Do you own a serger?

@venshida (4837)
United States
April 6, 2007 8:37pm CST
Do you own a serger if so how often do use it? I donot own a serger. I don't think it is necessary item. I usually use the zig zag feature on my machine for my seam. What are the advantages to having a serger?
6 responses
@katzbee (91)
• Canada
24 Apr 07
Hello Venshida, I have a friend who owns one and she told me of a site here online. http://www.sergerplace.com/SergerTipsGuideline.htm I hope this helps.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
25 Apr 07
Thanks, I will check the site out.
@creematee (2810)
• United States
23 Apr 07
I have a White Serger that my DH bought me for Christmas last year. I absolutely love it! As another poster said, it gives garments such a more professional appearance. I love making doll and baby blankets, just taking 1 yd. of cotton fabric and serging the edges. Makes a nice light weight receiving blanket. I also LOVE making flannel jammies for my daughters. A regular machine works well, but I foun the serged edge doesn't fray as much as the simple zig-zagged edge. If you want to check out sergers, Might I suggest the site, www.allbrands.com. This is where I bought mine from, and they have an excellent list and very competitive prices. Their service is beyond compare. If you have a question about a machine, ask, I'm pretty sure they will answer. good luck, and happy sewing!
@creematee (2810)
• United States
26 Apr 07
Thank you for the Best Response! :) Have you decided on if you are getting a serger?
@loujac3 (1188)
• United States
7 Apr 07
I own a serger and it is only a three spooler. I find that the seams of my garments are so much more professional looking and the knits are a whiz. I like to roll up my sleeves and this way the look is neat and well finished. The only way to get that without a serger is to make french seams and that is tedious. I find that hemming pants is a breeze. I am a borderline petite and therefore I end up hemming skirts and slacks. I use my serger just abot every time I use my sewing machine. I do hemming for both my adult daughters and for friends. I really have to say that a serger is a must for that professional finished look.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
7 Apr 07
I am just curious what is the price range for a serger, are they expensive?
• United States
26 Oct 11
no i do not own a serger so i never use it haha i have been sewing and quilting ever since i was a little child and i have never heard of a serger so obviously it is not a necessary item i do not even use a sewing maching because i do not have one right now they are just so expensive so i just sew and quilt by hand i plan on eventually buying a sewing machine but i most likely will not buy a serger if i have not needed one for this long then i do not think i will ever need one
@jdonovan (24)
• United States
21 Apr 07
I have a brother Serger that I bought about 3 months ago. I have only been sewing for almost a year now and at first I was very itimidated by the thought of using such a powerful machine! But I'm so glad I invested in one! It makes my projects look so much more professional and more durable. I use mine all edges/seams that are 'exposed' and I also used it to make a quilt for my daughter. Using scrap pieces of fleece, I piced together different sized squares with a flatlock stitch. It looks so neat! I really feel having a serger is a must in my sewing room, but not neccesarily for the beginner sewer. I really think it depends on what your needs are.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
18 Apr 07
I have a serger and only use it for certain things. Other things I can stitch by hand or use the regular sewing machine. The serger is great because is cuts/trims while it stitches. It is the machine on a larger scale that factories use to make garments. Exept for maybe the sweatshops. It is more complicated in a way to run the thread through however I am glad I have one and will never wish to be without one.