7 comments on “Do you need a Serger (Overlocker) when sewing doll clothes?

  1. Marilee Hyman on Apr 23, 2019 10:00 pm | Reply

    Hi Rosie, I purchased your excellent Serger class to help me decide on my serger purchase and help me on how to use it. Any classes on the web like yours or in person from my retail store are very helpful to overcome the fears of using a serger and master the machine threading and stitches. I did purchase a half priced eclipse BabyLock with the automatic looper threading. It’s very nice to have the feature at a bargain price (though it was three times my budget). However, I learned that managing all the tension settings is every bit as challenging as the issues of threading. I ended up deciding to additionally purchase (at a third of the price of the BabyLock) a Singer Pro 5 my second choice (very high ratings for a combination serger and coverstitch machine). I plan to use it as a dedicated coverstitch machine because it has automatic tension settings. Threading is not a problem for me; tensions were a big problem. I’m sure I’ll get better with experience but the learning curve is steep and hand holding at the beginning is very, very helpful. Thanks for your hand holding. You are a great teacher. Marilee from California

    • Hi Marilee, Thank you for sharing your experiences with your sergers and for your kind words. I’m so glad that I was able to hold your hand in the beginning and I wish you many, many more years of fun sewing. 🙂

  2. Debbie Richards on Apr 24, 2019 11:39 am | Reply

    I use my serger every day. I have a Babylock Imagine and love it. Prior to this. I had a been in a and really hated using it. Hard to change threads, tensions, etc. Now I can’t see making doll clothes without it. Many people visiting my doll booth at shows comment on the fact that my seams are finished.

  3. Judy Friedman on Apr 24, 2019 12:17 pm | Reply

    I love my serger. Though I’ve had a serger for over 20 years, I learned new things when I recently took Rosie’s course. As for threading, the technique that Rosie demonstrates in her course makes it a cinch. Also, I often leave a neutral color on the loopers, and only change the thread in the needles to coordinate with whatever color fabric I’m using. Also, with my serger, there’s one type of needle that’s recommended for all types and weights of fabrics, which means I only have to buy one kind of needle, which is a standard sewing machine needle..

    • Judy, it’s great to know you love your serger too! It’s also good to hear that you learnt some new things while taking my serger course and that you found the way I change threads a cinch. Thanks for sharing that great tip about the neutral color on the loopers. Happy serging. 🙂

  4. Karena Reid on Apr 28, 2019 7:06 pm | Reply

    After having a Serger without Automatic Air threading I purchased a Babylock with the air threading feature. I LOVE it and feel that it really is worth the extra money. Always before I was so hesitant to change thread as it was a chore and took so much time that I put off doing it and did not use my Serger unless I absolutely had to . Consequently I didn’t get the full benefit of my old Serger. I find I use my Serger much more now and with a Whoosh of air for each Looper both lower loopers are threaded. I highly recommend it! if you can afford it, make your sewing much easier and get one.

    • Hi Karena, thanks so much for your feedback. I’m thrilled to hear you love your Babylock and LOVE your serger too!

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