Abstract: A graphic for application to a textile is disclosed. The graphic includes a front surface configured to be viewable when the graphic is applied to the textile. The graphic further includes a back surface opposite the front surface and configured to contact the textile. The graphic further includes an attachment mechanism, other than stitching, that attaches the graphic to the textile. The graphic also includes a simulated stitching pattern “etched” onto the front surface of the graphic extending around a perimeter of the graphic and includes projections simulating stitch ends.
Abstract: A fabric presser foot containing a member for guiding the hem of a fabric and a thread guide member disposed externally to the hem guide member and parallel to the fabric feed direction. Hemming is accomplished with the presser foot by forming a series stitch and a stitch for the subsequent stitching cycle. The series stitch contains at least two stitches formed on the fabric. Also formed is a stitch at the fabric hem, and a stitch formed externally to the thread guide member which is disposed on the fabric presser foot. The presser foot is attached to the head of the zigzag sewing machine which forms lock stitches using an upper and lower thread.
Abstract: A process for sewing the edge of a woven material to prevent fraying, by sewing alternately at least two stitches along the edge of the material and at least two stitches parallel to the edge of the material but spaced from the edge, with zigzag connecting stitches joining the two rows, where the stitches along the edge and the connecting stitches are sewn in a direction opposite to the stitches parallel to and spaced from the edge.
Abstract: This invention relates to a method and apparatus for forming an overedge stitch adapted to join a plurality of material workpieces along their edge. The overedge stitch of the present invention is formed with four threads. Two of the four threads are formed into material penetrating needle loops which project through the workpiece at spaced intervals. The first needle loop is interlooped at the lower point of penetration with the third or lower looper thread whereby uniting the workpieces. The looper thread, together with the second needle loop, is laterally spread beneath the lowermost workpiece to a point whereat they are interlooped with the fourth or upper looper thread. The loops of the upper looper thread shall be extended for subsequent penetration by one of the needle loops on the uppermost workpiece whereby forming an overedge stitch along the edge of the workpiece.