Sewing machines offer a wide variety of stitches to adapt to the type of fabric being worked. As a finish, the zig-zag stitch is often used. But as wide as the choice offered, as extensive as the degree of personalization of the stitches, nothing beats the passage of the serger for an impeccable finish and solid seams. We have carried out the test of the Pfaff Hobbylock 2.5 overlocker and we give you our detailed opinion.
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Introducing the Pfaff Hobbylock 2.5 Serger
Sewing requires skill and creativity. The features of the Pfaff Hobbylock 2.5 serger respond to these two notions shared by all seamstresses and follow on from the Hobbylock 2.0 model. to provide new functionality.
Everything is allowed with the 15 stitches of the Pfaff Hobbylock 2.5: the work of stretch fabrics such as the work of the finest fabrics, and seams in 2, 3 or 4 threads. By using this unique machine, it becomes possible, in a single gesture, to assemble two pieces together, to cut the excess fabric, to overlock the seams for impeccable and solid finishes, and to decorate your creations.
Pfaff’s promise with its Hobbylock 2.5 serger is to empower everyone to sew like a pro. For this, and as usual, Pfaff relies on technology. In particular, the Hobbylock 2.5 automatically adjusts the thread tension according to the work to be done.
The price of the Pfaff Hobbylock 2.5 is around 600 €.
Technical data of the Pfaff Hobbylock 2.5
Here are the main technical characteristics of the Pfaff Hobbylock 2.5 serger:
15 utility and decorative stitches with 2, 3 and 4 thread overlocks;
Integrated rolled edge;
Threading with color code;
Wide sewing space;
Differential feed to accommodate fabric type, including shirred textiles;
Automatic thread tension function;
Built-in wire cutter;
Adjustable presser foot pressure;
Clip-on crowbar, without the need for a screwdriver;
LED worktop lighting;
2 sewing speeds;
Supplied with 3 presser feet: a gathering foot, an Overlock foot, a Piping foot;
Maintenance accessories: screwdriver, oil, needles…;
Creativity has its place with the Pfaff Hobbylock 2.5 serger. The machine designed by Pfaff offers a wide range of 15 stitches, with 2, 3 or 4 thread overlock stitches. This allows you to choose your stitches according to the material of the fabric worked, to ensure a perfect and durable finish.
Getting started with the Hobbylock 2.5 by Pfaff serger is simplified, in particular thanks to the color code affixed to the threading, with a color for each spool; but also thanks to the automated tension function. Just press a button to get the perfect setting and prevent the thread from breaking or tangling.
The work of the seamstress is facilitated thanks to the quick installation of the presser foot which clips on without requiring the use of a screwdriver, but also thanks to the adjustable pressure, the two sewing speeds offered and the integrated thread cutter .
Working on a large work surface like that of the Pfaff Hobbylock 2.5 overlock machine is very pleasant. And the LED lighting further enhances the comfort of use by limiting eye fatigue.
Pfaff also thought about securing his machine. A safety device engages when the serger tank is opened and prevents its operation to avoid any risk of injury.
Overlocks, hems, rolled edges, cutting of excess fabric are perfectly carried out, in particular thanks to the adjustment of the differential feed. All with a maximum speed of 1200 points / minute, very honorable.
The 3 presser feet and the accessories delivered with the machine are a plus.
The Pfaff Hobbylock 2.5 serger is one of the few that comes with a waste tray, which helps keep its machine clean and makes it easier to clean.
Its weak points
The weight of the serger gives it good stability while sewing. However, this can be a weak point for those who wish to travel with their equipment and/or those who do not have a solid table where to leave their equipment permanently ready for use.
The imposing size of the device can also be a barrier to purchase.
If the Pfaff Hobbylock 2.5 serger is full of quality, it still lacks a feature that is nevertheless common and so appreciable: the free arm, to facilitate the work of round pieces when laying hems in particular.
The budget of almost €600 needed to acquire the Pfaff Hobbylock 2.5 overlocker is quite elitist and not all seamstresses have such an amount to invest in their equipment.
Which seamstresses is it for?
The Pfaff serger is simple to use. Its handling is possible for all seamstresses, regardless of their level of sewing.
Given the price of the Pfaff Hobbylock 2.5, however, it is those who have a strong interest in sewing who will turn to this model, those who will use it frequently.
The Pfaff Hobbylock 2.5 model can be used as a first serger or can be purchased as a replacement for another model with those already equipped.
In view of the features offered and its ability to sew all types of fabrics, the Pfaff Hobbylock 2.5 overlock machine is aimed at creative designers and those who wish to make a lasting investment.
Our opinion on the Pfaff Hobbylock 2.5 serger
Contrary to what its name suggests, the Pfaff Hobbylock 2.5 overlocker is not just for fun sewing, like a simple hobby. Everyday and even professional work can be done with this serger. For those who have the space to install it, it is a very good choice for assembling, sewing and cutting without limits.