SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Fabulous Fit
Fabulous Fit

Forum > Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers > Used Serger, which one? Any suggestions? ( Moderated by Deepika, Jacqui315)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Used Serger, which one? Any suggestions?
Buying used serger
lexie0803
lexie0803
Member since 3/8/13
Posts: 3
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

                                                     2 Replies



Date: 4/4/13 3:40 PM

Hi,
Iím new to PR and I also fairly new to sewing. I have been sewing for about 5 months now. I took some classes to draft my own patterns and alter clothes.
I learned to use and thread a serger in my class and now I find that I donít want to go back to serger with a regular sewing machine.
Iím debating between two machines. I havenít called them, but Im hoping I will be able to get it for a lower price than the price listed on craigslist.
I found a Janome 534D for $175 and a Kenmore 385.1574192 for $135. Are these machines overpriced? Iím hoping to get them for $100.
Would that still be too much? Would anyone own any of these sergers or have any idea if they are good machines?
I couldnít find much information on the Kenmore machine on the internet.
Thanks!
Lexie
Miss Fairchild
starstarstarstar
Miss Fairchild
USA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 7936
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



In reply to lexie0803

Date: 4/4/13 4:16 PM

I bought a Kenmore for a friend, who didn't want it after all. It's the same model. That was a pretty strong machine! It's made by janome.

------
"Play the cards you are dealt, but choose who is sitting at the table"..AARP magazine

SEE MY ETSY SHOP HERE: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AuntMaymesAttic
My blog: http://auntmaymesattic.wordpress.com/

PattiAnnJ
star
PattiAnnJ
Ohio USA
Member since 12/3/06
Posts: 9104
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



In reply to lexie0803

Date: 4/4/13 4:18 PM

Check with local sewing machine dealers for a used serger. That way you can ask them to make sure everything is working as should before making your purchase.

Try before you buy.

------
OLD CHINESE PROVERB: I HEAR & I FORGET; I SEE & I REMEMBER; I DO & I UNDERSTAND.

diane s
star
diane s
Oregon USA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 5173
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 4/7/13 11:42 PM

I bought the Kenmore several years ago for $100.00. It was barely used and had a video.
There's a Brother serger that's very popular here in PR and it's selling new for around $200.00.
-- Edited on 4/7/13 11:43 PM --

------
My grandmother taught me to sew when I was 10, and I've been sewing ever since.

lexie0803
lexie0803
Member since 3/8/13
Posts: 3
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 4/13/13 1:05 PM

Thank you for all of your inputs! I really appreciate it!
lexie0803
lexie0803
Member since 3/8/13
Posts: 3
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 4/13/13 1:05 PM

Thank you for all of your inputs! I really appreciate it!
Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers >> Used Serger, which one? Any suggestions?

Merchants on PR

Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover


Made In Australia
Deals!

Home Sewing Depot


Home Dec Sewing Supplies
Deals!

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Nature's Fabrics


Natural & Organic Fabrics
Deals!

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Web site

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Clone Your Favorite Garment
Clone Your Favorite Garment

Class Details

Online Class
Fun with Fitting - PANTS
Fun with Fitting - PANTS

Class Details

Jennifer Stern The Perfectly Fitted Shirt by the Cup-Full Pattern ( Size 6-14(Cup A-DD) )

Jennifer Stern The Perfectly Fitted Shirt by the Cup-Full Pattern ( Size 6-14(Cup A-DD) )

Pattern Details
Islander Sewing Systems Men's City Western Shirt Pattern

Islander Sewing Systems Men's City Western Shirt Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2016 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.