Nice pillowcases, Maryn!

I once had a student who wished to learn how to use a serger. I don't have a serger because I just use the overlock stitch on my sewing machine. I explained this to my student, but he kept insisting that I buy a serger, just so I could teach him to use it. I politely declined.

For those considering a new sewing machine, you might find this helpful. Also, Amazon is a great place to buy sewing machines. There's usually a lot of reviews that tell you what features the machine has, how well it works, whether it tends to have problems or not. And if it breaks, they have a good returns policy.