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Message Board > Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers > OMG I Can't Breathe! ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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OMG I Can't Breathe!
Bought a serger
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Date: 4/5/13 6:52 PM

I am totally freaking out! I just pulled the trigger on a new serger. $900 bucks is a lot of money for me to spend right now. OMG! OMG! I can't believe I did it. I think I'm going to pass out Someone throw a bucket of water on me PLEASE!
I'm so darn scared that I will hate this machine. I've been wanting a serger of my own for forever. I think I have read almost every review on them.
I hope I am not the only one that has freaked out when buying a darn sewing machine.
I guess I should say what I bought but I will say it really fast so hopefully I won't freak out again.
I bought a Juki MO 735 that was one of those package deals and used a 100 bucks off coupon I found on the net.

I think I'll go lay down now.......

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Date: 4/5/13 6:55 PM

congrats, and i can tell you for a fact that you are not the only one that freaked out when buying a SM. :)

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Date: 4/5/13 6:59 PM

Amen!

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Date: 4/5/13 7:12 PM

Lay down? LAY DOWN ? Oh, for heavens sake, go play already. And if it's not there yet to play with, start getting all your notions and fabrics and patterns together so you can use it as soon as you get it!

Congratulations!
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Date: 4/5/13 7:14 PM

Congratulations! Freaking out is totally optional, But you made a nice decision. I love my Juki serger. Solid, quiet, beautiful stitches and handles all kind of fabrics.

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Date: 4/5/13 7:25 PM

Oh my goodness! You certainly have chutzpah! You go, Girl! And get the book out and start playing with it. You know, once you make it your friend, the fear will go away...

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Date: 4/5/13 7:41 PM

honey ...if you sew, you need a serger, just how it is.

(PS...I did not mean to sound abrupt...but in most anything we do in life it costs money...I was just trying to overcome your heart palpitations and bring reason into the picture. Sewing...you need a serger, you need a sm, you need fabric, you need thread, you need needles...just the fact ...unless you don't sew...then you don't need any of it)
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"The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem." Theodore Rubin
"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life's about creating yourself." George Bernard Shaw
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Date: 4/5/13 8:44 PM

I understand completely. I'm sure I'll need a nap when I finally replace the serger that I bought in '07, used very little, then gave away because I just didn't bond with it. It might even be tomorrow. Heck, just thinking about it makes me tired.

Kudos to you on making a decision, sounds like a good one. Warbler has that serger, and she's a smart cookie.

I'm a sewing machine person, sergers, not so much.

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Date: 4/5/13 10:05 PM

I have a different model but am loving learning what a serger will do. I'm sure you will too. I concur with the advice to go play and have some fun!

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Date: 4/5/13 10:18 PM

You must be up from your nap by now? I say go do something with your serger straight away that your sewing machine can't do. Make yourself a rolled hem scarf- it's pretty much immediate gratification.

Dig out some soft drapey woven or even a knit jersey. You'll need it to run the width of the fabric and to be about 12" or so in the other way. I always start wider than 12"and experiment with a rolled hem till it looks good. If not, then a narrow 3-thread is a great finish too. For a knit, stretch as you go if you want a lettuce edge. The Differential Feed will help you, but for now not necessary.

In no time at all you'll have a new scarf. Put it on immediately and dance around your new machine with your scarf wafting along. You look fabulous darling!

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Pfonzie- my honey Pfaff Creative Performance, Bernina 930 and 830, Evolution serger.

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