Brother 3 Needle 2340CV is $200+ Less cost than 3 Needle Janome CoverPro 1000CPX. Add a Brother R1034D Freearm Serger to go with it for the difference in price compared with Janome Cover Pro.
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One-needle, two-thread double chain stitch. For tape binding, joining woven fabrics and decorative effects.
Create special effects by using novelty threads in the lower looper.
Easy Looper Threading
Fast and easy looper threading system.
Easy to follow lay-in threading and Color-coded threading guide
Narrow cover stitch (3mm)
Two-needle, three-thread cover stitch. For hemming 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.
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. It 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 2340CV Cover Stitch is an advanced serger, which allows you to create a wide range of cover stitches on all types and weights of fabric for both decorative and constructive applications. Expand your creativity with the 2340CV's advanced technology. It features a tri-cover stitch, wide and narrow coverstitches, color coded threading, easy looper threading, adjustment dials for stitch length, a presser foot dial, snap on feet and differential feed which allows you to alter the speed at which your fabric is feeding through the machine. With 3 needles and one looper thread, the coverstitch machine creates professional hems, chain stitch and decorative stitching- great for making the perfect T-shirt in no time!
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.
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 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.
Brother 2340 Coverstitch Video
Click Here for Brochure on Brother Pacesetter 2340CV Cover Hem Stitch Machine
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
Click HERE for Service Manual for Brother 2340CV Cover Hem Stitch Machine
Sewing Pattern Review Discussion on Brother 2340CV
Tutorial: How to add a Sporty Coverstitch by Angela Wolf
Brother 2340CV Cover Stitch Machine Survival Guide by Leila, Extensive Review 20 Comments.
- US Warranty 25 years head, 5 years electronics, 1 years labor
- Extended US Warranty: Extended Warranty Available
- Non-US Warranty: 30 days parts and labor
Needle Threading System: No
Maximum Sewing Speed (Stitches Per Minute): 1,100
Built-in Sewing Stitches (Includes Buttonhole Styles): Tri-cover, Cover, Utility, Flatlock, Decorative (no buttonhole styles)
Stitch Width: 3.0 or 6.0mm
Stitch Length: 2.0-4.0mm
Presser Foot Pressure Adjustment: Yes
Specialty Feet Included: Yes (Additional specialty feet may be available. See Optional Accessories)
Accessory Storage: Yes
Warranty: 1/5/25 year serger warranty. See serger warranty for details.*
Machine Dimensions (H x W x D): 11.8" x 11.0" x 13.4"
Machine Weight: 15 lbs.
Shipping Dimensions (H x W x D): 13.8" x 13.0" x 15.3"
Shipping Weight: 16.9 lbs.
UL/CSA Listed : Yes, 110v
Overlock Seam Width: N/A
Double Chain Stitch: Yes
Cover Stitch: Yes
2/3/4 Thread Change: No
Differential Feed: 0.7-2.0mm
Change for Rolled Hemming: No
Underlooper Threader: No
Stitch Fingers: No
*Warranty on Brother 2340CV Cover Hem Stitch Machine
The 2340CV Cover Stitch is an advanced serger, which allows you to create a wide range of cover stitches on all types and weights of fabric for both decorative and constructive applications.
Expand your creativity with the 2340CV's advanced technology. It features a tri-cover stitch, wide and narrow coverstitches, color coded threading, easy looper threading, adjustment dials for stitch length, a presser foot dial, snap on feet and differential feed which allows you to alter the speed at which your fabric is feeding through the machine.
With 3 needles and one looper thread, the coverstitch machine creates professional hems, chain stitch and decorative stitching- great for making the perfect T-shirt in no time!
- Easy to follow lay-in threading.
- Color-coded threading guide.
- Fast and easy looper threading system.
- Dial adjustment for stitch length.
- Stitch length 2mm to 4mm.
- Presser foot pressure adjustment.
- Slide lever adjustment for differential feed.
- Differential feed for perfect seaming on virtually any fabric type.
- Eliminates the wavy or stretched appearance of stitches on fabrics.
- Snap-on presser foot
- Differential fabric feed for better stitch quality
- Two needle 2-3-4 thread cover stitch only
- Cover Stitch Capability 3mm and 6mm
- Chain Stitch Capability
- Easy color-coded threading
Brother Limited Warranty (Sergers)
Included Accessory Feet
- Special Presser Foot
- Accessory bag with needle set
- Thread nets (4)
- Spool caps (4)
- Spool mat (4)
- Cleaning brush
- Hexagonal wrench
- Soft cover
- Operation Manual
- 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
Diane, the one needle straight chain stitch is meant for woven fabrics or knit seams that have less stretch than the stitch does. If used on knit fabrics with 4 way stretch, the seam could break in stress areas, crotch and underarm seams..
The 2 or 3 needle cover hem stitch should have as much stretch as the fabric, and therefore should not break the stitches in 4 way stretch knit fabrics. .
Re: Also would the cover stitch work for sewing a waistband on tights?
YES. You can even use stretch threads such as YLI wooly nylon which adds to the seams stretchability.
I purchased the brother coverstitch machine. I am finally able to sit down and use it. I am having a problem with not being able to have threads release at the end of stitching. The only way they will release is to move the looper to the threading position, then they will release. Karen
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.
This is the third machine I've bought from you, over the years. When I decided to get a cover stitch machine, I researched brands and features, and chose Brother. You had the lowest price for the model I wanted, and I wanted to buy from you anyway!
Katherine E, Rio Dell CA
I think I should have considered a different coverstitch machine...one that has freearm. Maybe one that is shaped like a regular sewing machine so there was more bed room, not like a serger. But at least I have a coverstitch machine. Thanks for your website, this is the second machine I have purchased from your company! I don't buy new machines...except for the two from you. (I am into vintage machines)
Carolyn D, Henrico VA
I am very happy with the machine that I ordered and it was a great price.
Alanna L, Beaufort SC
Amazing selection with great prices! Also incredibly fast shipping, I will definitely order from All Brands again!
Virginia B, San Antonio TX
Due to the holidays, I have not had the opportunity or time to work with the machine, but I'm hoping it will perform good quality work for me. I feel comfortable working with machines, so I hope this machine will be a good addition to my sewing skills. Thank you.
Jill K, St Louis MO
I remember All Brands from years & years ago when they sponsored a sewing & embroidery conference in New Orleans. I've always found them to be reputable & competitively priced. The shipping charges were very reasonable. My new machine arrived only 2 days after I placed my order. I will continue to order as needed from All Brands.
Claire G, Wilmer AL
The only thing I was worried about was not having the ability to do a test drive and get assistance with the use of the machine. The manual is very limited. I attended seminars in 2 stores in October and asked if I could try one. Both managers replied yes, but neither set up a machine for me to try. I know it was a busy day for them. They were not idle for one minute! Thank goodness for YOUTUBE!
Anna T, Dripping Springs TX
Humberto G , Winter Park FL
Thanks Mr. John for your support with this machine. Today, we received our Brother machine. Next time, we will buy 6 attachments. My wife is excited. Thanks ! Cordially, Humberto G
Deirdre S, Mobile AL
I ordered my machine on Monday afternoon and it arrived in my shop Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. I have no idea how you shipped it here so fast. THANK YOU.
I have purchased other items from your counpany and always have been satisfied. Thank You so very much.. God Blessing...
Ethel, North Carolina
Thanks for a great online ordering experience.
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 ordered the Brother PQ1500S, which is absolutely wonderful! I am excited to have the 2340CV to make my grandchildren's clothes. I already had the Brother 350SE and the Brother 1024D, and I truly love the Brother machines for durability and price!
I'm very please with my brothers pace setter and with your co. I would order again. Thank you!
Once again I'm pleased with my machine -- exactly what I expected from the description online and it arrived on the exact date promised. Thank you.
Tanya W, Greenville SC
Dear Mr. Douthat, I wanted to thank you so much with helping me yesterday. It is apparent that you take your business seriously and have an authentic concern about your customers. You are very professional and knowledgeable about the products you sell. You can be sure that I will be a customer again because of your business ethics. Your customer service assistant, Toby Champagne, was also very helpful and patient. Those kind of employees are an asset to your company. I appreciate her speedy intervention and tact. Tanya W.
I love this new machine.
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