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What is "Serger" - Definition & Explanation

A sewing machine that uses 3 or more thread to stitch over the raw edge of fabrics. The purpose is to prevent ravelling.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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A fine, closely woven, lustrous cotton or cotton/poly blend made in plain weave with a fine rib in the direction of the filling (across). The filling yarn is heavier and has less twist than the warp...
The thin compressed edge of a woven fabric which runs parallel to the warp yarns and prevents raveling. It is usually woven, utilizing tougher yarns and a tighter construction than the rest of the...
A woven fabric construction made by interlacing two or more sets of warp yarns with two or more sets of filling yarns. The most common double weave fabrics are made using a total of either four or...

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