Brother 1034d Serger Review

An excellent serger with high quality stitches and affordable price. I had a hard time finding a disadvantage of this serger.

Brother 1034d Serger Features

  • 3/4 thread serger
  • Differential feed mechanism
  • 22 built-in stitches
  • Snap on presser feet
  • Professional stitching
  • Easy to use

Brother 1034d Serger Review

brother 1034d serger review

Sewing Machine Reviews Recommendation Level : HIGH

Brother 1034d is a cute little serger, it is now listed among ‘Machines You Can Buy With Your Eyes Shut’ for its quality and price. 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.

User Manual

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)


I couldn’t find much limitations. Probably you can say that it doesn’t have the ability to do 3-thread overlock and a chain stitch simultaneously.


  • Excellent price
  • Very user friendly
  • Lot of features
  • Quality stitches


  • Not much

Overall, Brother 1034d has a nice balance of affordable price and quality performance. There are cheaper sergers available in the U.S, but if you are looking for quality, this is the best. It is a best seller among sergers in the U.S. So it has to be good. It is very well priced as well. Moreover it ranks 1st in our list of ‘Top 10 Best Sergers In U.S‘.

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