Friday, July 06, 2007
serger machine suggestions, anyone ?
summer is finally here, and with the temperatures rising so fast I'm planning to sew a few summer tops and dresses for myself. Getting a serger machine (máquina corte e cose, em português) is something I've meaning to do for sometime now, and especially if I start making more clothing it will be a good investment. I know nothing about serger machines, though, so maybe some of you could give me advice ?
I've had some brilliant advice from Tany already (whose blog I found by doing some google searching on this subject, and ended up reading her invaluable posts here and here) and after making a couple of calls to local stores I'm now undecided between this Singer model , the Bernina 800DL and this Pfaff. I've read that Babylock seems to be one of the best brands but unfortunately I don't think I can get them in Portugal (and I'm not sure I like the price that much either).
So, if any of you has any experience about serger machines, and these models in particular, could you please let me know ? I'm planning on going to test both these machines tomorrow (the Bernina will be a bit more difficult), and I'll let you know what I decide later on.
The photos above are of recently (and not so recently, actually) finished items that I hadn't posted before. From top to bottom:
:: bags and pouch, available now at Anthrop
:: crochet needle case, a custom order
:: several bookcovers, custom orders
:: bookcover and pouch matching set, another custom order