Thank you for all your support while we work through these uncertain times.
As a result of the Covid-19 restristions we unfortunately have to close from 5pm Tuesday 24 March 2020.
This includes all online sales as the couriers will no longer be serving our business since we are not classed as an essential service.
This means any orders placed over the next 4 weeks will be shipped once the lockdown is over.
We are terribly sorry for any inconvenience caused. We are doing everything we can to get back in store sending orders but the health and safety of our staff and customers is our top priority. We will keep you updated.
Stay safe and happy sewing!
- The Sewing Depot Team
The sewing depot presents
a GUIDE TO OVERLOCKERS
Curious about overlockers or sergers? This page will give you all the info you need to know when looking to buy an overlocker, what accessories you might need or want, and info on how to expand your knowledge and keep your machine in great working order.
What is an overlocker for?
An overlocker performs some very special and specific types of stitches and is used alongside your sewing machine to create lovely professional looking garments. An overlocker is not a substitute for a sewing machine though, so if you don't have a sewing machine yet, first go and have a look at our range of sewing machines. An overlocker has a small knife that cuts the fabric before enveloping the edge of the fabric in loops of thread. This creates a clean finish and protects the edge from fraying.
Just like sewing machines, the features available vary between brand and model of overlocker. Below you will find the most important features to look out for when shopping for an overlocker.
Having these features listed below would certainly make your overlocking experience a pleasure, but they are not essential to have.
popular overlocker models
Here is a comparison of our most popular models and their main features. For a more detailed breakdown of each model please click on the model you would like to view and you will be taken to its product page.
BROTHER 3034D OVERLOCKER
Easy Looper Threading
BROTHER 4234D OVERLOCKER
Easy Looper Threading
other things you'll need for overlocking
A machine alone will get you started, but here are some other bits and pieces that you will need or that will simply make using your overlocker easier.
useful accessories for your overlocker
Some models have some great accessories available which can make certain overlocking tasks go more smoothly.
NEED SOME HELP?
If you have questions about which overlocker might suit your needs or about any details or features of the models we sell please send us an email or give us a call on 04 589 6933, otherwise read on for info about overlocking lessons and machine servicing.