- May 8, 2004
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Can anyone show me some actual pictures? Â Thanks.1. Â Single-needle stitching versus double-needle stitching for dress shirts. Â If what I've read is correct, the easy way to tell is to examine the side seam of the shirt. Â Double-stitched will have two parallel stitches running on the outside whereas single-stitched will have one stitch and a fold with the other stitch on the inside of the shirt. Â Is that accurate? Â Do manufacturers stitch different parts of the shirt together differently?
Be sure to examine both sides of the seams. Â On a single-needle seam, one side should have two rows of parallel stitching, while on the other side there should be only one row of stitching. Â Most shirtmakers put the side with only one row of stitching on the outside, and the parallel rows on the "inside" area of the seam, but Marol is an exception. Â Marol sews single-needle seams, but the parallel rows are on the outside while the single row is on the inside.
On double-needle seams both the inside and the outside will have two parallel rows of stitching.