Serger Sewing Machine

A serger or overlock sewing machine isn’t exactly like a regular sewing machine. In fact, there are some certain things that a serger machine won’t do at all. Before you purchase a serger sewing machine, it’s a good idea to know exactly what a serger can do. These machines weren’t always available to the home sewer, but today, sergers are fairly common.

A serger sewing machine is a machine that created the same type of finished seam that you see on professionally made shirts such as sweat shirts. Creating these seams cannot be done on regular sewing machines, only on serger machines. To that end, the process of creating garments with these type of seams is known as serging, Merrowing, or Overlocking. The serger machine creates these types of seams by trimming and enclosing the edge of the fabric or the seam allowance inside the thread casing. It does this in one step. With a serger, you can select the density of your stitching and the width. These settings actually differ from serger to serger, so you should check what options are available before you purchase a serger machine. Generally, the more expensive the serger sewing machine, the more features it will have.

One of the most interesting features available on a serger sewing machine is fact that you can make different stitches by using a different number of threads. A two-four thread serger machine can create true safety stitches and have the ability to make a two-thread overlocked edge. These machines use two threads for each stitch.

A three-four thread machine can make use of three or four threads. The seams it creates will be somewhat stretchy, although a four-thread seam will be wider and stronger seam. A four-thread seam is sometimes called a mock safety stitch because it is similar to a safety stitch but is not quite as strong. Many of these machines also have the ability to make a rolled hem. A rolled hem is created by rolling the edge of the fabric under and then sewing the edge to the inside.

A five-thread serger is one of the most expensive serger sewing machines, but it also has many different options. It uses three threads in the overlocked edge and the other two threads to make a straight seam line. This means you can make both a strong seam and a finished seam at once, saving a lot of time since you won’t have to switch between a machine designed to sew seams and one designed for finishing.

A serger sewing machine made feature differential feeds. These can allow you to adjust the feed so that you can get results that are similar to an even feed foot on a standard sewing machine. You can also speed up the feed to make ruffles or adjust it to make a waved edge. A serger machine can also make the two rows of stitching that you often see on cuffs. These cover seams look like double needle top stitches. You can create similar-looking stitches by using a double needle on a regular machine; however, these seams will not have the same stretch capability that a seam created on a serger machine will have.

The big question before you purchase a serger sewing machine is this: can a serger sewing machine completely replace my other sewing machine? Well, it depends on what you’re doing. Some sewing projects can be done completely on a serger machine. However, a serger cannot do some things that a regular machine can do, such as facings, sew zippers, make button holes, or do top stitching. For that, you will need to keep your regular machine.

This Serger Sewing Machine Review is Written/Updated on Jan 17th, 2010 and filed under Home Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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