Many people who sew may benefit from considering the purchase of one of the many types of serger sewing machines available. A serger sewing machine can be a great way to give a sewn piece a more professional look while making the stitch more durable as well. This can be a great benefit for many types of sewing projects.
A serger machine is a special type of sewing machine that creates an overlock stitch. This type of stitch locks the thread around the seam. This prevents fraying and will reduce the seam allowance as well.
An overlock stitch can be beneficial when sewing on certain types of fabrics. It is particularly useful on stretchy fabrics, like knit, t-shirt and swimming suit material. It allows the material to be sewn together without causing a lot of puckering of the fabric.
While a serger cannot replace a standard sewing machine, it can offer many benefits for anyone who does a lot of sewing. Using a serger on the seams will make the item more durable and the seam much stronger than a standard sewing machine. This can make clothing last longer before it requires repairs.
Anyone who plans to sell the items they create should consider investing in a serger machine in addition to their standard machine. Clothing and other items which have a seams finished with an overlock stitch will look more professional as most items sold in stores have seams finished this way. Often adding an overlock stitch to a garment can change it from being regarded as something homemade to a professional quality item.
When choosing a serger machine for the first time it can be a little intimidating. Many serger machines have very high prices. These machines often have optional stitches and other accessories, which a typical seamstress may not need. Generally, a reasonably priced serger can be found if a person spends a bit of time looking.
During the selection of a serger sewing machine, it is important to find a machine, which uses at least four threads and offers differential feet to enable it to sew on a variety of fabrics. It can also be beneficial to find a device with an automatic threading mechanism, if threading a number of needles is a concern.