Brother Serger Lay-in Thread Machine

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Walmart #: 005206556
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  • Free arm/flat bed convertible sewing surface
  • Uses home sewing machine needles
  • Great for any workshop
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    About this item

    With the Brother Serger Lay-in Thread Machine, you can give wings to your runway style dress making dreams. The serger machine has an array of stitches for decorative purposes as well as for plain stitching. It also provides over-lock stitches and is compatible with a wide variety of heavy and light fabrics. The serger sewing machine makes a useful accomplice for novices as well as experienced tailors. The portable sewing machine provides durable and stable performance at high speeds. It promotes easy threading feature and also comes with two CDs that will guide you through the first few days. The Brother Serger Lay-in Thread Machine offers a choice of two sewing surfaces namely free arm and flat bed. You can opt for 3 or 4-thread cut-and-sew stitches options. The Brother Serger machine comes with different settings that you can use for tackling different types of fabrics. Narrow and rolled edges are no problem for this compact but powerful machine.

    It is also compatible with most commonly used sewing machine needles.

    Brother Serger Lay-in Thread Machine

    • Free arm/flat bed convertible sewing surface
    • 3- or 4-thread cut and sew serger stitches
    • F.A.S.T. (Fast and Simple Threading) lower looper threading system
    • No tool required for narrow/rolled edge
    • Differential fabric feed improves results on many fabrics
    • Differential fabric feed adjustments outside the machine
    • The Serger sewing machine uses home sewing machine needles
    • Blind hem foot included
    • The Brother Serger lay-in thread machine comes complete with an instructional video
    • Brother Serger machine #1034D


    Primary Color: White
    Multi Pack Indicator: No
    Model No.: 1034D
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 18.0
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 16.0 x 13.0 x 12.0
    Assembled in Country of Origin: Imported
    Origin of Components: Imported
    Walmart No.: 5206556

    Customer reviews

    Customer Reviews | 781 reviews | 4.7 out of 5

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    Customer review by Niteroi

    5.0 stars by Niteroi

    I wanted a serger mostly to sew stretch and thin fabrics like jersey blouses, lingerie and also to help me hem sheer lightweight fabrics for scarves. I have had this machine for 3 weeks. This serger is hassle free when it comes to tension. Very easy to adjust tension and basically all I had to do was play with the differential feed. These are the things I have made since I got it: 1)A pair of denim pants - I used 4 thread overlock stitch to finish al the inside seams. 2)A thin jersey nightgown – all sewn with 3 thread overlock stitch and hemmed with rolled hem making a lettuce edge. 3)I hemmed a sheer lightweight scarf using the rolled hem. Perfect!! 4)A serger scrap bag – I finished the inside seams with 3 thread overlock stitch and I used 2 variegated threads in the upper looper to sew the scrap bag pockets together. 5)A sewing basket liner - I used the rolled hem on cotton to hem the ruffles of the liner and I also finished all the inside seams with a 3 thread. This Serger goes from denim to lightweight fabric with no problem at all. It comes with 2 Cds with videos to watch on the computer. One Cd is instructional, on how to use the serger. The other one has special techniques. Both are very helpful. It also has a booklet with all the settings for the special techniques. I do suggest getting a few books from your local library or buying a few. It can be of a great help if you can’t take classes. This Serger also comes with an extra pressure foot but I have used mostly the blindhem one with the guide. I did test the gathering foot and it helps when sewing 2 fabrics together or to insert ribbon on the edge. Most people complain about the threading process with sergers in general. Threading a serger is and will always be a more complex process than threading a sewing machine. But I learned quickly to thread this one. The lower looper has kind of a hook (I guess it is what they call threader) and it helps to thread it. I got dental floss to help me get the thread in the holes and it is a piece of cake now. The learning curve is just a bit longer than learning how to use a sewing machine. Threading this machine is hassle free. I like that the foot controller (pedal). It allows me to go slowly or fast. This can be very helpful when sewing slippery fabrics, curves or corners. It is very easy to remove the stitch finger to make the rolled hem and easy to put it back. You don’t even need to re-thread the machine. This machine comes with a trim trap but I didn’t like it because it has to be removed to open the door. The trim trap gets on the door way and it is also small. That’s why I made a scrap bag with pockets so I can also store the accessories I need to operate the machine. The knobs to adjust the stitch length and width are a bit hard and uncomfortable to turn, mainly if you just want to tweak it. I would have preferred it they were dials instead. But no big deal here. The light is fine. This serger has suction cups on the bottom so the machine doesn’t move on the table. It is pretty steady and it doesn’t vibrate much. I like that it is lightweight and that it has a handle to carry it. I also like that it came with a plastic cover. I didn’t rate durability because I have had it for a short time but overall it is a wonderful machine for an excellent price. It sews all kind of fabrics with no tension problems. I am very happy with it!

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    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Age:45 - 54
    Usage:Every day

    Customer review by TailoringandUpholstering

    5.0 stars by TailoringandUpholstering

    Im a new student tailor, but an older furniture upholstering technician. I have used industrialized machines, european, asian, american. For the projects that I have been doing with furniture upholstering and now tailor I am happy to recommed with flying colors the BROTHER Surger. This machine's overall quality deserves 5 stars across the board. I gave it 4 stars on the durability aspect due in part for only minor physical strengths. They are the thread tower - Very Flimsy, and the pullout free arm converter. Very plastic, very flimsy. Otherwise I can't say enought AWESOME points on the overall machine. Very stable, at high speeds, EASY, EASY, EASY threading. Worked out of the box and purposely took ot the treads from the guids to rethread, and you can't go wrong. First time rethreading and it worked as expected. Comes with CD's (2) of them. One is about the machine and the other about the versatility of stiching types. This machine can replace a reqular sewing machine for most home projects. Cord is long enough so that it does not need an extension cord. Cutting blades, are very sharp, stiching type such as rolled hems are easily done on the fly without having to switch out throat plates, or accessory foot. Uses regular home sewing machine needles. Comes with multiple extra feet, is able to stich about 22 different kind of variable stiches including flat lock. Again just because a machine is produced in another country and sold for more does not mean that it is any better. If you are into starting and completing your projects with minimal technical machine trouble purchase this machine. I have now had this machine for about 3 months, and have sewn on it without any troubles for about 350 hours total usage time. Not a click, not a misalignment, not any type of trouble. TIP: Purchase the best thread and it won't snap your line. Most of the time its not the machine it is the quality of the thread. Okay happy sewing I hope this review helped...!

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    San Diego, CA
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:3 - 4 months
    Age:45 - 54
    Usage:Every day
    Wow!! What a great serger!

    Customer review by txsewingmom

    5.0 stars by txsewingmom

    This is my first serger to ever use. I have a very basic Brother sewing machine that has been wonderful so I decided to stick with Brother products. After seeing all of the wonderful reviews here on this product, I jumped in. It sat in the box for about a week since I didn't really have a place to put it (and honestly I was a bit intimidated). I finally got it out and began playing with basic serging and the gathering foot using the thread that came preloaded. I played so much that one of the spools actually ran out!! So I HAD to learn to thread it. After watching the included CDs and looking over the manual, I did it! I've had it for about 2 weeks now and have rethreaded 4 or 5 times (to change colors) and can now do it without looking at the manual! I love the gathering foot and capabilities as it saves me SOOO much time when sewing clothing for my daughter. The rolled edge hem is also a quick and beautiful way to finish edges of ruffles! I am so happy with this purchase and would recommend it to anyone! I've included a pic of a ruffle on jeans that was finished on the bottom with a rolled edge hem and gathered with my serger.

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    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Age:25 - 34
    Usage:Every few days
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    I want a machine that will actually trim the fabric as I sew like the ones that are in a factory..
    by annabear 2/9/2014
    • Thank you for your question. A serger has knives that can cut the fabric edge off as you sew. The knives can be retracted should you need to do a stitch that doesn't require them.
      by BrotherProductExpert3/5/2015
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    • this will trim the fabric & it has a small catcher for scrapes when they are cut. Do like they say about leaving 9- 12 " of thread when you finish project. It helps get started on your next project. I almost always use the cutter, I was surprised. I haven't used pins on material because I've used flannel, fleece, denim but you have to be careful not to place them like you would sewing machine. It will dull the blades if it hits pins.
      by janscorvette3/5/2015
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    • It cuts the material only when you have cutter on..I like it because you don't have to keep cutter on. Love this machine
      by janscorvette3/5/2015
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    • This trims the fabric.
      by Californian3/5/2015
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    • Yes this machine does trim the fabric as u sew.
      by KYSewing3/5/2015
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    • It DOES trim the Fabric. :)
      by BumperPoolGirl3/5/2015
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    • Yes this serger has a built-in blade which can trim the fabric as you go along. There is a small catchment container to hold the trimmings as you sew.
      by Odonna23/5/2015
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    • Yes, this machine trims the fabric as it sews.
      by Sewinmamamn3/5/2015
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    by bo 1/27/2014
    • Thank you for your question. The machine comes with colored guided paths for threading to help with the ease of threading. The machine also included an instructional video to help show you how the machine works and provide threading help as well.
      by BrotherProductExpert2/16/2015
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    • It takes some time. follow the instructions. If you got a DVD , make sure you look at it. I also bought a long needle threader. If you do have a problem beyond the help I recommended go on YOU TUBE. Put in How to thread a serger. This is a wonderful way to learn how. Also once you have your machine threaded, Do NOT unthread to change colors of thread. Tie the new color to the old, it works. Small tie, it does go threw the needle. Run threw until new color goes threw needle.:) Hope this helps.:)
      by BumperPoolGirl2/23/2015
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    • If it was purchased new it should have been already threaded. However, the box should an instructional DVD which shows a step by step guide on threading and the manual has a diagram which assist the user as well.
      by Odonna22/12/2014
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    • I also gave one to my d.inlaw. In the CD coming in the box a nice lady explain how to do it, My d in law and I saw the CD together. I confess I donr know nothing abour it, but my daug in law told me is very easy for her
      by Jeantofashion2/8/2014
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    • go online to any site concerning sergers,if you lost the mannuel,or contact the maker for another one
      by gsq555/7/2014
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    • It is very easy to thread so have no fear.
      by mrsnobody2/16/2015
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    • There is a diagram on the machine and it labels each step 1, 2, 3 and is color coded, it comes threded in the box so you can see how its done. Make sure you have tweezers on hand when working with the lower threds.
      by Wegrzyn242/16/2015
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