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From: love2teach
Date: 12-12-2006, 09:28 AM (1 of 3)
Hello :) I just freecycled a Speedylock 1600 serger. Not exactly the greatest serger, but it was free. I am looking for some good resources (either on the web or in print) that can help me utilize the machine.

I can thread it and have fooled with the tensions, but that's about it.

The manual is small and I am still trying to find a VCR to view the tape that came with it. I only have a DVD.

Thanks in advance for all your help

User: love2teach
Member since: 12-08-2006
Total posts: 2
From: bridesmom
Date: 12-15-2006, 10:46 PM (2 of 3)
There's a really good book for serging, its beginner to advanced. I got it after I'd had my machine for almost a year and I still am learning stuff in it. It's "THe Complete Serger Handbook' by Chris James.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
From: DorothyL
Date: 12-16-2006, 10:01 AM (3 of 3)
There's a really good book for serging, It's "THe Complete Serger Handbook' by Chris James.
I read that book cover to cover when I got my serger and I use it more than the machine manual for changing settings and such.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
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