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« on: January 27, 2010 03:25:13 PM »

Hi- I am getting reading to purchase my first serger/overlock. Would love to hear what you have to say about the different brands out there. Give me some pros and cons if you can. my price range is around $325
1- do you like computerized or manual
2-3,4,5 threads
3- what brands
any other advice or sites with good guidance

thanks for you time.
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010 04:29:17 PM »

Off the top of my head, for your price range, I'm not aware of a machine with the 5 thread option. However, for under $250 you can get the Brother 1034D serger. This is my backup serger right now in Asia, and has been performing fairly well for my garment sewing needs. It can do 4 thread overlock stitches, and is a fairly popular first machine for serger newbies.

If you are planning to sew a lot of knit fabrics, they make separate coverstitch machines (Janome is the most popular brand) that run between $300-500.

There are dual serger/coverstitch machines out there (like the Bernina 1300MDC) but some people don't like the steps to have to convert back and forth and stick to having two separate toys for their sewing needs.

Popular brands for sergers are: Janome, Bernina, Babylock, and Brother. Check out http://www.allbrands.com/products/abc0069.html for some ideas on models. NAYY.
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2010 10:35:17 AM »

thank you so much for the information. You have given me great food for thought! you rock. THANKS

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