Singer "Tiny Serger"

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  1. mylittlechickpea

    mylittlechickpea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has any one ever used this one before? I am a beginning sewer, and I really want a serger, but I can't really justify it right now. I found the Singer "tiny serger" on an auction site for $25 Does this sound good to anyone else? Anyone used it, results? Good, bad?
     
  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    I located this off a web site that reviews sergers and sewing machines. I hope it helps.




    What Can the Singer TS380 Serger Do?

    While this Singer serger will not be suitable for experienced sergers who use their serger sewing machines daily, it may be just fine for occasional users or for someone who has never had a serger before and wants to try one.
    The TS380 is often inexpensive enough that it can be used as a trial serger while you are deciding whether to invest the much larger amount of money necessary for a more professional model.

    Later, you might use the Singer Tiny Serger for quick projects because it's so easy to set up and use. And it takes such a small amount of storage space, so you can always keep it handy.

    The Singer TS380 will give you finished seams with a nice professional look, sews layers together and will also do blind hemming.

    It is very simple to use, if you read the manual (which is not difficult to understand).

    Points About the TS380 to Consider

    While this Singer serger is nice and portable, its sound is not small – the serger tends to be a bit loud.
    Another feature that sewers miss is automatic trimming. The TS380 doesn't include that feature. And while it does well on medium weight fabrics, it does not do as well on delicates.

    Lastly, some sewers find the Tiny TS380 difficult to thread. Others say that it just takes a little practice.

    So, if you are looking for your first serger, a serger to try, or a serger sewing machine for occasional use, you may find the Singer Tiny Serger to be just what you need.

    It's far less expensive than heavier, larger models. It's very portable and great for small projects or crafts.

    If you don't require professional or heavy duty features, this could just be your serger!
     
  3. mylittlechickpea

    mylittlechickpea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for that, JustBugged. Very informative. I have never used one before, and I know they are very expensive, so I was excited when I saw this.

    Unfortunately, I lost the auction. Someone outbid me in the last thirty seconds [​IMG] I hate it when that happens. And had I known how much they really do go for, I would have bid the extra ten bucks. Next time...
     
  4. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Also watch craigslist ads for sergers, and sewing machines.
     
  5. dmccann

    dmccann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought one several years ago at a yard sale,$4.00.It does not cut the fabric edges,very hard to thread because of the size.I used mine for a little while ,now i can not get the stitch correct,i think i may have bent something.If it was dirt cheap i wpould buy another,but for $25 i would put it on one wallmart or joannes sells for 199.00.
     
  6. babymakes6

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    Keep looking on ebay and Amazon-I have found full-size Janome sergers for $170-$200 (which, to me, is very inexpensive). As soon as we get our tax refund I am investing in one. I sew all of my dresses and most of my girls' dresses, as well as nightgowns, occasional shirts, quilts, etc., so for me I need a big serger. This is what I am planning to get: http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-list...VT0&colid=1US8MEZ40E7GD&condition=refurbished
     
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