Serger Buying Guide! Read Our Beginners Guide

Buying a serger can be a bit confusing for those new to this type of machine. Check out our Serger Buying Guide for beginners to sort all the bells and whistles out.

Sergers, also known as overlock machines, use multiple thread strands to construct a strong seam that encloses the raw fabric edge, eliminating fraying and the need for an additional seam finish.

Serger Buying Guide! Check Out Our Guide Just For BeginnersSerged seams contain more stretch than a conventional sewing machine seam, so sergers come in handy when working with knit or other stretchy fabrics. Which machine is right for you depends on how you intend to use it. Do you plan to finish seams, create special hems or edgings or take advantage of the whole array of serger feet on the market?

The following models are great beginner, budget-friendly serger options.

Brother 1034D

  • 4- and 3-thread overlock, narrow hem, rolled hem & ribbon lock stitches
  • 22 built-in stitch functions
  • Snap-on, interchangeable presser feet

MSRP: $399.99

Serger Buying Guide! Check Out Our Guide Just For Beginners

JUKI MO-114D

  • 4-, 3- or 2-thread stitching with differential feed & rolled hem
  • Lay-in thread tension
  • Easy lower looper threader and upper looper converter
  • Quick-control rolled hem setting

MSRP: $749.00

 

Serger Buying Guide! Check Out Our Guide Just For Beginners

Bernina L 450

  • Patented Micro Thread Control (MTC) & bright LED sewing lights
  • Thread tension release with presser foot lift
  • Five-step presser foot pressure adjustment
  • Adjustable differential feed, cutting & stitch length

MSRP: $1,249.00

Serger Buying Guide! Check Out Our Guide Just For Beginners

SINGER® ProFinish™

  • 4-, 3- or 2-thread stitching
  • Color-coded lay-in threading
  • Optional free arm
  • Decorative flat-locking and 4 built-in rolled hems

MSRP: $299.99

Serger Buying Guide! Check Out Our Guide Just For Beginners

Baby Lock Eclipse DX

  • Automatic Jet-Air Threading
  • Manual tensions
  • Full-featured differential feed
  • 4-, 3- or 2-thread stitching

MSRP: $2,499.99

 

Serger Buying Guide! Check Out Our Guide Just For Beginners

Janome 8002D

  • 3- or 4-thread stitching
  • Color-coded lay-in tension dials for easy threading
  • Quick change rolled hem & snap-on presser feet
  • Adjustable stitch length and width and differential feed

MSRP: $399.00

For more information and resources on using a serger check out more beginner serger ebook guides in shopsewitall.com

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