Serger thread is finer than regular sewing machine thread, in order to avoid bulky seams. It must be smooth and consistent in diameter since it passes through so many guides in a serger. Serger thread should not leave a lot of lint, so that it does not clog the serger.
Can you use overlocker thread for regular sewing?
It’s really best not to use serger thread on a regular machine because it creates much more lint that will collect in and eventually clog your machine.
Do I need special thread for an overlocker?
For perfect results on your overlocker and coverstitch machine it is essential to use a good quality thread that is lint free. For that reason we only stock the highest quality Polyester 120’s and 180’s overlocking thread.
What kind of thread do you use for an overlock machine?
Tex 35 texturized polyester thread. Designed specifically for serger and overlock machines. ProLock is a new texturized polyester thread (DTY) designed for serging on fleece, knits, and stretch fabrics.
What weight is general sewing thread?
Your standard thread will often come in a medium 40 or 50 weight. But a huge variety of other threads exist in super fine 100 weight, or super chunky 3 weight options too.
Can overlock thread be used for quilting?
Yes! A serger is a wonderful machine for piecing a quilt. Whether using a four-thread, three-thread or chain stitch, piecing on a serger is easy and fast. It does take some time getting used to simply because a serger is different from a sewing machine.
What does overlock mean in sewing?
An overlock is a kind of stitch that sews over the edge of one or two pieces of cloth for edging, hemming, or seaming. Usually an overlock sewing machine will cut the edges of the cloth as they are fed through (such machines being called sergers in North America), though some are made without cutters.
Are overlocker needles different?
Overlockers have two needles, although you don’t always need to use both needles depending on the stitch you require (more on this later). We recommend using overlocker needles and have a range available with detailed descriptions on which overlockers they are compatible with for quick and easy reference.
Are sewing machine and overlocker needles the same?
Today, sewing machines and sergers can both take the same needles, which makes sewing easier. However many companies that make sergers opt for designing their own needles or using special style needles.
Are overlocker needles the same as sewing machine needles?
It’s all the same. So, go ahead and install your favorite brand of sewing machine needles. When you insert the sewing needle, it should fit the same as if you were installing it in a home sewing machine.
What weight is overlocker thread?
Serger Thread. High-quality serger thread is also a 40 wt. polyester thread. The difference is serger thread has a special coating that allows it to withstand the high speed and tension demands of serging.
Does serger thread color matter?
In other words, don’t cheap out when it comes to purchasing serger thread. In conclusion, you do not need to spend a fortune on serger thread to get started. With some basic understanding of how a serger works you will quickly see that the thread color choice is not as crucial as most serger owners think.
What is the best thread to use in a sewing machine?
1. Gutermann Sew-All Thread. Providing great quality and versatility, this polyester thread (50 weight) is suitable for all-purpose use. Sold in a jumbo, 1,094-yard spool, it can be used in hand sewing or on a machine, and it works well for all materials and seams.
What is 40 weight thread used for?
40 weight thread is the most commonly used embroidery thread and will cover most projects, from free-hand embroidery to quilting, digitizing to clothing construction.
What weight is dual duty thread?
Strong and strong smooth Dual Duty XP All Purpose Thread sews beautifully on all machines. 100% polyester covered polyester. 35 weight, 2 ply.
What is the difference between quilting thread and regular thread?
Machine quilting Because the 40 weight cotton thread is heavier than the finer 50 weight cotton thread, quilting stitches will show up more easily on the quilt. While the 40 weight cotton is heavier than the thread you’ll want to use for piecing, it is still thin enough to easily be used in home sewing machines.
What do you use an overlocker sewing machine for?
An overlocker (or serger) is a type of sewing machine that uses multiple threads to seam fabric while also overcasting to cover raw edges. It can be used for construction, finishing, or both at the same time.
Why do I want a serger?
1. Why do I need a serger for garment sewing? First and foremost, a serger is the ideal way to create a clean edge on any seam. Not only does the cutting blade trim the fabric edge, but the upper and lower looper threads wrap around the fabric edge, securing or protecting the fabric edge.
Do all sewing machines have an overlock stitch?
Most sewing machines possess an overlock stitch, but not everyone realizes what it’s for. Until a couple of years ago, I thought you needed an industrial sewing machine to perform overlocking.
When should you overlock seams?
When to Use an Overlock Stitch Some seams or fabrics benefit from being pressed open after being sewn in order to reduce bulk. In these cases, overlocking raw edges before construction may be the best bet.
Can I use ordinary machine needles in overlocker?
In which case, (assuming you have a relatively new machine – say less than 10 years old) you’re probably going to be fine using regular sewing machine needles.
What are overlocker needles?
SINGER Overlock Needles are used in sergers to sew over the edge of one or two pieces of cloth for edging, hemming or seaming. Multiple sizes allow for the user to hem different types of fabrics.
What needles for Brother 1034dx?
This machine is perfect for finishing edges and hems of most fabric types, and is an ideal tool for garment construction. Needles: Home machine needles (130/705 H / HAx1 / 15×1), sizes 75/11 – 100/16.