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.
How do I choose an Overlock machine?
You should consider having the following features when buying an overlocker:
- Number of threads – ideally a machine would have four threads.
- Adjustable stitch length.
- Adjustable pressure foot for different fabric thicknesses.
- Differential feed (similar to a walking foot where thicker fabrics feed through evenly).
Do you 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.