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14T968DC | PROFESSIONAL™ 5

Bonus Presser Feet and Cover Stitch and Chain Stitches enhance the serger's versatility and your own creativity. 

The SINGER 14T968DC Professional 5 Serger Overlock machine has 5-4-3-2 thread capability providing a wide selection of stitch options for all types of projects with professional results every time.Save time with hems, seams and seam finishing. Creative stitch options and fabric combinations can expand your creativity.

Sewing at 1,300 stitches per minute while trimming and overcasting, you will zip through projects in no time. Decorative flatlocking and easy rolled hems add a finishing touch to garments, home décor projects and more. An adjustable cutting width, stitch length control, self-adjusting tension system and color-coded threading allow for creative freedom and easy set-up!

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  • 5-4-3-2 Thread Capability
  • Different stitch types ensure the perfect stitch, regardless of the project: Cover Hems, Chain Stitching, Rolled Hems, Flatlocking
  • Fully Automatic Self-Adjusting Tension System
  • Sew perfectly balanced stitches on all fabric types.
  • CD Workbook Included
  • Shows you exactly how to use each stitch.
  • Attachable Clean Pocket
  • Keeps your sewing space clean by catching trimmed fabric.
  • BONUS Accessories Included 
  • Beading Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Cording Foot, Elastic Foot, Shirring Foot, Taping Foot
  • 1,300 Stitches-Per-Minute
  • Sews up to 1,300 stitches per minute—a real timesaver 
  • Color-Coded Lay-In Threading System
  • Makes threading a snap— just follow the color-coded diagram printed right on the machine 
  • Differential Feed
  • Fully adjustable to ensure even feed for perfect seams on every fabric - no breaking or puckering. It is also useful for keeping stretch fabrics and bias cut fabrics from becoming “stretched out”
  • Moveable Upper Knife 
  • Easily move the cutting knife to prevent trimming of fabric while sewing
  • Adjustable Stitch Length
  • Effortlessly adjust the length of a stitch with just the turn of a knob
  • 25-Year Limited Warranty 
  • 25-year manufacturer’s defects, 2-year electric and electronic components, 90-day parts and labor
  • Portable
  • Carry handle makes it easy to take your serger overlock to class with you
  • Extra-High Presser Foot Lifter 
  • Offers extra clearance needed when placing multiple layers of fabric under the presser foot 
  • FREE Accessories Included
  • All-Purpose Foot, Needle Set, Tweezers, Spreader, Screwdrivers, Clean Pocket, Serging Knife, Spool Caps, Anti-Spill Net, Oiler, Brush, Cone Adapters, Soft-Sided Dust Cover, CD Workbook Included, Instruction Manual with included Stitch Guide, Foot Control, Power Cord
  • 4 Built-In Rolled Hems
  • Converting to the Rolled Hem sewing mode is effortless. An easy access lever moves the stitch finger in position for rolled hemming.
  • Five-Thread Safety Stitch
  • Consists of a three-thread overlock and double chain stitch
  • Four-Thread Safety Stitch
  • Consists of a two-thread overedge and double chain stitch.
  • Triple Cover Stitch
  • Creates professional topstitching effects.
  • Double Chain Stitch
  • Perfect for construction or decorative finishes.
  • Cover Stitch
  • A necessity for sewing stretchy fabrics like knits, swimwear and lingerie.
  • Four-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch
  • A favorite when sewing a knit fabric because the stitch stretches as the fabric stretches providing a strong and professional finish that will not “pop” when the fabric is stretched.
  • Three-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch
  • Ideal for lightweight, stretchy fabrics like tricot and spandex.
  • Three-Thread Overlock Stitch
  • Provides a wonderful professional seam finish, helps prevent loosely woven fabrics from unraveling, and offers unlimited decorative capabilities.
  • Three-Thread Flatlock
  • Special decorative threads can be used to add texture and a dramatic embellishment effects.
  • Two-Thread Wrapped Edge Overlock
  • Use as a lightweight seam finish or a lightweight seam on woven fabrics.
  • Two-Thread Overedge
  • Perfect for overedging medium weight fabrics. Also ideal for flatlock seams and blind hemming.
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Download the product sheet for a printable list of all of the features and accessories
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What others are saying.
Serger
Peg Coty | October 24, 2014
Overall Rating

Wanted to make a cover stitch on my project. Just follow the directions and it will work just as it says!!!!!

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Professiona; results
Deborah Brindley | April 26, 2014
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, High Quality
Cons:
Singer Needs To Support This Machine On Theor Website

So glad I purchased the Professional 5. Love the different stitches and cover stitch feature. Best price on the market for a do it all serger. Once you learn to thread it you are on your way. Great threading instruction can be found on the internet showing you every little detail. Auto tension is great! I almost never have to change the setting. Highly recommend the Professional 5 for any home sewer. Singer needs to step up their training and demos on their site. No support for the additional feet that come with the machine,

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Should`ve kept it local
Juana Torres | April 11, 2014
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value
Cons:
Complicated, No Local Dealer For This Brandadd A Con

Previous Singer Serger was 23 years old and was easy to use. This new one is VERY COMPLICATED and unless you buy it local and can take instructionsfrom the seller or you're very expierenced with sergers I don`t recommend it. Have had it several weeks and still can`t work it.

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Loving my serger
Susan Lett | February 03, 2014
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, High Quality, Many Thread Combinations & Self Adjusting
Cons:
No Instruction On How To Use Feet

This did take a little time to figure out. I couldn't get it threaded on the far left. I decided to remove the top plate and it was easy peasy. I was also told to use high quality thread or it will keep breaking, I use Guitermann. Thread has never broke. I also tie the new spool thread to the previous used thread and I don't need to rethread it. My only complaint would be that there are no instructions on what menu is used with the six extra feet they give you. I want to apply elastic and pearls, but I feel clueless on how to do this.

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Versatile Serger
Patricia Weiss | January 29, 2014
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, Excellent User Manual
Cons:
Complicated, Plastic Tabs On Knife/plate Covers Are Not Very Sturdy

This is my second serger & the first one with 5 spools. It is not hard to thread, although it is important to follow the sequence. My only complaints is the plastic tab on the knife cover & flat plate cover are not sturdy. After only 18 months, the tab on the knife cover broke off and I am having trouble replacing it. I was told it is not covered under the warranty.

Some advice: practice each of the stiches on light, medium & heavy-weight fabric. Note the settings used for each stitch/fabric combo. I put mine in the 3-ring binder I use for the print-out of the user manual. With each stich section, I used Avery dividers (clear), and taped the samples to the divider. That makes the sample easy to see.

I also included the parts list & schematic. There are a number of helpful pages for using special presser feet and I included instructions for them, with illustrations, at the back of the binder.

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