Date: 03-07-2007, 06:13 PM (1 of 5)
I am new to this group, and am so glad to have found it. I am new to sewing, having purchased a serger approx 20 yrs ago, and never really used it. I found changing the tensions such a pain, no sooner had i set it all up to use on knitted garments, and then i had to go through the whole process again when i tried stitching on cotton or something similar. So, now that i am serious about learning how to sew, I want a serger too, that does coverstitch, and i want something that has automatic tensions. I have been considering the Elna 744 for those reasons. i believe it is also very quick to convert from serger to coverstitch machine, since the coverplate does not have to be removed.
My other choices in terms of coverstitch only machines were the janome 1000 and the janome 900. whilst i could probably afford the janome 900, i doubt i can reach as far as the price wanted for the 1000. any advise on these two machines. i also know that singer makes a machine that has automatic tension, the quantomlock, however, i have never been a singer fan and i have no idea how easy it is to convert that machine from serger to coverlock.
I am also from South Africa, so hi there Tracey. I am in las Vegas, where are you located? beth
Member since: 03-07-2007
Total posts: 3
Date: 03-07-2007, 07:17 PM (2 of 5)
Hi Chantelle, and welcome. I can't help you with your questions, but I can welcome you and encourage you to jump in anywhere on the forums.
Member since: 01-19-2007
Total posts: 410
Date: 03-08-2007, 02:16 PM (3 of 5)
I have been considering the Elna 744 for those reasons. i believe it is also very quick to convert from serger to coverstitch machine, since the coverplate does not have to be removed.
I have the Elna 744, and I love it.
Let's see if I can do a link:
Here's the URL: http://sewing.patternreview.com/SewingMachine/Review/1/44
Now the link: My review of the 744 at Pattern Review (http://sewing.patternreview.com/SewingMachine/Review/1/44) I did it!
So read my review, and I'd be happy to answer any questions.
I think you've already signed up, but here is the link for the mailing list. (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/elnasergers/)
Jennifer in Livermore
Member since: 03-29-2004
Total posts: 29
Date: 03-08-2007, 03:00 PM (4 of 5)
Hi Chantelle and welcome. You'll find a good home here with all of us sewers and quilters. There is a forum labeled "Sergers" and I'll bet if you post there, you'll get a lot more input about sergers and hemstitch machines. This forum is basically just for introducing yourself to the gang and not for open discussions.
Member since: 05-19-2001
Total posts: 318
Date: 03-08-2007, 09:45 PM (5 of 5)
Hi Chantelle and welcome.
Oh, the things you can learn here are amazing. Such nice people too!
Lennie (I'm only about 6 1/2 hours drive from you in the S.D. area.)
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
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