Dreamer, in today’s post, we will tell you about the differences, seams, and applications of the interlock machine and Overlock sewing machine.
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The invention of the sewing machine gave rise to various types of machines that perform more complex and reinforced stitches than straight stitches.
The overlock machine and the interlock machine have become some of the most common.
In the following images, let's learn a little more about its use and operation.
Overlock sewing machine
This type of machine performs the sewing employing needles and hooks located at the bottom.
While sewing, the blades found in the front part cut the excess fabric from the seam allowance.
The 2 or 3 threaded ones are used to finish the overcasting for edge protection, very useful for fabrics that fray efficiently.
- The seam allowance is 1/8” or 3-4mm.
Overlock machines with safety stitch or 5-thread stitch, do overlock stitching, adding a straight stitch on the left side to reinforce the seams.
- The seam allowance is 5/16” or 7mm.
Also known as an overlocker or multi-needle machine is used to make chain stitches in knitted and delicate fabrics.
- A cover stitch is a machine that can use 1, 2 or 3 needles.
Its primary function is to give a view to the garment after assembling with an overlock or straight machine
Making the backstitch and is used to put decorative seams to the garments and place spring in pants, shorts or underwear.
- The width stitches with 2 needles is 2 or 6 mm. For stitches with 3 needles 6 mm.
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