Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Between the pig farms and a swamp!
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I have a hand me down Babylock 418 (3 thread) right now. It's somewhere in the neighborhood of 22 years old. It's nice for seams and such, but since it doesn't have a lot of features it's difficult to use for hemming and diapers. All it does is rolled hem and regular overlock. I have totally broken it, and I have no idea how much it will be to get fixed. It is completely seized up and none of the parts will move, even with the manual wheel.
So, for a while now I've been looking at new sergers anyway. Because, I've been wanting to see what all new features are available. And, there's lots of stuff that I wish I was able to do. All the while beating the heck out of the one I own.
Is the Babylock Evolve good? Does anyone have one? Our local quilt store just opened, and so they're running a special right now, which knocks about 30% off of the retail price. And, they'll let me do 12 months same as cash. It won't be a problem to pay it off in time, so I won't have to worry about paying any interest. Dh said I could get it. He realizes that I sew a lot and have really used the other one. I have to limit my mocha consumption to once per week until it's paid for though.
I'm just trying to figure out if this machine is worth the money. I'd really like a new serger, and I know there are cheaper models out there. But, I figure I probably won't be getting another one for at least 15 years or so.