We carry only well-built machines that can stand the test of time
Get your sergers from Portland Sewing. We carry only well-built machines that can stand the test of time. All of the machines are made of ballistic plastic and metal in Japan or Taiwan. No cheap plastic parts. No “made in China.” And they are all EASY TO THREAD!
Looking for a starter machine? Try the Janome 1110dx with a lever to help you thread your lower looper. Reliable 3-thread overlocking for knits. Reliable 4-thread overlocking for wovens plus rolled edges and more.
Want to step up to more feet options and self-threading? Go for a Baby Lock DX. All the above in the Janome plus. Speed through your serging at 1600 stitches per minute. Serge slippery and stretchy fabrics with ease. Match plaids!
Or step up to a Baby Lock Imagine. Self-threading plus automatic tension settings that sense the weight and type of fabric. A dial to help you lift over thicker fabrics.
Want to add coverstitch and coverlock to your overlock machine? Time to try the top of the line: Baby Lock Evolution with push-button self-threading. Create a sew line plus overlock the edge in one pass through your machine. Or switch the settings to do each operation separately. No machine has more options. Great lighting too.
For a coverstitch/coverlock alone, buy the Baby Lock Coverstitch. Create hems to give your garments the professional look. Drill decorative stitches — shadow work, flat lock, faggoting and more — within the garment edges. Many users prefer to buy the Coverstitch with an Imagine for a more dedicated sewing suite.
All machines are backed by Montavilla Sewing Center.
Want to test-drive these sergers? Just want to learn how to use the one you have? Register for our quarterly Sergery class. Make that serger your friend while you make a stitch book, tote and a knit top — all in three sessions.
Portland Sewing // Portland Fashion Institute
2111 NE 43rd Ave.,
Phone: (503) 927-5457
1 block north of NE 43rd & Sandy
BUS: #12 bus,
MAX: 7 blocks from the Hollywood MAX station
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