Question: What needles do I need for an Overlocker?

Do I need special needles for overlocker?

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.

Are overlocker needles different from sewing machine needles?

Overlocker Needles. The needle or needles in an overlocker are extremely important and need to be straight and have no bashed points. Because of the speeds overlockers achieve their needle don’t last as long a sewing machine needle. They do need to be replaced more often for best results.

What size are overlocker needles?

Schmetz Overlocker/Serger Sewing Machine Needles, Size 90/14.

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.

Do you need special needles for Sergers?

A serger may take a special needle such as an industrial needle with a flat or round shank. Other sergers may use the standard machine needle sizes 11/75 or 12/80 as well as special needles such as ballpoint, metallic or embroidery.

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Can sewing machine needles be used in Sergers?

Today, sewing machines and sergers can both take the same needles, which makes sewing easier. However many companies that make sergers opt for designing their own needles or using special style needles.

How often should you change Overlocker needles?

Amazing Designs recommends inserting a new needle at the start of every project, or after about eight hours of sewing. Also, be sure to change your needle whenever it becomes bent, dull or develops a burr.

What is an Overlock sewing machine needle?

Description. Singer Overlock Needles are used in sergers to sew over the edge of one or two pieces of cloth for edging, hemming or seaming. Multiple sizes allow for the user to hem different types of fabrics.