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Thread: Serger and regular machine in one

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    Does anyone have or seen a sewing machine with a serger in it? A friend of mine (who is new to sewing) said another firend has a machine with a serger built in. I've never heard of this invention. What brand might this be? I've been sewing for 50+ years. Am I out of step?

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    I know Bernina sells a cutting attachment for their sewing machines that would make it act something like a serger, but still wouldn't have the four or five threads that a serger does. It apparently cuts the fabric just at the edge where the right side of the stitch falls. But of course it's a very expensive accessory and for the price I could have an actual low-end serger!

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    HSN was selling a machine recently that they said acted like a serger. It was just as described above - a special foot that trimmed the excess fabric. The stitching was the regular overcast stitch from the sewing machine.

    Years ago, I bought a similar attachment for my Kenmore. It wasn't terribly expensive but I was never really satisfied with its performance.

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    I have heard a lot of really mixed reviews about these attachments. I am on the fence on them :D:D:D

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    I have an attatchment that makes mine a serger. But that is about it.

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    There's a Janome Jem Gold Trim and Stitch (or similar name) that seems to have a good reputation. Again not a true serger but a reasonable substitute for some.

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    Their is a serger I want at the sewing store that you can also use for regular straight stitch sewing.

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    Janome used to make one many years ago..don't know if they still do. I personally would prefer to have individual machines

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    Singer advertises there new machine as sewing,embroidery and serger, but its really just a foot that cuts the fabric. That what ive read in the reviews anyway.

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    Singer also makes the attachment foot (like Janome does) that acts like a serger. I have it and I'm NOT impressed with it.

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