I love to sew, seems like I'm always making something, pillows, curtains, pillowcases, dresses, you name it, I'll try to make it!
I like to put a professional edge on my sewing, everything just looks so much nicer, neater, and seems to hold up better with a well sewn edge.
When I was given the opportunity to review the Brother Designio Series serger through Amazon, I jumped at the chance. I was using an old serger that gave me more grief than anything.
Right out of the box, this serger was easy to use. When I review items like this I like to see how easy 'they' are to use w/out following the directions. This was pretty straight forward. Threading the machine is very straight forward, everything is labeled and numbered, as long as you thread in the proper order, it's a whiz.
Basic seaming is easy as well, and everything worked beautifully, I didn't even have to make any adjustments to my tension.
As far as doing anything other than the basic serged edge stitch, I most definitely needed to use the manual, but it is very well written and easy to understand.
You can remove the cutting finger for a rolled edge, which I like to use on some of my seams, like this little dress I have for sale on Etsy
You can use a 3 or a 4 thread stitch with this machine, and it gathers very nicely as well. A blind hem, gathering and piping foot are all included with the machine, as well as thread....although, I'd just toss the thread and use something better than what is sent....you'll be much happier with the results.
*I received this serger in exchange for review from Amazon.