Are you looking to create durable, professional-looking seams on your sewing projects? If so, look no further than a thread serger. These machines are not for the hobbyist or for the casual sewer, and you still need a regular sewing machine in addition to a thread serger. Before you make your purchase, there are a few things to consider.
These machines, especially the higher-end models are quite pricey. While you have the ability to purchase a basic serger for a couple hundred dollars, the best models are much more expensive. Before you make your purchase, consider how much you plan to use your machine.
Within each price range comes a range of features. Some machines have automatic threading, which is a convenient feature, but it greatly increases the overall price of the machine. Other machines come with differential feed, allowing you to keep elastic fabrics from stretching out as you sew.
The amount of needles the serger has is also something you must take into consideration. The less needles the machine has, the less the price is, typically. The lowest amount of needles a thread serger has is three, and this amount is perfect for basic projects. However, most projects recommend using at least a four-needle thread serger. The top-of-the-line machines come with up to five needles. While five needles are nice, most sewers do well with only four.
Thread sergers are not simple to use, especially in the beginning. It is important to look for a machine with lots of support and instructional options. The best serger machines come with instructional videos. Some machines even come with CDs or software for your computer. Look for a support number in the manual for your machine. You need to have the option to call for help at any time.
When you are in the market for a thread serger machine, always keep these things in mind. Think about the features you really need and which ones you have the ability to live without. Do not feel the need to purchase a top-of-the-line, fancy machine if you are only planning to use the machine for occasional projects. The right serger for you is out there, you just have to look.
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