Do you need to Backstitch on a serger?
Since you can’t backstitch on a serger, it’s important to finish each stitch to prevent the threads from unraveling. Instead of leaving them long or simply cutting them off, secure your serged seams using one of these simple, tidy finishes.
Can you use regular sewing thread on a serger?
You can use normal thread in a serger, but it’s a lot more expensive and unnecessary. You’ll probably run out in about 20 minutes. You probably don’t want to use overlock thread on a regular machine unless you’re having one of those out-of-thread-at-midnight emergencies, because it isn’t as strong.
How do you seal a serger thread?
The most common way that I see students finish their serged seams is with seam sealant. My favorite brand of sealant is Fray Check, which is easily found in fabric stores and online. You can apply it to the ends of all of these thread chain treatments for extra security, if you like.
Does a serger use a bobbin?
Instead of a bobbin, sergers use looper threads. The looper threads help to lock your needle thread in place. The most basic serger stitch is the overlock stitch, which is where the term “overlocker” originated.
Can you hem with a serger?
If you own a serger or have access to one, it can be extremely useful to you in the hemming process. A serger creates a cleanly hemmed edge in one single step, so it’s faster than most traditional hems.