Re: Serger for students
- My personal recommendation? If you're the one teaching the class, and you've got a serger already that you're familiar with and have found satisfactory, stick with that brand (and, preferably, model). I've had to work with a few different types of sergers--only extensively with the Singer we have at work--but I've found them to be a somewhat fickle and temperamental creature, and if you are experienced in dealing with how yours works (or you've found that it's not very much trouble), then I'd stick with it.
Now, if you're buying one that someone else is going to have to teach and deal with, THEN I'd look at shopping around. However, if I had thought, at the time I got ours for work, that I was actually going to wind up using it as long as I have, I would have bought something else...I don't have any serious complaints about the Singer that we got, but we have a Husqvarna and a White sewing machine (both actually made by the same company) and they've both proven to be far less trouble than the serger.
--- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, Janice Kledzik <jkledzik@...> wrote:
> Our high school is finishing its 2nd year of a new Theatre Tech
> Program and they are now ready to buy a serger. They have asked my
> opinion but the only one I am familiar with is the Huskylock 905 which
> I own. I have been brining my machine to school for two years and
> have had only had 1 repair in that time so I am happy with it. But
> I'd like to know if there are any others out there that are good for
> student use and reliable. They are willing to spend up to $600 for a
- Thanks for all your thoughts. I am the one who will be teaching the
kids how to use the machines and your reasoning makes a lot of sense.
You are right about fickle machines and since I've taken the time to
learn how to thread mine in under 2 minutes why change!
- I've had good luck with Janome sergers-I think they are the manufacturer
for the Kenmore line. We get them serviced every year and they are
holding up well to moderate student use.
Lia M. Hansen, M.F.A.
Costume Designer/Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts
Vanguard University of Southern California
55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714--556-3610 xt 2955--office
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- Thanks. I looked it up and there is as store in northern Cincinnati
that sells them. Its about 30 minutes away so I might drive there and
see how they compare. I see that they are a lot less pricey than the
others. I just have to consider where I can get them repaired if I