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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>AllisonK</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/7275378"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">would love any input on this machine. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
I just purchased this machine a few weeks ago. I am new to sewing (going on 2 months) and this is the first time I have ever seen a serger!<br><br>
I tried to use it a few times on my own and got really frustrated with it because I didn't understand what all the dials were for (I thought differential was just an automobile term!)...and the manual isn't a whole lot of help. I ended up calling my mother over to help me out and give me a quick lesson and once I understood the different options it got much easier. The stiches come out pretty solid. And it comes with a bunch of accessories and 4 more needles besides the 2 already in place. Another good thing is that it comes prethreaded so you can just cut and tie the new thread onto the old thread get it threaded.<br><br>
Anywho, my mom used to be a professional seamstress and says that the serger is good quality but not great. So far a newbie is happy with it! Maybe there are some more experience mamas who can add more detail for you.<br><br>
BTW, if you do buy it...I ended up getting mine for $174 total on Amazon...it quailfied for free super saver shipping (it actually came in 3 days) and if you look at the banners you can usually find a code for $25 off.<br><br>
Thanks so much! I was looking at it on Amazon <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Will definitely check out the banners. Thanks for the input.
I have a 1034D and love it!! Especially for making knit kids clothing, everything comes together so quickly and sturdily. Learning to thread and adjust tension takes a bit, but it would with any serger, and once you've got it going you just GO! Go! GO!<br><br>
I haven't tried many other stitches on their, though, sticking just with four thread seam serging. HTH!
I ordered one in November, for my Christmas present from dh, but I just got the courage up to use it last week. It rocks! Really easy once you know how to set it up. The manual is really basic, so I referred to my Singer basic sewing book. For the $, I think it is a great bargain. I chose this model based on reviews at <a href="http://www.patternreview.com" target="_blank">www.patternreview.com</a>