Almost all ready made garments have been sewn somewhere if not entirely with a serger. You want your sewing to look like ready made but you know nothing about these special sewing machines. Learn about what these machines can do and know what you are shopping for before you hit the stores.
This six page article will guide you through how a serger works and what it can do. The photo enhanced pages help you understand all the aspects of an over lock machine. This article will help you decide if you actually need a serger, or if it will be a dust collector after you buy it.
As you read about an over lock or serger, you will hear all different kinds of stitches mentioned. A serger changing the kind of stitch is not the same as pushing a button on a sewing machine. Learn about the stitches, their purpose and if you really need all of the options available.
A serger does not back-stitch or lock-stitch so you have to understand the different ways to secure the end of a serger seam.
When you start to shop for a serger, one of the first things you will notice is that different machines offer different number of thread options... and the price goes up accordingly. Do you need all those threads or will you regret not having all the options? Understand what all these thread options are before you buy so you will be happy with your purchase.
It can be very frustrating to keep getting hit with new terms that you don't understand when you are trying to learn about something new. Learn about what differential feed is and what it can do before you shop for a serger.
Look at the neckline on a sweatshirt or tee shirt. That stitch is different. It stretches and it doesn't break. It has two rows of stitching. Learn about what a cover stitch is with the information provided here.
This is probably the most common question about a serger or overlock sewing machine. Is it best to invest in an expensive serger to replace my sewing machine? Learn the answers you need before you buy with the information on this page.