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I have been sewing for some time and recently decided it was about time I got myself an overlocker. Having looked around online I found a very good deal on this little Toyota. I was immediately attracted to the red and white colouring and I found it aesthetically pleasing!
When the machine arrived it was out of the box and set up on my desk within 15 minutes. It is very easy to set up and it came pre-threaded, so it was possible to start sewing immediately. The colour coding on the differently numbered thread channels makes it fairly easy to change the thread colour even for a complete beginner. It also comes with pliars and a screwdriver and easy to read instructions.
Once set up the machine cuts and edge stitches admirably, creating a neat and professional looking finish. There are different tension settings on each thread so that with a little tweaking you can sew flat in all types and thicknesses of fabric with no puckering.
So far, the machine is a dream to work with, it is easy to thread and overlocks perfectly. However, if you are looking to do anything other than basic overlocking stitch with your machine, then this is not the overlocker for you. Unlike some machines, there is no way to remove the cutting blade and therefore there is no roll hem function.
If you are searching for a basic good value machine for occasional general overlocking, this Toyota is a good choice.
Quiet to use this great machine will sew 1300 stitches per minute giving you a stitch length of 1-5mm / There's an easy 'lay-in' threading system / so you won't have to struggle with it / Featuring two needles and three or four thread stitching capability you'll be totally in control of your work / The differential feed provides increased control for handling most fabric types while colour-coded thread guides and a quick-threading lower looper make life easy / Achieve professional results simply such as / Short name: Toyota SLR4D