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

Anonymous Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

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

Anonymous Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

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!  

Anonymous Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

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.

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Anonymous Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

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!

Anonymous Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space