Difference Between Baby Overlock and Normal Overlock Stitches
'Baby Over Lock' is not a very common stitch name. I have heard this term few years ago when I was working in a garment export house. I used to recognize this stitch by its design. That time I did not think of comparing 'Baby Overlock' stitch with 'Normal Overlock'.
Fortunately, one of my friends who is preparing to start garment manufacturing business, asked me this question. I hope you will also find this article helpful. Keep reading and comment at the end.
|Normal Overlock Vs Baby Overlock Stitch|
The major differences are as following:
- Baby over lock stitch, one type of serging operation, is used for edge finishing in single ply. Like, this stitch is used in bottom hem for kids and ladies Tops, sleeve hem and neck lines of ladies knitted and woven products. On the other hand normal Over Lock stitch is used to join two layers - like side seam, joining sleeve to armhole.
- 3 Thread over lock sewing machine is used to form baby over lock as well normal over lock stitch.
- Stitch density (stitch per inch) is higher in baby over lock compared to normal over lock.
- Width of baby over lock seams are narrower compared to normal Over Lock seam
- Baby Over Lock stitch forms curly edges where you will get straight edges in Normal over lock stitches.
- Purpose of baby over lock is to stop fraying of yarns from the edge and at the same time give a clean edge finish.