If you’re looking for a new serger or overlock machine you must consider a Baby Lock serger! Baby Lock got their start by producing sergers and still offers some of the best options on the market! The three models we want to share with you in this blog post are the Celebrate, the Victory, and the Acclaim. While they all have similar features, they all rank high in terms of quality and functionality. Let’s talk about their similarities and differences as we take a closer look at each one!
The Baby Lock Celebrate
Starting with the Baby Lock Celebrate, it’s one of the more affordable options Baby Lock has to offer, but don’t let that fool you. The Baby Lock Celebrate is jam-packed with a ton of great features, and one of our favorites is the Jet-Air Threading! Now those of you who are familiar with sergers know how tedious and difficult it can be just to thread it! Not with the Celebrate, With just the touch of a lever, the thread is sent through the tubular loopers. There are no thread guides, no struggling and there’s plenty of time to serge away! The celebrate also has a built-in needle threading system, that will allow you to thread easily by holding the needle threader in place for quick and easy threading with just the touch of a lever.
What makes the Celebrate stand out from the rest of the Baby Lock crowd is its easy tension system, called the Micromatic Twin Cam Tension System. This system will help you eliminate thread tangles and delivers proper tension with all threads on any fabric.
As well as the Celebrate’s capability of performing a 2/3/4 thread serginging and is perfect for rolled hem stitches and Flatlock stitches! Worried about your thicker pieces of fabric? With the celebrate there is no need to worry and it is equipped with an adjustable presser foot with a height of up to 6MM! That means the Celebrate can effortlessly handle thicker and loftier fabric as well as advanced knife driving and a one-way clutch system, a Baby Lock signature on all its sergers, has created a knife system with a larger cutting bite that cuts thicker fabric with ease and increased visibility!
Moving on to the Baby Lock Victory, we like to think of the Victory as a big sister or brother to the Celebrate! They are very similar in nature however you can think of the Victory as your next step into some serious serging. Just like the Celebrate, the Victory is equipped with the Jet-Air Threading for those lower loopers, as well as the Needle Threading System.
What makes the Victory an upgrade some might need is that it does not come with tension dials at all, because it’s equipped with Automatic Thread Delivery! This means you don’t have to worry about adjusting your threads when switching your stitches! You just need to set the Victory to the type of stitch you want and get started! The Victory delivers a balanced stitch on any fabric with any type of thread.
Like the Celebrate, the Victory is capable of a 2/3/4 thread serging and has the same Adjustable Presser Foot Height for those thicker fabrics we already discussed! It also comes with a Looper Drive System, a Baby Lock serger exclusive! The Looper Drive System prevents loopers from becoming misaligned or out of time, reducing the possibility of major looper damage. This protects your machine from needing repairs, allowing you to serge worry-free!
Lastly, we’ll take a look at the Baby Lock Acclaim! If these sergers were siblings this one would be the oldest sister! The Acclaim is for serious sergers and has the features to help you finish your projects! It sits at the top of the line and with great reason, the Baby Lock Acclaim serger features RevolutionAir™ Threading that threads the loopers with just the touch of a button and then threads the needles with the touch of another. All you’d have to do is insert the thread into one of the Acclaim’s threading ports, push the button and a gust of air quickly pushes it through the patented tubular loopers, exactly where you need it every time. This will not only help you with those lower loopers but help you with those upper needles as well, meaning tangles, knots, and breakage are now a thing of the past thanks to the RevoluionAir!
You’ll also serge tension-free with the Automatic Thread Delivery™ System (ATD) on the Acclaim like on the Victory, once again meaning no need to adjust your tension dials in between stitches! But that’s not the best part! Of the three we’ve discussed today only the Acclaim has the exclusive Wave Stitch that will expand your creative options even further — making every one of your creations stand out like no other.
The Acclaim is equipped with all the best parts of the Baby Lock Celebrate and the Baby Lock Victory, giving everything you could ever need to help make your projects look perfect with ease!
So, which Baby Lock serger should you choose? If you are just starting out, then the Celebrate would be a great choice. If you are looking for more power and features, then the Victory or the Acclaim would be better choices. No matter which one you choose, you can’t go wrong with a Baby Lock serger!