Brother 1034D Serger Features
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Give a professional look to your next project with serged seam finishes. Seams lie flatter and look better with an overlock stitch. Home decor projects often suggest the use of a serger for rolled hems and secure seams and differential feed. Choose from a 3 or 4 thread look and enjoy the new and easy threading method. The 1034D features two needles and ¾ thread with differential feed. Create stitches from 2.0 to 4.0 mm in length. Differential feed ratio of 0.7 – 2.0 gives improved stitch quality. Free arm makes it easier to sew sleeves, trouser legs and other hard to reach places.
- 3/4 Thread stitch configurations
- Easy threading Lay in Tensions, no eyelets
- Free Arm Style for tubular sewing
- Differential Feed to ruffle or prevent puckering
- Self-threading Lower Looper so you only open one door to thread.
- Built-In Rolled Hem for scarves, napkins, and apparel
- Latest Model Brother Serger
Stitch Attributes: Adjustable
Stitch Width: Up to 7.0 mm
Stitch Length: Up to 4.0 mm
Utility stitch functions: ¾ thread overlock blind hem rolled hem
Quilting stitch functions: No
My Custom Stitch Feature: (Create and save your own decorative stitches) No
Heirloom stitch functions: No
Built-in Decorative Stitches: No
Needle Threading System: Manual auto lower looper threader
Upper Thread Tension System for perfect stitches on any fabric: Manual
Needle Positions: Yes
# of needles: Single or twin
Maximum Sewing Speed (stitch per minute): 1300
Free Arm: Yes
Presser Foot Attachment: Snap-on
Presser Foot Height Adjustment: No
Presser Foot Pressure: Yes
Cap Frame capability: No
Brother 2340CV Coverhem Stitch Machine Features
- Expand your creativity with Brother's advanced technology. Easy to follow lay-in threading.
- 2 or 3 needle coverstitches, 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
The cover stitch is what gives garments their professional looking finish. This stitch called a cover hem was previously available only on the highest-end sergers.
The Brother 2340CV is a more economical model, offering a wide 6mm, triple-needle cover stitch and a chain stitch. Because they only do these two types of stitches, they're extremely fast—up to 1,000 stitches per minute—and much easier to set up and use. They look more like regular sewing machines, and offer familiar features that make them easier to use than sergers.
This machine will allow you to hem T-Shirts, attach lace, attach taping and binding, sew decorative stitching, attach elastic, attach lace, do belt loop stitching, circular hemming, attach elastic lace & hem stitching
The cover stitch is especially suited to stretchy fabrics like knits, as well as the popular new blends of traditional woven fabrics with a small percentage of stretch fiber added for extra flexibility. The Cover stitch series machines are ideal for constructing projects from fashion tops to competition ice skating costumes.
The cover stitch is a serger type stitch made without the knives (no fabric is cut), so it can be used not only to finish hems, necklines, collars and cuffs, but also for decorative effects in the middle of the fabric. Cover stitches can be made with two or three needles. For example, a double needle cover stitch will show two lines of straight stitching on the top of the fabric with the two lines joined by a looping stitch on the bottom side. Because both sides of a cover stitch are finished, it looks great with decorative thread.
Chain stitch One-needle, two-thread double chain stitch. For tape binding, joining woven fabrics and decorative effects. Expand your creativity with Brother's advanced technology.
Brother 2340 Coverstitch Video
From the Brother™ serger collection, the 1034D serger is ideal for sewing decorative and finishing stitches on linens, formal wear and stretchy fabric, this 3/4 serger includes 22 built-in stitch functions and interchangeable creative feet. The Brother 1034D Serger features a 3/4 lay-in thread system with lower looper threader. Stitch options include 4 thread overlock, 3 thread overlock, narrow hem, rolled hem, and ribbon lock stitches. In addition the machine has a free arm/flat bed convertible sewing surface and offers a F.A.S.T. lower looper threading system for easy thread changes. The differential feed improves sewing results on stretch or thin fabrics to give you a perfect finish. Snap-on presser feet allow quick and easy changes to transition to each desired stitch. The 1034D also includes an instructional CD to make serging fast, easy and fun.
- Extended US Warranty: Extended Warranty Available
Click HERE for Threading Instructions from eHow on Brother 1034D Serger
Perfecting Serger Overlock Tensions shown on Brother 1034D (1134DW 3034D) applies to all other brands and models of 4 thread sergers, by Palak of MakeItHandMade.com
Brother 1034D Serger Specifications
- 3/4 thread, cut and sew serger stitches
- Easy to follow lay-in threading
- Tension disc release assures thread placement into tension discs
- F.A.S.T. lower looper threading system
- Differential feed improves results when sewing stretch, knitted, or thing fabrics
- Eliminates the wavy or stretch appearance of stitches on some fabrics
- Perfect overlock stitches on all types and weights of fabric
- Includes 4 starter spools of thread
- Snap-out stitch finger for instant rolled hem
- Snap-on presser feet
- Uses standard sewing machine needles
- Slide lever adjustment for stitch width
- Dial adjustment for stitch length
- Slide lever adjustment for differential feed
- Electronic speed control
Click HERE for all Brother 1034D Serger Videos on You Tube
Brother 2340CV Coverhem Stitch Machine Specifications
- 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 hemmig, decorative effects, elastic and durable seams for sportswear.
- Wide cover stitch (6mm)
Two-needle, three-thread cover stitch. For hemmig, top stitching and decorative effects on T-shirts and knits.
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Click HERE for Instruction Book Operating Manual in English and Spanish for Brother 2340CV Cover Hem Stitch Machine
Click HERE for Parts List Manual for Brother 2340CV Cover Hem Stitch Machine
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- Blind Hem/Multi-Purpose Foot
- Gathering Foot
- Regular Foot
- Cleaning Brush
- 4 Thread Spool Caps
- 4 Cone Thread Holders
- 4 Thread Nets
- Pack of 5 Needles
- Instruction Manual
- Instructional CD
- Electronic Foot Control
- Power Cords
- Warranty Information
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
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 stitches 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 at is that its coverstitch is a little bit wider and it has some wonderful accessories to help you guide your fabric for various operations: http://www.allbrands.com/products/abp06948-0263.html.
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.
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.
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