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pricing a serger

squirel | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

I’m looking at an Evolve by Baby Loc. Does anyone have any experience going to the Sewing Expo that travels throughout the US. I’m assuming that the dealers are there. Do they offer better pricing then a local shop? In other words ..should I wait till February when they’re in town or ask Santa ?



  1. ctirish | | #1

    BabyLock has special pricing for different events. I don't know about the pricing at the Sewing Expo but one of the local dealers had an event for sergers and that is when I bought my evolve. It was a couple of years ago but I don't think the price was much lower it was all the extra items and services I received purchasing it there. Because BabyLock advertises their prices and deals I don't know that they go below an advertised price. 

    I love using  my evolve, it is so easy.. enjoy

    1. squirel | | #2

      Thanks for the input. I took a class with a Babyloc Educator and it was great. I did call around for prices and they did vary. The sewing shop I use is selling for retail price but offers a $250 class of instruction. The other shops are fly on your own. I would want to learn everything the serger does. They also have a promotion now where you get 6 additional feet. I'm so tempted but this is an investment for me. Thank again for your help !!

      1. ctirish | | #3

        Where I purchased my machine, I got 2 or 3 classes (with other people) off the bat. They were actually for anyone with a serger but about 7 of us bought the machine the day of the promotion so the class was all evolve users.  After that class  I can go back any time they are offering that class for review.  They also have a serger club which meets every other month where we try new techniques or make different items with the serger. 

        If you take all of the classes and go to whatever serger clubs they have and learn to use the serger easily it will be money well spent. My only problem is room, if I had a place next to my sewing machine for the serger to be set up, I would sew everything I possibly could on the serger. I have a cabinet that will let me set it up but there isn't room. Everyone talks about how fast they are, and they are, but I still sew fairly slow and I stop often so I can see what is going on. 

        Here's an example of needing a serger:  A friend's daughter was getting married and her mom was trying to sew by hand shawl's for all of the bridesmaids(6)  and the maid of honor.  She called 2 days before the wedding because it was taking so long to sew by hand (she didn't even have one  finished). She wanted tips on how to do it faster. I told her to bring over the fabric and I would do them, she was sure I could not get them finished before the wedding.  Anyway, she brought over the fabric that evening, we decided on a size and a rolled hem.  At noon the next day I called her to tell her they were done. All cut and hemmed and steamed.  The time it took me to set up the machine and test was about 15 minutes. It took me less than 1 hour to do all 7 of the hems.

        There are so many things I can make in an evening. Pillowcases, shawls, pajamas, dinner napkins, tablecloths,. Now if I could do the embroidery that fast and easily I would be thrilled.  I am attaching a picture of pajamas I made a couple of years ago. The picture is new so they may look tired.  I just did a preview of the picture and it is sideways and way to big, I will try to fix and repost


        Edited 11/9/2006 10:11 pm ET by ctirish

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