1. Constructing Activewear, Swimwear and Knit Garments
Sourcing fabrics and notions for swimwear and activewear has never been easier. Home sewists have access retailers who sell materials that used to be hard to come by. Now that we can buy these fabrics so easily, it seems like a no brainer to use the appropriate tool for the job – a serger!
You can use overlock or flatlock stitches to construct knit garments from the ground up with your serger. You’ll get a super-stretchy stitch and perfectly finished edges all in one fell swoop.
Have you ever had your sewing machine “eat” your knit seams? Depending on your equipment and the nature of the fabric, a sewing machine needle may push a stretchy fabric down into the bobbin area and cause you a lot of frustration. Sergers have “stitch fingers” that support fabrics as they feed through the machine, so your stretchy knits are better supported as they are fed through the machine. That’s why sergers are used in factories to create knit garments.