I have decided to buy myself some more time – by investing in some new hemming tools for my serger/coversticher. I have a 5-thread Pfaff Coverstyle 4850, a combo machine that is now discontinued. The reason why I bought a combo was both due to $$ and space issues, and while it has taken me years to master, I think it does a decent job. I guess stand alone machines has less issues and probably do a better job, but the Coverstyle works for my purposes. Anyways I was browsing thru the manual the other day and saw that you could buy an attachment for automatically turning the fabric while coverstitching. No pressing required. I hope that is true – it sounds like a wonderful dream!
The other attachment that I bought is a blind stitch presser feet. Blindhemming on a serger would be much quicker, so again I am cautiously optimistic about my purchase.
Has any of you tried these kind of attachments? I am a little vary of one-trick gadgets. I once bought an invisible zipper feet for my old Husqvarna that was just really hard to use, in fact my regular zipper feet did a better job than the special feet! But maybe these will be better?