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From: voxsinger
Date: 03-12-2005, 11:07 PM (1 of 2)
Stumbled across this forum while researching machines for sale on eBay. The more I read, the less I knew ;-)

I don't sew very often. And when I do, it is the most basic of basic repairs etc. I don't have very much patience with this type of thing... however, I have the desire to make a few knit dresses.

I made several knit dresses years ago with a regular machine and maybe this is why I pretty well avoid sewing... It was very difficult to achieve half-decent seams. Truly an exercise in frustration.

Several people suggested a serger would solve my problems. I'm itching to make knit dresses again because I can't find what I want in the stores.

Could someone please recommend a make/model that will be easy to use and will create finished seams on knit fabircs. This is all I want to use it for.

User: voxsinger
Member since: 03-12-2005
Total posts: 6
From: Military_Mom
Date: 03-13-2005, 11:33 PM (2 of 2)
I bought a White Speedylock 1600 about a month ago and I really like it for my 'first' serger. I didn't want to spend a lot of money..didn't know how much I'd use it OR if I could get the hang of it... and this fit the bill at under $200 ( on sale). I think it's a good starter and does the basics...and does a nice job on knits. The serger gives a nice finish to the seams. Might be one to consider, but I'm sure you'll get more input here on the board.
User: Military_Mom
Member since: 01-10-2005
Total posts: 109
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