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Our recommended alternative is The Brother M343D Overlocker!
Brother has long since been a strong contender for the best overlock sewing machine. They understand the key differences between regular machines and overlocker machines and are able to take that information and stretch it to create the sewing product that users want.
In this review, you will receive a detailed analysis of the Brother 3034D overlocker so that you can decide if it best suits your needs.
Brother has been invested in sewing machines for over one hundred years, so they know a thing or two about customer needs and expectations.
As a brand, they are well known for their innovative designs and high rating machines that provide expertly finished design no matter your skill type.oooh
This model features a F.A.S.T threading lower loop system that is easy to learn and clearly explained in the DVD guide provided. An automatic system is why people consider investing in overlockers in the first place, but Brother has taken it that significant step further. This whole process not only saves time but also cuts out the additional task of setting up your machine.
Even with the threading system, due to an overlocker having more than one kind of thread being used at once, it can still be confusing. To help aid this, Brother has colour coded their threading guide to give you an even quicker threading experience.
One of the main issues with an overlocking machine is the limited room for mistakes due to the fast delivery of the stitches. To get rid of the anxiety of messing up, Brother has supplied their 3034D with a thread twist protection system that works with the easy threading system to ensure that thread twisting does not mess with you projects which allows you to get a better and more professional finish.
A free arm flat bed has been fitted to overcome the difficulty of sewing sleeves, cuffs and other hard to reach areas. This feature works as a convertible swing surface designed to give you better control when overlocking sleeves. This allows little details such as the sleeves and cuffs to look professionally finished when you are making clothes or dresses. This also allows you to add decorative features to the sleeves of your project such as a star or a button with ease.
This overlocker sewing machine allows you to adjust the differential feed provided in order to help your machine cope with more demanding fabrics without ripping or stretching them. This paired with the electronic foot control that allows you to work at a quicker speed means that you have more control over your fabric and the machine.
Built in LED lights means that while you are threading the machine you are able to clearly see what you are doing. Likewise, when you are threading the machine you will be able to clearly see what colours you are using as an LED purposely works to not distort colours.
The brother 3034D overlocker has the ability to sew at 1300 stitches per minute which is enough speed to sew through thick layers of fabric with ease. While this machine has the ability to tackle thicker fabrics, keep in mind that if you wish to sew harder to sew materials such as leather then you will need a specialised machine for that.
Having the ability to adjust the differential feed on this Brother overlocker along with other features such as the ability to adjust the stitch length and width gives you endless stitching possibilities.
This overlocker machine features a built in rolled hemming function that pairs with the provided hem foot to perfect this otherwise difficult stitch to give your projects the professional finish they deserve.
All of these features that have been mentioned are easy to select and use with the flick of a switch or a touch of a button.
Brother tends to provide their users with as many accessories as possible (varying depending on the machine's price) to ensure that each skill level sewer can make the most of their products. Here is what is included with the 3034D overlocker:
All of these accessories can be stored in the looper cover so that they are close by for when you need them.
If you are looking for a machine that can provide you with a professional finish that is easy to accomplish then this is the product for you. The flat bed and automatic threading system paired with the colour coded threading diagram relieves any tension from your sewing worries. You are able to sit back and let the 3034D do all the hard work for you.
Do keep in mind that this model does not offer any embroidery options so you will have to either do that by hand if you buy this machine or find a different product that suits that need. Likewise, this product is not designed with quilters in mind so make sure that this is definitely the ideal model for you.