The Ultimate Guide to a Serger Sewing Machine
The benefit of owning a serger is the ability to achieve a professional quality finish to your seams.
it works faster than a traditional sewing machine.
What Can a Serger Machine Do?
This is the one of the strongest stitches that can be created by a serger machine.
4-Thread Overlock Stich
This stitch only requires one needle and uses three threads.
3-Thread Overlock Stitch
This the perfect stitch for edging lighter weight fabrics.
2-Thread Overlock Stitch
A way to create a seam that is flat on both sides.
2-Thread Flatlock Stitch
This stitch is a way to finish all of the seam allowances inside the hem.
There are several stitches that this machine cannot create.
What a Serger Cannot Do
This stitch is used to create a hem and looks like two rows of stitching on the top and a serger, , or overlock, stitch in the back.
A serger can do many things, but it cannot create a straight stitch. This machine is not a replacement for a regular sewing machine.
A serger cannot perform embroidery stitches, this must be done with a separate machine.
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