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A serger, also known as an overlock sewing machine, is used to sew a seam, trim off raw edges, and finish an edge all at the same time. Depending on the fabric, the serger will sew a stretchable, durable seam and will prevent fraying.

The Brother 1034DX Serger is a 3/4 serger, which can sew with three or four threads. The serger can sew overlock, narrow overlock, rolled hem, and blind hem. Depending on your fabric, you might need to sew a seam first on a sewing machine before using the serger.


  1. Brother 1034DX Serger
  2. Standard #80 and #90 sewing needles
  3. White thread

You Must Bring

  1. Fabric
  2. Thread spools
    • Three or four serger thread or overlock thread spools
    • Serger thread spools are much larger than sewing thread spools. Sewing thread spools will likely not be enough to complete a project.
    • The Makery provides white free of charge.

Learning and Resources

Classes in the Makery – New programs every quarter!

LinkedIn Learning – Online video tutorials for design software such as Adobe Photoshop

CreativeBug – Online crafting tutorials — great for inspiration!

Creative Bug — How to Thread A Serger

Brother Overlock 1034DX User Manual


VIDEO — Brother 1034D Serger Overview

VIDEO — How To Thread the Brother 1034d 4 Thread Serger


Chart of Narrow Overlock/Rolled Hemming Stitch

Sewing Materials, Threads and Needles Comparison Chart

Stitch Type Number of Spools
Overlock/”4-thread overlock” 4
Narrow Overlock/”3-thread overlock” 3
Rolled Hem 3
Blind Hem 3 or 4



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