Janome vs Brother vs White etc...
I am considering a Brother 1034d serger through Amazon...with discounts
and free shipping it's going to be $174. I have never used a serger
before but I'm looking for a basic workhorse that I can use mostly for
finishing fabric. I hand dye and quilt, so pre-washing commercial
fabric and multiple washes for hand dyes can leave me with a lot of
finish work from ironing to trimming threads. When I finished the
edges (with a zigzag) on one load of commercial fabric, I didn't even
have to press it when it came out of the dryer. I would also be
using the serger for fleece items and for making simple linens--pillow
cases, napkins, table runners, etc.
I posted my question to another group and it was suggested I post it
here. Many in the other group had some suggestions for me and many
Evolve (which I can't afford) or White. Another person suggested the
Gemsy G320. My local Joann's sells White and I can find it online. I
found the Janome 204d for $239.99 with
free shipping at Allbrands.com as suggested by one person. I have a
Janome sewing machine so I'm partial to the brand but the Brother is
supposed to be easy to learn.
My question is--do you have any experience with the model of Brother
serger?--I've seen great reviews on the Amazon site. Also it appears
to be discontinued by the way it's listed on the Brother website...as
an older machine. I'm not going to make a lot of clothing, and if that
changes, I think I can wait several years to upgrade.
- posted 14 years ago