Where to Buy Sergers Online
Online shopping is commonplace for most people in today’s technologically-advanced society. A couple of clicks and you can have most anything your heart desires shipped directly to your home, without the need to leave the comfort of your couch. Buying sergers is no exception, and many sewists are taking to the internet to purchase machines because of a wider range of makes and models available. Wondering where to buy sergers online? If you’re in the position to buy a serger, the following online retailers are excellent options.
Amazon is the largest internet company in the world based upon revenue, offering customers access to a vast option of goods and is an extensive marketplace for sergers. They have many different brands available for purchase (Singer, Juki, Brother, Janome) with a range of models and prices. A large customer base means many models have more reviews than on other websites, giving you honest feedback from people who own a specific machine.
Compared to other sites, Amazon can offer lower prices because of the volume of sales they have annually, and if you have a Prime account, most sergers will ship free of cost and arrive within a couple of days.
Another well-known, popular e-commerce site, eBay offers buyers many options for purchasing a serger. eBay has a benefit over Amazon; marketplace sellers offer both new and used items for sale. Prices on used machines are much lower than brand new models, and you can purchase brands like Baby Lock and Husqvarna Viking that are unavailable on Amazon. If you’re looking for a starter serger, buying a used machine is a cost-effective way to try something out. The drawback though, is buying a used machine, sight-unseen opens up the potential for purchasing a serger with problems undisclosed in the listing. Compared to Amazon, shipping prices are also considerably higher, depending upon the seller.
Known as a specialty retailer of fabrics and crafts, Jo-Ann Stores also carries sergers and sewing machines on their website. Currently, their product line includes Singer, Brother, Juki, Janome, and Bernette. Jo-Ann is known for their frequent online coupons which can help save money on the purchase of a serger, and you can purchase all the extra supplies and fabric you need for a project through the same site.
Sewing Machines Plus is a family-owned and operated business that has grown to be the largest sewing machine website in the United States over the last fifty years. They offer a price match guarantee for up to 30-days after your purchase, a 60-day money-back guarantee, special financing, and free shipping on orders over $49. Sewing Machines Plus is known for its excellent customer service, with expert sewing consultants available to answer any questions you have as long as you own a machine you purchase from them.
They offer products from the widest range of manufacturers, with models for beginners up to commercial sergers.
Over the last decade, Walmart has expanded its in-store sewing departments and selection of products considerably, sergers included. As internet business has gained popularity, this expansion is now seen on their website as well. They offer competitive prices on brands such as Janome, Juki, Brother, Singer, and Bernette. However, their product selection isn’t expansive, and some sergers are distributed by a third party after you purchase from Walmart’s site.
Walmart’s online ordering has exploded in popularity in the last couple of years, so you can be assured you are buying from a trusted retailer.
At one time, Sears was the “go-to” store for sewing machines dating back to the workhorse metal Kenmore machines of the 70s. While other retailers now offer sergers, and Sears isn’t known so much for their machines, you can still purchase a small selection of products on their website. Currently, they offer Brother, Juki, Janome, and Tacony American Home sergers for sale.
Their prices are aligned well with other retailers, although like Walmart, orders will be fulfilled or distributed by a third party company (typically sites that specialize in sewing machines and sergers) instead of coming directly from Sears.
The leading home improvement retailer in the United States, Home Depot also sells a limited selection of sergers and sewing machines on its website, which is probably surprising to many people! Home Depot has been in business since 1978, making them a trusted retailer for most homeowners. On their website, they offer a limited selection of Brother, Singer, and Janome machines, which appear to be the most common entry-level sergers.
While their selection is limited, prices are comparable to that of other retailers, and they offer free shipping or free shipping to store.
If you prefer to spend your money locally and support small businesses, see if local sewing shops have an online storefront. In general, their prices may be slightly higher than some of the larger online retailers. They typically carry 2 or 3 brands of sergers, depending upon which brands they have signed as a distributor with. A benefit of buying from a local store is many may include a lesson (or a few) free of charge with the purchase of a machine to help familiarize you with it. For many, this is much easier than watching online video tutorials or trying to teach yourself through the instruction manual.
Local shops may also sell used machines received on trade-ins, offering them at a discount compared to a brand new serger. You can also guarantee these used machines have been thoroughly serviced and are in top working condition – a benefit you won’t get with buying used elsewhere online.
If you are looking for a specific model or brand of serger not sold through many retail outlets, you may need to look directly at the manufacturer’s website. These specific websites will offer the most extensive range of models – given that manufacturer – and detailed technical information on the machines. Here are the most popular serger brands with factory sites:
- Baby Lock
- Husqvarna Viking
Overstock.com is an online retailer that offers quality merchandise at a great value. Overstock’s inventory may rotate from time to time based on availability and they offer an extensive collection of products including furniture and home decor, baby items, jewelry, pet supplies, electronics, clothing, health and beauty, and even food. Find serger machines from Juki as well as parts, accessories, carrying cases, and other items for your serging needs.
Wayfair.com is similar to Overstock.com in that they offer a long list of merchandise from nearly every category at discounted prices. The selection here also changes based on availability, but Wayfair tends to have serger machines available to purchase from Singer, Brother, and Janome. You can also find other accessories and tools for your serging projects.
About Amanda S.: Growing up, I was fascinated by watching my mom and grandma turn fabric into beautiful handcrafted items. In my early 20’s, I finally got brave, buying a sewing machine and teaching myself to sew. As I fell in love with sewing, my machine collection expanded, and I ran an Etsy shop sewing children’s clothing for a few years. As a single mom of 3 great kids, my sewing time has lessened, but I still try to find time to work on quilts, bags, and projects with my kids, teaching them what I love.