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Thread: PFAFF coverlock 4.0 question

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    Junior Member BDawn's Avatar
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    PFAFF coverlock 4.0 question

    My wonderful husband took it upon himself to buy me a serger I have never used a serger before.
    I, have tried google to find out if this is a good serger and there is very little information, so I am hoping to find out if anyone has one and are you happy with it.

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    Not sure, but I found some reviews of it online:
    http://sewing.patternreview.com/review/machine/4596 (create a free account to login and read the entire review)
    There may be others at that site too.

    In any case, are you sure you could exchange it for something else? Many dealerships do not allow returns, but usually will let you "trade up" a machine just purchased. From everything I have read online, Babylock has the best reputation for sergers.

    One thing I am not sure of is the "coverlock" designation. This may mean it does only a certain type of stitch, used mostly for serging seams in clothing and hemming knits (such as the bottom of a t-shirt). A regular type of serger will do a larger variety of stitches, including rolled hem and decorative stitches. The ideal is to have both types of serger. Anyway, I found this thread which may provide a little more info:
    http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-...l?f=43&t=48451

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    Prism, Thank you for pointing me in the right direction very much appreciated. Once I learned how to thread it correctly ,I had fun making a quick scarf. It seems I have a lot to learn but I think it will be fun.

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    Do serger tutorial searches on you tube. I'm recently new to sergers too and having lots of fun taking new classes, making hierloom nightgowns, purses, table runners, jackets, etc all 100 % on the serger. My teacher says, yes alot of what we are doing can be done on the sewing machine but that's a different class. Making fleece throws this yr was so much fun. I just layered them together and did the stitching around them. No turning and then top stitching, it went so much faster and looked so nice. I'm learning to use wooly nylon on the loopers to give a nice look along with decorative threads to give nice finishes. Nancy Zieman has great books on quilting with a serger too, the nice thing about that, you never have to worry about running out of bobbin thread, since there is no bobbin. Check your area for Viking dealers or even brother dealers who offer classes; you can learn so much and I'm constantly learning new things on you tube.
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