Brother 1034D Review

Brother 1034D Review In Detail

Brother 1034D is very popular in US as a beginner serger. It ticks almost all check boxes for a beginner, except for the 2 thread capability. 

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Brother 1034d is a cute little serger, it is popular in US for its quality and affordability. The main advantage of a serger is that it gives a more finished look than a homemade look. This serger from Brother comes with a dust cover. It comes with a sample thread with which you can test all the options of the serger. The accessory pack contains quite a lot of accessories as well. Two additional feet are included in the accessory pack. It has 25 years limited warranty.

Brother 1034d has a 3/4 lay-in thread system with lower looper threader. The stitch functions on Brother 1034d include 4 thread overlock, 3 thread overlock, narrow hem, rolled hem, and ribbon lock stitches. You can adjust the stitch width and length between 5mm to 7mm from left needle. The color coded threading system aids you in threading the serger easily. You can do free arm sewing by removing the arm. You can switch the knife on/off using the lever provided. The presser foot pressure is adjustable, which provides consistent stitch quality.

The differential fabric feed system on Brother 1034d ensures better stitch quality. No special needles are required for this serger, you can use standard sewing needles. This serger has a stitching speed of up to 1300 stitches/minute.

Ease of Use

The user manual is easy to read and understand. It comes in two languages English and Spanish. There is an included instructional DVD also. There is a separate manual that explains all the 22 stitch functions.

Brother 1034d is a simple, easy to use serger. The initial set up is not complicated, newbies can easily set it up without much trouble. The foot pedal is easy to control. This serger really provides professional finish to projects. The color coding really helps in threading the machine. There are detailed instructions on the DVD. The LED work light is bright enough for working in the dark. The snap on presser feet makes changing feet easy.

Things you can do on Brother 1034d serger

•    3/4 thread overlock
•    3 thread overlock
•    Rolled hem
•    Flatlock stitch for decorative or flat seams
•    Blind hem ( which is really fantastic on this serger)

Drawbacks

We couldn't find any. Even though it is asking too much from this serger, a 2 thread capability would have made Brother 1034D picture perfect.

Pros

•    Affordable
•    Very user friendly
•    Lot of features
•    Quality stitches

Cons

•    No 2 thread capability

Review Verdict

Overall, Brother 1034d has a nice balance of affordability and quality performance. 

Specifications

FeatureType
TypeSerger
Stitch Configuration3/4 thread
Built-in Stitches22 Stitch Functions
Overlock Seam Width5.0 - 7.0mm from left needle
Cover StitchNo
2/3/4 Thread ChangeNo
Differential FeedYes, 0.7 - 2.0
Change for Rolled HemmingRemovable
Underlooper ThreaderYes
Stitch Fingers1
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYes
Knife Drive TypeLower drive
Stitch Width5.0 - 7.0 mm from left needle
Color Coded ThreadingYes
Double Chain StitchNo
Stitch Length2.0 - 4.0 mm (for overlock stitch), 1.0-2.0 mm (for narrow stitch), 1.0 mm (for roll stitch)
Built-in Rolled HemYes
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureYes
Free ArmYes
Motor Speed1,300 Stitches/min
On Board Accessory StorageYes
Work LightYes Bulb
Feed DogDifferential Feed
Included FeetStandard foot, blind stitch foot, gathering foot
Machine Weight13.45 lbs
Warranty25 Year Limited
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter5 mm - 6 mm Lift
Snap-on Presser FootYes
TensionTension is Adjustable
Retractable KnifeYes
CoverDust Cover