Why did Helen Blanchard invent the zig zag sewing machine?

Why was the zig zag stitch invented?

Helen Blanchard is said to have invented and patented the first zigzag stitch sewing machine in 1873. The first dedicated zigzag machine for the consumer market was the Singer 206K, introduced in 1936.

Singer zigzaggers.

Set number Cam part number Pattern name
#3 blue 161067 Key
161068 Ball
161069 Block
161070 Shingle

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What is edge stitching?

Edgestitching is traditionally sewn between 1/8″ and 3/8″ away from an edge at a regular stitch length. This narrow stitching is used on waistbands, necklines, binding, and anywhere a garment needs subtle stitching.

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