I thought I needed a serger to finish my seams more professionally. I set out to do a bit a research before going to my local quilt shop. The question I asked Goodle was ‘Do I need a serger?’ The search results provided a list of blogs about features to look for etc. One of those blog posts was surprising. She mentioned advanced sewing machines having a very useful overlock feet and stitches. I had never heard of this before and went to search the house top & bottom to find my PFAFF owners manual. Turns out my machine does have this capability! I tried it out on a set of sleeves I am working on and was pleasantly surprise. I think for my level of sewing I will stick to this method as opposed to investing in a serger! Here is a pick with my PFAFF 2056 stitch 35.
Update: Stretch knits pose a completely different challenge….might still have to consider a sergEr down the road 🙂