I had actually been contemplating this purchase for a long time and read various reviews, but I kept putting it off. I didn't know if it was worth spending the money.
The problem is, I suffer from serger-phobia. Its appearance alone with multiple spools (rather large spools, I might add) feeding in all directions is incredibly intimidating. I mean, how on earth do you thread this thing? I feared it might end up collecting dust in the corner of the closet, simply because I feared IT.
But my hope is that my "garments" might look a tad more polished and professional, and the only way to improve my sewing is to continue challenging myself with new obstacles.
So here I will share what I learn as I go, starting with the most basic of skills: figuring out how to turn it on.
I went with the Brother 1034D and found it on Amazon. This seems to be a pretty basic serger and quite popular, I might add; the reviews were decent. It also looks like it's been around a while, as the married couple on the box look to be hitched circa 1990.
It even came with some handy thread in primary colors to get started. I guess this means I can use regular spools instead of those humongous ones? That's a bonus in itself.
So, if you're new to serging too and want to share your progress or offer some insight, please feel free to do so. I would love having people along on this new adventure...