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From: jujubal
Date: 09-26-2006, 01:49 PM (1 of 3)
Hi all!
I am a newbie here and in search of some help in finding a serger. I need something really inexpensive to use mostly for finishing inseams. (I think thats what they are called) I am kinda a self taught sewer so I don't know all the terms yet. I make mostly childrens clothing and am concidering selling some but would like for them to have a more professional finished look. I just need something simple to start with. It can be new or used. I want to keep it really simple and really inexpensive. Hope there is something like this out there. If anyone could point me in the right direction I would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
User: jujubal
Member since: 09-26-2006
Total posts: 4
From: plrlegal
Date: 09-26-2006, 11:04 PM (2 of 3)
The only sergers that I can think of that are cheaper are the ones sold at Wal-Mart but I don't know what their longevity is like especially if you are intending to use it for business where you are sewing long stretches of time. Also, I don't know what you mean by inexpensive. If you mean less than $100 or $50.00. Saying inexpensive is kind of an open ended word that is open to interpretation by the reader. What might seem inexpensive to one person may seem rather expensive to another. You need to shop around and then set a dollar figure that you want to or are able to invest in a serger.

User: plrlegal
Member since: 05-19-2001
Total posts: 318
From: esrun3
Date: 09-27-2006, 10:38 AM (3 of 3)
I really like my huskylock but it wasn't what I would call inexpensive. check with dealers-and see what's around in your price range. try to buy from a dealer-warranty, classes, etc. Well worth the extra few dollars you'll spend because the item is from a dealer.
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
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