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|Singer:Tiny Serger (Serger)|
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|About veebee |
|Member since: 4/1/08 |
|Reviews written: 1|
|Sewing skills:Advanced Beginner|
|sewing machines reviewed: 1|
|Posted on:||1/25/13 3:34 AM|
|Approx price paid:||$10|
|Had this machine for:||4 years|
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|What veebee likes about this machine|
The tiny serger, while not technically a serger, overlocks the edge of your fabric without cutting with 3 threads. It has no blades. It really is small, can use regular spools of thread, and I have used cones OK with it but they can jump around a bit because the spool pins aren't tall enough for them. The stitching generally comes out fine unless it is user error or the fabric has gotten caught on the feed dogs, which usually only ever happens with thin fabric.
You sometimes have to fiddle with the tension knobs if you're working with thicker fabrics but I really rarely have to mess with the tension much. With thinner fabrics I could probably get 4 layers through, thicker fabrics 2-3. I have shoved more through but it will bind up.
I found mine used and for the price I paid I couldn't be happier. Even new they are a cheap investment if you don't have the money for a real serger and like the easy edge application it gives. I do however NOT use it as my primary seam. I tried that once and it failed. Now I trim my regularly sewn seam and then use the tiny serger.
I've yet to use wooly nylon through it, but I hope to sew more knits and do want to try some through it. It takes plain serger thread just fine, even mixed with regular spools of thread.
What veebee does not like about this machine
The seam isn't as strong as a regular serged seam. No blades even though its called a serger in the name, it technically isn't.
Once in a while the fabric will bind up under the foot because it is caught on the feed dogs. This tends to happen to thin fabric and all you do is pull your tail, as it happens at the beginning of when you feed the fabric in.
It is a little hard to thread. The threader tweezers that came with it didn't do a good enough job; fortunately I have longer ones used by surgeons, dentists and artists and the like and those worked much better.
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