In my search to find the best overlocker, I reviewed and compared 40+ overlock machines sold in the UK. This meant weeks of talking to overlocker specialists, analysing online manuals, and scrutinizing sales pages. I received advice from 12 industry experts: 3 overlocker technicians and 9 overlocker sellers. Here’s what I’ve learned. Best overlockers: In … Read more
If you’re a beginner who won’t use your overlocker often, don’t need fancy features, and want something cheap, I think the best beginner overlockers are (in order of preference): Brother 3034dwt Brother 2104d Brother m343d Elna 664 (All the links go to Amazon). I chose these after comparing 40+ machines and calling overlocker sellers and … Read more
This is part 2 of my ‘best overlockers’ series. Today we’re looking at the best overlock machines with automatic air threading. With these machines, you press a button and they thread the loopers for you with a whoosh of air. I analysed 12 UK overlockers with air threading. Narrowing it down to my favourite was … Read more
I compared 7 online courses that teach you how to use a serger machine (also known as an overlocker in the UK and Australia). Overall, ‘Serger solutions’ by Craftsy is the most comprehensive course I’ve watched. The teacher really walks you through every step, from threading to sewing stitch samples. She was full of tips … Read more
If you’ve ever looked at a serger listing online (also called an overlocker), you’ve probably been confused by all the stitches it can do! Like a “flatlock”. What is it? What does it look like? When would you use it in the real world?! So what types of stitches can a serger do? Here are … Read more
Learn what the difference is between them. Can they replace each other? Which do you need? Find comparison tables & videos here.
Learn what features you should look for in a serger or overlocker. This guide includes advice from industry specialists and a free printable checklist.