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Unread 11-18-2010, 06:42 PM   #7
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Stretch fabric is really the only thing you need an overlocker for - knits, and it helps finishing the edges of, say, organza.

Otherwise, it's a pretty low-quality finish for other fabrics, the only advantage being that it's quick - which is good if you want to make a lot of costume but aren't concerned about quality (for, say, contests or such).

Just saying.

Take a look on eBay and local used stores. My sewing teacher a few years back got one for $60, used, that's lasted her years.
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