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Gregory Allen
(Gallen1119) - M

Locale: Golden, CO
Serger on 02/10/2013 15:38:02 MST Print View

Do many people use a serger for their MYOG projects? I have a reasonable regular machine, but was thinking of a serger to finish the seams nicer. The Brother 1034D has good reviews on Amazon, but was wanting other opinions. Obviously, I have not used a serger previously, and I'm not trying to make a fashion statement or a tablecloth. Any suggestions?

Ryan Smith
(ViolentGreen) - F

Locale: Southeast
Re: Serger on 02/10/2013 17:17:33 MST Print View

Greg,

I have a Janome model that I use from time to time. Seems like it was ~$450 new. It does finish projects quite a bit better, but I probably wouldn't buy one solely for my MYOG projects. My wife uses ours so we bought one to help with her sewing projects too. With that said, I do love that overlock stitch!

Ryan

Brendan Swihart
(brendans) - MLife

Locale: Fruita CO
Serger for flatlock seams on 02/11/2013 07:40:38 MST Print View

The most useful MYOG use of a serger might be flatlock seams for clothing. More info: http://www.shelby.fi/tips/flatseam/
That site has some good free patterns as well.

Gregory Allen
(Gallen1119) - M

Locale: Golden, CO
Thx on 02/11/2013 16:24:46 MST Print View

Like the Shelby site free patterns!