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canei | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

hi, a few months ago i purchased my first serger. i wanted to know if i can use ball point needles in it? thanks!

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  1. MaryinColorado | | #1

    Check your handbook or ask the dealer.  I use them in my Husqvarna Viking Huskylock 936 and it works great.  Some sergers will only take specific needles.  Mary

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      canei | | #2

      thanks!

       

      1. MaryinColorado | | #3

        What kind of serging do you like to do?  What kind of serger doyou have?  I love to do alot of crazy creative things with the serger.  I couldn't manage without it anymore!  Mary

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          canei | | #4

          hi, it's a kenmore 385.16677. the main reason for the purchase was to have better looking results when i make knit/stretchy things. i wanted a better look, just trying to step up my game. my stuff is great and you can't tell if it's home made or RTW. didn't want to hand trim/pink seams. wanted one and done!!!! thanks!

          1. MaryinColorado | | #5

            I use my serger more often than my sewing machine it seems.  I bought mine for knits and seam finishes too, but then discovered a whole new world of fiber arts.  So glad to hear that you are happy with it.  Have you tried wooly nylon in the loopers yet?  It gives a different hand, you have to loosen the tension of course.  There is also a very soft serger yarn that is nice on edges of baby items, soft knits, and sleepwear,  it's YLI Success Serging Yarn. 

            I'd love to see some of your work, I imagine it is quite wonderful for your clients to have someone like you who cares about quality workmanship!  Mary

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            canei | | #6

            clients...lol. i sew for myself. i don't have time/patients to deal with others for sewing. i do design and make jewelry that i sell to others. but the sewing...that's all mine!!!

          3. MaryinColorado | | #7

            oops!  sorry!  I have a toolbox full of jewelry findings but rarely work with it because it's hard with arthritis in my hands.  I dabble with it just a bit. 

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