Are Overlocker needles different to sewing machine needles?

Overlocker Needles. The needle or needles in an overlocker are extremely important and need to be straight and have no bashed points. Because of the speeds overlockers achieve their needle don’t last as long a sewing machine needle. They do need to be replaced more often for best results.

Do you need special needles for an Overlocker?

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.

What is an Overlock needle for a sewing machine?

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.

How often should you change Overlocker needles?

It is recommended that you change your needle after every 3 full bobbins used or every 2 pre-wound bobbins used. It is also recommended that you change the needle after each project or if using a fabric that naturally dulls the needle such as leathers or heavy fleece.

When should I use an Overlocker?

If your sewing time is limited, an overlocker can help you whiz through your projects quickly and efficiently. An overlocker can be used for many finishes including construction of garments, through to finishing off the edges of fabric that will then be seamed on the sewing machine.

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Can I use regular sewing machine needles in my serger?

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.

Do I need special needles for my serger?

A serger may take a special needle such as an industrial needle with a flat or round shank. Other sergers may use the standard machine needle sizes 11/75 or 12/80 as well as special needles such as ballpoint, metallic or embroidery.

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