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Janome MyLock 204D Serger Overlock

by Janome

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  • The 204D has a built-in rolled hem feature (no plate change) for a professional finish
  • The cutting width is adjustable from 2.0 to 5.7 mm
  • The differential feed prevents puckering and stretching, and can be used for fun special effects
  • The upper knife can be deactivated for decorative sewing
  • Extra-high presser foot lifter, whisper-quiet operation, and an electronic foot control
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 13 x 15 inches ; 19 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 18 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B001HK4E9A
  • Item model number: 204d
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #797,630 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Product Description

The Janome MyLock 204D gives you a wide range of serging features in a compact machine. Its sturdy design and precise Janome stitch mechanism ensures beautiful 3/4 thread operation. And the fact that it doesn't take up much space makes it an easy fit for your sewing room. The 204D has a built-in rolled hem feature (no plate change) for a professional finish. The cutting width is adjustable from 2.0 to 5.7 mm. The differential feed prevents puckering and stretching, and can be used for fun special effects. And the upper knife can be deactivated for decorative sewing. Color coded paths make threading a breeze. Other features include an extra-high presser foot lifter, whisper-quiet operation, and an electronic foot control.

Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Echota on April 22, 2011
I'll begin by saying that admittedly I am not an expert seamstress, and this IS my first serger. I've had it for several years now. I bought this one because reviews were favorable at the time and the brand, Janome, has a stellar reputation, and in its price range, it seemed like the best value.

Using this machine, however, is an exercise in frustration. The bottom thread breaks repeatedly, seemingly for no reason, and it takes MORE than a dozen times rethreading the exact same way to get it to NOT break again, and then it will just break again ten minutes later anyway, also for no known reason.

I am someone who keeps my sewing machine manuals close for troubleshooting, I oil when it calls for oiling regularly, I change the needles, I take care of my equipment. I cannot see a reason for this breakage to continually occur. I've read the manual to exhaustion, I am doing something as simple as serging a washcloth and it breaks, again and again.

When it DOES work, it works, but really, for the amount of frustration this darn machine has caused me, I REALLY would have done better to spend the extra money to get a better one. It isn't worth the time it takes and the constant frustration and the cursing to get the darn thing to work with any kind of consistency.

As I said, I've had this machine for years, and when I first bought it, I thought well, as I'm new to sergers, it must be user error. But after so many reads and re-reads of the manual and constant trying of different methods of troubleshooting, I think no, it's just a piece of junk, really. I really really wish I hadn't waster my money on this source of pain and frustration.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By rogles79 on May 10, 2012
I have had my MyLock 204D for over a year now. I am not new to sewing and have used sergers in the past. This is the 1st one that I have owned though. All sergers can be a headache and are not for novice sewers. There is a learning curve (as with any machine) but once you get the hang of it, it is easy peazy. Yes sometimes threads break and sometimes you have no idea why, but that also happens with my regular sewing machine. For the price it is a good quality machine. I bought mine from a local sewing and vacuum shop and they give it a 10 year warranty. I love that if there is any problem at all I can take it in and they fix it free of charge. I would recommend this machine.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By S. Maurer on October 1, 2010
Sergers are amazing, frustrating machines. This is the only one I have ever used, but I am assuming that such a complex machine, regardless of manufacturer, is difficult to learn to use. I am not an everyday sewist, and I would say this machine sees about 5 projects a year.

This machine is kind of built for a beginner. It is relatively easy to change from seams to rolled edges. It is easy to remember how to thread, however the provided thread was not high quality and I replaced it soon after learning to thread. Troubleshooting problems was a pain in the neck because after you re-thread the lower looper 5 times and the thread breaks AGAIN, you just want to go back to your little regular machine and zigzag your edges. Then you remember the differental feed, which is a pretty sweet deal, and you re-thread the lower looper after adjusting the tension.

Honestly, this is alot more machine than I need as it is just a toy for me. I would not recommend a serger if you are a hobby sew-er, unless you have alot of patience, and are bored with the 24 stitches your regular machine can achieve. That being said, if you are into knitwear or quilting, a serger (this serger) could be a dream come true.
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