Thursday, December 5, 2019


Round-out your 2019 budgets & stock up for 2020!

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!

Or call us at (508) 689-4095
Coming early 2020, ActiveSeam® 3 – Merrow’s newest innovation – builds on its predecessors with a technically superior design that cannot be replicated by any other machine.  ActiveSeam® 3 provides unprecedented stretch and strength to all performance garments.

  • 3 distinct stitch configurations with  12 design options
  • Joins differently textured fabrics, including non-wovens and neoprene 
  • Increased processing abilities for thicker materials, as well as up to 8 layers of fabric
  • Easily fits into factory overlock sections

ActiveSeam® 3 retains a flat profile, yet is 30% stronger than a six-thread flatlock stitch that uses the same thread, fabric, and SPI settings. The stitch has a specialized threading to be soft on the inside, but tough on the outside for maximum comfort and durability. The flexible build fits and moves better than any other stitch. Activewear and other next-to-skin garments are lighter, stretchier, and stronger with ActiveSeam® 3.

Compared to traditional flatlock stitches, ActiveSeam® 3:

  • Uses less thread
  • Stretches 100% further
  • Supports up to 40 lb more weight
  • Maintains a slimmer profile
  • Is softer on skin
  • Crosses seams with fewer holes

ActiveSeam® 3 can be incorporated into thousands of designs in a variety of fields:

  • Active
  • Non-Apparel
  • Lifestyle
  • Military
  • Safety gear
  • Medical

Want to know how to incorporate ActiveSeam® 3 into your project?

Merrow’s Design and Development service can help!

Thursday, November 21, 2019

The world's most delicate stitch

The Merrow MG-2DNR-1

Say hello to the Merrow MG-2DNR-1, also known as the
MicroPurl. Smaller than any other available stitch on the market, the MicroPurl provides an unmatched less-than-one-millimeter (1/32”) overlock design. This stitch size, before only achievable by hand, is subtle in clothing, ideal for lingerie, baby garments, and ultra-delicate medical equipment.

The MicroPurl machine sews at 5500 rpm, using a specially-designed apparatus to roll edges in a miniature overlock hem. The MicroPurl machine, part of Merrow’s Decorative line, has a glossy maroon coating to distinguish it from traditional overlock machines. MicroPurl prevents fraying on delicate fabrics like chiffon, silk, lace, and more. MicroPurl redefines “small” for delicate edging.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Merrow Portable Workstation

The MERROW Industrial Work Bench

Perfect for makers, mechanics, and hobbyists. Its versatile table top is measuring 24”x 20” is durable, easy to maintain and customizable to suit your needs. The Merrow Industrial Work Bench features a compact design that is easy to maneuver, mounted on 4, swiveling and locking wheels, (2.5 inch diameter). It features a comfortable footrest with silicone grip and adjustable height (33 inches to 37 inches tall).

Mobilize heavy equipment with ease, configure two tables as saw horses, or maneuver a numerous of tools at once. There are endless uses for this convenient bench design - supports 400 pounds! Now available in 7 beautiful colors to blend in - or stand out - in your space. Built by Merrow, a trusted name since 1838, in Fall River, Massachusetts.

  • Perfect for craftsmen, mechanics, hobbyists, and designers
  • 7 Colors available to compliment any environment
  • Space-saving design (24 inch x 20 inch table top / wheel footprint)
  • Adjustable height (33 inch to 37 inch) allows seated or standing positioning
  • Rolling, swiveling, locking (2.5 inch diameter) casters
  • Comfortable footrest with silicone tread
  • Easy to assemble and disassemble
  • Durable design. Built by MERROW® established 1838

the new Merrow building in Fall River, MA

 the Merrow building


A six acre campus in downtown Fall River featuring the renovated 300,000 sq. ft. Mill complex, built in 1871. The Merrow building contains a technology development center, 30,000 sq. ft. of flex retail with commercial kitchens, coworking spaces, the largest soft goods manufacturer in New England, and business Incubator. 

Up to date with flexible workspaces from 150 to 10,000 sq. ft. located in both federal HUB and Opportunity zones. With plans to add a women's health center to the already diversified space, the Merrow building is located one minute from the highway on one of the busiest intersections in the city and is less than one mile from Charleton Hospital.

  The Merrow building is less than 20 minutes from Providence RI, one hour from Boston, and three hours from New York. It is also on two primary bus routes, and features the largest workforce training program in the country for sewing. Managed by TIGIR (Textile Innovation Group for Instrumentation and Research), the building includes office and studio spaces, a health and wellness center, manufacturing floor, and design development offices.

502 Bedford St. Fall River, MA is a strategic center for commercial development. Lessees will have the advantage of being part of an ecosystem of development and manufacturing businesses. Small Format Spaces available: Dedicated desks, coworking, flex offices, team offices and incubator. Large Format Spaces available: 10,000 sq. ft. restaurant, 20,000 sq. ft. first floor retail, 10,000 sq. ft. first floor walk-in (medical or retail). 

TIGIR is a wholly owned subsidiary of Merrow, established in 1838 that has been at the forefront of innovation and commercial production for over 180 years. Backed by Merrow and a network of industry partners, TIGIR has access to state of the art technology and the distribution channels worldwide to market product.

Friday, February 1, 2019

New Merrow Activeseam manufactured in the USA at Merrow Apparel Manufacturing

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.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Merrow ActiveSeam 2.0: Six Variations of the MB-4DFO-2 Machine

Several publications have recently written about the MB-4DFO-2.5 ActiveSeam for medical compression, a part of the ActiveSeam 2.0 series platform. 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.

What is the ActiveSeam 2.0 series platform?

 The ActiveSeam 2.0 series platform is driven by Merrow's MB-4DFO-2 series machines. The MB-4DFO-2 machines accommodate a wide variety of needles and feed eccentrics, including two different needle plates and up to six different needle sizes. There are currently six distinct versions of the MB-4DFO-2 machine, allowing users to work on projects with a multitude of variations, from lightweight to heavyweight material, or from general to specialized applications.

MB-4DFO 2.1 for lightweight knits
MB-4DFO 2.2 - for midweight knits, including rip-stop nylon, outer layers, lightweight fleece, or upholstery
MB-4DFO 2.3 - for mid to heavy-weight material, specifically footwear, including mesh
MB-4DFO 2.4 - with a wider slim, comfort, and infused stitch for knits or industrial fabrics
MB-4DFO 2.5 - for medical and compression garments
MB-4DFO 2.7 - for high lift/high pile materials

  • When compared to a 6-thread flatlock seam with identical thread, fabric, and SPI, Merrow ActiveSeam 2 & 3-thread seams proved to be more than 30% stronger and had the ability to stretch (linear travel) 100% further
  • With twice the stretch built into the seam and a flat profile, ActiveSeam garments are extraordinarily comfortable and do not restrict athletic movement
  • ActiveSeam 2.0 accommodates a wide variety of needles and feed eccentrics, including two different needle plates and up to six different needle sizes
  • The MB-4DFO​-2​ machines have also been shown to increase production speed: "...we just finished a time study and 'Mrs. Betty Blue' [MB-4DFO​-2​] has cut our production time almost in half." - Kate Sauls, Livell Co.

With ActiveSeam 2.0, the possibilities are truly endless!

  • ActiveSeam’s 3D Infused stitch allows users to add design without sacrificing function
  • 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

ActiveSeam is the future of seam and garment construction. Individuals or companies interested in learning more about ActiveSeam are encouraged to contact Merrow to have samples generated at the Merrow Stitch Lab. The Merrow Stitch Lab is an opportunity for individuals or companies to collaborate on the development of product in a unique and creative environment, connecting the designer to the factory and yielding practical, production-ready solutions for the construction of new products.

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:

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 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!