The top 3 reasons to use a Serger Sewing Machine
Sewing is a very important and useful skill to learn especially for moms struggling with buying clothes for their quickly growing toddlers. However, while sewing is an essential skill, it is also very hard to learn. Lots of people have been pricked by needles, struggled with the stitch paths, locking the ends and dealing with the corners of fabrics. Fortunately, with the aid of technology and innovation, sewing machines were invented and made our lives easier. Now with sewing machines, sewing has never been easier and more convenient. Furthermore, with developments in the sewing machines new features have been introduced to make sewing not just convenient but also fun. And one of these developments is the serger machine. Basically, a serger machine or also known as an overlock machine is a type of specialized sewing machine that combines or binds two pieces of cloth together with an overlock stitch. Furthermore, serger machines can allow the user to use up to 5 different kinds of threads for their sewing. It is a sewing machine that can seam, trim and overcast a fabric or cloth in one full swoop.
To further elaborate, let me share with you the 3 benefits of picking a serger machine instead of the ordinary sewing machine.
- Save time
In today’s fast-paced lifestyle, one can’t simply devote all of their afternoons to just sewing. Yes, an ordinary sewing machine can make the process faster, but with a serger machine, the whole experience will be a lot easier and faster. A serger machine will allow you to sew, trim and overcast the edges of the fabric all in one sitting. Yes, you won’t have to cut or trim the fabric prior to adding it to the machine nor would you need to remove the cloth and do adjustments and preparations for the final overcasting. You also won’t need to change threads from time to time as a serger machine can accommodate up to 4 different kinds of threads. Just imagine the time that you will save with a serger machine.
- Flatlock seams
With a serger machine at your side, seams will not just be an ordinary stitch. Instead, you can create flatlock seams that will not just lock the clothes properly but also add beauty and a professional look to the cloth. Flatlock seams are commonly used as boundaries or color stopgaps between the colors of a cloth. With a serger machine, you can use different colors of threads for your flatlock seam. You don’t have to worry about the process of doing the flatlock seam with the serger machine as most models come with an instruction manual that will guide you step by step –from adding the cloth, adjusting the settings to your preferences up to removing the cloth.
Hems are very hard to do, you need to perfectly measure the fold or roll for the fabric before adding to a sewing machine. You also need to pay attention to the tension in order to avoid curling or stretching of the fabric. However, with a serger machine, you can easily create perfect and stable hems. Within minutes, as long as you follow the instructions provided in the manual, you can easily create perfect hems for any types of fabric.
And as a bonus tip, once you get your serger machine, don’t forget to also buy a brush to remove the lints in the fabric as one very minor downside of a serger machine is that creates a lot of lints and dusts.
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