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  • Most modern seams are "serged," which means that a special machine sews thread along the edge of the fabric to prevent unraveling.

    "Make It Yourself": Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890-1930

  • The sleeves can be serged or zig-zagged instead of turned under.

    Alfred Augustus Glendening 1861-1903

  • “Lots of color flash accents, some hand stitching decorative elements and neon yellow serged edges and some raw edging create a real show stopper.”

    Regretsy – You Be The Judge

  • The tips about serged seams and winding as you unravel were priceless.

    Recycle Sweaters Into Yarn

  • Since the seam finish is actually a knit stitch, you can't clip a serged seam.

    A Thank-You Note - A Dress A Day

  • In addition, towels that can no longer function in the original state are cut and serged into wash cloth sized "rags" and used in place of paper towels.

    The Linen Closet

  • All seams serged and machined stitched for lasting quality

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • I want one because its a sewing gadget and Christmas is coming, but I don't see myself sewing each of my seams twice - once for the real seam to then check the fit, and then again with the serged edge.

    More from the closet - A Dress A Day

  • Doors opened on every side, and out they came, one girl after another, so smart and fine that one could hardly recognise them for the blue-serged damsels of ordinary school life.

    Pixie O'Shaughnessy

  • They were razored, blue-serged, straw-hatted, and pearl stick-pinned like other young New Yorkers who might be millionaires or bill clerks.

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