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.
The coverstitch machine is very similar to a serger. But this is a false impression. In fact they are two different sewing machines.
The first difference: Working area of coverstitch machine is much more than the overlock.
Working area of overlock is located only on the left side.
Second difference: The coverstitch machine has only one looper.
This is threading diagram for coverstitch machine.
The serger has two looper.
The third important difference: The serger has knife for cutting edges of fabrics.
This is threading diagram for overlock sewing machine.
The overlock sewing machine and coverstitch machine have same number of threads.
This is the only thing that makes them look like.
The fourth difference: The cover stitch machine has three needles.
The overlock sewing machine has two needles.
There are other common options that have both sewing machines: the differential feed mechanism and knob to adjust its value
and the knob to adjust the stitch length.
This model serger has these both knobs on the right hand side.
For overlock you need use special sewing needles.
The size and length of needles are indicated in the instructions or on the housing.
Note: For the coverstitch machine need use only special sewing needles and threads.
For sewing knitted fabrics the needle of coverstitch machine must have a special form of the needle tip.
The threads of coverstitch machine and serger need to insert in top holes as shown.
The threads should be thin, firm and elastic. These two parameters influence the quality of the stitching.
The coverstitch machine often is used for hemming the sleeves and bottom of the garments made of knitted fabrics.
Overclock sewing machine is used only to serge the edges of the fabrics. This is the main and most important difference.
The coverstitch machine can perform various kinds of stitches, using 8, 6, 4 and two threads.
So looks stitch of coverstitch machine on the backside. This is the last difference.
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