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Brother:1034D (Serger)
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Reviewed by:anne123184
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Posted on:1/10/14 6:50 PM
Approx price paid:$75
Had this machine for:6 years
Recommended? Yes
Brother 1034DFeatures
  • Needle Threader
  • Needle Up/Down Setting
  • Free Arm
  • Adjustable Stitch Length and Width
  • Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure
  • 3 Thread Serger
  • 4 Thread Serger
  • Differential Feed
  • Rolled Hem
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I paid $45 because I bought it from someone who just bought a babylock machine and does not want to use this serger anymore. I thought, why not?

I actually had a serger first before having my own sewing machine. So this serger started all of my sewing journey.

I got this machine without any manual. I researched online and managed to self taught myself Slowly.

1. It is easy to thread (I can say that now, but of course I had a hard time at first).
2. Basic serger, no computer/electronic parts
3. It has a free arm
4. Tension dials are easy to follow/remember
5. Pressure foot presser knob - it sews through diff types of fabrics!!
6. It takes regular home sewing needles without issues
7. Easy to find parts via dealer or online.

Like any serger, the cleanup is what I hate the most - not a deal breaker though

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Mufffet said...
Love my little 1034D.....;)
1/10/14 7:43 PM
KPM said...
Well you deserve some kind of award to have figured one of these out without any manual. I think maybe the Wizard of Oz might have a medal for you.
1/11/14 0:30 AM
Sewsillymom said...
I adore mine too!! I have not had a lick of trouble with it since I bought it. Great little machine.
1/11/14 10:08 AM
Sandygirl said...
Congrats!! I hear great things about this serger and for how seldom I use mine...i should have bought the 1034d...less $$$ and great reviews! Congrats
1/11/14 11:38 AM
AnneMarie60 said...
I bought one this week at a thrift store for only $5. I downloaded a free manual. I agree that it's a great machine.
1/11/14 1:51 PM
AnneMarie60 said...
Too bad the "feature settings" are so very often incorrect. Must be another one of the antiquated designs of PR.
1/12/14 8:41 AM
WinterLady said...
I am glad you decided to start with this one. I have mine since 2007. Is the best value. I paid about USD 220.00 back then. I use it a lot to sew fleece and knits and it performs very well. I only took it to preventive service once. Has never failed. Very pleased so far. The videos and manual are not straight forward. I recommend watching youtube videos, there is a lot of help.
2/5/14 10:31 PM
Clarence DeMars said...
i've had one for several years. my only serger. I find it can be a tag jiggly when sewing anything slick or stretch. serging elastic is still a challenge as it always wants to jump under the knife. still a great machine and simple enough to thread my only mod was to mark the threading order on the tension dials to remind me
3/20/14 2:50 PM
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