Overlockers/sergers are nice to have, but are quite expensive, and not at all necessary to achieve a nice, professional finish on your me-made clothing.
But how do you finish your seams without an overlocker? Well, In the Folds have a free downloadable eBook with over 10 different ways to finish your seams, sans overlocker.
They take you through more basic ways such as pinking shears and zigzag stitches, as well as more complicated (but v. profesh) finishes such as French seams, bias binding and Hong Kong binding. I promise you, you’ll read this and never need an overlocker.
Click here to get your free copy of In the Fold’s Little Book of Seam Finishes. Here’s just a few finishes they talk about:
Pinking Shears: Cheap and cheerful, perfect for beginners.
French Seams: For when you want to get a little fancy, or maybe your fabric is on the sheer side.
Hong Kong Binding: Strong and hard wearing, perfect for the inside of a coat or jacket.
Be sure to get your free copy of The Little Book of Seam Finishes. You’ll never need an overlocker!