What is the difference between a 3 and 4 thread overlocker?
The 3-THREAD OVERLOCK is the same stitch as the 4-thread overlock, but uses only one needle. As a result, this stitch has a bit more flexibility, and is perfect for seaming light to medium weight fabrics or knits where you desire a less bulky seam.
How many threads does an overlocker need?
The majority of overlockers have four spools that are threaded into the machine, with two threads passing through a pair of needles. The three right hand threads finish the raw edge of the fabric.
What is a 3 thread?
The three-thread overlock is most suitable for overcasting seams and finishing raw edges of woven fabrics because it has one needle and two loopers threads.
Is it worth buying an overlocker?
Overlockers are worth buying if you intend to make lots of clothing, sew with stretch fabrics and make professional-looking projects. Overlockers are not worth using for those who finish their seams with bindings or make home decors that don’t require overlocked seams.
Do Overlockers need special needles?
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.
Can I use Overlock thread for regular sewing?
Serger thread is tempting to use in your domestic sewing machine because it’s cheap (the giant cones can cost under $5), but it isn’t made for your personal machine. If you use a cone of serger thread instead of regular, all-purpose thread, it will break and jam in your sewing machine.
Do I need an overlocker to make clothes?
Long answer: No, you don’t need an overlocker, but it gives a more professional finish to many clothes. … An overlocker creates a stitch that trims and wraps the raw edges of your project and can sew a seam at the seam time.
What thread should I use for 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.