*Optional 6 Cover Hem Stitch Guide Feet for $349. Hemmer, Bias Tape Holder, Bias Tape Binder, Double Fold Binder, Belt Loop, Top Stitch.
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- Expand your creativity with Brother's advanced technology Pacesetter Cover Hem Stitch Machine.
- Easy to follow lay-in threading.
- 2 or 3 needle cover stitches, from 3 to 6mm
- Color-coded threading guides.
- Fast and easy looper threading system.
- Dial adjustment for stitch length up to 4mm.
- Stitch length adjustable from 2mm to 4mm.
- Presser foot fabric pressure adjustment.
- Slide lever adjustment for differential feed helps prevent puckering, or can gather light weight fabrics.
- Differential feed for perfect seaming on virtually any fabric type. Eliminates the wavy or stretched appearance of stitched fabrics.
- Snap-on presser foot
* Look at these features: Largest work space on the market (4" x 5.5")
* Presser foot lifter
* Variable stitch length: 2-4mm
* Sews up to 1,000 stitches per minute
* Variable differential feed ratio: 0.7 - 2.0
* Stitch length and differential feed dials located on belt cover for easy handling
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- Manufacturer's US warranty 25 years head, 5 years electronics, 1 years labor
- Extended US Warranty: Extended Warranty Available
- Non-US Warranty: To view the warranty for this combo, please view specific warranty information on the individual product pages.
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- Chain stitch
One-needle, two-thread double chain stitch. For tape binding, joining woven fabrics and decorative effects.
- Decorative stitch
Create special effects by using novelty threads in the lower looper.
- Easy Looper Threading
Fast and easy looper threading system.
- Lay-in threading
Easy to follow lay-in threading and Color-coded threading guide
- Narrow cover stitch (3mm)
Two-needle, three-thread cover stitch. For hemmig on fine fabrics, tape binding and top stitching.
- Tri-cover stitch (6mm)
Three-needle, four-thread cover stitch. For hemming, decorative effects, elastic and durable seams for sportswear.
- Wide cover stitch (6mm)
Two-needle, three-thread cover stitch. For hemming, top stitching and decorative effects on T-shirts and knits.
- Soft Dust Cover
- Accessory Bag for tools below
- Tweezers for threading needles and looper
- Thread Net (4)to keep cone threads from "puddling" under spool
- Thread Spool Cap (4)for using cylinder rather than cone theads
- Spool Mat (4)to put under cylinder or cone thread spools
- Cleaning Brush to remove lint
- Hexogonal Wrench
- Needle Set
- Special Presser Foot - The special presser foot is used when an optional attachment is used
- Foot Controller
- Brother 2340CV Instruction Manual in English and Spanish
Five-Year Limited Warranty (Serger)This warranty gives you certain rights and you may also have other rights that may vary from state to state. This warranty is given only to the end-use purchaser of the accompanying product (referred to in this warranty as “this Product”). What is covered: Brother warrants to you for the Warranty Period that there are no defects in the materials and workmanship of this Product. The “Warranty Period” is ninety (90) days for parts and labor from the date you purchased this Product. After 90 days and until five (5) years from date of purchase, Brother will furnish, free of charge, a replacement part for the defective part. You pay for labor. What is NOT covered: This warranty is VOID – that is, this Product has no warranty – if: (1) you did not purchase this product from an authorized Brother reseller within the United States, (2) this Product has been cleaned, serviced, modified or tampered with by anyone other than an Authorized Service Representative of Brother, (3) the serial number has been modified, defaced or removed from this Product, (4) this Product has been abused or damaged, or (5) non-Brother® – brand parts, supplies, power supplies or other accessories have been used with this Product. Normal replacement parts such as needles, light bulbs, belts, upper and lower blades, overlooper, underlooper and pulleys are excluded. What to do if you think your Product is defective: If you suspect a defect in materials or workmanship in this Product, you must report it to a Brother Authorized Service Center during the Warranty Period and supply Brother’s representative with a copy of your dated bill of sale showing that this Product was purchased within the United States. For the name of your Brother Authorized Service Center, call 1-800-521-2846 or visit our Web site at www.brother.com. After contacting the Brother Authorized Service Center, you may be required to deliver or send this Product properly packaged, freight prepaid, to the Authorized Service Center together with a photocopy of your bill of sale. What Brother will do: Brother (or its Authorized Service Center) will evaluate your report of a possible defect, and if it does exist, Brother (or its Authorized Service Center) will repair or (at Brother’s option) replace this Product with a product that performs the same functions and performs as well as the original Product. Brother reserves the right to supply refurbished or remanufactured replacement products provided that the replacement products conform to the manufacturer’s specifications for new products. The repaired or replacement product will be returned to you at no cost. Limitations: Repair or replacement as described above is your sole and exclusive (that is, your only) remedy if this Product is defective. Brother is not responsible for damage to or loss of any equipment, media, programs or data related to the use of this Product. Except for that repair or replacement, Brother shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages or specific relief. Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequential or incidental damages, the above may not apply to you. THIS WARRANTY IS GIVEN IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, WRITTEN OR ORAL, WHETHER EXPRESSED BY AFFIRMATION, PROMISE, DESCRIPTION, DRAWING, MODEL OR SAMPLE. ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OTHER THAN THIS ONE, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE HERBY DISCLAIMED. This Limited Warranty is the only warranty that Brother is giving for this Product. It is the final expression and the exclusive and only statement of Brother’s obligations to you. It replaces all other agreements and understandings that you may have with Brother or its representatives. This Limited Warranty (and Brother’s obligation to you) may not be changed in any way unless you and Brother sign the same piece of paper in which we (1) refer to this Product and your bill of sale date, (2) describe the change to this warranty, and (3) agree to make that change. © 2000 Brother International Corporation
Karen, there are various ways of ending stitches on your Brother 2340CV coverstitch machine. For chaining off you can hold the fabric and coverstitch chain behind the foot with finger pull tension while sewing off, or sew off onto a scrap of fabric/tissue paper.
For tacking at the end of seams, flip the fabric to sew over your previous stitch line, or even turn the hand wheel backwards a few stitches to lock..
If you want to release threads at the end of a seam, you can lift the presser foot up and rock the handwheel back and forth while pulling on all 4 threads, move the looper to the threading position, pull thread slack in front of the two needles, or even turn the tension dials to zero and pull all the threads through at the same time. You should not have to hold each tension dial release button down at the same time. Those buttons where meant to pull thread changes through without any tension, one dial at a time.
I want to get a machine that will allow me serging and/or coverstiching on ANY kind of fabric! I am undecided among three of the machines you sell: the Juki MO735, the Brother 2340CV and 1034. I mainly would like to know what the differences among them are, and if such differences would justify the difference in pricing. It is sometimes hard for me to understand the difference between flatlock and overlock, for example, so not knowing how I could use them in different situations, it doesn't make much sense to get a machine that has them both? So from your expert opinion, which one you would recommend based on what I'm looking for?. Would you recommend that, instead I buy two separate serger and a coverstitch? What would be the main reason for me to buy the MO735 instead of the two others, considering it's more expensive?
The 2-thread stitch is for overcasting a single layer of fabric. It does not have the seam, only the overcast. Of course, you can overcast with the 3 or 4 thread stiches as well. The overlock stitch is a seam with overcast built in. It can be 3, 4 or 5 threads. 3 thread would be for very light weight fabrics, since it's narrower. 3 and 4 thread stitches have stretch, so they are the best stitches for knits, but can also be used on wovens. 4 thread stitch is wider than 3 thread stitch, so it is better for medium weight fabrics. The 5-thread stitch is a straight chain stitch and a 3 thread overlock (separate) and is for heavier fabrics and wovens, since it does not stretch. Flatlock is a variation of the 2-thread or 3 thread overlock stitches. The tension is adjusted so there is no seam, only the overcast. When you sew 2 layers together and pull them flat, the seam allowances are enclosed, so they do not stich out to fold to one side or the other. The fabric is pulled "flat." On one side the stitch looks like a normal overlock stitch. On the other side it has threads going crosswise, like a ladder. The stitch is often used decoratively with special threads in the looper. It is used for patchwork or knit garment seams. It's nice to have a serger and a separate coverstitch machine, especially if you will use the coverstith often. It saves you time converting from one stitch to the other. However, that's not always practical, space-wise. Once you've made the change a couple of times, it will become quicker and eeasier for you. You can leave the chain stitch looper thread (also used for the coverstitch) through the threading path (except the eye of the looper), so you can tie on and pull new threads through, thus saving a lot of time when you make changes. The sergers and coverstitch machines you listed are all good quality. None are made in Japan. However, the production is supervised by the Japanese and we have not noticed any quality problems since the production was shifted out of Japan. The advantage of the Juki MO735 is that it is the most heavy-duty machine, since Juki uses their industrial parts and expertise in its manufacture: http://www.allbrands.com/products/abp05031-0267.html.
The advantage of the Brother 2340CV is that its coverstitch is a little bit wider and it has some wonderful accessories to help you guide your fabric for various operations. My first choice would be to get one of the Juki 4 or 5 thread sergers and the Brother coverstitch only machine. We also carry the Brother 1034D serger, which has many more features than most sergers and comes at a great price: http://www.allbrands.com/products/abp01083-0069.html.
If you want only one machine, I'd get the Juki MO735. Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any more questions. We look forward to serving your equipment needs. Thanks, Annette Douthat
Can you tell me if this machine does the Hem stitching that is used on baby blankets where the crochet goes in the holes it makes?
Kandace. No, the Brother 2340CV is a Bottom Cover Hem Stitching machine that makes the serger-type stretchy bottom hems in sportsware knits, with two or three staight topstitches on top. A Hemstitching machine makes the holes in heirloom fabrics to attach entredaux to. You can use a Schmetz single or double wing needle and heirloom stitches built into most top of the line computer sewing machines at http://www.allbrands.com/products/abc0728.html Let me know if you have any questions about them. John Douthat, owner and tech
Any ideas why both threads break as soon as I feed the hemming guide material thru the needles? The thread was "Sew Rite" from JoAnn Fabrics. I had an idea and changed ALL the threads to Maxi Lock thread and it made all the difference in the world. Needle threads are no longer breaking. Guess that was the problem!!! Yeah. Sharon B
AllBrands recommends MaxiLock Serger Thread for all brands of Coverstitch and Serger Machines....Less fuzz for smoother delivery and greater tensile strength for less thread breakage. John Douthat, Owner & Tech.
How do I remove fabric from under the foot at the end of a cover hem stitch seam? Beth
Beth, yes, sewing off on a scrap of fabric or tissue is better than trying to sew off on air, even when pulling thread chain with fabric gently from behind the foot.
I am more familiar with what we do in the shop when we get to the end of the fabric. We rock the hand wheel back and forth while pulling on the fabric and thread chain to the left and under the foot (even finger pulling slack in needle threads anywhere above the needle eye). Rocking the hand wheel back and forth releases thread from the take up lever and produces enough slack in the thread to pull off in increments.
You can alsocut the thread tail leaving an inch of so to weave back into the stitches on the fabric with a seaming needle, or cut off thread chain at the fabric edge and use a drop of fabric glue (Sewers Aid) to secure.. If you are sewing tubular cuffs, sleeves or hems, just sew over where your started from to lock in the stitches.
very happy with purchase. Just wish there were more how to's on using it-I guess that would be up to Brother. Maybe you can pass that on. You will be my go to site when I need machine supplies.
;) Thank you
Sharon B, Orland Park ILL
Wow Allbrands is something else! They are outstanding to deal with... Customer service seems to be a major priority to them and they go out of their way to help you before and AFTER the sale. Some companies don't even bother with the buyer after the sale is final and they have their money Allbrands company is so large but yet remains so personal and dedicated to its customers. I have purchased from them numerous times and Have been very pleased with prices, quality, fast shipping and great customer service. GREAT company!! I would give them 10 stars if I could. Sharon B.
Sharon B, PatternReview.com
Allbrands is FANTASTIC to deal with. The owner John took so much time by email and phone with me before my purchase of my 2340cv machine. I have been dealing with them for years and have always been extremely happy with their prices and fast shipping. I would totally recommend Allbrands for your purchase.
I was very pleased overall with the Brother 2340CV Coverstitch Machine. It's sewing beautifully! Allbrands gives excellent service, and I would use you again, as I already have!
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