Can you make a dress without an overlocker?
Overlockers can seem daunting for beginner sewists, so here we take you through how to finish seams without an overlocker (we like to call it faux-verlocking!), using just your sewing machine. … Before diving in, explore the stitches on your sewing machine, as often it will be jam-packed with clever finishing stitches.
Do you need a serger to sew clothes?
No, you do not necessarily need a serger to make clothes or sew knits. But would a serger make your job easier and the finished product more professional than just using a sewing machine? Yes, of course! Sergers haven’t been around near as long as sewing machines.
Is it worth it to get a serger?
When you are sewing with woven (non-stretchy fabrics like in the photo above) a serger is helpful because it will finish the raw edges and prevent fraying. But it is not necessarily the most durable way to sew the seam, so the proper method is to sew the seams with a sewing machine first.
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.
Can I use my overlocker as a coverstitch?
If you’re an avid dressmaker or already own an overlocker, a quality, stand-alone coverstitch machine such as the Janome CoverPro 2000CPX will be an ideal addition to your lineup. This way you can have dedicated machines all set up and ready to do their jobs.