Explore Overlocker Machines
If you use your sewing machine regularly then you may be considering an investment in an overlocker machine. Most professionals and serious hobbyists wouldn’t be without one but is an overlocker right for you?
What is an Overlocker?
An overlocker is a separate machine that utilises 3, 4, or 5 threads to join seams, to neaten edges and to cut off excess fabric. These action are performed simultaneously. An overlocker machine creates the neat finish to seams that you see inside shop bought clothing. Overlockers are very versatile machines as the stitches they create are stretchy. This makes them ideal for sewing stretchy fabrics and knits and also for attaching elastic to your garments. In addition, overlockers can be used to create fancy edges.
Overlocker machines may take a little while to learn to use effectively but it is time well spent if you are looking to achieve a professional and polished finish to your work. Overlockers are known as sergers in America.
What to Look For
As with sewing machines, there are many models of overlocker to choose from and they offer a wide range of features and functions. You should explore the features offered by the various machines and decide which you would use now or in the future. Look out for functionality which makes the machine easier to thread. Differential feeding could make all the difference as it will enable you to handle a variety of fabrics without the risk of them puckering as you work.
Overlockers at the Sewing Studio
At the Sewing Studio you can choose from an outstanding range of overlockers chosen from the leading manufacturers Bernina, Brother, Elna, Husqvarna, Janome, Juki and Pfaff. There are overlocker machines to suit all needs from the entry level Elna 664 to the fully featured Husqvarna S25. An overlocker could be the perfect addition to your workroom but do ensure that you have the space to accommodate the machine!
If you have any questions about our overlockers or any machines here at the Sewing Studio then please do contact our friendly team who will be happy to help you find the perfect machine for your needs.