why you should Pick a Serger Sewing Machine
A couple years ago I purchased a new Baby lock embroidery sewing machine. What a neat sewing machine it is. It embroiders beautifully. There are so many digitized embroidery designs to choose from that I have a hard time picking and deciding what I want to make. The one thing that bothered me about the items I was making is that the seams didn’t have the finished look and strength that I wanted.
I decided it was time to take a look at a serger. I did not want to spend a lot on another sewing machine as I splurged for my embroidery sewing machine. I took some time and researched serger sewing machines and different brands. I learned that threading a serger machine can be quite daunting; enough so that seamstresses with sergers tend to not change the threads in their sergers because it can be quite a task to do so. Some sewing machine service and repair shops charge $25.00 or more to thread a serger sewing machine for their customers. Take this into consideration when you are looking for sewing machines for sale.
I decided to go to my local sewing machine store where I purchased my Baby lock embroidery machine. I wanted to take a look at a Baby lock serger. As soon as they demonstrated the Baby lock Imagine I was hooked. This serger sewing machine is so easy to thread that you can switch threads as readily as you can on a regular sewing machine. I continued to think I could get by with a less expensive serger, but I could not get past the automatic threading feature of the Baby lock Imagine and Enlighten. I gave in a purchased the Baby lock Enlighten. I love this serger machine. It has more than filled the gap I had in my sewing projects. I have used my embroidery sewing machine more since I purchased my new serger. It has been a win-win.
A serger sewing machine is different from a regular sewing machine in that it cuts the seam allowance off as you sew. You have much less room for error. Once you get used to how you use a serger sewing machine you will wonder what you ever did without one. Sergers can be good sewing machines for beginners. There are seamstresses who only use a serger machine when making clothes and craft projects.
When you have a situation where you will not be able to serge a seam you can use the serger to finish each individual edge. That way you always have a professional looking finish. Another thing to take into consideration when serging a seam for a project is that you can have a smaller seam allowance when you have a serged seam than you normally make with a normal sewing machine. I like a ¼ inch seam on a serging machine versus a 5/8 inch seam for regular sewing machine sewing.