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bethymay
« on: July 28, 2010 06:29:42 AM »

i am looking for a new sewing machine that is under $150.00 with a stitch that will finish edges like a serger? is there such a machine?
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staciey
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2010 10:24:39 AM »

As far as I know, you can't get anything under $150 that will trim the seam allowance and encase it just like a serger. Not anything new, anyway. You could get a machine that does a zig zag stitch, which is pretty basic and comes on most machines, and use that to encase the raw edge. The result is similar, but not exactly the same. This page shows you how to do it: http://sewing.about.com/od/techniques/p/zigzagseamfinis.htm
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