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Forum > Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers > Janome 1092 vs Brother 1034 ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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Janome 1092 vs Brother 1034
Should I switch?
jlgoinggreen
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Date: 3/14/13 10:39 PM

Hi Everyone,
I am considering selling my Janome 1092D serger and buying the Brother 1034D. Do you think that would be a good switch? or should I just stay with the Janome?

I love my Janome, but barely use it because it intimidates me. I feel it might be too much machine for me at this stage. I've read that the Brother is a better machine for beginners. Do you think I'd be making a mistake by switching? Is Janome considered a better machine than the Brother.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Date: 3/15/13 5:59 AM

Have you tried taking a serger class from the dealer, PR or Craftsy?

I think anyone would be intimidated just looking at a serger. If me I would try to learn and use it for at least a project or 2 before deciding to get a different one. Then if you don't like it you will know what feature to look for in your next serger.

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Date: 3/15/13 5:09 PM

I couldn't find a pix of that model, I did see a 9102. My daughter has a Janome, and she's a beginner sewer. It's pretty basic and not difficult to use. Like Sandi said, I would consider taking a serger class, or getting a dvd. Pletsch and Palmer has a good serger dvd. You tube also has videos to watch.
As for quality, they're both quite similar.

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Date: 3/15/13 5:19 PM

Keep your Janome! They are good and although I have a Brother 1034D and love it, I see no reason for you to switch! Just sit down and get yourself your manual and thread, thread thread and get comfy with your machine! Are there simple projects on the Janome site to use a serger on? I bet there are - something small and fun and keep using it - just for fun and soon you will be a sergerista!

I add that - like the others I recommend the serger class here on PR! And if you possibly have a class near you - does Joann's do that where you are?! OH - and here's one on Craftsy!

Serger Class at Craftsy
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