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Review of Brother Serger Lay-in Thread Machine

4.60 stars
Price Range
Reviewed on: October 12, 2013
Author: BoolPool.com

Pros & Cons

  • Easy to use, learn and operate
  • 22 stitching options, 1300 spm speed
  • Color coded upper and lower thread guides
  • Interchangeable snap-on creative feet
  • Requires standard sewing machine needles
  • Allows any heavy or light fabric feeds
  • Portable and reliable with quality features
  • CD instruction is of poor quality as per some

Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for Brother Serger Lay-in Thread Machine. The BoolPool rating for this product is Excellent, with 4.60 stars, and the price range is $184.99-$249.99.

The Brother Serger Lay-in Thread Machine is reliable, easy to learn and use, offering a choice of two sewing surfaces namely free arm and flat bed, with 3 or 4 thread serger. The machine features 22 stitch functions, and a snap-on interchangeable creative foot. The stitch options include 4 thread over lock, 3 thread over lock, narrow hem, and rolled hem and ribbon lock stitches. It delivers high quality stitching, as high up to 1300 spm speed. The width of the stitch can easily be adjusted between 5 mm to 7 mm from left needle. The 1034D uses most standard home sewing machine needles, thus eliminates the need to purchase special needles. With its differential fabric feed (heavy or light fabric), the machine is designed to work for finishing the edges and hems on a wide range of fabrics, including formal wear, linens and/or stretchy fabrics, and help achieve quality and professional stitch. Sliding off the removable arm allows serging cylindrical items such as sleeves. The color-coded upper thread guides and lower loop threading system, makes threading a breeze. The included snap-on presser feet allows for easy and quick transition to desired stitch. The kit also includes a multi-lingual and easy to follow instructional CD to get started.

However, some users feel the video CD is of poor quality, YouTube provides better videos to get started. Adjusting the tensions helps reduce the first time serging frustrations.

Overall, the Brother Serger Lay-in Thread Machine is a perfect addition to any sewing room. The affordable price, easy to use quality features with 5-25 years of warranty, makes it a recommended choice of many sewing lovers. 

User Voice

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Review Group #: 1
(4.50 stars)
10 Reviews
It is powerful Tension is great Easy to thread Easy to buy parts online Good value for moneyThe CD contains great instruction for all the different stitches, and is very easy to understand
Review Group #: 2
(4.50 stars)
15 Reviews
Lot of wonderful videos and booklets to help The manual says to ALWAYS thread the Upper Looper, Lower Looper, Right Needle and Left Needle, in this order A video on CD comes with the product, but it's of poor quality
Review Group #: 3
(4.50 stars)
17 Reviews
The tension adjustments are very fine and produces a beautiful stitchIt can blind stitch, heirloom stitch, pin tuck, narrow rolled hem, coverlockstitch, flatrock stitch and decorative stitchHelps in learning different types of stitchesThe machine is easy to adjust for different thickness fabricsDoes not need adjusting the tensions between two different fabrics
Review Group #: 4
(5.00 stars)
17 Reviews
It out-sews the Singer Commercial Grade sergerCan't beat this price for a quality sergerIt's easy to operate and sews beautifully
Review Group #: 5
(4.50 stars)
20 Reviews
First time re-threading and it worked as expected Comes with CDs for video instructionsFor a first time serger user you couldn't ask for a easier machineThe gathering foot and capabilities is good features as it saves lot of time while sewing
Review Group #: 6
(4.00 stars)
22 Reviews
It is very easy and great machine to work with It works very well on scrap material Packaging is not that good
Review Group #: 7
(4.50 stars)
25 Reviews
Adjusting the tensions help reduce the first time serging frustrationsLiterally serges in no time the first time Great for beginners
Review Group #: 8
(4.50 stars)
33 Reviews
Sews great and can sew amazing different thingsNo need to sew a straight stitch after sergingWhile a serger can't do everything a standard sewing machine can, this machine is a great addition to sewing arsenalIt sews all kind of fabrics with no tension problemsThe instructions are clear and well illustrated

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