Why Buy a Baby Lock

Why Buy a Baby Lock


The Baby Lock name has always been famous for originality of design and innovative technology. Our high quality products stand out from the rest because of their exclusive patents designed to improve your sewing experience.

Here are some of the features of Baby Lock overlockers:

Self Threading Overlockers

Baby Lock overlockers are equipped with the Jet Air Threading System or ExtraordinAir Threading System, making them the easiest overlockers to thread. One touch of a lever or button and a jet of air will blow the threads through the loopers.


No More Tensions!

The Automatic Thread Delivery (ATD) system delivers a length of thread to form a balanced stitch instead of putting tension on the thread. You simply select A B C or D depending on stitch required, no more overlocking tensions!


Thread in any order

Baby Lock models have enclosed Tubular Looper threading paths. Threads are not exposed so there's nothing to tangle. As well as this, threads can be left where they lay, no more placing threads under the foot and stitching a chain before sewing.  With a Baby Lock you can thread in any sequence and begin stitching immediately without any issues of tangled threads.


Speedy sewing

The Looper Drive System allows the motion of the loopers to be driven more directly from the main shaft. This creates a smoother sewing motion with less vibration. It also allows the machine to stitch smoother and at greater speeds than ever before.


Copes with Thick Fabrics

The limitations on how heavy a fabric an overlocker can cut is most often not determined by how strong the motor is, but by the strength of the knife system. Even the heaviest fabrics simply cannot spread the Baby Lock’s lower-mounted, rigid knife system apart. The larger bite allows for easy cutting on thick, bulky fabrics as well. This is due to our patented Advanced Knife Driving System, One-way Clutch System and Vertical Needle Penetration. Baby Lock are the only overlockers with completely vertical needles, rather than the traditional slanted needles. This vertical orientation increases the penetrating power. This allows for overlocking on heavy fabrics and will not push or damage even delicate fabrics.


Adjustable Stitch Length & Automatic Rolled Hem

A convenient dial controls the stitch length for any stitch. You can even dial a longer or shorter stitch without stopping the machine. This feature makes it easy to customize the stitch dimensions to any fabric or thread. Baby Lock overlockers instantly convert to a rolled hem setting simply by turning the stitch length dial which automatically moves the stitch finger. This Automatic Rolled Hem eliminates the need to change presser foot or needle plate and also eliminates any risk of damaging the stitch finger by removing it manually.


True 2 to 1 Gathering Ratio

The Baby Lock Full Featured Single Unit Differential Feed is a superior system for gathering. While most overlockers use large numbers of working parts to control this differential feed function, Baby Lock overlockers feature a single-unit design. Both feed dogs are controlled directly from the main drive shaft allowing for more consistency in feeding various fabrics.


The Fabric Support System

This allows the adjustment of the lower knife from 3.5 – 7.5 mm from the blade to the left overlocking needle. The advantage of this system is the width of the stitch is adjustable on any overlock stitch to accommodate different weights of fabric. With a Baby Lock the position of the stitch finger moves with the position of the cutting blade. This prevents the stitches from rolling the edge of the fabric on a wider stitch width and from looping over the fabric edge on a narrower stitch width.


Built In Needle Threaders

The Baby Lock Eclipse, Imagine and Enlighten have built in needle threaders; this makes it very easy and quick to thread both the needles.


Thread Delivery Unit for Wave Stitch

The wave stitch is a versatile decorative stitch available only on Baby Lock models. It is created by the thread delivery unit, which works in conjunction with the ATD system to rhythmically grip and release the thread, creating a perfect wave pattern.


Chain Off for Cover Stitch

The Baby Lock Evolution, Evolve and Coverstitch Machine (BLCS-2) are the first domestic machines in the world that are actually made to ‘chain off’ for cover stitch. Fabric is required to form the stitch in the beginning, when stitching on a straight piece of fabric, the work can be sewn through and a chain will continue to form without fabric, just like an overlocker. This is a huge advantage as the stitch is then ‘locked’ and will not unravel.


Chain and Coverstitch Needle Tension Disks

The Evolution and Evolve have only one dial for all three chain/coverstitch needle tensions. This one dial balances all three threads with one adjustment, saving time and hassles.