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Everything About Serger, Over Lock or Marrow Machines

Understand the Possibilities of this Kind of Special Sewing Machine


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.

Understanding a Serger or Overlocking Sewing Machine

Learn about a serger and what it does
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
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.

Serger Stitches - Stitches that are Sewn With a Serger

Learn about Serger Stitches
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
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.

Ways to End a Serger Seam to Prevent Unraveling

Securing the end of a serger seam with a chemical
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
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.

Serger, Over-lock or Marrow Machine Sewing Techniques

This page will guide you through the different techniques that can be sewn with a serger.

What are they talking about when they say 2-3-4 or 5 thread serging?

Three Thread Flat lock stitch samples
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
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.

Recommended Sites to Buy a Sewing Machine Online With Customer Support

If you are new to sewing with a serger, make sure you will have customer support no matter where you buy the machine. This page will take you to sites that your guide knows has offered excellent customer support and service.

Before You Shop - A Guide to Understand a Sewing Machine Purchase

The price on various models of sewing machine, embroidery machines and sergers varies hugely. How much you are spending will help you decide what you are shopping for but there are other things you need to keep in mind so you don't end up regretting the decision you make.

Neat Serger Endings--Sew News Library

This article, presented by Sew News Magazine, will show you how to have seam endings that are neat and secure when you have sewn a seam with a serger.

Free Directions to Sew a Custom Sewing Machine Cover or Serger Cover

Any form of a sewing machine is an investment. Protect that investment from dust and damage when you are not using it by keeping it covered. These directions will guide you through making a cover that will be perfect for your machines.

What is differential feed on a serger?

gathering with a serger
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
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.

Cover Stitch or Double Needle

cover stitch or double needle
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
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.

Can a serger replace my regular sewing machine?

Answers to Can a Serger Replace a Sewing Machine?
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
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.
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