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Forgot to overcast raw edges
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Date: 2/23/13 12:11 PM

Got in a bit of a hurry and forgot to overcast edges of center back seam on gaberdine trousers. What are my options to prevent frayhing of raw edges.

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Date: 2/23/13 1:55 PM

It might not fray much anyways. Lots of people have sewed things over the years, with never even overcasting the raw seam allowances. But I guess you could stick it back into a machine and attempt to do that Sewing machine zig zag wise or even overlocker wise, even though might be harder if top of open seam now caught in the top back of your pants waistband.

You could also just over cast it by hand with a hand needle and some thread, or you could even bind it off with some binding tape or such. You could also just put a little liquid fray check on it.

If it were me, I would probably just live with it, unless you really want to undo your top waistband there. Really picky perfectionists would probably undo the whole top back waistband there, and then do whatever they had planned with it,in the first place, but I don't think you really have to, it's on the inside of the pants, so no one can see that at all, while just wearing them anyways.

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Date: 2/23/13 2:24 PM

You could trim the seam allowances with pinking shears (don't trim too close, obviously. :)

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Date: 2/23/13 3:14 PM

My 1916 Singer doesn't overcast or zig-zag. Sure, the first washing, you may have to cut a few long strings off the raw edges. But after that, the edges kinda felt together and everything is fine.

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Date: 2/23/13 4:17 PM

Before I had a serger, I would sometimes do a zigzag close (both seam edges together) to the seam and trim off the excess. Pinking shears are great for that too. My HS sewing teacher (many many years ago) would not be happy but both work great and I don't have to worry about fraying.

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Date: 2/23/13 4:48 PM

I would just overcast by hand. That seam isn't very long. They'll be even nicer that way.

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Date: 2/23/13 10:27 PM

Yes, hand-overcasting is actually a couturier touch. It can be done in front of the TV, and it takes surprisingly little time.

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