Friday, March 31, 2017

Improve Your Stitch With ActiveSeam Training

ActiveSeam, the ONLY branded stitch created by Merrow's own MB-4DFO, has already begun to revolutionize the fashion and medical garments industry. As we continue to expand its varied application and use with the ActiveSeam 2.0 Platform, we'd like to offer a FREE asset to folks interested in learning more about the MB-4DFO or Activeseam

The Merrow MB-4DFO-2 ActiveSeam Training and Workshop!

ActiveSeam Training at Merrow

Join us at the Merrow Factory in Fall River, MA for a hands-on, skill-building experience. Bring your own material and/or thread, any questions you might have, and be ready to tell us about your application! This workshop is a designer's dream, offering exclusive time with Merrow's team of experts and giving you complete control of your stitch's aesthetic. There are four primary goals of the ActiveSeam level 1 certification training:
  1. To understand and practice basic machine maintenance.
  2. To achieve and adjust the Infused, Comfort, and Slim ActiveSeam stitches.
  3. To sew on a wide variety of material types.
  4. To understand the capability and versatility of Merrow's complete line of MB-Class ActiveSeam machines.

ActiveSeam Training at Merrow

During this training, you'll be given a comprehensive overview of the MB-4DFO-2 platform, including mechanical and functional ActiveSeam improvements. You will also learn basic machine maintenance including:

  • Replacing needles, needle carrier assembly, needle plate, loopers, looper setting (bending), feed dog adjustment, upper and lower cutters, lubrication, cleaning oil filter, gasket, needle carrier adjustment, and more. 
But that's not all! All stitches produced by the MB-Class machines will be covered-- the Infused Stitch, the Comfort Stitch, the Slim Stitch, the Micro, and the 2.3, 2.4, and 2.7

Reserve My Seat Now!

ActiveSeam Training at Merrow

You will also spend time working on the machines, including going over how to thread the machine, thread tension, stitch formation, and stitch adjustment. Additionally, feed eccentrics, adjusting the stitch spacing (SPI), adjusting the differential, and sewing on different fabric types will all be included in this training.

You will leave the training confident that you've worked through any issues and feeling equipped to handle any future difficulties you might encounter thanks to our personalized and solution-oriented approach to training!

Reserve My Seat Now!

ActiveSeam Training at Merrow

This opportunity is extremely beneficial to anyone who has interest in the MB-Class machines or wants to learn more about Merrow's application-specific solutions. Merrow dealers in particular will find it especially advantageous, as we do provide a certificate of completion upon finishing the two-day training.

Don't miss out on this FREE, AMAZING opportunity to increase your knowledge and skills. Sign up today! 

Upcoming Training Dates:

  • May 4th & 5th
  • July 13th & 14th
  • October 5th & 6th

Meet your Merrow Master Technicians:

ActiveSeam Training at Merrow
Manny & Lev,  Merrow Master Technicians
Upcoming Training Dates:

May 4th & 5th
July 13th & 14th
October 5th & 6th

Thursday, March 23, 2017

NUEVO: La Nueva Compacta Mesa de Costura Profesional de Merrow


La MESA HELMSMAN DE MERROW es una mesa de costura compacta profesional, diseñada para ser la mesa más eficiente, seguro y portátil para todas las soluciones de costura. De ambos ergonómicos y altamente transportables, esta única mesa es la mejora de ambos mundos.
  • Altura de mesa que es adjustable  - ¡sentar o parada cuando estas cosiendo!
  • Ruedecillas de mobillarios que se cierra disponible en 2 1/2" o 4"
  • Cubierta de madera esta disponible en pre perforado o superficie plana - ¡se acomoda con TODOS típos de estilos de máquinas!
  • ¡7 opciónes de colores para adaptarse en cualquier estilo!
Esta mesa es la más estrecha del mercado, con una superficie de trabajo de 24 "x 20". El superfice esta compuesto de madera versatil industrial con una tapa laminada y está clasificado para soportar 300 libras. La altura es completamente ajustable que  permite una adaptación fácil para aplicaciones diversas. La estructura de Z-leg esta sentado en lo alto sobre cuatro ruedecillas de mobiliarios que se bloquean, haciendola extremadamente maniobrable. La mesa es ligera, durable y fácil de montar, haciendo la mesa ideal para cualquier ubicación --- de la producción industrial hasta la costura en casa.

Merrow Helmsman Compact Professional Sewing Table
LA MESA HELMSMAN DE COSTURA se puede hacer usado con aire, clutch o motor de servo. Hay configuraciones adicionales para ambientes húmedos. Mientras que viene estándar con ruedas de 2-1 / 2 pulgadas de ruedecillas de mobiliarios que son ideales para lugares de trabajo limpios y planos, también se puede actualizar para incluir ruedas de 4 pulgadas. Esta actualización es muy recomendable para cualquier lugar donde la mesa puede encontrar obstáculos o superficies irregulares. Las ruedas de 4 pulgadas se deslizan fácilmente sobre obstáculos y son menos de propensas a quedar envueltas en hilos, materiales y / o desechos descartados. Están disponibles en cuatro colores: gris, rojo, marrón o azul.

¿Interesado en saber más? Póngase en contacto con nosotros hoy.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

NEW: Compact Professional Sewing Table by Merrow

The MERROW HELMSMAN TABLE is a compact professional sewing table, designed to be the most efficient, reliable, and portable table for all sewing solutions. Both ergonomically-friendly and highly transportable, this unique table is the best of both worlds. 

  • Adjustable table height-- sit or stand while sewing!
  • Locking casters available in 2-1/2" or 4"
  • Wooden top available in pre-drilled or flat top-- accommodates ALL machine types!
  • 7 color options to fit any style!
The HELMSMAN SEWING TABLE by Merrow is the narrowest table on the market, boasting a 24" x 20" work surface. The top is comprised of versatile industrial wood with a laminated top and is rated to support 300 lbs. The height is fully adjustable, allowing for easy adaptation to various applications. The z-leg frame is seated atop four swivel locking casters, which make it extremely maneuverable. The table is lightweight, durable, and easy to assemble, making it the ideal table for any location-- from industrial production to home sewing. 
Merrow Helmsman Compact Professional Sewing Table

The HELMSMAN SEWING TABLE can be used with an air, clutch, or servo motor. Additional configurations for wet environments are available.  While it come standard with 2-1/2 inch rolling casters that are ideal for clean, flat workplaces, it can also be upgraded to include 4-inch casters. This upgrade is strongly recommended for any location where the table will encounter obstacles or uneven surfaces. The 4-inch wheels glide easily over obstacles and are less likely to become wrapped in discarded thread, material, and/or debris. They are available in four colors: grey, red, maroon, or blue. 

Interested in learning more? Contact us today!

Merrow Compact Professional Sewing Table

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Join Knits and Non-Woven Materials with the Merrow High-Speed Sewing Machine Line -- for Wet and Dry Environments

Merrow's 71-Class machines are designed and built to be the world's most durable sewing solutions for butt seaming, knitting facilities, and any moisture-rich seaming environment. They come in three variations: the 71-1D-2 model, the 71-1D-2 CNP model, and 71-1D-7 CNP model. Both of the CNP models are entirely nickel plated, protecting the machines from corrosion and rust, even in wet or saturated environments. There are no other machines in the world that can stand up to wet environments like the 71-1D-2 CNP and 71-1D-7 CNP can. However, if that's not a concern, the 71-1D-2 is painted (rather than nickel plated) and is the top-of-the-line solution for dry seaming environments. 

All our 71-Class Models are incredibly durable and easy to service. They do not recirculate oil, preventing the internal buildup of particulates that commonly causes machine failure in self-oiling machines. This gives the 17-1D a distinct advantage over converted overlock machines, ensuring your processes will continue running smoothly without fears of machine OR stitch failure. 

Additionally, all 71-Class models have specifically milled cam grooves that allow consistent, uninterrupted sewing at up to 4000 RPM. That is a substantial difference in speed when compared to RPM speeds of other machines commonly used in seaming facilities. The evidence is overwhelming: from their unparalleled durability to the significant impact these machines have on increasing overall speed of production, there is simply no match for the 71-1D. 

Why buy machines that cannot withstand the rigors of production? The 71-Class models can literally run forever, even in harsh environments where most machines will stop working in mere weeks or months. Invest in a machine that will provide quality stitching for years to come. 

Purchase the 71-Class Merrow for your factory today!  

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Merrow: A Name With Value

Not many companies can boast 179 years of quality manufacturing-- but Merrow can.

The Merrow name represents quality and longevity. From the "merrowed" edge to overlock stitching, we lead the way in innovation and creative solutions for every industry from fashion to textiles. Choosing to use Merrow machines adds tangible value to your product, so isn't that something you'd definitely want your customers to know?

We've got a solution. Link us in your blog or website, give us a shoutout on social media, or email us and we'll provide more information to help ensure people know you've got the best seams in the business. Let your customers know you care about quality-- because at the end of the day, that's why you choose Merrow machines for your products: because the stitch matters.

Got questions about how to link Merrow? Here are some helpful tips:

Link the Merrow Logo:
Download and publish the Merrow logo to use on your personal page!

STEP 2: Link Merrow URL:

Or paste the following html into your page directly:

<a href=""> <img src="" alt="merrow sewing machine logo" /></a>

Directions for text linking:

STEP 1: On your site add the text: Learn More About the Merrow Sewing Machine Company
STEP 2: Select the words Merrow Sewing Machine Co. and create a link to:

Or paste the following html into your page directly:

<p> Learn More About the <a href="">Merrow Sewing Machine Co.</a></p>


Feel free to email us! We're happy to help.

Don't forget to follow us on social media! 


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

RPS Manufacturing Solutions & Merrow's MG-3U

The Merrow Stories are pouring in! This story came via email from RPS Manufacturing Solutions in Wolfforth, Texas. In this video, you can see our Merrow MG-3U putting the finishing touches on a patch:

RPS Solutions have spent the last 25 years leading the development and delivery of products that make the workplace safer for the everyday person. Their products provide breathability in the harshest environments, industry-leading protection, regulated temperatures, and enhanced productivity for workers all over the world. They carry all types of uniforms for both warm and cold climates including coveralls, bibs, bomber jackets and parkas. And, if you need those uniforms customized with reflective striping, patches, embroidery, or any other kind of personalization, RPS Solutions has the capabilities to get it done fast, all under one roof! 

"We love our Merrow machine, we started out making 200 patches a month but now produce over 5000 custom patches a month and are looking to expand even more….we look forward to buying a new machine very soon!"
- Sally Vento, RPS Manufacturing Solutions

We asked RPS a few questions about what role the MG-3U plays in their production and how Merrow has helped improve their product or production. "We apply name branding and custom logo branding on the spot, MTO [made to order].  No stocking or minimum order requirements." Merrow has enabled RPS to incorporate "a unique concept to personalizing work apparel" through "being able to customize and add names" for any order.  

Do you have photos or videos of a Merrow in-action you'd like to submit to our Merrow Stories series? Send us a message and we'll send you a free t-shirt, it's THAT simple! Our favorite submissions will continue to be shared on our blog, so keep checking back for more!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Stitch Matters: Sean's Merrow Story

This week, we started a campaign asking you to share your Merrow stories with us. We are proud to feature one of our first submissions from Sean, a lifelong Merrow mechanic:

"After I graduated college, I worked in a sweater factory and we were using Merrows from the 60's. I was a pattern maker but became a mechanic there. Loved working on them because they were designed with the mechanic and sewing operator in mind. Jumped ship to a thermal cut and sew plant, once again a pattern maker and a customer asked for a "rail road" hem. Top management was puzzled at the machine... my old friend the 2-thread Merrow. Fast forward a few years, I'm now a consultant/salesman in the sock and hosiery industry and flat seaming is all the rage. I've converted a few customers to Merrow and they have seen not only a better seam but it's so much faster and operator friendly. I've rebuilt so many of your [Merrow] machines, keep up the great work, the quality of craftsmanship has shown throughout the decades."
m-2DC (1973) set up by Sean for a hosiery customer
M-2DC (1973) set up by Sean for a hosiery customer

Sean pulls parts from this "Merrow Graveyard"
Sean pulls parts from this "Merrow Graveyard" 

Are you interested in sharing your story?

Monday, February 20, 2017

End-to-End Solutions from Merrow

Curious about how Merrow's end-to-end solutions can help your production process? Here are just a few examples of our new machines and their unique applications to solve common production problems.


A new sewing machine designed and built by Merrow to sew the thickest materials together. Start with up to 4" of pile or up to 1" compressed material (both layers) and end with material joined on a 5/8" wide seam. 


Designed to create 16MM (5/8") Stitch the 70-D3B-2 CNP is a completely nickel-plated sewing machine for butt seaming. It is ideal for wet or caustic sewing environments because it will not rust or corrode, making it the perfect machine for Dyeing and Finishing facilities.

Let Merrow Create Your Custom Seam Solution!

STEP 1: Send us your Material
We will customize and sew off your material on any of our continuous processing machines.

phone: 508.689.4095

STEP 2: We will put you in contact with one of our 156 service providers in 85 countries 
They will assist you with the purchase and installation of your new Merrow machine.

Merrow Genuine Spare Parts


What's the best way to keep your Merrow machine leading the pack in performance and quality? By purchasing Merrow spare parts, of course! 

You can depend on the parts Merrow provides as all genuine parts. Merrow maintains an inventory for almost all legacy machines (600 models) and ALL Parts are available for immediate purchase-- there's no need to wait! 

In addition, all parts are machined to .001 tolerances and tested before shipping, so we guarantee you (and your machine!) will love the results. 

What are you waiting for? Ensure the longevity of your Merrow machine and shop today!

Got a question? Email us today for more information!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Join the Movement: Introducing ActiveSeam 2.0


Add value to your product with the only branded, technically-superior stitch.


ActiveSeam by Merrow ActiveSeam by Merrow

Merrow's new 2017 line of MB-class machines produces four new versions of the ActiveSeam INFUSED 3D Stitch.

From performance apparel to medical compression, ActiveSeam improves product performance and leads the industry as the first branded marketable stitch, bringing purpose-built stitching and improved garment construction from the sewing floor to the point of sale. 

The ActiveSeam 2.0 platform is driven by Merrow's MB Series Machines. Our 2017 line accommodates a wide variety of needles and feed eccentrics, including two different needle plates and up to six different needle sizes. There are currently five distinct versions of this machine, allowing users to work on a projects with a multitude of variations, from lightweight to heavyweight material, or from general to specialized applications.

  • Our 2017 machine line accommodates a wide variety of needles and feed eccentrics, including two different needle plates and up to six different needle sizes
  • Merrow MB-4DFO-2 series machines are the ONLY machines that can produce the ActiveSeam Infused stitch
  • All machine models can sew all three stitches--
    • 2 thread Slim (Lower Looper and Inside Needle only) 
    • 2 thread Comfort (Lower Looper and Outside Needle only)
    • 3 thread Infused (Lower Looper and Both Needles)
  • When compared to a flatlock stitched seam (4 needle 6 thread, ISO 607) with identical thread, fabric, and SPI, both ActiveSeam 2 & 3-thread seams proved to be more than 30% stronger and had the ability to stretch (linear travel) 100% further

With ActiveSeam 2.0, the possibilities are truly endless!

  • ActiveSeam is almost undetectable when applied next to skin
  • With more stretch built into the seam, the garment can be designed to fit the human body better without restricting athletic movement

Additionally, Merrow MB Class Machines expedite production of technical sewn products.

"...we just finished a time study
and 'Mrs. Betty Blue' [MB-4DFO]
has cut our production time almost in half."
- Kate Sauls, Livell Co. 

What can ActiveSeam by Merrow do for YOU? 

Medical Compression

Neoprene Fabrics

Athletic Apparel

Men's & Women's Apparel


Merrow has an Education and Designer Discount Program,
contact us to find out more.


Merrow offers in-house, hands-on training, check out our

Merrow OR ActiveSeam?
Visit our ActiveSeam Website.

Any other questions? 
Feel free to email us for more information:

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

A 179 Year Old Company
Stitches Together a New Perspective

American trade publication, Industry Week, highlights Merrow Sewing Machine Company as "Manufacturing Leader of the Week" 
"There’s one variable that has remained strong this entire time:
the people who we work with, both the employees of the company and
the agents who represent us worldwide"

- Charlie Merrow


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

NEW Merrow Netting Solution - MG-3DGE-7.2

NEW Merrow Netting Solution

The Merrow MG-3DGE-7.2 is designed for sewing loosely spaced netting.
Among other improvements, it uses a new presser wheel that will not catch in the mesh holes and feeds material uniformly. The result - a netting stitch that is consistent, uniform, and strong.
We are often asked what makes Merrow different?  
We've worked for years to deliver on one central mission:
Make the Stitch Matter
For Merrow, this means building sewing machines that add value to the production process.
We continue to hand-build sewing machines, imagine new applications, and solve problems in innovative ways.

STITCH WIDTH5/32" Standard
MOTOR REQUIRED*Merrow M12, 1/2HP, 3450 RPM
Send us a note HERE. We would be happy to get you more information!