Overlocker Issues

Oh man, I need an overlocker.

Lasty year (April)  I managed to buy one (Brother) from ebay at a really good price, but just when I conquered my fear of threading the overlocker ( December), my mom came from Cameroon and slyly suggested she needed an overlocker. Without realising, I offered her mine. I regretted that the second I heard myself say it, but I could not even retract the sentence because my mom would never let me.

I realised my mom has become quite skilled at getting stuff from me. She knows if she ask’s outright, I would say no, so now she adopts a really sad face, and complains about stuff, and me, feeling bad for her, would offer to help. Then as soon as I offer to help, she brightens up, and life goes on. I don’t blame her though, I blame me, and my impulsive nature.

Which brings me to the issue of today. I impulsively gave her my last overlocker, but I don’t want to get one based on an impulsive buy. So I need advice on what is out there.

Can anyone recommend a good one?


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  1. April 4, 2011 / 10:13 pm


    Don't know if your still looking for an overlocker, but try Chapman's in Camden. I have just bought my overlocker from them this weekend and I am truly in love, it is so easy to use and thread, never thought I would be saying that bout an overlocker, but it is, and Chapman's give's you full tutorial and make you thread it up at least twice so you get the hang of it.
    I got the Frister and Rossman, which they advise for the novice sewer.

    Good luck and liking your blog

  2. April 5, 2011 / 4:09 pm

    Hi Adade, Thanks for the pointer. Will go to Camden and have a look when I am chanced. Thanks about liking the blog.