Either, can regular thread be used in a serger? You can use normal thread in a serger, but it's a lot more expensive and unnecessary. You'll probably run out in about 20 minutes. You probably don't want to use overlock thread on a regular machine unless you're having one of those out-of-thread-at-midnight emergencies, because it isn't as strong.
Never mind, what is the difference between a serger thread and a regular thread?
General purpose home sewing thread is usually T-34, while general purpose serger thread is usually T-27. ... Most home sewing machines can only handle up to T-50. It's not a huge difference, but the serger thread is weaker. Regular thread also tends to be three ply, while serger thread is sometimes only two ply.
How do I choose a serger thread?
Smoothness. Serger thread should be smooth so it navigates through the serger easily. Polyester is popular for this feature while cotton is not due to the short fibers which can be messy too.
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IZO Home Goods 4-Pack of 6000 Yards (EACH) White Serger Cone Thread All Purpose Sewing Thread Polyester Spools Overlock (Serger,Over lock, Merrow, Single Needle)
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Come with white sewing thread spool,this thread could fulfill most of your home use project.Fits many sewing machines brand.
100% Spun Polyester Sewing Thread 1 Color 6000 Yards Polyester Each Thread Spool
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ilauke 12 X 1500M Overlock Sewing Thread Assorted Colors Yard Spools Cone 100% Polyester for Serger Quilting Drapery
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4 Large Cones (3000 Yards Each) Text 27 Polyester Sewing Quilting Serger Maxi Lock All Purpose Thread White or Black (Black)
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Each Cone is 3000yards Text 27. Quality 100% polyester thread for the serger
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12 Pcs 1500 Meters Each Spool Polyester Serger Thread Sewing Threads for Hand or Machine Sewing
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Fiber: Try to match thread fiber to fabric fiber. Cotton fabric should be sewn with cotton thread; polyester or manmade fiber should be sewn with polyester thread. ... Polyester fiber is stronger than most natural thread, so over time, the stronger polyester thread can break the weaker cotton fiber of the fabric.
Like all good things in life, thread can't last forever. Though it may look fine, thread can get too old to work properly, leading to breakage and uneven coloring. However, there is no set expiration date for every spool of thread.
Certainly, if you are new to sewing then the Moon 120 would be a good starter thread, given the value for money and amount of thread you get. The thread is strong enough for general sewing tasks and garment construction however I would probably use something different for heavy duty items.
Is learning how to use a serger challenging? Yes, but it is well worth the effort to see how neat and secure the seams and edges are after the serger has added its value to your handiwork. You will soon see that as a team, you and your machine are invincible.
Instead of a bobbin, sergers use looper threads. The looper threads help to lock your needle thread in place. ... Depending on your serger model, you may have anywhere from two to eight threads on your machine. The more threads your machine has, the more decorative stitching your serger can do.
While their respective uses might vary depending on the type of fabric, one thing is for sure — sewing machine needles and serger needles are not the same. They serve different machines used for different types of work. While it is possible to use sewing machine needles in a serger, tailors agree there are exceptions.