The Design Center has two serger machines for creating seams and finished edges for sewing projects.
Getting Started: Juki Serger MO-654DE
Frequently Asked Questions
Whether you need a serger or not will depend largely on the type of project you're working on and the fabrics you are using. A serger machine trims and encloses a fabric's edge or seam inside a thread casing giving a professional-quality stitching. This can be particularly true if you are working with lightweight fabrics that are very stretchy.
The Design Center has thread specifically for the serger machines. They come in distinctive cone-shaped spools. The thread used in a serger machine is generally thinner than that used for sewing machines, and sergers require significantly more thread than a standard sewing machine. Please speak with the Design Center staff if you think you might need to use thread other than the serger thread provided.
Yes, these are interchangeable terms. The overlock stitch is the most basic stitch a serger machine performs, which is why it is often called an overlock machine.
If this happens, please see Design Center staff for assistance.