching thread as closely as possible to the edge.
It's very quick, easy and neat, and looks great on sporty garments and fabrics, like the velour top I photographed it on.