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JonJ | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

I am looking for advice on machines for home and some commercial use. I would a appreciate both good and bad remarks on machines. I am looking to do both costuming and personal items. 

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  1. suesew | | #1

    Do a search under "serger purchase" and you will find many discussions that will help you figure out what you want and need. I have an old 3-4 thread White Superlock 634 DE that has never cut anything properly, but I can adjust the tensions with my eyes shut and it does a lovely rolled hem. It's all in what you need.

    1. JonJ | | #2

      Thank you for your advice. My problem is that I have used a serger once, and am not quite sure what I need at this time. 

  2. SewTruTerry | | #3

    I use to do a lot of costuming as well as personal items and I have just a basic serger that at this time it is 12 years old and although I sometimes have some tension problems I know how to fix them and get the job done. I still do costuming on occasion and if I ever get back to it like I was then I will definitely buy a serger that can do all of the basics like rolled hem and have differential feed but will also look for one that has a cover stitch.  But all that said I would also look at the upper end of scale as far as home machines go as they will take more of the hard knocks of todays costuming fabrics have to offer such as the glitter and the fused sequins that you cannot take off and put back on again.  The upper end of the scale machines tend to take more lickings and keep on ticking. 

    1. JonJ | | #4

      Thank you it does help. Most of my costuming will be of the medieval and Renaissance period so I don't see sequins as a problem. Thank you again for your kind input.

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