Janome Magnolia 7034D Review

Janome 7034D is a good serger for home use. But there are better options available at a much lower price.

Janome Magnolia 7034D 3/4 Thread Overlock Serger Features

  • 3/4 thread serger
  • Thread cutter
  • Differential feed
  • Rolled hem capability

Janome Magnolia 7034D Review

Sewing Machine Reviews Recommendation Level : LOW

This is a 3 and 4 thread overlock serger. Janome 7034D is an entry level model, it is not quite popular as Brother or Singer sergers though. It has lay-in thread tension dial and a needle threader is also provided. The thread cutter is conveniently placed. One good thing with this serger is that the change over to rolled hem is pretty effortless.  This machine comes with differential feed system.  Other features of Janome 7034D are

  • Easy upper knife release
  • 3.1 mm to 5.1mm cutting width
  • Front and back needle guard
  • Retractable upper knife
  • Color coded thread guide
  • Snap-on presser feet

Usability

Janome 7034D comes pre-threaded in the box. Most internal parts of this serger is made of metal. Janome hasn’t cut corners in build quality for sure. The machine sews beautifully on single and double layers of fabrics.

Limitations

It is not a great serger for multiple layers of thick fabrics. It definitely struggles with 2 plus layers of denim.

The machine is slightly louder than usual , especially if you are not using a sturdy, wood sewing table.

The thread guides are color coded but even then, it will be difficult for those with sight problems to see the guide without a flashlight or something.

Pros

  • Good for basic home use

Cons

  • Struggles with multiple layers of denim
  • Expensive

Is It Worth Buying ?

Janome 7034D is definitely not an industrial type serger. The performance of this serger will be good enough for home use though. It will be a good serger for basic use. But still, the price is not very appealing to me. It is slightly over priced I guess. Given a choice, I would rather go with Brother 1034D which has all the features of this serger and is a lot cheaper. It is one of the best entry level serger you can get in U.S. Brother 1034D has been the best seller ever since I started writing about sergers. So I would consider 1034D as a better option than this one.


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