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Brother 1034D Serger Review

Brother 1034 D is time-saving, durable machine that makes it easier for anyone to finish his/her sewing tasks. This budget-friendly machine lets you produce high quality garments and projects that look like they’re done by a professional. Although it’s very user-friendly for beginners, it has features that can further aid master sewer in handling his/her complex sewing tasks. With its array of features, the Brother 1034D will let you handle all the basics with ease. It’s very intuitive making it ideal to sew and seam a wide array of fabrics.

Product Features of Brother 1034 D:

  • Has 22 stitch functions. For optimal versatility, this model offers a variety of stitch functions. Thus, you can stitch any project you may have. Whether it’s for decorative sewing or heirloom project, this gives that perfect stitch for a sewing task. Not only that. The number of stitch functions allows quilting an easy job for both beginners and master quilters.
  • With 3 or 4 thread overlock functions. They don’t only create excellent seam but they can also provide you with a professional cut. This type of function lets you finish the seam with ease and speed helping you save a lot of time in finishing the product. With this function, there’s no need for you to use bobbins in creating a better-looking finished look. It’s very versatile that you can use it with any kind of fabric.
  • It’s color-coded. This is to help you set-up and use the machine easily. Because it’s color-coded, it’ll be easier for you to memorize the use of a certain needle. Higher numbers are ideal for heavier fabrics.
  • Comes with interchangeable feet. This is ideal for quilting, stretch fabrics and sewing precise pattern. As it makes it easy for you to feed layers of fabric, you can have even stitches for your project. You may refer its manual on how to properly use this function for perfecting stitching. Essentially, this feature is ideal for having accurate stitch lines next to its seams.
  • 13,000 stitches per minute. This makes it a faster machine, so you can finish the task as soon as possible. But just because it’s fast doesn’t mean the quality is compromised. With the help of a differential fabric feed, you’ll be able to produce better stitch.
  • Can be adjusted between 3 mm and 7 mm. This gives your project a perfect stitch width. It isn’t a common feature of a sewing machine within this price category.
  • Presser foot adjustment dial. This is a wonderful function as it lets you set the amount of pressure that you want to exert depending on the fabric you’re using. This is a very useful function if you’re switching light weight to heavy weight fabric. Its normal setting for this machine is 2 but you can change it to 1 or less pressure.
  • With thread tension control. This will give you an idea on how tight or loose the thread is in an individual stitch. With this machine you can individually adjust the tension for each needle. In that way, you’ll have more control on the looseness and tightness of a stitch. Through this tool, you can easily identify the problem and adjust it as needed.
  • Free arm. Through this feature, you’ll be able to remove some parts of its bed so you can use a smaller arm. This is a useful feature to make sewing around collars, armholes, and others easier.
  • Retractable knife blade. This is a great tool to prevent accidental cutting of the fabric.
  • Brightly lit LED. If you’re working at night, you don’t have to worry about not seeing the information of what you’re doing.
  • Built-in storage. This will help you get organized and keep all your sewing tools.

PROs

  • Simple to thread through its 3/4 function.
  • Great for beginners and professionals alike
  • Lots of useful functions for a more affordable price

CONs

  • Rolled hems can only be used on certain fabrics
  • Instructional video comes with low-resolution

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Singer Profinish Thread Serger Review

You’ll be quite pleased with this serger from Singer as it performs exceptionally well. It comes with a good price for a product that’s worth more than what it’s being offered on the market. It’s designed to produce professional results but made by an amateur. Aside from cleaning seam edges, you can use it to make special effects by adding decorative stitching styles, like Rolled Hemming. For quality seam finishes, this can be a better option.

Product Features:

  • With differential feed. You can fully adjust it to ensure that there’s an even feed when you use the machine. In this way, you’ll have perfect seams on every fabric. That is, no puckering. This feature is also great to avoid stretch fabrics from being stretched out.
  • Includes stitch length dial. Unlike other machines that also have this tool, Profinish Thread’s stitch length dial is conveniently found on the side of the machine. You can use it to customize the length of the stitch that match your sewing projects.
  • Has a moveable upper knife. Through this adjustable cutting tool, you can easily make accurate adjustments to suit the desired width. The knife can cut fabric of about 3.0 to 6.7 mm width. This prevents trimming while you sew.
  • With presser foot lifter that’s higher than regular. The extra height gives extra clearance. This is essential when you place multiple layers of fabric under its presser foot. It’s ideal if you’re sewing or stitching denim.
  • Sews at 1,300 per minute. It’s a totally timesaver as you can trim and overcast raw edges to produce quality seam finishes in a short period of time. Thanks to its speed.
  • With 6 types of stitches. This will ensure that your project will have the perfect stitch, whether it’s about finishing raw edges, Blind Hems or sewing seams. This machine can do those jobs efficiently.
  • Comes with Lay-in Threading System. It makes threading a lot easier and more fun. All you’ve to do is follow the threading diagram printed on the machine. Then, let the built-in automatic threader take care of everything. In that way, there’s no need for you to memorize each color. Threading it this way couldn’t be easier.
  • With built-in free arm. This feature allows you to sew cuffs and sleeves perfectly and easily. Through this function, you can sew sleeves, pant legs and other cylindrical items with ease.
  • Covered with 25 years limited warranty. Unlike other products in this price category, this machine is covered with 25-year warranty for manufacturer’s defect. Its electric and electronic components are covered for 2 years and 90 days for its parts and labor. This isn’t bad for the product at this price.
  • Can be easily carried around. Portability isn’t an issue with Singer ProFinish as it allows you to carry it anywhere.
  • Has built-in Rolled Hems. This is a very useful tool considering how tricky it is to sew a very small hem that’s made of two folds. With this built-in function, you’ll have control over the style. This will help you produce not only a professional-looking product but also elegant finish. Plus, it comes with Rolled Hem stitches that give your scarves and table linens project a more elegant finish.
  • With flatlock stich. Through this function, you can apply decorative threads to give your project unique embellishment effects.

PROs

  • Does the job well.
  • Very straightforward
  • Produces nice stitch
  • Comes with instructional video
  • Very affordable

CONs

  • Very short warranty for parts and labor

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Juki Portable Serger Review

Juki Portable Serger is a high quality brand serger that doesn’t compromise on features, despite its smaller size. Designed for commercial use, this portable machine can also be used by both professionals and amateurs alike. Although it’s developed for industrial use, it’s considered portable because of its weight of 18 pounds. Overall, this machine is sturdy making it a durable sewing machine that can handle huge amount of wear and tear. It’s a reliable machine that can last for many years.

Product Features:

  • Incorporated rolled hemming. You’ll definitely appreciate this future, especially if you’re a novice as it makes it easier for you to finish sportswear or casual projects. Professionals can also take advantage of this tool to help them with floor-length dresses that have complex styles. Regardless of your expertise, this feature will give your project a more professional look. It gives you neat edging of curtains, clothing, etc.
  • Snap-on presser feet. This feature makes it easier for you to move from one sewing technique to another. You don’t need to use a screwdriver to change. It makes the machine powerful enough to help you overcome difficult sewing tasks with prefect results.
  • 2/3 thread serger. It’s one of the best features of this machine as it lets user to covert 2 and 3 thread sewing. In here, you can use this machine to create two threads but each stitch is separated from the other.
  • With color-coded thread paths. It’s a common feature of a Juki portable serger machine. The threading path that’s color-coded is provided for easy threading. It uses the colors red, blue and green. The paths are clearly marked.
  • Tension adjustment. It has guides to ensure that the thread is in place. This feature also ensures that the sewing tension is properly applied based on your speed. The 1-rotation Thread Tension Dials are offered for consistent tension adjustment.
  • Presser foot with multiple functions. This is a standard feature of most serger machines. With it, you can create overlock stitches. You can also add elastic, sequins to your project using this tool.
  • Built-seam guide. With this feature, you can be sure that the seam allowances are accurate. The gauge is found on the guard cover. It gives you accurate allowances as you serge away.
  • Sturdy knife technology. Through its dedicated knife system, you can be sure of consistent cutting for light and heavy-weight fabrics. It also makes it easier for you to cut any type of fabric.
  • Better view. This machine provides better lights, especially to those needle and fabric areas for easy viewing. It’s great when you need to use the machine late at night.
  • With differential feed adjustment. This is to keep things moving evenly. It also helps in creating fashion techniques. With it, you can make lettuce edges with ease through the machine’s differential feed dial.
  • Easy width adjustment. Just by turning the dial, you can easily cut the width of the fabric as the machine adjusts it quickly allowing you to have perfect seams.
  • Comes with accessories. The packages includes oiler, thread nets, tweezer, looper threader, light bulb, vinyl cover, instruction manual, and foot control and power cord. You’ll also receive presser foot, screwdriver and spool caps.
  • Different stitches available. This machine has 4-thread overlock, 3-thread overlock, 3-thread narrow overlock, 3-thread rolled hem and 2-thread overcast.
  • Fast sewing speed. With a maximum speed of 1,500 rpm, you can’t go wrong with this machine.
  • PROs

  • Outstanding noise reduction feature as it creates little to no vibration at all.
  • Can be used to serge aluminum frame.
  • Easy transport through its portable design.
  • Can handle tough materials, like denim material and elastic.
  • With powerful motor.
  • With features that can help avoid getting injured.

CONs

  • Restricted to serger-type of sewing.
  • Insufficient accessories

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Janome 80002D Serger Review

Janome 80002D is one of the company’s top serger products. It’s equipped with a 3 or 4 threading capacity that helps you save time doing it the long way through its sewing and serging capabilities. At a more affordable price, this machine produces professional results. It has a great balance of power and speed. Its portability is also a big plus making it a very versatile serger machine that earns the trust of amateur and professional users.

Product Features

  • 3 or 4 Threading Capacity. With different stitch types, you can create a perfect stitch for your project, be it rolled hems or flat locking, chain stitching or cover hems. It doesn’t matter.
  • Differential feed adjustment. This serger’s differential feed allows even feed to create perfect seams on every fabric. It’s fully adjustable so your project doesn’t break or become stretched out. It can be adjusted from 0.5 mm to 2.25 mm.
  • Lay-in thread tension dial. It gives equal tension between the top thread and bottom thread to avoid looping of threads on top of the seam or on its bottom. This feature will automatically tighten the top tension when you get loops on the bottom or loosen its top tension when the loops are on top.
  • Easy to understand threading chart. The chart is color-coded making it easier for you to thread your project. The diagram will show you the color that you need to use or adjust. It’s already displayed on the machine.
  • Adjustable cutting width. With just a simple turn of a knob, you’ll be able to adjust or cut the width of a stitch. It can be adjusted from 3.1 mm to 7.3 mm.
  • Easy conversion between regular serging to a rolled hem. You can do this without having to remove the machine’s needle plate. It has a lever that’s easy to access to move the stitch finger into a certain position for rolled hemming.
  • Snap on presser feet. This feature allows you to work on multiple layers of fabric with ease and produce a professional result. You can change from one foot to another specialty feet of the machine.
  • Comes with extended warranty. Some sergers will only offer at least a year warranty. But not with this Juki 80002D machine. It’s covered with 25 years warranty. But the parts and labor are only covered within 90 days. But its electronic components are covered within 2 years of purchase.
  • With speed of 1,300 rpm. This makes it easier for you to finish your project as it can work up to a speed of 1,300 stitches per minute.
  • Cover stitch. It’s a necessary feature especially if you’re working on stretchy fabrics, such as swimwear and lingerie.
  • With workbook. This teaches you how to utilize each stitch. It’s an essential feature especially for amateurs but professionals can also take advantage of it to maximize its benefits.
  • Very portable. It’s easy to handle and to be carried around anywhere.
  • Has built-in thread cutter. It’s now easier for you to cut the thread when you’re done with work. This isn’t a special feature as most of the sergers have this type of feature.
  • Includes different accessories. It includes several useful accessories such as screwdrivers, tweezers and needles. The package also includes dust cover. Other accessories are also provided like oiler, brush, spreader and all-purpose foot.

PROs

  • Allows working on thick and silky materials without any difficulty.
  • Very fast machine without compromising quality as it can still produce clean and perfect stitches each time.
  • Affordable price considering the features it offers.
  • Customizable functions
  • Easy-to-follow instructions
  • Great for entry-level sergers and professionals.

CONs:

  • Lacks ultra-stretch safety stitch feature that prevents popping when the fabric is being stretched.
  • Takes time for you to adjust the thread if you’re a beginner.

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Brother 2340CV Cover Stitch Review

Brother’s cover stitch 2340CV serger is simply impressive. It’s built with premium components and parts that can help you get the most out of this serger machine. This model comes with a faster machine that can help you finish the job in no time. With its top-of-the line features, you’ll be able to produce professional finish despite your lack of expertise in this area. This isn’t like other machines that are complicated. It focuses on being user-friendly while performing a great job for stitching and sewing needs.

Product Features

  • Threading guide. This model of Brother comes with a color-coded threading guide that takes away the guesswork about which thread to use. It’s not an uncommon feature of a serger but it’s an important aspect of this machine to make stitching and sewing tasks a lot easier to handle.
  • Easy-to-follow lay-in threading. Like any other top-rated sergers you find on the market, this machine comes with a lay-in threading feature that’s easy to follow even for beginners. You don’t need to be an expert on this to maximize it.
  • Faster looper threading system. This uncomplicated machine focuses on performance and offers an amazing speed of 1,000 stitches per minute. An average machine can only give you up to 800 stitches a minute. With said SPM, you’ll be able to finish your task in less amount of time.
  • With dial adjustment for stitch length. You can adjust it from 2.0 mm to 4.00 mm. This can help you complete any type of projects. The dial is conveniently located to make it easier for you to adjust the length.
  • Presser foot pressure adjustment. This feature prevents uneven seam. By lifting the presser foot before you place the fabric under it, you can achieve even seam. Adjusting it also prevents the fabric from puckering. Sewing of curves is possible through this functionality. All you have to do is turn its screw. Good thing is that the machine is already adjusted to a suitable pressure. You’ll only need to adjust it when sewing extremely heavy or light materials.
  •  Slide lever adjustment. In addition to presser foot pressure adjustment, this machine also includes slide lever adjustment for its differential feed. This is to easily control the movement of the front and rear feed dogs.         
  • With differential feed. It’s one of the most important features of this machine. Through its mechanism, this machine allows you to sew different materials so you can easily complete the tasks. This will also help prevent ripples and puckers.
  • 25 years warranty. Brother 2340cv offers 25 years warranty for manufacturer’s defects and 90 days for parts and labor.
  • Lightweight. Although it’s equipped with tons of features, it only weighs around 15 pounds. It also doesn’t take up a lot of space in your home.
  • Snap-on presser foot. It’s an included accessory of this machine that makes any stitching and sewing tasks a lot easier.
  • Plenty of accessories. Apart from the snap-on presser foot, this product also includes bag with needle set, tweezers, spool mat, hexagonal wrench, thread nets, and operation manual.
  • Variety of needle options. These options allow you to finish any type of tasks and projects. It also comes with a variety of cover stitches. For instance, you can create strapping for your swimsuits or chain stitch finish for belt loops.

PROs

  • Provides professional finish
  • Very easy to use
  • Fast machine
  • User-friendly features making it easier for you to familiarize its settings
  • Very handy
  • Attaching lace or circular hemming is a breeze.
  • Sews the same way as a traditional serger

CONs

  • No free arm
  • Needs a true serger to cut the fabric

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