Understanding a Serger or Overlocking Sewing Machine
By Debbie Colgrove, About.com Guide
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What does a serger do?
Serger Sewing and Cutting
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
A serger trims the seam and encloses the seam allowance or edge of the fabric, inside a thread casing, all in one step. The width and density of the stitching are two of the many variables available on a serger. The options are not the same on all sergers. As with almost any thing you purchase, the more you spend, the more options you will have.