Can I use regular sewing machine needles in a serger?
A serger may take a special needle such as an industrial needle with a flat or round shank. Other sergers may use the standard machine needle sizes 11/75 or 12/80 as well as special needles such as ballpoint, metallic or embroidery.
Are sewing machine needles and overlocker needles the same?
Overlocker Needles. The needle or needles in an overlocker are extremely important and need to be straight and have no bashed points. Because of the speeds overlockers achieve their needle don’t last as long a sewing machine needle. They do need to be replaced more often for best results.
What size needles for serger?
Serger/Overlock Machine Needles
|Fabric Fabrics below can be of any fiber, cotton, linen, silk, wool, synthetic, rayon, blends. They are listed as examples of weight.||Machine Needle Type||Machine Needle Size|
|Sheer to Lightweight Knits: Jersey, Single Knit, Spandex, Tricot||Ball Point||10/70 or 12/80|
What needles should I use in my Overlocker?
Overlocker needle tip #9: Use needle sizes between 70/10-90/14, smaller needles break easily and larger needles have too tight tolerance between the loopers. Overlocker needle tip #10: Replace needles regularly for ensured stitch quality (8-10 hours).
Do you need to use ballpoint needles on a serger?
Best needles when sewing knits on a serger
If the machine is an industrial, you should probably use industrial needles. As for type, a ballpoint is great, but I personally find that a universal needle often works fine too on a serger when sewing knits.
Do Overlockers use special needles?
Overlockers have two needles, although you don’t always need to use both needles depending on the stitch you require (more on this later). We recommend using overlocker needles and have a range available with detailed descriptions on which overlockers they are compatible with for quick and easy reference.