Friday, June 1, 2012


Hello, readers.

I was reading some of my favorite sewing blogs today and I came across Gertie’s post about her Bernina 1008.  I started to think about the machines I’ve had throughout my life and it reminded me of the difficulty I always seem to have with my little Brother 1034 serger.

I really like having the serger because I love the way it makes my garments look so finished.  It isn’t an overlock, sad to say, but it has served its purpose, for the most part.  It does have the tendency to jam though, and I’ve posted about this problem a few times in the past.

This last week as I was making the jacket for my boy, my serger once again jammed and no matter how many times I rethreaded all four threads, it still jammed up.  I really don’t want to take it to be repaired because that’s going to cost $100+.  Not only that, I’m finding that I really only use it to finish my seam edges and nothing else.

So, my question to you is this:  should I put the serger away for a while and experiment with other seam finishes (as I’ve been doing anyways) or should I fork out the greenbacks to get it serviced?

Decisions, decisions.


  1. Bite the bullet and get it fixed - nothing else will do the same job. When you say "jammed" are you certain it's not the tension balance? Do you have a manual? If so, hope it's more helpful than the one that came with my Toyota!

    1. I know I should but I just don't want to fork out the money. I have the manual and I tried everything to make it work. *sigh*

  2. I'm not one to advise you (you'll recall my posts on sergers and overlockers) but I'm always interested to hear how others are faring in their relationships with their machines. Hope you can find a solution.


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