I'm a beginner sewer.. I sewed when I was 12 for a while, but then I stopped and now I'm 26. I'd really like to begin making my own bathing suit designs. When I went to see about buying a sewing machine the other day, the woman there told me I had to get a serger to make swimsuits. She said that since they are very expensive (she only had one type and it was 940 euros!) and since I haven't sewn alot, I should buy a regular sewing machine with an overlock-like function - not the same, but similar.
She said there is no machine, other than a serger, that has this specific overlock function you need to make bathing suits. Is this true??? I'm not sure I beleive her since she was trying to sell me this one machine that she said I should buy instead, that had the overlock-like function. I decided to think about it, then I went back yesterday and she sold that same machine to this other customer! She was saying, "oh this is exactly what you need-and it's the only one we've got!" after that, I just left. Maybe that machine was promo from the manufacturer or something.
What kind of machine should I buy? Is there one that can sew bathing suits that can also sew other things as well, so that I don't have to have one machine that only dews one type of thing?
Any advice truly is appreciated!