Janome and Juki Sergers???
Hi! I’m new to the forum. I’m thinking about getting a serger. Although I’m an experienced sewer, I’ve never used a serger.
I’ve been looking on ebay, and have found several Juki and Janome sergers in my price range. I don’t need anything too fancy, just something reliable that will allow me to sew knits and to do a basic overlock. Any thoughts?
Thanks in advance,
I'm thinking that a differential feed is important.My first serger did'nt have this feature and I will be sure to have it on the next one . I'm in the process of searching also and will be watching to see about other suggestions. Also ease of theading is important so try it before buying.Good luck , Susan
I went through a hard time deciding how and what to buy when it came to a serger. I wrote a online log about my "serger buying experience" you can find it here on my site www dot elvenhippiegypsy dot com (sorry for spelling it out, but I hate spammers!!) once you get there, look to the link for "buying a serger". I use a Janome sewing machine, and I ended up buying a Janome serger. I am pleased with it, and I have been using it for about 4-5 months now. Several applications. One thing I haven't posted to my story, and plan to tack on at the end is, ONCE YOU BUY YOUR SERGER-- USE IT!! LOL that sounds silly, I know, but what can happen is, you become kinda "afraid of it" or hesitant to try it. DON'T BE. Just keep using it, practice makes perfect. Every time you're making something new, stop and think through the process, see if there is a point in which you can serge something. I say that because I got so used to my own personal way of finishing seams, I actually FORGOT I HAD a serger with which I should be using--LOL instead of the way I was doing it. I make tiny doll costumes, and one of the things that I went into stores with was the need to make small narrow rolled hems, and what was the narrowest serged overlock possible. Because when I sew, normally my seams are 1/4" sometimes 1/8" (I hate those)..so you see that was important to me. Anyway, I got a whole bunch of things to think about on my page- you'll find it on the very end of that page, just keep scrolling down and you'll find it. Buying a serger is stressful, I have been there.
I looked at both the Janome and Juki sergers, and found them to be very similar. I ended up buying a Juki MO-654DE with 4 threads and differential feed. I've had it for ~ 6 months, and I'm very happy with it, altho I'm still learning how to do things with it. I bought mine online from http://www.SewVacDirect.com, and got a very good price, free shipping and quick delivery. I don't think eBay can do as well on pricing or free shipping, plus I made sure I could return it in case of a problem. With the money I saved, I got the Palmer/Pletsch serger DVD for $20 to learn techniques. If I had to do it all over again, I'd still do it the same way!
That's good to know! Thanks so much!
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