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I wanted to know what kind of stitch is shown in this picture. Can I make it with a brother sewing machine cs6000i?

  • Thank you so much for your help, I didn’t had a chance to reply because my internet wasn’t working!
    – Lily
    Commented Mar 14, 2019 at 5:14
  • One friend told me that maybe it’s a overlook stitch too ! I want to make dog bandana
    – Lily
    Commented Mar 14, 2019 at 5:16

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It is most likely either an overlock stitch or a serger stitch. These are used to finish edges to prevent fraying and give a professional appearance to a sewn item.

The overlock stitch is a combination of a straight stitch and a zigzag. It sews backwards and forwards in a straight line, but between every set of straight stitches, it sews a zigzag. If done correctly, this resembles serging, which is how most store-bought clothes are sewn. (Yesterday's Thimble)

And it looks like there are a few different overlock stitches on the Brother CS6000i! To get that very compressed look as in your example picture, you would want the stitch length to be pretty short in comparison to the width. As always, experiment with a few sample pieces of fabric before you put your final piece through!

  • Also, I want that sewing machine. #jealous ;)
    – Erica
    Commented Mar 16, 2019 at 18:35

I personally think this is an overlock stitch, however, I may be wrong!

The latter of this question I can answer though... Yes, the Brother CS6000i does allow an overlock stitch. I own a Brother CS6000i myself and can confirm this.

If you already know about the Brother CS6000i then you can ignore this part, but there is a review of it here (unfortunately it does not seem to mention the different types of stitches) but it gives a decent insight into the Brother CS6000i. Anyway I hope I helped in some form or another, I am not an expert in sewing (Still learning :P)

  • All this information was already covered in the earlier answer. Do you have any other additions that weren't included there?
    – Allison C
    Commented Jun 11, 2019 at 13:11
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    I gave an insight from my personal experiences which was not included in the previous comment? Some times people like reassurance when it is an indefinitive answer? Commented Jun 11, 2019 at 22:05

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