Machines & Overlockers

Sewing machines, overlockers and coverlock machines are all important tools but not all of them are necessary to have in your sewing room. I often find that working out what machine is best to use, best to buy or most suitable is hard to understand especially when you first get started with sewing.

So I created a number of posts that highlight what to look for in a sewing machine at different stages of your sewing skill, what each style of machine is and helpful tips to help you understand more before moving on to buying.

They are also one of the hardest parts of sewing, especially if you are like me and don’t quite feel like a mechanic and don’t fully understand the inner workings. I found reading up and watching helpful tutorials on how to use the machines, fix them and how to take care of them gave me a new confidence when using them.

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Of course, it doesn’t just stop at the different machines types, there are also types within those types such as industrial overlockers and industrial sewing machines. These are often used in industries where clothes, costumes and accessories are made in bulk or are made of tougher materials.

This may not be an area you want to or even have to explore ever and can lead you on a confusing path but if you want to learn more about the differences between a domestic sewing machine and an industrial sewing machine I have you covered.

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