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Cover Stitch or Double Needle
3mm & 6mm coverstitch samples

3mm & 6mm coverstitch samples

Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
What about that stitch with two rows of top stitching and that serged look inside?

This is the finish you find on some cuffs and seams that appear to be double needle top stitched. This stitch is called a cover stitch. Upper end sergers usually have this capability.

Using a double needle on a sewing machine will have the same appearance BUT it will not have the same stretch capablity that a serged seam will have.

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