I thought I had it all figured out with the sergers. I have scoured every post and done lots of research on what to buy, but again, am confused. I had just about decided on the White 2000. I want a machine that will sew through multiple layers of hemp fleece to make the soakers and I don't need much in the way of fancy extras. I went to my local sew shop to try it out and the lady did not think it would hold up to that. She said it might sew through it, but would not hold up for long as it would be hard on the machine. The only other machines they sell are Elnas. She did not give a hard sell at all, but said of the machines they sell I would need one of the Elnas (starting about $700) to sew on that. I brought a sample of fabric and it sewed three layers beautifully. I wonder what those of you who make hemp and sherpa diapers use?