Summary: I love this little machine! Before I got it, for weeks I looked at others. Everyone keeps talking about what a pain it is to thread a serger. HUH? I found this video by a woman on You Tube who had nothing to do with Brother. She was fabulous in her clear directions. I thread it with no problems at all. Good instructions will trump the video that comes it anytime. Frankly I do not know why Brother or Ebay does not hire Kayartist to promote sales.
Summary: It is a basic overlock that is very easy to use. Tension adjustment is easy & threading is simple to do even from scratch. It's slightly noisier than my previous electronic machine but the price was good for my limited budget. Next I want to get the cover stitch machine to go with this one to give me more functions.
Summary: I have been sewing for years and always wanted a serger. Recently I have started sewing for others and wanted to finish seams professionally. This is a great machine, the price was great and it was shipped super fast. I would recommend this machine to anyone who takes pride in what they sew.
Summary: This purchase was a gift for my daughter who recently launched her new business; "April Couture". She was not telling me about her need expecting me to gift it to her but she was laying out her business plan and model. Based upon her passion, determination and ethics I decided to surprise her with the same machine she was contemplating purchasing. I don't sew so I did not make comparisons nor have an opinion about it, however, she loves it so my mission was accomplished.
Summary: I bought this because Brother serger because it has proven to me it's a good product. I love the color coded dials which make threading easier. The instructions that came with it are great & easy to understand. I love the free arm on this one. I definitely would buy this serger again. The only thing I would like to see different is the thread pole needs to be more solid. For the price you can't beat it. I highly recommend this product.
Sews great BUT Prepare for Threading Problems & Poor Operating Information.
6 November 2012
Summary: I've been sewing for over 40 years and have never owned a serger. I finally broke down and purchased the Brother 1034D. CONS: The biggest problem I have found with the 1034D is the threading of it. The bottom access door is positioned at a 45 degree angle which makes it hard to thread the bottom. (I scratched my arm to pieces and drew blood, on the edge of the door). It has a pair of tweezers to use for the threading... For me the tweezers were worthless.
Summary: This machine was exactly as advertised, I love it and would recoment any one to purchace this way. I have been a sewer for over 50 years and don't know how I lived w/out a serger. This is a great machine and easy to use.