A serger, or overlocker as it is more commonly known, is an essential if you’re a seasoned sewer, or someone wanting to turn your hobby into a business. Overlockers are used to stitch around the edge of all fabric panels in clothes making, providing a nice clean straight edge, and it also helps to avoid any fraying of the fabric.
Precision is key when using an overlocker/serger as it can be a pain having to unpick any mistakes, and this may in turn damage the fabric, so it’s always best to do a trial run before starting to stitch the final piece.
Imagery and text courtesy of How to Use a Sewing Machine by Marie Clayton, published by Pavilion. Illustrations by Kuo Kang Chen.