Picot Stitching Machine (for Industrial Production)

One of the OCS readers asked to share machines (name and brand) used for making Picot stitch as shown in the below image (Image-1). In women's woven dressmaking, picot stitching is commonly used for the ornamental or decorative look of the sleeve edge, on the neckline, or center front opening (front placket).

Picot stitching sample
Image-1: Picot decorative stitch

As per users, There are many industrial sewing machines by which one can make Picot stitches on clothes and fabric pieces. For example, Pegasus Brand sewing machines are used for making Picot stitches. 

An industrial picot stitching machine is normally used in making decorative stitch instead of making any kind of seam. It has two needles in parallel used to sew two sides of holes along the stitch line. In between the two sewing needles, there is a cutter (blade), and a punching needle. The punching needle first makes a hole in the fabric (See the video).


Watch the below video on how a Picot sewing machine makes pico stitching for decorative stitch. (Source - Global industrial sewing machine: https://globalsew.com/)

It is not the edge finishing used to clean finish by rolling the edge for light woven fabrics to avoid yarn raveling from the edge. This picot is done by using a single needle zig-zag sewing machine.

What is a Picot Stitch?

According to Wikipedia, A picot is a loop of thread created for functional or ornamental purposes along the edge of lace or crocheted, knitted, or woven fabrics. The loops vary in size according to their function and artistic intention.

Picot stitching with Usha sewing machine at home

Here are two sample images (screenshot from YouTube), showing picot stitching of a fabric edge and sewing machine. 

Pico stitch Saree fall
Image-2: Pico stitching on the fabric edge. 

Usha Dream stitching machine
Image-3: Pico sewing machine settings

To learn more about picot stitching, you can refer to this article (Sewing Gudie).

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