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|About LM2HYD |
|Member since: 3/7/11 |
|Reviews written: 53|
|Favored by: 5 people|
|sewing machines reviewed: 1|
|Posted on:||2/9/13 7:07 PM|
|Approx price paid:||$680|
|Had this machine for:||4 months|
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- Needle Threader
- Free Arm
- Adjustable Stitch Length and Width
- Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure
- 4 Thread Serger
- Differential Feed
- Rolled Hem
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|What LM2HYD likes about this machine|
When looking for a serger I had a few requirements:
1. 4, 3, 2, threads
2. free arm
3. rolled hem
4. differential feed
5. easy to thread
6. Reasonable price (something I won't have to consider financing!!)
7. not the company's lowest grade model
I initially was thinking of looking for a serger with coverstitch capabilities, but having that option really increased the prices, so I decided to forgo it, and save up for a coverstitch machine to buy sometime in the future.
This machine ticked all of the boxes.
I have heard of so many people who love the entry level Brother--the 1034D, so I was interested in the brand. A good friend and wise sewist recommended not buying a company's baseline model. She said that for a little more money you can get more features, and better quality. With that being said, I was initially looking at the Brother 3034D, but the retailer in my area wasn't selling them when I was out looking. After seeing the demonstration of this machine, I was hooked! It met all of my criteria.
It was easy to thread following color coded diagrams on the inside of the front panel.
It comes with 2 stitch fingers, one for a rolled hem and one regular one. They are easy to switch out. Retracting the knife is also very quick and easy.
The differential feed can either gather or stretch fabric.
I use the free arm often when sewing clothes for my kids.
One thing that wasn't on my 'must have' list was the automatic needle threader. I must say...I LOVE IT!! I had a little trouble successfully using it at first, then after reading the manual more closely, I discovered the key! There is a line on the handwheel that needs to line up with a vertical line on the side of the machine. Once that happens, the needles are at the correct height for the automatic threader to work. Easy-peasy!
I have been using this machine constantly since I bought it in September 2012. I've used it for knits, fleece, and wovens and any time I need to finish seams. I really enjoy using it. I don't find it loud--it's not silent, but it won't wake a sleeping child either (and it's quieter than my regular 15 year old sewing machine).
I would recommend this serger to anyone.
What LM2HYD does not like about this machine
I really don't need or use the extension table. I simply don't have the space for it.
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