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Baby Lock Serger

mcooke5 | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Last year I bought my wife a Pfaff sewing machine.  She has completed several projects and is really enjoying her new hobby.  Over the weekend we were at a local sewing shop and were looking at sergers.  The salesman recommend a Baby Lock Imagine.  The imagine as auto tension and automatic threading among other features he showed us.  This serger is pretty expensive, around $1200, but he assures us it is one of the best on the market.  What I’d like to ask the group is their opinion on Baby Lock and whether this would be a good buy or not.


  1. pbuhler2 | | #1

    I bought a BabyLock Evolve last September and I have loved it. It's one up from the Imagine and includes Cover stitches. It's extremely easy to thread and takes less than a minute to change from a regular serging stitch to a rolled hem. It's just wonderful. It's sew everything from polar fleece to sheer batiste with no problems. I'm a very satisfied customer.

    1. cymbia | | #2

      I'm looking at the Baby Lock serger and also trying to decide about a new machine that will also do embroidery.  I've looked at all price levels and several brands from Kenmore to Bernina to Baby Lock.  I'm having a very difficult time deciding.  I do clothing, crafts and home decor....or I did 30 years ago and want to resume the old hobby now that I have more time.  Are there any suggestions out there about what NOT to buy?  Obviously, the $100 machines will give you $100 worth.  However, when you get over $1500......are there any that have not stood up to their reputations?  And, obviously, everyone has a favorite machine...but I don't want one with so many bells and whistles that I'll get lost in them.  Any suggestions? 

      1. CarolFresia | | #4

        Cymbia, one option you might consider, if you've already got a machine that sews well, is an embroidery-only machine. These are much less expensive than most of the combination sewing/embroidery machines, and have the added benefit of enabling you to sew while your other machine embroiders. They have some limitations with respect to the size of the hoop (I believe, although  newer models might offer larger hoops), and the ones I've looked at would require the purchase of a separate converter box if you plan to download designs from the internet.


  2. lin327 | | #3

    I have the evolve model and I love it!!!!  My sister in law replaced he Pfaff with an imagine and says she doesn't know how she ever coped with the Pfaff.  Trust me, the auto thread is worth its weight in gold.  I once spent two hours trying to thread my lower looper!  Now it takes mere seconds.  like I said well worth the money!

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