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Date: 9/8/12 10:07 PM

looking to buy a serger so need help in what to lookfor I'm not rich so cost dose come into it but would love some advice thanks

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Date: 9/9/12 10:21 AM

Just depends on what you want to be able to do with the serger. I sew on knits, fleece all the time, so want to be able to have the cover stitch for hemming. I would go to a couple dealers to see what the various models can do, plus how easy it is to thread, adjust tensions, etc. Some of them can be a nightmare to work on, which makes wanting to work on them a chore instead of a pleasure. I have a BL Evolution now (love it) but have had 2 others that I spent more time threading and messing with tensions than actual sewing. I would also suggest getting one from a dealer so you have the support they offer.
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Date: 9/9/12 10:36 AM

I too have the BabyLock Evolution and would not trade it for any other machine. The air threading feature is a time saver. Before my stuff got serged with whatever color thread was on it- not I'll actually make an attempt to match a bit!

It is a serger and cover stitch in one machine- so consider that when you look at the price.

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Date: 9/9/12 11:12 AM

The BabyLock Evolution has been mentioned in this thread so I thought I'd post a link. Since price was a key consideration, you'll get an idea what they sell for. This is one of the more expensive sergers, but also seems to be one of the favorites on PR.

Be sure to do a search for the specific serger you are researching in the Sewing Machine Reviews section on the Home Page. There are 20 reviews for the BabyLock Evolution alone.

Good luck finding the serger that is best for you.

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Subject: sergers help Date: 9/9/12 12:08 PM

Look under the BRother serger reviews. They make a nice entry level serger that gets lots of raves for under $300.00.

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Subject: sergers help Date: 9/9/12 12:09 PM

Look at Janome's too.

Babylocks are great but they are expensive.

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Date: 9/9/12 1:35 PM

I'm suggest you also have a look at the American Home AH-100 serger. I posted a review on that machine. I have one, and I think it's a great entry level option.

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Subject: sergers help Date: 9/9/12 10:56 PM

I second the recommendation for the Brother 1034D. It's a great beginner's serger for a low price of usually about $200 new from amazon.com.

There's also a thread here on the board that has lots of helpful tips on using that serger.

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