Is it worth getting 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.
Should you overlock before or after sewing?
You can use the overlocker to finish the seams together after constructing your garment but before doing any topstitching. You’ll want to try on the garment and make sure the fit is spot on before finishing the seams in this way.
What is overlock stitch used for?
The overlock stitch is used for construction and edge finishes most often, but can be used for applications like inserting zippers and more. The rolled hem edge fin- ish is a great way to finish delicate fabric, and can be used to create wire edged ribbon.
Can you overlock by hand?
An overlock stitch can be done by hand or machine. You can choose this type of stitch on a sewing machine and you’re ready to go.