Brother 1634D is the same as 1034D and 1134DW Sergers, just different model numbers for mass merchants and other retail channnels.

Easy to set up, and easy to use, the reliable Brother 1634D serger is perfect for finishing, creating rolled hems, inserting zippers, stitching neat blind hems, and creating ruffles on both knits and woven fabrics.

This machine allows you to work with three or four threads, with 1-needle 3-thread, or 2-needle 4-thread options. Included are a standard foot, blind stitch foot, gathering foot, soft cover, and useful accessories. The 1634D features an easy to follow, color-coded lay-in threading system, a removable free arm for cuffs, sleeves and cylindrical projects, and a convenient removable trim trap.

The included instructional video and printed manual make it easy to get started, even for those new to using a serger.

  • Two needles and 3-4 thread
  • Color-coded guides for easy threading
  • Free-arm to access hard-to-reach areas
  • Differential fabric feed for better stitch quality
  • Fast and simple threading of lower loop
  • Retractable knife blade

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    Finish edges and hems - professionally, and affordably!
    Designed for finishing the edges and hems of a wide range of fabrics, including formal wear, linens and stretchy fabrics, and for creating ruffles and decorative edges, the Brother™ 1634D Serger is the perfect addition to any sewing room.

    This reliable, easy to learn and use 3 / 4 thread serger features 22 built-in stitch functions, and snap-on, interchangeable creative feet. Stitch options include 4 thread overlock, 3 thread overlock, narrow hem, rolled hem, and ribbon lock stitches.

    With its differential fabric feed, the 1634D helps you achieve better stitch quality, for a more even, professional finish, even on very thin or stretchy fabrics. Threading is easy, with the color-coded upper thread guides and lower looper threading system.

    Plus, the included snap-on presser feet allow for quick and easy changes to transition to each desired stitch. To help you get started, the 1634D includes an instructional video, and a complete, printed instructional manual in English and Spanish.


    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 1634D 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

    Sewing Stitches


    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/Thread Feature


    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
    Bobbin: No

    Machine Features:


    Maximum Sewing Speed (stitch per minute): 1300
    Free Arm: Yes
    Presser Foot Attachment: Snap-on
    Presser Foot Height Adjustment: No
    Presser Foot Pressure: Yes

    Machine Reviews> Brother> 1634D on PatternReview.com
  • US Warranty 5 year limited warranty on defects in materials and workmanship.
  • Extended US Warranty: Extended Warranty Available
  • Non-US Warranty: 30 days parts and labor
Specifications
Brother 1034D/1134DW/1634D Serger Operating Manual, Instruction Book

Click HERE for Threading Instructions from eHow on Brother 1034D/1134DW/1634D Serger

  • 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
  • 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





    Basic Features:


    Stitch Select: Dial
    Lighting: Bulb

    Sewing Features:


    Maximum Sewing Speed (Stitches Per Minute): 1,300
    Feed Dog: Differential Feed
    Stitch Width: 5.0 - 7.0 mm from left needle
    Stitch Length: 2.0 - 4.0 mm (for overlock stitch), 1.0-2.0 mm (for narrow stitch), 1.0 mm (for roll stitch)
    Presser Foot Pressure Adjustment: Yes
    Specialty Feet Included: Yes (Additional specialty feet may be available. See Optional Accessories)

    Carton Contents:


    Accessory Storage: Yes

    Other:
    Warranty: 25 year limited warranty
    Machine Dimensions (H x W x D): 11.73" x 10.98" x 13.19"
    Machine Weight: 13.45 lbs.
    Shipping Dimensions (H x W x D): 14.37" x 15.35" x 17.32"
    Shipping Weight: 19.84 lbs.
    UL/CSA Listed: Yes, 110v

    Serger Features:


    Overlock Seam Width: 5.0 - 7.0mm from left needle
    Double Chain Stitch: No
    Cover Stitch: No
    2/3/4 Thread Change: No
    Differential Feed: 0.7 - 0.2
    Change for Rolled Hemming: Removable
    Underlooper Threader: Yes
    Stitch Fingers: 2
Included Accessories
  • Standard foot
  • Blind stitch foot
  • Gathering foot

    Other Included Accessories
  • Soft cover
  • Accessory bag with needle set
  • 4 thread nets
  • 4 thread spool caps
  • 4 thread nets
  • Tweezers
  • Cleaning brush
  • Hexogonal driver
  • Trim trap
  • Foot controller pedal
  • Instruction DVD
  • Instruction manual
Other Images

icon Freearm convertible to flatbed serging by installing or removing slide on table

icon Stitch Length and Differential Feed Ratio Control Knobs

icon Show serger stitches on the outside of your garments for decorative embellishment

Brother 1034D/1134DW/1634D on the internet and 3034D only in dealer stores are exactly the same machine with only cosmetic/color differences. We stock the 1034D/1134DW/1634D sergers for internet customers and 3034D for our retail store customers. We are not allowed by Brother to advertise the price of 3034D on the internet.
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 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.

Thanks,
Annette Douthat
Bonnie S, Silverstreet SC
I have ordered several things from you and I always receive quality and great service

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