Flatlocking stitching will have you feeling pretty confident.
There’s nothing worse than fearing your outfit is stretching apart at the seams, especially if it’s something you have only recently purchased. Today we chose flatlocking as a stitching technique to sew together 100 unitards for a dance school. Other seam stitching choices are to over-lock, and/or cover-stitch the seams of our unitards. We chose to flatlock these for these reasons:
- DURABILITY – flatlocking for figure-hugging performance and stretch compression garments, where strong seams that won’t burst open is essential. A unitard (an ankle-to-shoulder all-in-one body suit) requires long wearing and durable seams that you can depend on. Any time intensive movements happen in figure hugging stretch garments, your seams need to handle the stress!
- COMFORT – as the name states, a flat-locked seam is flat. Flatter seams don’t rub on the body as much during a workout or intensive movement. Flatlocked seams are created by butting two pieces of fabric together so that there is no fabric overlap. Hence a smoother flatter seam is manageable by using a flatlocking technique.
- PROCESS – as a machinist will know, the less you need to go over any seam the better, when it comes to time management! Do it once with flatlocking… or do it twice with an over-lock and cover-stitch machine. It’s an easy choice!
- DESIGN AESTHETICS – flatlocking keeps your garment design looking clean with simple lines.
In the end, it is the client’s choice which seam type best meet their garments’ style requirements!