Read Jane’s baby lock overlocker and combination machine review.
Invited to teach at The Great British Sewing Bee Live in 2017, in preparation for for my jersey/overlocker workshops I went for a days training with baby lock Educator, the fabulous Jan. The brand was a revelation!
I’m now hooked on these fabulous machines!
With four overlockers, a coverstitch and three combination overlocker/coverstitch models in the current range there is a machine for every level of sewer (and purse).
Baby lock is used by hobby dressmakers, crafters, small scale designer/makers and costume makers.
All overlockers and combination overlocker/coverstitch machines feature 3 and 4 thread overlocking and 2 thread flatlocking.
The Jet-Air or ExtraorinAir looper threading just pop the looper threads in a threading port, press the button or lever and whoosh, the threads are through.
The differential feed eliminates wavy edges or puckered overlocking.
A clear, comprehensive but to follow instruction manual.
Baby locks easy to use optional presser feet are easy to use and give a professional finish.
Here’s my run down on the baby lock range.
Starting with the ENSPIRE – ‘small but mighty’
The Jet-Air threading system (developed by baby lock in 1993) for easy looper threading – no threading nightmares. No battling the loopers. No snapping looper threads. Just a push of a lever and swoosh, the looper threads are through!
With a needle threader manual tension dials, this fantastic machine punches well above its size and price. www.babylock.co.uk
The VICTORY is the first in the range to offer not only Jet-Air threading but the revolutionary Automatic Thread Delivery system
With the Jet Air threading and stitch selection specifications of the Enspire, the Victory’s Automatic Thread Delivery System (developed and patented by baby lock in 2004) automatically adjusts to the stitch width, stitch length and fabric thickness.
A game changer in the development of overlockers. The jet-air looper threading automatic thread delivery systems, needle threader and LED light make this machines a breeze to use use.
The ENLIGHTEN offers ExtraordinAir threading – press the button and air-thread both loopers together!
The wave stitch option in addition to the automatic thread delivery system and needles threaders means you can create fabulous decorative detail at the push of a switch. www.babylock.co.uk
The baby lock ACCLAIM introduces the RevolutionAir Threading System of air self-threading loopers AND needles!
Optional specialist feet for the overlocker makes techniques like gathering and elastication so easy.
The baby lock COVERSTITCH machine gives a professional hem but so much more ….
One needle/one looper chain stitch option for seams, tacking and decoration.
Two and three thread coverstitch for hemming.
Add on optional accessories for belt loops, taping, turn under and hemming, adding bias binding, pin tucks and more and you have a machine that goes above and beyond. just hemming www.babylock.co.uk
I had found other makes of combination overlocker/coverstitch machines complex but the ‘easy to switch’ baby lock combination overlocker/coverstitch range has made me rethink
Baby lock’s overlocker/coverstitch machines can be either an overlocker or a coverstitch machine. Combining the capabilities of the two machines adds a chain stitch safety seam to three or four thread overlocking. An industry standard finish to the home dressmaker or small scale designer/maker.
The DESIRE3 combination overlocker/coverstitch machine is compact but with big features
This model’s three and four thread overlocking, two thread flatlock, stand alone chain stitch and three thread overlocker/chain stitch safety seam makes a versatile machine.
Add the optional additional feet turns the Desire3 into a workroom essential. www.babylock.co.uk
The OVATION combination overlocker/coverstitch machine does everything the Desire3 does but with even more ….
With the addition of a decorative wave stitch, sewing with up to 8 threads, knee lift, central presser foot leaver, speed control slider, LED light and wide throat the Ovation is truly a magnificent machine. www.babylock.co.uk
The recently released GLORIA combination overlocker/coverstitch machines adds to the specifications of the Ovation with the RevolutionAir Needle Threader – an industry first!
For those of you who want a coverlock machine with easy to thread needles, this one is the one for you. www.babylock.co.uk
With a build quality second to none, baby lock are so confident in their product they offer a two year warranty that can be extended to four!
All machines are supplied with an introductory tutorial by Jane at the studio and ongoing support.
Jane has introduced a range of baby lock specific Sew Short Courses alongside her overlocker and jersey workshops.
If you would like to know more about the baby lock special offers or book a one-to-one no obligation demonstration please contact us, it’s always a pleasure to show how wonderful these machines are.
The full range of machines and accessories can be viewed at www.babylock.co.uk