Janome MyLock 204D Review

Janome MyLock 204D needs to improve in certain areas. Its performance is not quite up to Janome’s standards. It is kind of okay, that’s all.

Janome MyLock 204D Main Features

  • 3/4 thread serger
  • Lay in tension
  • Color coded thread path
  • Differential feed

Janome MyLock 204D Review

Sewing Machine Reviews Recommendation Level : LOW

MyLock 204D is a mid range home serger from Janome. It is a 3 or 4 thread serger. The machine is not as popular as Janome 8002D or Brother 1034D for that matter, mainly because of its high price tag. The machine has color coded thread guides for easy threading. It has differential feed with a ratio of 0.5 to 2.2. The cutting width can be adjusted between 3.1mm to 5.1mm. The stitch length can be adjusted between 1-4mm.

You can quickly change MyLock 204D to rolled hem. The machine even comes with two preset tensions for hassle free stitching. Rolled hem and regular serging gets different tensions. The upper knife is retractable for flat lock stitch. Presser feet is snap-on type. The presser foot pressure is adjustable. The motor is powerful and can deliver 1300 stitches/min which is on par with most home sergers in US today. A needle threader is provided. There is a thread cutter as well.


Janome MyLock 204D is a very compact serger, it doesn’t take up a lot of space. It may take a couple of tries to thread this machine, but it is very easy once you get the hang of it. The machine handles thick and thin fabrics reasonably well.


Thread breaking is an issue reported by some users, which seems to have dented its reputation.

It is expensive when compared to its competitors.

Is It Worth Buying?

I can’t quite say that Janome MyLock 204D is a frustration free serger. One thing I can say is that, it is definitely not in the league of Brother 1034D or Janome 8002D, which are less expensive sergers.

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