The finishing of a fabric determines its overall look and quality so it is very important to get the right machine for this job. No matter how expensive the fabric is or how well you have sewed the pieces together to create an amazing design if the edges or hems are not carefully sewn then the end look will not turn out as perfect as expected. Brother has designed the 1034D ¾ Thread Serger, especially for this task. It can be used for finishing hems and also for creating beautiful decorative edges on various kinds of fabrics. You can also work on stretchy or very delicate fabrics and still get a professional end result. A Serger does not look like an ordinary sewing machine and the unique construction of the machine may confuse amateurs but it is, in fact, a very easy to use and learn the machine. Brother 1034D Serger Review with a lot of instructions and color codes to make things even easier for you. The high speed and quick operating mechanism make this a great finishing machine for both beginners and the experienced sewer.
Features of Brother 1034D 3/4 Thread Serger:
Although this may seem rather difficult and confusing at first it is actually not complicated at all once you get the hang of it. The bad news is that the machine will not thread for you but the great news is that the machine has all the instructions and steps printed clearly for you to follow. You just need to have some patience and carefully go through the steps a couple of times during your first days and you will be surprised at how easy it all is. Luckily there is nothing for you to remember or memorize because whenever you are stuck you just have to take a look at the printed color codes and the built-in guide. If you need more help about Brother 1034D serger review then just check out one of the many videos on the internet that show every step clearly.
You get quite a few options when it comes to the stitches with this machine. You can choose between the 4 thread overlock, 3 thread overlock, ribbon lock, narrow hem, and rolled hem. All these can be performed with the included presser feet but if you wish to increase your options then just purchase optional presser feet and sew on with the pintuck, flatlock, and blind hem. The various stitches allow you to work on multiple projects and give the finishing of your choice.
If wavy or rippled fabrics bother you (don’t they bother everybody?) then you will be thankful for the differential feed on this machine. It is totally adjustable to a ratio of 0.7 to 2.0 and enables you to sew better and create neat stitches. Denim requires a different setting to silk while jersey materials may need a different kind of adjustment so the adjustable option gives you the chance to work on all kinds of fabrics with accuracy.
Movable Knife Blade
This built-in feature is also one of our favorites. What it does is cut/trim the edges before you serge so there are no frays or ugly looking pieces sticking out. This helps keep the fabrics aligned so you can create beautiful and neat looking hems and edges. If the trimming of an edge is not required then simply turn off the knife and it will be out of your way.
Adjustable Stitch Width
Another thing which you have the freedom of changing to your liking is the width of your stitches. You can adjust them to a width between 5mm to 7mm. As for needles, you will be happy to know that you can use almost all kinds of standard needles (size 11 and 14) with the 1034D Serger, no need to purchase special needles.
If you wish to work on the sleeves or cuffs or any tight areas then the removable arm will make things easier for you.
Ease of Use
The machine comes with color codes and built-in guides to help users understand and learn the functions well. If you are still learning to sew then you will enjoy the simplicity of this machine. It performs every task with efficiency so you will be able to sew fast and see very good results within a short period.
Here is another Serger detailed review on Singer 14cg754 Profinish 2-3-4 Thread Serger if you want to check.
- Ideal for beginners and skilled professionals alike
- Affordably priced
- Well built and sturdy construction
- Color-coded and easy instructions for first-time users
- High-speed stitching (up to 1300 stitches per minute)
- Differential feed for better stitch quality
- Various stitch options and adjustable stitch width
- Removable arm and movable knife blade
- A bit noisy
- Cannot chain stitch or cover stitch
- Not ideal for very thick fabrics or multiple layers of thick fabrics
- There have been reports of flimsy little parts that broke off and could not be replaced due to unavailability.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is the threading done in the same manner as with most sewing machines?
If you know how to thread a traditional sewing machine then you will be able to thread this Serger in a very short time but it does not follow the same manner completely. Just follow the instructions printed on the machine to get the threading done successfully.
Does this serger do the cover lock?
No, the cover lock is the kind of stitch which you see at the bottom of t-shirts and there are sergers which are designed especially for that. You will not get regular sergers that come with that option unless you invest in something much more expensive.
After Brother 1034D Serger Review, we can say without a doubt that it is one of the best finisher machines available for the price. You can get a lot of really expensive high-end machines that do pretty much the same job so purchasing this model will save you a lot of cash and still provide you with decent service. It does have some lacking and flaws but for its price range, we are pretty impressed with its performance.