Do you serge? Fishsticks and Fries has a great how-to.
The Fishsticks and Fries tutorial for detailing with sergers can be found here.
If you are not into serging, you will be at some point. Once you experience the amazingness of serging, you will make many sacrifices, including the lack of food, before you will go without a serger.
Looking for a good starter serger?
I highly recommend the Brother 1034D. I use a relic of a serger a.k.a. known as Nana Lizard's 1980s hand me down. I'm quite happy with the serger I have, yet I was recently in the market for a friend. I bought of my fabulous pattern testers, also a college teammate/roomate a serger, after multiple recommendations and an analysis of online reviews. Check out the reviews.
My girlfriend made me figure out the 1034 before she would pick it up. I was a little nervous to learn a new machine, but the concern was needless. The Brother DVD tutorial and you tube videos make it a very easy learning curve.
So, if you have considered buying a serger, I would highly recommend the Brother 1034D. You will never go back to the non-serger lifestyle.
Oh - check Craigslist first. I found a 1034D new in box on CL for half price, but since I was not buying for myself, I let the deal go. You might be able to pick up something at a great price second hand.