Do I need a serger?

A serger is a specialized sewing machine. They are not as multi-purpose as traditional sewing machines so consider the purchase of one carefully.


If you find yourself doing a lot of seams, a serger is something to look at. Sergers allow the user to skip the step of overstitching the raw edges of a seam. This feature greatly reduces the time spent.


It is unlikely that you would want a serger to be the only sewing machine in your home. While it does some functions exceptionally well it is more difficult to use for others.

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