Throughout the years, Singer overlockers have become very popular. An overlockstitch sews over the edge of one or two pieces of cloth for edging, hemming or seaming. Usually an overlock sewing machine will cut the edges of the cloth as they are fed through (such machines are called ‘sergers’), though some are made without cutters. Similar to a sewing machine, the Singer overlocker has an adjustable stitch length and width. Additionally, the fabric edge width cutters can be altered too.
An overlocker uses looper’s, more than one needle, two cutting knives, two feed units and up to four threads. All of these pieces run at extremely high speeds in a very controlled way. The Singer Overlocker is compact and it doesn’t cover more than one square foot of space on the table. The machine is capable of sewing at over 1300 stitches-per-minute. Users don’t even need to worry about the complexity of the Singer Overlocker. Like with sewing machines, the length and width of the stitch can also be changed. Other things can be altered, like the fabric edge width cutters, which can be swung out of the way if not needed.