Can you use 3 threads on a serger?

Can you use 3 threads on a serger?

The most basic serger stitch is the overlock stitch. A 4-thread or 3-thread overlock stitch is the most common stitch used for seams. The 4-thread overlock is perfect stitch for sewing knits because it is strong and flexible. Using a 3-thread overlock is a great way to overcast and finish raw edges of woven fabrics.

What is an industrial serger?

Industrial Sergers & Overlocks A serger is designed to sew over the edge of the fabric to provide a finished look and to prevent fraying edges. Many overlock machines feature cutters that remove excess material while you are sewing. These overlock machines with cutters are also known as sergers.

What is the best thread for serger?

Polyarn is a premium “woollie-like” texturized polyester thread. Polyarn has excellent elasticity, recovery, and flexibility, which makes Polyarn the top choice for garment construction when sewing on a serger. Because Polyarn is 100% polyester, it has a higher heat resistance than woollie nylon threads.

Can a serger do a 2 thread overlock?

All sergers can do 3 or 4 thread overlock stitches. Only mid-range and high-end sergers can do a 2 thread overlock. Use 4 threads when you need a strong seam. The 4th thread acts as a “back-up” line of stitching. This means you’re less likely to get a hole in your finished project.

What are the different types of Serger stitches?

Here are the main ones: 1 4 and 3 thread overlock = used to create seams and stop fraying. 2 2 thread overlock = a lightweight stitch used to finish the edges of lightweight fabrics. 3 Rolled hem & narrow hem = finish the edge of a single layer of fabric. 4 Mock flatlock = join 2 pieces of fabric with a flat seam.

What is a picot edge on a serger?

Picot edge = a decorative way to finish the edge of a single layer of fabric. (Note: a “seam” is a line of stitching that joins 2+ layers of fabric together). Most people only use the overlock stitch, and maybe the rolled/narrow hem. They often don’t know the other stitches a serger can do.

When to use a 3 thread overlocker stitch?

If you’re making an item that won’t be put under much stress, like a loose-fitting t-shirt, you can use a 3 thread overlock to create seams too. This is a nice way to finish lightweight fabrics. It uses fewer threads, making it a lighter and finer stitch. This isn’t normally strong enough to create a seam. It’s for finishing raw edges only.