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Going from a Baby Lock to a Brother will be a little bit of a shock. The Baby Lock is certainly smoother than the 1034D will ever be and more than likely you had more options on your 8 thread Babylock. With that being said, I really like my Brother 1034 D and have not had any of the issues that have been discussed in… see more Going from a Baby Lock to a Brother will be a little bit of a shock. The Baby Lock is certainly smoother than the 1034D will ever be and more than likely you had more options on your 8 thread Babylock. With that being said, I really like my Brother 1034 D and have not had any of the issues that have been discussed in the neg reviews. I have also used a Singer Serger and must say that my machine threads amazingly in comparison to the Singer! I also have not had nearly as many broken threads as I have on the Singer. I am glad I bought this product and have been using it for 18 months now. see less
By C. McKeag on December 2, 2012
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Depends what you are sewing, if it is seams, yes but for regular sewing no. Kind of like a microwave and a kitchen oven. A microwave is fast but the food texture is different than in a oven. So, it is nice to have both
By Amazon fan on November 23, 2013
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Izzy, if you can thread a sewing machine, you can thread this machine. I carefully followed the directions in the booklet and to my surprise I got it on the first try. I also took the beginning serger class on Craftsy.com which helped. The difficulty with threading the machine is tight space. But with the tweezers … see more Izzy, if you can thread a sewing machine, you can thread this machine. I carefully followed the directions in the booklet and to my surprise I got it on the first try. I also took the beginning serger class on Craftsy.com which helped. The difficulty with threading the machine is tight space. But with the tweezers its manageable. I would do it when you have an hour of uninterrupted time to concentrate on it the task at hand. Then go step by step. I never used a serger before. I was very leery when I started, but it was easier than I thought. I think this is a good basic machine for beginning to use a serger. I made a simple knit skirt using the serger. It was fast and I got a good result. I really recommend the Craftsy class which I watched prior to using my machine. Hope this helps. see less
By JW on November 5, 2014
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From what I understand, you need another machine called a coverstitch machine to do that kind of hem. Sergers are mainly for rolled hems and finishing seams. Hope that helped!
By keldo on August 30, 2013
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Whatever size you buy, make sure you get 4 of each color. I use black, white, beige and red, but check out what colors she uses most.
By Kindle Customer on November 18, 2013
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I have used it on heavy duty home decor fabric to make dining room chair cushions and it cut and sewed right through it with no hesitations.
By Brandon Payne on August 4, 2014
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I sew too and if you are a true beginner I would suggest you start out with a regular sewing machine. You can do everything with a sewing machine where as a serger can do a lot BUT you would still need a sewing machine for some projects. Everything you mentioned you can use a sewing machine on. In fact, some sewing m… see more I sew too and if you are a true beginner I would suggest you start out with a regular sewing machine. You can do everything with a sewing machine where as a serger can do a lot BUT you would still need a sewing machine for some projects. Everything you mentioned you can use a sewing machine on. In fact, some sewing machine even has a "serger or a coverlock' stitch on it which could eliminate a serger completely. Once you get comfortable with sewing a few things then you can add a serger in but you can sew the rest of your life with a sewing machine and still produce high quality results without ever buying a serger. Be warned:sewing can be addictive lol. If you need any advice about sewing or finding patterns then look me up on facebook and I can give you some group links just for sewing and getting encouragement just starting out. Stephanie Kimerer Vazquez see less
By Amazon Customer on February 24, 2014
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It will do both at the same time.
By Amazon Customer on July 15, 2014
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double needle. this is the best machine I have ever used. I am so happy I bought it. It is soooooo easy to thread and use. great buy. I just cant say enough about it.
By emmillie ritz on December 27, 2013
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No, you need a regular machine for sewing. The serger just finishes the seams.
By Ryan Parrish on May 30, 2014