My sewing machine and serger are both Pfaff. I really love both of them, but there are other machines that would suit your purposes. If you have a sewing machine dealer in your area, you might want to check there. Most of the time they have really nice, reconditioned machines. The dealer I use, gives a warranty and machine usage classes when you buy one. I have sewn forever and I learned a lot of new things when I took the classes.