133 High Road, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2LL
0115 922 3904
0115 922 3904
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Category: Overlockers

Overlockers and Sewing Machines: What’s the Difference?


Overlockers specialise in stitching over the edge of 2 separate pieces of fabric to prevent fraying and provide a neat finish to multilayered creations.


Overlockers are capable of sewing a higher number of stitches per minute than regular sewing machines. They can also use multiple lines of thread at the same time and can perform stitches that a sewing machine can’t, such as the cutting knife stitch, flatlock stitch and, of course, the overlock stitch.


For more information on the distinction between the two machine types, see our blog on the difference between a sewing machine and overlocker.


You can also find out everything you need to know about overlock machines in this article.


Why Buy an Overlocker from Sewing Direct?


At Sewing Direct, our products are available for order online and can be delivered throughout the mainland UK. We also offer a lifetime service package on all machines sold by us, giving you access to regular services and repairs from our Nottingham store.


We’re also keen sewers ourselves and pour our passion for the craft into helping others get the most out of this fabulous hobby. If you have any questions about us or our products, don’t hesitate to contact our team to find out more.


0115 922 3904

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133 High Road, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2LL
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