Types of Needles Can Be Used with a Serger

Needles That Can Be Used with a Serger

Needles of home sewing machines are universal and they are suitable for all home models (in most cases). Sewing needles on serger unlike a sewing machine are having differences often. They can have different form a shank a needle. Needles for overlock can have different thickness and length. There are other features of the overlock needles. In this post you find all you need to know about needles that are used for overlock sewing machine.

Serger may has one or two needles

Serger with one needle

Overlock sewing machines may have one or two needles. Old models usually have a one needle only.

Serger with two needles

All modern models home overlocker have two needles. If necessary, one needle can be removed or you can just pull out one needle thread. In both cases the serger will work with three threads.

Serger needles vary in thickness and length

Serger needles vary in thickness and length

In any overlocker manual is indicated what a type needle can be used for this model a serger. You must strictly observe this requirement and use the needles that are recommended by the manufacturer.

You should know that some overlockers have the needles having a round shank. Most modern home overlockers have needles a flat side on the shank, like sewing machines needles.
In addition to it the needles for serger can have different length. It is simple to identify with a ruler.
And the last difference is that a shank of needle can also have a different thickness and length. This feature is difficult to determine visually.

Needle type and size are marked on overlock housing

Therefore it is necessary to replace the needle of overlock sewing machine which type and size is marked on overlock housing (or is specified in manual).

When is needed to change the serger needles

 When is needed to change the serger needles

How you can to determine the moment when you need to remove old needle and set new needle? There is easiest sign - during a work the serger produces a thud sound. This means that the needle point is blunted. Take a magnifying glass and look at the needle tip.

The serger needle should be changed if periodically appear skipped stitches or thread breaking.

Attaching the needles must be reliable

Attaching the needles must be reliable

After replacing the needle you need check the tightness of attaching it. It must be reliable. If the needle will fall down during sewing, it can damage the loopers and other parts of the overlock.

Note that two needles a serger are installed with offset.

English isn't my first language, so please excuse any mistakes and help correct them.
E-mail for sending is on the contact page.

Related Tutorials and Tips:

Serger vs Cover Stitch Machine
Serger vs Cover Stitch Machine

In this post examines in detail the main differences between a serger and coverstitch machine. Serger vs cover stitch machine.

Tips for Using your Serger
Tips for Using your Serger

If you have an overlock sewing machine you need learn how to use a serger.

Womens Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Bias Tape
Womens Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Bias Tape

This is tutorial on how to sew women's t-shirt with 20 photos.

How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist
How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist

Try sewing the knit pants with step by step tutorial that has more 20 photos and comments.

How Make Bias Tape and Add to the Neckline
How Make Bias Tape and Sew to the Neckline

This tutorial helps you make a bias tape for facing. How make bias tape and sew it to the neckline your dress.

Learning how to hem your own pants and skirts
Learning how to hem your own pants and skirts

There are some ways how to sew up your hems. I offer easy way that can use for hemming your pants and skirt or dress.

Cover Stitch Machine Tips and Techniques
Cover Stitch Machine Tips and Techniques

Learn how to use coverstitch machine. Using the cover hem sewing machine is the best method to do hems on your knit fabrics.

My sewing patterns pdf
Patterns and Tutorials PDF

Top