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From: trisha
Date: 06-05-2005, 11:49 PM (1 of 2)
I am considerding buying a serger and have been a little overwhelmed with all of the information I've read on the different brands. Everyone makes their product sound great, but how do I know what I really need? (and which product really works!). This will be for personal use, mainly to do rolled hems on sheer and lightweight fabrics. Any suggestions you all may have on which serger is easy to operate, does quality work, and priced under $500 would be greatly appreciated!
User: trisha
Member since: 06-05-2005
Total posts: 1
From: Kylnne2
Date: 06-06-2005, 03:42 PM (2 of 2)
Trisha, their are many nice sergers on the market today. Some have more features than others including coverhem stitches. I suggest you try some hands on and see which is best for you. I suggest a 4 thread with differntial feed, does 2, 3,and 4 thread stitches and is easy to thread has little noise and no vibration. Some sergers are noisy and require frequent oiling where some maybe only need oiling in one or 2 spots and some need no oil at all. You might want to check the different reviews of users and owners at on line websites like PatternReview and Epinions. Some sergers that are inexpensive are very good workhorses but are rather basic where others are high in cost. I suggest looking on line at the different models and their features then try them out hands on at your local dealers. Everybody will give an opinion on their serger being best..because that is the one that is best for them. I hope you find the model that is best for you. :)
User: Kylnne2
Member since: 07-10-2004
Total posts: 629
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