No overlocker is worth having unless it uses the differential feeding system to provide a beautiful flat finish. By changing the ratio of feed unit you can obtain the perfect setting according to the fabric. Turning a dial is all that is needed to adjust this feed ratio. You can then stretch the fabric to make frills or ruffles on bedding. Alternatively set the feed ratio the opposite way to sew stretchy materials. Stretchy fabric is normally difficult to sew flat, buy the differential feed on the Hobbylock 2.0 allows your to achieve perfect flat seam edges.
The overlocker machine will never replace a sewing machine. A overlocker like the Hobbylock 2.0 does make sewing quicker as what would normally take two operations using a sewing machine only would take one action using an overlocker.
The Hobbylock 2.0 offers 15 stitch programs a host of other features and at speeds upto 1300 stitches per minute. Use 2, 3 or 4 threads depending on the function and fabric you are sewing. Like a sewing machine both the length and width of stitch can be adjusted. Use the cutter to trim or is can be disengaged. The machine also can be used to sew a rolled hem without any additional extras.
When threading use the built-in instruction guide to follow the coloured threading paths. The presser foot can be raised to accommodate several layers and heavy fabrics. Electronic foot gives greater speed control when stitching fast or slow, the needle piercing and cutting power always remain constant.
As well as the step-by-step DVD. Accessories include large waste tray to catch fabric trimmings. Tweezers, spare knife and needles are some of the other accessories stored in the box.
By Oreilly from UK
Borrowed one of these and had to buy one. I have been sewing for 40 years and this is the first one I've used. So much simpler than I thought and I now wouldn't want to not have one. I have threaded it myself but have yet to try all of the functions but it is fun! to use. Wonderful service too-very quick. (Posted on 7/8/11)