Which overlock is best for home use
For fans of sewing things with their own hands it will be useful to learn how to choose an overlock. This device will allow you to sweep sections of any materials and even cut off excess fabric. Models differ in functions and, of course, in price, and now we will show you what to stop attention in order to make a purchase correctly.
If you do not sew professionally and sew from time to time, then it is best for you to buy an inexpensive household overlock. In addition to being cheaper than a professional, it also takes up much less space.
For training with the purpose of further professional work and making money for sewing, you should choose an industrial model.
The most simple overlock for home in a plastic case make a marking of medium or thick fabric, as well as knitwear. The most common and popular at the household level are 3-and 4-thread models. In general, the number of working threads in a wrapping machine can reach ten.
Popular brands that offer us to buy overlocks for the house are B rother, Janome, Merrylock and some others. To choose the model correctly, you have to imagine what kind of seams and for the use of which fabric you will use it.
- 1If you plan to work with medium density fabric
- 2Which models are suitable for thin fabrics
- 3Overlocks for professionals
If you plan to work with medium density fabric
For medium-density fabrics, for example, corduroy, dense silk, gabardine, etc., and to create the simplest wrapping seams on a dense fabric it will be enough to buy an overlock of the economy class.
- A set of models can include a tongue, which allows you to change the configuration of the seam.
- For the processing of the sleeves, a sleeve platform is intended.
- Differential conveyor allows you to get a slightly weakened seam due to the fact that it regulates the tension of the fabric during the sweeping process. Such a seam is necessary, if the finished product will be strongly stretched.
An example of cars that you can buy both a beginner and an experienced seamstress is Janome 4952D. This overlock can handle the edges of a textile with three and four threads, and also make the twist necessary for thin fabrics..
To work at home, these models are the most optimal. If you have not decided yet which overlock to choose, then stop at one of them..
Which models are suitable for thin fabrics
To handle loose and very thin fabrics (chiffon, viscose silk) it will be correct to buy an overlock that is able to make 2-threaded stitches in addition to 3 or 4 threads. As you understand, its price will be higher, and it will be a little more difficult to manage such an overlock.
It provides an additional device - converter. The overlock equipped with this device allows you to:
- Role-assisted (ie with a twist) seam;
- 2-thread narrow seam;
- decorative hem;
- simultaneous stitching and embossing of elastic fabrics.
As examples of machines that you can buy and install at home, we mention the overlock of the brand Bernina Model 800 DL, capable of performing 15 operations, in particular, making an ultra-elastic 2-thread the seam. Alternative to it can beBrother model 4234D, as the number of their functions is the same, but you can buy the latter much less..
Overlocks for professionals
For those who will sew in large quantities, and work with a variety of types of fabrics, it is better to choose a professional overlock. He is able not only to sweep the edges, but also to make chain-type stitches and stitching seams, hence the number of his functions increases. To work with such an overlock, you need to learn how to properly manage modes.
Overlock, which combines the possibility of marking and creating a crockery, that is, a flat seam, is called a cavernock. If you are going to work a lot with jersey, then you need to choose a stitching machine. She will do the same marking, as on the store knitted T-shirts and other knitted things, that is with the front side will have a double stitch, and on the reverse side it is qualitatively processed by intertwined threads slice. Different models can perform decorative flat seams of various configurations.
Thread tension is regulated by mechanical rotation of the handles or by electronic control in more expensive models.
Before choosing a particular model, decide whether you will use all the functions specified in the instruction.
Even the most simple winding machine can be supplemented with auxiliary parts. It can be paws that allow sewing braids, decorative cords, beads, build assemblies, etc. As a result, your machine will turn into a multifunction device, on which even a professional can work with pleasure..