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From: sheilarenee
Date: 06-26-2006, 10:27 PM (1 of 4)
Hi! I'm thinking about purchasing a serger soon. It will be my first. I have been finishing seams with a zigzag stitch so far and think I need to graduate to the real thing soon! I read the Complete Serger Handbook and learned a lot about features I want/need but not about all the different brands and models out there. I sew mostly children's clothing and some home dec things as well. So...any suggestions?
User: sheilarenee
Member since: 02-17-2006
Total posts: 8
From: plrlegal
Date: 06-27-2006, 01:00 AM (2 of 4)
Sergers, like sewing machines, are something you need to go and try out to see which one fits you, your needs and budget the best.

User: plrlegal
Member since: 05-19-2001
Total posts: 318
From: esrun3
Date: 06-27-2006, 09:43 AM (3 of 4)
I really like my Husky 910 but Patty is right-you have to decide which will work best for you-be sure to test drive-don't just let them "show" you!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: Tom Land
Date: 06-27-2006, 11:32 PM (4 of 4)
I agree with Patsy and Lyn. There are a number of good sergers on the market and by and large all do the same things. (That is most 4 threads do what 4 threads do, 5 threads do what 5 threads do, coverhems do what coverhems do, etc. The things I would look for are 1. Abilities fitting you needs 2.Ease of use. 3. Dealer support 4. Reputation of the manufacturer (not just how often you've heard the name). Sew on the machine. If it isn't a "pleasure" to sew on why bother. Sewing should a relaxing pleasure not a chore.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
User: Tom Land
Member since: 09-21-2005
Total posts: 514
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