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Old 10-24-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
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sewing machine vs serger

I'm a novice seamstress but I'd like to try using a serger.

Here is my stupid question: can a serger take the place of an ordinary sewing machine? Would it be a terrible idea to sell my sewing machine to fund the purchase of a serger?

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No they do completely different things. A serger is primarily for finishing hems. You cant use it for buttonholes, or zips, or gathering, or top stitching or sewing in elastic.

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thanks.

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Re: sewing machine vs serger

They are totally different. You'll kick yourself if you sell your sewing machine.
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Re: sewing machine vs serger

If you could only ever have one id pick a sewing machine hands down
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