Fri Dec 28 00:00:00 MST 2012syod Rating:4.0
The product arrived on time and seems to be of very high quality. I am happy with the accessories that came with it and also the DVD showing how to use the product. I have not used the product yet, but the directions for threading are very clear and easy to follow. I gave it four stars only because I have not used it yet, but I am quite happy with the product.
Fri Nov 11 00:00:00 MST 2011sherriesews Rating:5.0
This is my first serger and I absolutely love it. The quality of the machine is awesome and my sewing projects look much more professionally complete because of this wonderful machine. The instructions were easy to follow and I had it up, threaded and running in about 20 minutes.
Tue May 21 00:00:00 MDT 2013bmashworth Rating:5.0
Even being the owner of 6 sewing machines I was afraid to buy a serger because they looked so complex to thread and operate. When I realized how much sewing time I was wasting by not having a serger I decided to take the plunge. After a lot of research I decided on the American Home. This is a well built machine, easy to operate and thread. One of the great things about this serger is that it focuses on the fact that a buyer may never have used a serger before. The manual is very precise and user friendly and the enclosed DVD explains the operations of the machine clearly. It took me about 5 minutes to thread the serger for the first time and to have it up and sewing. The machine is a marvel. After sewing for over 30 years I can't think of anything this machine will not accomplish. I'd recommend it to anyone, either a novice or an experienced sewing enthusiast..
Sun Apr 12 00:00:00 MDT 2015Betsy Boot Rating:5.0
I was a bit hesitant when I first looked into this serger, but I am glad I "took the plunge" and bought it. It was extremely easy to use, I just "Cheated" and tied the new threads to the old and started the machine to change color. I am very happy with the way it sews, not a lot of "fiddling" with it. I find it interesting that the lower looper arm is hollow...are all the newer sergers like that ? I have an older Neechi, and that lower looper arm has the groove in the back.This machine is the same as Nancy Zieman's EZ Lock SWN 10, and has been in Nancy Zieman's Catalog and Website. I understand that this model, distributed by Tacony Corporation is the same as the Babylock Lauren. There is a series of 4 videos on YouTube, starting with: Lauren;How to Thread a Serger, Serger Quick Tips,Lauren;3 Thread Serging, and Lauren; Serger Differential, all presented by "Totally Stitchin" I found the manual helpful, and utilized YouTube a lot, watching many videos on different 4-thread sergers, starting with the 4 videos I mentioned. I also went to the Babylock website, and they have some information about the Lauren.All in all, I am Very Happy with my purchase, and would recommend this serger to anyone who is new to this form of sewing, as well as a more seasoned sewist.
Mon Nov 16 00:00:00 MST 2015Kay Rating:5.0
easy to understand works great would recommend to anyone.
Sat Feb 09 00:00:00 MST 2013kriseob Rating:5.0
This is my first purchased serger, although I've used borrowed ones before. I think this American Home machine is a terrific first serger, and a great value. It came already threaded with short lengths of sample thread which is important because who wants to take an hour learning to thread a serger when it first comes? You want to try that thing right out of the box! So all you need to do is follow the quick start directions to tie your thread onto the sample threads and you are off and running. The second time I got it out one of the overlock threads got tangled around one of the threadholders and it broke (my fault for not seeing it, not the machine's fault), so I did have to learn to thread it for reals before long. But by then I was over the initial excitement of my first serger and I felt okay with taking the time to figure it out. It is seriously complicated, but certainly no more than any other serger; it's a simple fact of life that sergers are a nightmare to thread. :) After much trial and error and referring back to the instruction book, I learned how to do it right. Also a learning curve is adjusting the thread tension for different applications, but it will be fun to continue to learn what works. I haven't even tried all the things this machine is supposed to be able to do (blind hems, flatlock seams, rolled overcast hems, etc.) but it will be fun to play around over the next few months! I've been sewing most of my life on conventional sewing machines, and I have to say the quickness and ease of a serger is kind of rocking my world! I think I'm likely to do most of my non-quilting sewing on this machine instead of on my sewing machine from now on!
Wed May 02 00:00:00 MDT 2012sme3 Rating:5.0
I am loving this serger!!! I have wanted to get one for awhile and did a lot of looking around for something that would work well, particularly for a beginning serger user, and also would be reasonably priced. This serger has very easy to follow instructions and has been so easy to use so far. I still need to learn how to do all of the different types of edges with it, but am looking forward to doing this. Highly recommend!
Sat Aug 11 00:00:00 MDT 2012crickit615 Rating:5.0
I recently tried my friends serger to make costumes for the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. I fell in love with hers. Before long, my husband was out researching them online. He pulled up the American Home Serger and asked me what I thought about it. It looked exactly like my friend's. After researching it a little more, my husband bought it for me. I have been sewing and serging my heart out since I received it. It's easy to thread. The instructions are easy to read and informative.
Tue Dec 29 00:00:00 MST 2015GGramma9 Rating:5.0
I do a lot of sewing and this serger is great for my projects
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