I just looked up Janome and there are dealers in my area. The serger is a Janome, I now know that. I also was recommended the Bernina and Viking. A relative just gave me her Singer 301A. I have not had time to see if this will work on canvas or for my other projects. I am not sure why she gave it to me, and often what I get for free doesn't work, or work well. I plan on giving it a test run, but would still like suggestions on a real good one that I wont' have to repair often, and one that will be easy to use for my multitude of projects. I've been doing a lot of hand sewing through the years with my challenging White machine collecting dust.
Will you please tell me what features I should have, and list any models you recommend that I'd find in stores if possible. I don't want a used model, unless I get advice that people have had good luck... I'd rather start out with a newbie.
I will be sewing canvas, velvet, fabrics, hemming, buttonholes, curtains, pillows, so diversity is good.