Brother 1034D Serger Fully Reviewed, tested & Compared in 2018

If you are like so many people, still doing your edges and hems with a traditional sewing machine, you will be amazed the first time that you try the Brother 1034D Serger sewing machine. This is not like any sewing machine you have ever used, because it is designed especially for working with difficult fabrics like linen and stretchy fabrics. It is also especially for finishing off edges and hems, but it can do so much more. Before you start using this machine, it would be a good idea to look through the instruction manual and watch the instructional video that comes with the machine.

Doyousew Recommendation Level : HIGH

The Brother 1034D has features that are advanced enough for a professional yet it is still simple enough for a beginner. It has some drawbacks but they are not enough to take away from the fact that this model is a great purchase for the average user.

What project to do with your Brother 1034D Serger Sewing Machine

The Brother 1034D Serger was designed with certain sewing jobs in mind. Some of these jobs are:

  • Gathering fabric
  • Applying elastic waistbands
  • Hemming garments with a rolled hem or a blind hem
  • Overlocking seams
  • Making a cover stitch such as on a t-shirt
  • Piping on decorative pillows or clothes
  • Flat lock decorative stitch
  • Belt loops
  • Shirt sleeves and cuffs
  • Create ruffles
  • Joins lace
  • Makes spaghetti straps

Take a look at some of the edging on this serger sewing machine from the built-in stitch functions

 These jobs, which have proven challenging in the past with a traditional sewing machine, will be easy now because the 1034D Serger is doing exactly what it was created to do.

Features of the Brother 1034D Sewing Machine

Some of the important features of your new serger are:

  • 2 needles and 3-4 threads
  • Easy color-coded threading
  • Extremely fast stitching
  • Free arm for sewing cuffs and sleeves
  • Retractable knife to prevent accidentally cutting fabric
  • Easy snap-on presser foot
  • Built in storage22 build-in stitches
  • Differential fabric feed
  • Small footprint
  • Weighs 15 pounds

Fabrics for the Brother 1034D

This serger works well with any fabrics from the finest Crepe de chine to denim. It also works well on stretchy fabrics such as knits or jersey. You can work on denim blue jeans today and a wedding dress tomorrow.

The Brother 1034D sewing machine will handle it all.

Setting Up your Brother 1034D

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When you unpack your new Brother 1034D Serger, a manual will be included. This will walk you through, step by step, how to thread the machine, replacing the presser foot and/or needles, and adjusting the tension.

Be sure to keep this manual. You will need to refer to it from time to time. It also has an excellent troubleshooting chart that could save you hours of time and much aggravation

  • Easy to set the tension
  • Everything is marked by color and number to make threading easy
  • Affordably priced
  • Doesn’t have the ability to chain stitch or cover stitch
  • Some owners say it is a very loud machine (I agree but I don’t have another serger that I can compare it to so I don’t know if sergers are just generally louder)
  • Some users complained that it was not as effective when using with thick materials (such as several layers of denim)

Summary of the Brother 1034D Serger Sewing Machine

 What will your first serger project be? Would you like to make a decorative scarf, an easy skirt, install a zipper? How about a little girl’s sun dress with gathering, lace, and spaghetti straps? You could make a quilted table runner or, if you are ready to take on a big project, you could make a quilted bed cover.

Whatever it is that you want to begin with, your Brother 1034D Serger sewing machine is ready to take it on.