You may remember that I have a very old serger . . soon to be 28 years old. I hadn’t used it in many, many years and when I bought the Coverstitch machine and I retrieved the serger from the upstairs storage room, it was full of deer corn (mice!). It worked but despite messing with the tension and every setting I could change, I wasn’t getting a great result. As I was finishing up the clothes for Nicole and Addie before meeting them in Louisiana in April, something went crazy with the serger. I managed to finish what I was making and then walked away for a while. I’ve gone back to it several times, thinking I’ll see something I haven’t noticed before but I’m just not able to get it working right.
Yesterday morning I completely unthreaded it, cleaned and oiled it, re-threaded it and still couldn’t get a good stitch. Then, as luck would have it, a friend who bought a Coverstitch about the same time I did and I think has been using a borrowed serger, wrote me on Facebook last night about a serger she was looking at buying. We spent well over an hour chatting on FB and looking at different sergers and comparing and went from fixing to order the Brother DZ1234 to maybe ordering the Brother 1034D. As Leslie and I went back and forth, the price at Walmart for the 1034 went from $190 to $207. At Amazon, it was $216. Not a huge difference but it adds up. They all have free shipping so for me, it was going to be wherever I got the lowest price.
I decided to wait til this morning and see what I thought. I kept reading reviews. The Bernina lover in me says “nothing but a Bernina will do” but the fact that my favorite sewing machine is the old Singer 301 and I love the Brother Coverstitch machine, and the reviews are outstanding for the Brother 1034D serger, I was comfortable going with that one. I figure for less than $200, I’ll use it to make enough clothes for myself, Addie and Nicole then if, in a year or so, I decide to get a Bernina or something different, it will still be less than $200 well spent.
I ordered it from Home Depot and I’m very anxious for it to get here!