Sunday, November 14, 2010
I am thinking of buying an overlocker, also known as a serger. I have only ever used my sewing machine and until recently I was using the basic bernina which I received for my 21st (just a few years ago). Which still goes incredibly well and now resides in Miss M's bedroom for her sewing.
But I would like to give clothes and bags that professional finished look and possibly even try some knits (sweaty palms and initmidated by these as well).
When I go into the shop my eyes glaze over as they start to tell me what is the best machine that does not cost a gazillion dollars. And lets be real here I am a home sewist, I do make and sell a few bits and pieces for markets but it won't ever have to deal with more than that. The machine recommended by Wellington Sewing Services is the Babylock 097 pictured above. The good thing about it is the front opens completely up for threading which I gather can be a bit a nightmare on some machines.
Does anyone have any recommendations? Things to look for? Avoid? As always your comments are appreciated.