After learning to use a sewing machine, the best thing you can do to produce more perfect and professional projects is to use a serger. The serger is the sewing machine’s best friend and it will be yours too.
What is a Serger?
A serger, which is also known as an overlock machine, produces professional finishes on garments and other projects. It does this by a process of knitting, rather than sewing.
A Serger is Fast!
The serger accomplishes all its tasks quickly and easily. It is the real workhorse of the sewing room and will speed a great many tasks immensely.
While most regular sewing machines can stitch between 700-1100 stitches per minute, a serger beats this by a lot, and can make up to 1700 stitches per minute.
What Can a Serger Do?
In a nutshell, a serger can:
- Neatly bind and finish seams, and cut excess fabric from seams at the same time
- Professionally finish unlined garments
- Perform rolled edge finished hems
- Make beautiful, delicate narrow, pucker-free seams
- Make decorative edgings such as ruffled edges and scalloped trims
- Flawlessly hem ruffles with rolled edging
- Neatly and easily attach lace and other trims
- Automatically gather
- Sew stretchy knit fabrics with ease, including finishing sweater knits
- Add strength with stretch seams
- Decoratively and functionally seam fabrics by flatlocking
- Create reversible items
- Finish garments without facings
- Feed 2 layers of fabric perfectly (the serger’s secret to handling knits)
The serger, with its rolled hem option, hems skirts beautifully in just a couple minutes!
With an overlock machine, you will have no more unraveling messy edges, either when you pre-wash your fabric or inside your finished garments or projects.
You can sew knits with ease with a serger. If this were the only thing that a serger could do it would be well worth it to get one right now! But lucky for us the serger can do lots more!
Serging is Easy!
There is a myth that the serger is complicated or hard to learn to use. This may have been true long ago. But today many well-designed, user-friendly, high-quality sergers are available. There are features that make some sergers literally a breeze to use.
The Janome 634d, with its Jet Threading, is truly a breeze to use!
You Can Do It!
I was scared myself and hesitated to buy my first serger. I was reluctant to take on the task of learning something new which I feared as difficult.
As is often the case, all this procrastination and worry was silly; I was serging projects the very first day I got my serger! It was not complicated to learn: it was easy and straightforward. There was no learning curve to get started and I only regretted not buying one sooner.
I had never sewn on knit fabric successfully before– I tried but made a mess using my sewing machine! But I followed a pattern and made my first t-shirt pretty much immediately after I got my serger.
I learned more and more as I serged on, and I was continually amazed by how many new things my overlocker enabled me to do.
Having a Serger Offers and Opens Options Galore!
- thick thread coverage for decorative edgings
- sparsely covered seams for less bulk in seaming
- narrow width and
- wide width seam choices
- flat or
- rolled hems
Your skills and finished products will increase in quality and you will be able to make these nicer, better professional quality projects more quickly than you’ve made things before.
If you don’t have your serger yet there is no better or more important investment to make. No sewing room is complete without a serger, and having one more than doubles your production capability.
Janome’s 7034d Magnolia model is an easy-to-use entry level serger at a very affordable price!
Buy Yours Now!
If you want to create more professional quality projects in less time, you need a serger. And if you want to, you can do it, I promise!
Get your serger now and your skills will soar.
We have the best sergers on the market here at Sewing Machines Plus, from easy-to-use, quality entry level models to the jet threaded deluxe models that literally thread themselves.
Don’t put it off anymore, buy yours today. You’ll be so glad you did!