|Baby Lock:OVATION (Serger)|
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|Member since: 11/22/11 |
|Reviews written: 10|
|Sewing skills:Advanced Beginner|
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|sewing machines reviewed: 6|
|Posted on:||9/16/13 10:25 AM|
|Had this machine for:||THREE DAYS|
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- Adjustable Stitch Length and Width
- Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure
- Differential Feed
- Rolled Hem
- 6 or more Threads Serger
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I love the lighting. I decided to try this machine out at home for the first time at 9 p.m., usually not a good thing for me as when I am tired I mess up. Light in room not great. No problem with the Ovation's better lighting. First thing I noticed is that way the needle insertion is set up easier to see that the needles are all the way in. The extra space made it easy to insert needles, put on the feet etc. I had an Evolution I liked very much, but this machine now has even the thread stand guides marked. I noticed felt in some of them. Slightly different order to thread makes things easier. There are better thread guides and a very different thread guide right before the needle. The new needle threader they give you now has a hook on it for grabbing the thread after insertion. Little thing but makes life easier. What blew my mind along with the lighting and space was how quiet and vibration free the machine is even at top speed. Then I looked at the stitching on a 4 thread overlock for doggie beds. Babylocks have nice stitching, but this was almost decorative in apperance it was so pretty. I LOVE LOVE LOVE having the presser foot lift in front. When I am tired and reach around back I sometimes tangle the thread -- not anymore. Haven't tried the knee lift but know I will enjoy the space and knee lift when I get to do decorative stitching --- which now will be easier as there is a way to bypass the usual threading for thicker decorative threads. This is very preliminary but I am very glad I traded up to this machine. Every minor thing that slightly annoyed me in the past is now gone. I am looking forward to trying the new curved foot on garment curves. I LOVE the beautiful purple trolley. It allows you to put the machine in it with all the thread stands intact instead of having to take apart. I am looking forward to my Inspiration guide which is on order -- I have found those guides to be invaluable along with Margaret Tully's DVD series as I have so much to learn but with this machine it will be a fun experience. Also, I took a two serger seminars with Sara Gallegos which took me from being intimidated by the serger to being excited to keep learning what else it can do with a little practice and experimentation. If you can get a serger class with either Sara or one of the Sue Green Baker seminars you will truly love this or any Babylock serger. I don't find switching between cover and regular stitching at all difficult.
There is nothing I don't like about this machine. I recently completed my first pair of serger pants on my Evolution before trading it in for the Ovation and was blown away with some of the easy tips from Margaret Tully. This machine will make everything even more easy and there is nothing I could even imagine wishing for that this machine doesn't have. Love this machine. Now to get the machine operator up to speed (smile)!
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