I haven't been on here long enough to post pictures, but I noticed that my clothes look more professional on the inside now that I use a serger. It just makes the seams even, perfect and cuts away the excess fabric. You can pick up a serger relatively cheaply for this. Mine is just a White Superlock, but has sure made a difference in the amount of time it takes to create a garment and how good the inside of it looks.
I actually received a serger for my birthday this year (february) from my mom.. it's a Brother 1043D, and I learned how to thread and use it, and I loooved it... but I was living in Virginia then, and I flew out to Arizona to live and had to leave a lot of my stuff at my fiance's parent's house. I am kinda broke, and haven't had the dough to get it shipped. But yes, I love sergers! I am just in SUCH a sewing mood but I don't want the insides to look like poop.
I am going to take pictures (hopefully good ones) of my raw seams and post for tips.
I have pinking shears!! I just never got around to using them.
But I am fascinated to hear how to do the honk kong seam and such.