Best answer: Can I turn my sewing machine into a serger?

What stitch replaces a serger?

Seam Finishes #1 – Zig-Zag

If you don’t have a serger, zig-zag stitch is a commonly used seam finish, particularly for thick or bulky fabrics.

What does the serger do that the sewing machine does not?

A serger sometimes called an overlocker, uses an overlock stitch that does not come on sewing machines. It uses three or more thread sources to create this overlock stitch and create a professional-grade binding for fabric.

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 two sewing tasks can a serger not perform?

Although some projects can be done 100 percent on a serger, a serger cannot replace a regular sewing machine. You will still need a regular machine for facings, zippers, topstitching, buttonholes, etc. A serger cannot do this job.

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