We struggle to get Specific Serger Needles - as we all know there has been a world shortage of Needles with the pandemic. So Serger needles are not top of the production line. Always doing our best for our customers.
What Needles Can Be Used With a Serger?
I’ve used Schmetz Universal, Ballpoint, Stretch, Topstitching, and Jean needles in my serger and all worked perfectly. I switch the needles to fit my fabric, which I have found to be beneficial and produce a better end product. Overlock machines less than 10 years old can, for the most part, be use with home sewing machine needles.
Is your serger more than 10 years old? You can still test out universal home sewing machines using the above mentioned method. If the needles don’t fit easily or the stitches aren’t forming as they normally do, your best bet is to stick with what your manual suggests. Anything older than 20 years definitely needs to use a needle specifically suggested by the user manual.
a dull needle can cause a lot of damage to both the project being sewn and the machine itself.