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4xMama
09-26-2010, 07:49 PM
Does anyone here use one of these? I just purchased one the other day and I have yet to use it. I am very excited though!

Any thoughts on this? Easy to thread?

Thanks in advance,
Sarah
:thumbup:

DoilyMania
09-28-2010, 09:07 PM
I wish I can help you but took me other day two hours to figure out why my thread is tangling on my Singer beginner. There is reason why I am not sawing...:P

weareborgswife
10-01-2010, 06:59 PM
Sounds like fun- I have a 5 thread Pfaff (an older one) and I really love it. Not too hard to thread... not sure on the Singer though...

I have tried this (but not so good with knots so it didn't work for me)... BUT it should have come threaded, and I have been TOLD you can tie the new thread to the old one and pull it through for easy threading- but this only works if you are all ready set up for your desired stitch. Not so helpful if you've been set up with a coverstitch using 3 threads and want to back to a 5 thread. It's a good way to see where the thread goes though.

Kymy
10-02-2010, 03:21 AM
I strongly disliked my moms Singer, though it was only a 4 thread. I have a 5 thread Pfaff creative 4874 that can actually do up to 10, that's right 10 threads! The extra 5 are for coverstitch & decorative stitches though. My Pfaff is super easy to thread though, all the loopers pop out for you to thread & everything, no tweezers needed.

downrightart
10-02-2010, 06:43 AM
Wow. Ya'll be professionals. I don't realize how simple I am until I come here. I guess it's just me, but I don't find sewing machines simple to use. 'Course if I would use them more....it might be! :laughing:

pinokeeo
10-02-2010, 12:19 PM
I'm with you, Tracy. Sewing machines scare the crap out of me. Too many little parts to suit me.

downrightart
10-02-2010, 04:54 PM
I've got the basics, but sometimes I have to try and remember what to do in certain situations. I just don't sew enough to gather the knowledge, I guess.

Angela
10-02-2010, 05:17 PM
Pinokeeo, don't you use big ol' power tools that could sever a digit? And little sewing machine scares you? That sounds sooo backwards.

My mother in law gave me a little serger when she upgraded hers but I have no idea what to even use it for.:blink:

downrightart
10-03-2010, 08:41 AM
Heh. You are right about Keeo on that she uses huge power tools and is scared of a sewing machine. :laughing:



My mother in law gave me a little serger when she upgraded hers but I have no idea what to even use it for.:blink:

Using it is the easy part, threading it would scare me! :laughing:

weareborgswife
10-03-2010, 09:50 AM
II strongly disliked my moms Singer, though it was only a 4 thread. I have a 5 thread Pfaff creative 4874 that can actually do up to 10, that's right 10 threads! The extra 5 are for coverstitch & decorative stitches though. My Pfaff is super easy to thread though, all the loopers pop out for you to thread & everything, no tweezers needed.
Lucky! That is my dream machine.:) mine is the model below, one coverstitch option, but I got an amazing deal on it on Craigslist for cheap ($300) and I love it, after some trial and error in which I broke a looper, within ten minutes of turning it on.

With anything like this u have to just jump in and fiddle and try. Keep the instructionsnearby and get some scrap fabic and try out stitches.

pinokeeo
10-03-2010, 09:52 AM
I think it's a phobia thing. When I was young, my grandmother sewed through her finger, and it scared the beegeebers out of me. :eek:

Sewing machines also have lots of parts to break. A bandsaw has an upper wheel, a lower wheel, a blade and a motor. Not much to go wrong there.:no:

DoilyMania
10-03-2010, 03:12 PM
Oh my...I can't handle one thread ...i get all stress out when mom say that she going to saw. Because if things go wrong I have to help.

Kymy
10-04-2010, 12:08 AM
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Lucky! That is my dream machine.:) mine is the model below, one coverstitch option, but I got an amazing deal on it on Craigslist for cheap ($300) and I love it, after some trial and error in which I broke a looper, within ten minutes of turning it on.

With anything like this u have to just jump in and fiddle and try. Keep the instructionsnearby and get some scrap fabic and try out stitches.

It's my dream machine too though I still use my 'cheap' Janome too! I would say that is a pretty dang amazing deal on yours! Mine was brand new & $1300 +tax & warranty instead of $2400 or so it retails for so I was pretty happy. The nice thing is that my extended warranty covers everything including the servicing & cleaning for 5 years!!! We got 0% interest for one year even though I had saved up almost all the cash to pay for it & I paid for it with the profits from my capes, my garage sale & other stuff I was just clearing out anyway. It's almost paid off now after just 6 months!

I also agree, you just have to jump in & use them. So many people are intimidated by them that they just don't try!

weareborgswife
10-04-2010, 09:57 AM
It's my dream machine too though I still use my 'cheap' Janome too! I would say that is a pretty dang amazing deal on yours! Mine was brand new & $1300 +tax & warranty instead of $2400 or so it retails for so I was pretty happy. The nice thing is that my extended warranty covers everything including the servicing & cleaning for 5 years!!! We got 0% interest for one year even though I had saved up almost all the cash to pay for it & I paid for it with the profits from my capes, my garage sale & other stuff I was just clearing out anyway. It's almost paid off now after just 6 months!

I also agree, you just have to jump in & use them. So many people are intimidated by them that they just don't try!


You got a rockin deal as well! If I had an actual business, maybe I could justify upgrading, but for now mine has what I need for what I do... I upgraded from a 4 thread brother, because I really wanted a coverstitch option for sewing knit dresses, so I can do that now.

4xMamma how's it going?

4xMama
10-05-2010, 05:24 PM
I get a beginner class and an advanced serger class with my purchase. I got it right before I went (am still on) vacation. I'm a professional seamstress and I have only used zigzag as my "overlock" finishing stitch until now. I wanted the 5 thread for the ability to hem knit. So, when I get back, I'm jumping in with both feet :-)

4xMama
10-14-2010, 08:14 AM
I'm in love! Since I got back, I had my "beginner" class to the serger. It is absolutely NOT difficult to thread. I got it threaded the first time, correctly. I just love all of the options it has. Business is pouring in for me, now that I can expand my repetoire...

Thanks ladies...it is a great one to purchase, you should do it!

ren
09-14-2011, 07:12 AM
i'm using Singer serger but not the Singer 5 thread, mine is 4/3 thread capability. It is Singer 14SH654 serger (http://www.sew-machines.com/2011/08/31/singer-serger/). I love this serger :thumbup1: :yes:

Sally Vidalin
09-15-2011, 11:12 AM
Kymy's comment: "With anything like this u have to just jump in and fiddle and try. Keep the instructions nearby and get some scrap fabric and try out stitches." is just what I did when I inherited a Husky Serger.

I was excited and nervous at the same time :) I love using it when I make my decorative pillows because I use lots of upholstery fabric which is thick and unravels easily when not finished properly on the edges.

One drawback... I like the "handmade old fashioned" look and seams/finished edges made on a serger don't have that look. Thanks to all of you for the great comments on this thread. Wow, so helpful :) Sally V.

xiha
11-05-2013, 10:02 AM
I use the Brother 1034D 3 or 4 Thread serger to finish the clothes.It is so suitable for the newbie in consideration of that it is so easy to use.

kip
12-22-2013, 06:04 AM
This babylock is the one that has me drooling ! http://babylock.com/sergers/evolution/

I currently have a Kenmore that is 17 years old and still works great. I love my serger! It is a little scarey when you first get one (to those who are still sewing machine challenged lol ) but WOW! the speed and securely wrapped seam allowances are sooooooo worth the time to learn to work a serger !

EnECeeKonRadz
04-18-2014, 01:19 PM
Did you ever figure out your serger? Mine is the BabyLock Evlove that we got 13 years ago when we bought the demo. It's super with the air feed for the loopers. I've taught classes for ladies who are struggling with their sergers and have a working knowledge of most of the makes and models on the market. If you are having troubles, I could make suggestions, but it's highly possible that you are enjoying your serger by now and no longer need the help . . . ?

sew4clownz
07-15-2014, 01:37 AM
Does anyone here use one of these? I just purchased one the other day and I have yet to use it. I am very excited though!

Any thoughts on this? Easy to thread?

Thanks in advance,
Sarah
:thumbup:

Yes I have one. I love it. It takes some getting used to, and one thing I found out the hard way is that when you thread it, you need to start from the second one in from the right then do the first one from the right, then the second one from the left and then the first one from the left. I know, it sounds crazy, but the Singer tech told me that because I was having trouble. Other than that, I have had no problems, and it looks so professional. I actually have two sergers and keep one with white and one with the color thread I want to use ... because one was a gift and the other one I bought. That way, I have two choices when I sew as to what color I want to use, because they are such a pain to thread.