Sew seams on knit fabrics. Gather. Rolled hems and fancy edges.
Can you sew a garment with just a serger?
Sergers can also be used to sew seams on knit fabrics; in many cases you don’t even need to plug in your sewing machine to completely sew a knit garment! From sweater knits to spandex, knit fabrics can be solely sewn on the serger, and more quickly, too.
Can you use serger thread for regular sewing?
Do not use serger thread in your sewing machine. These spools of thread are tempting to buy because they’re inexpensive, but they have a very rough texture on the thread. So if you put it in your regular sewing machine, it’s going to break and jam and you’ll be really frustrated.
What kind of sewing can you do with a serger?
Sure! Sergers are designed to handle many different fabric types; lightweight fabrics and heavy fabrics, wovens and non-wovens, fabric with texture and even vinyl. I always make sure that I am matching my stitch type to my fabric type.
What two sewing tasks can a serger not perform?
Although some projects can be done 100 percent on a serger, a serger cannot replace a regular sewing machine. You will still need a regular machine for facings, zippers, topstitching, buttonholes, etc. A serger cannot do this job.
Do you need a serger to sew clothes?
No, you do not necessarily need a serger to make clothes or sew knits. But would a serger make your job easier and the finished product more professional than just using a sewing machine? Yes, of course! Sergers haven’t been around near as long as sewing machines.
Do Sergers need special thread?
Serger thread is needed when using a serger because it is made for the interlocking motions of the serger. It will glide quickly and easily through the machine as well as prevent thick knots from forming along the edges.
What is the best thread to use in a serger?
Top Rated: The Best Serger Thread
- #1: American & Efird Maxi-Lock Cone Royal Blue Polyester Serger Thread.
- #2: Mandala Crafts Polyester Sewing All Purpose Thread Polyester for Serger and Overlock Machine.
- #3: Mettler Seracor Polyester Serger Thread 2743 Yard Cone.