Okay, so I've been using this 1980-something White Superlock 534 serger for the past year and a half. It was given to me as a gift from my mother and was a very awesome way to start exploring the possibilities that come with owning a serger. It got me through months and months of costuming for the Nutcracker last year. I learned threading, trouble shooting and a whole mass new skills with this little bad-boy.

But, recently it's had some issues and, sadly, I spent more time trouble shooting than most anything else. So last week, I'm sewing along, working on my new design: yoga shorts, and $%&^*! It totally eats a pair of shorts. I mean, ruins them beyond repair. grrrrrr grrrrr grrrrr (Can you see the steam shooting out from my ears?) It's time for a new serger.

So, I trek on over to our local sewing store, Odegaard's Sewing Center, where, lucky me, my mama works. I say 'SELL ME A SERGER!' And she guides me to this little cutie called the Juki MO-654DE. And let me just say- THIS BABY ROCKS!

I have been breezing along on this thing and I love it! It's SO much easier to thread and adjust. And switching to a rolled hem- piece of cake! No screwdrivers, rulers and impossibly tiny hands required! And she purrs like a kitten! (Cliche, I know, but if a seamstress can't say that about a machine- what then?! Ha ha!)

So, if you are looking to buy a new serger, I HIGHLY recommend this one!