Best overlocker?

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Please help. I know absolutely  nothing about overlockers (or sewing for
that matter) but I would like to buy one for my mother. Which is a good
make, lots of extras etc.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Sascha




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Sascha Keates

Re: Best overlocker?
You would do well to read this


            www.cet.com/~pennys/faq/smfaq.htm

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Ron Anderson A1 Sewing Machine
PO Box 60, Sand Lake, NY 12153
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Re: Best overlocker?
I suggest you go to each sewing machines web site and look at the different
sergers(overlockers) to see what is available.  Then make a date for a
luncheon, an afternoon out, etc and take your Mom to a few shops and allow
her to try out the machines in your price range, which can vary greatly,
depending on different features.
Personally, I have a Pfaff 4872, 5 threads and cover stitch, that is about 6
years old, which I enjoy using.  Other people who I know have others and
enjoy theirs as much as I do mine.
Sewing machines, including sergers, are very personal, like the automobile,
so your Mom ultimately needs to choose the one she likes and feels
comfortable using.
www.janome.com ; www.babylock.com ; www.pfaff-usa.com ; www.singerco.com ;
www.bernina.com   These are some of the web sites, which I believe are all
correct.
Emily
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I second Emily
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I agree with Emily also, you really need to test drive those that interest
you. One more hint.......take your own fabric to test sew. Take pieces of
whatever you will be sewing on, have sewed on or think you will sew on the
most.

Val



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Val wrote:
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This isn't bad to read in this case, either.
http://www.taunton.com/threads/pages/t00162.asp

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Joanne
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When you're trying out sergers pursuant to other suggestions, watch out
for excessive vibration and ease of threading and switching to different
stitches.  Sergers change a lot from year to year so I can't keep up
with them; there are lots of decent ones however.  I have three--- two
Babylocks and a Bernina.  I rarely use the 15 year old Babylock anymore
because it is just horrible to thread.  The Bernina (800DL) is very
nice, easy threading and the Babylock Evolve is especially easy to
thread though rather pricey.  It does everything though, including the
coverstitch.  I keep the Bernina set up for a regular 3 thread overlock
and use the Evolve for everything else.  Too bad you missed the huge
sale/promotion that Babylock just had.  Be sure to ask about promotions
because dealers don't usually volunteer that info.

Phae

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I fear me you but warm the starved snake
Who, cherished in your breasts, will sting your hearts. (Henry VI,Shakespeare)

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Sascha Keates wrote:

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The best one for her is the one SHE is happy with, so let her do the
trying and choosing.  And do look at the sewing machine faq Ron pointed
you at - it's the biz!  :)

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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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NEVER ever buy a sewing machine or serger for someone else withOUT their
input!

You should take your mother shopping to her favorite sewing machine store
and let her choose the overlocker.  The choice may actually be determined by
which store has a better service department.


Which is a good
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Actually, the best thing you can do is to learn how to sew, and share that
passion with your mother.

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