Single-needle Stitching

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  1. Biggs

    Biggs Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone show me some actual pictures?  Thanks.
     


  2. Alexander Kabbaz

    Alexander Kabbaz Senior member

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    Do you have a picture you could post of single-needle versus double-needle sewing?

    Regretfully, I cannot post a photo because I do not have a normal double needle machine and shirts with double needle seams entering my studio are immediately burned. However, viewed from the outside of the shirt, the seam will appear as follows:

    ------------------ = Single needle stitch

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    ------------------ = Double needle stitch
     


  3. Nonk

    Nonk Senior member

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    I am not coming to your studio then. [​IMG]
     


  4. FIHTies

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    I think they let you take it off before they burn it...
     


  5. FIHTies

    FIHTies Senior member

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    Single Stitching. Â Note there is almost no puckering on the seam [​IMG] Double needle stitching, there is puckering on the shirt between the two seems after washing [​IMG] JJF
     


  6. Horace

    Horace Senior member

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    I like double-needle look for button-down shirts, like some of the old Brooks.
     


  7. Alexander Kabbaz

    Alexander Kabbaz Senior member

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    FIH Ties - Think again. [​IMG] BTW, the puckering does not directly correlate with the presence of the double needle stitching. A good double needle seam, made with the appropriate thread and correct thread tension, will pucker no more than a single needle one. Conversely, a poorly made single needle seam can also pucker. What is the usual downside with most (virtually all) double needle work is that the stitch is a chainstitch rather than a lockstitch. Single needle stitching is invariably lockstitch. An entire chainstitched seam can open if even one link breaks (hence the name) whereas a lockstitch will open only one or two stitch lengths if broken. P.S.: Nice manicure.
     


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    How is chain-stitch sewing method differentiated from a lock-stitch? Can you provide a simple illustration?
     


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    How is chain-stitch sewing method differentiated from a lock-stitch? Can you provide a simple illustration?
    necro-post in case someone finds in here (like me): howstuffworks animations of both. ...and FIHties' pix (damn you imageshack) singlestitch [​IMG] doublestitch [​IMG]
     


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