What can I do with my overlocker?
What Can you do with an Overlocker (serger)?
- Seam finishing.
- Making swimwear, T-shirts, lingerie, napkins, tablerunners, etc.
- Insert elastic into clothing.
- Decorate garments making flowers or other trims.
- Finish hem & facing edges with the cover stitch.
- Seaming on knits more quickly that with a sewing machine.
Can you straight stitch on an overlocker?
an additional straight stitch is added (a five thread overlocker will do both). A regular straight stitch is the basis. Any other type of sewing machine is building up on your skills and equipment. You can do a lot with the regular machine, without any other equipment.
Why do we use an Overlocker?
Overlockers are great for finishing seams and stopping fraying, they make your home sewn products last much longer, especially after a few washes, an unfinished seam will start to unravel. They also make sewing jersey at home much easier, as the overlocked seam lets the fabric stretch naturally.
Can you sew with a serger?
A serger allows you to sew a seam, trim the seam allowance, and overcast the edge all in one step. This stitch is called a 4-thread safety stitch and it can be created on all sergers.
Do you need an overlocker to make clothes?
Long answer: No, you don’t need an overlocker, but it gives a more professional finish to many clothes. An overlocker creates a stitch that trims and wraps the raw edges of your project and can sew a seam at the same time.
Why do you Overlock seams?
Overlock the edges before constructing anything; just overlock around the vertical seam edges of each panel as a single layer to prevent fraying.
Do you Backstitch on a serger?
Since you can’t backstitch on a serger, it’s important to finish each stitch to prevent the threads from unraveling. Instead of leaving them long or simply cutting them off, secure your serged seams using one of these simple, tidy finishes.
Do you need a serger to make clothes?
1. Why do I need a serger for garment sewing? First and foremost, a serger is the ideal way to create a clean edge on any seam. Not only does the cutting blade trim the fabric edge, but the upper and lower looper threads wrap around the fabric edge, securing or protecting the fabric edge.