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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
Online Merchants:Amazon.com
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.

Troubleshooting:
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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