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Christine | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

HI I am NEW to this fourm> I have subscribed to threads for about a year and love it!. I have been sewing since very small (grandmother taught me!) and now I am in late 40’s. I do sewing and aterations for past 12 years. Also camping gear repair since we live in small mountain community in SO Calif. 2 years ago retired from fulltime out of home work and now increasing home sewing biz. now expanding and working for and interior decorator.

So much for intro….I am looking for a cover stitch machine (more sewing jobs needng this type of hemming) I have 3/4 surger (actually 2) so was thinking about this type of specialty machine. I loved Threads article on surgers but wondered if anyone has one or a good surger that accomadates that stitch.  I am an Elna fan and love my Elnas even thought they are quite old (the swiss made ones, not the newer  japan models).

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  1. carolfresia | | #1

    Chris, many of the newer 3/4/5 machines also have a cover stitch, but in your case, it might be worthwhile to get a coverstitch-only machine. I know Bernina makes one (it actually does a chain stitch as well). This would save you some money and time over buying a whole new, big serger that you'd have to convert and rethread every time you did a cover stitch.

    Carol

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