Serger Questions….Help Please!
The search for the perfect serger continues…. I figure maybe I am asking the wrong questions, though….. So maybe I’ll try these:
What is the difference between two needles and three? What are the advantages and disadvantages?
Is more thread capabilities really a good thing? I want to have enough that i won’t run into the problem that I have to go back over something because it isn’t strong enough….or not able to do the chainstitch.
I want a coverlock, what are some of the typical concerns for them?
How many times can I expect to change plates or needles or feet in a single project? (I make dresses mostly) Is this typical of all machines?
I am interested in the pfaff 4874. Typically, how well do pfaffs hold up to everyday use?
Can you use regular thread (the type you use in a sewing machine) in a serger?….stupid question, I guess….but the dealers don’t mention it, even to first time buyers….
Are there certain types of material you can’t use in a serger?
Are there any other questions I should be asking????
Any input will help!!!!! Thanks For your time and advice!
Edited 3/17/2007 5:26 pm ET by ineedaserger329