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serger help

sewasigo 7:37pm, 19 October 2012
I make a lot of kids clothes and I'm looking for a simple but good serger. Nothing fancy, just something to finish seams on knits and wovens.

I have no experience with sergers, so any brand or model suggestions would be welcome.
stitching on the edge Posted 5 years ago. Edited by stitching on the edge (member) 5 years ago
If you want something basic and affordable, maybe a Brother serger. I have never used one, but know people who have them. My mom has a Bernette which was made by Bernina. She loves it but I'm not sure if they still make them. I have a Viking serger but I don't like it very much, probably wouldn't get one again but maybe it is just my machine! I think Babylock is a good brand, but probably more expensive (?).
ecraecs 5 years ago
I have a brother 1034. It is pretty basic and works really well on finishing touches. I would not recommend threading it by watching the video it comes with. If you go on youtube and look for the same machine, they have this only one great video on how to and it is so much easier.
My husband paid 200 for one last year.
missmaryHM 5 years ago
Walmart sells the Brother 1034D for $189. It has great reviews. I just got one for Christmas. Works great!
Needle_Ink_and_Thread 5 years ago
I Love My Brother 1034D! Have had it for 3 years and it's still going strong. :)
justsewit PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by justsewit (member) 5 years ago
I have a Janome 664d and it just does the serging, no coverstitch component. It is easy to thread and simple to use and it came with a DVd as well as a manual. I'm not sure of the price where you are but it is a good quality yet simple machine.
jspinc 5 years ago
I have a Juno by Janome, which is made for Hancock Fabric Stores. Janome makes an identicle with a different number assigned to it, but they are the same machine.

It had good reviews and I bought about 2 years ago in January, for 50% off.

Kenmore machines are also made by Janome, just don't have the same support/warranties.
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