Sewing Studio manual
Overlockers are ideal for finishes and for sewing stretchy materials. The stitching is flexible.
The use of overlockers differs from sewing machines
- Usually operated with 3 or 4 threads, which are thinner (120) or crêpe threads.
- Needle threads (1–2) run on top of the machine.
- Looper threads (2) run inside the machine.
- You cannot backstitch on an overlocker, sew past the edge of the fabric to finish off. The remaining tail must be separately finished to stop the seam from unravelling.
- Some overlockers have a cutting blade.
- The pressure foot can be lifted using the small pedal, and you can move forward by using the larger pedal.
Adjusting the machine settings
- The basic settings (thread tension) are good for most materials.
- Overlockers are challenging to adjust, do not do it alone.
- The workshop master can help if adjustment is needed, for example, to create a very stretchy stitch.
Lifting the pressure foot and cutting the thread
- A separate small pedal, no automatic cutting of thread.
- All material on the right side of the blade is cut off.
- Do not sew over needles, the blade will become blunt and unusable.
- See device-specific set of needles.
- 2 needles, you can use only one needle for a three-thread overlock.