Well I finally did it -- I bought a serger. My budget was small, so I did my research to find an entry level serger that would give me the most bang for my buck. Being a big fan of Baby Lock machines, I was impresssed with their Lauren serger -- still, it was a little more than I could afford to spend right now. So I set about finding a comparable model, and discovered the American Home AH-100 model, which appears to be the twin of the Baby Lock Lauren.
American Home is made by Tacony (the makers of Baby Lock, and Brother) so I felt confident that this would be a quality machine. It seems this serger is available only on-line -- Baby Lock is never available on-line. And the sweet little secret is that cost of the American Home model AH-100 is $100 less than the Baby Lock Lauren. I ordered mine from Sewing Machines at Simplicity.com and because they offer FREE shipping, I saved the full $100! Click "Read more" to continue