Documenting my sewing adventures, and the ins and outs of learning to adjust patterns for a perfect fit.

It's Alive, Alive or maybe it JUST ARRIVED my Brother 5234PRW

Hello All!

              I am happy to report that a finally got my serger. I guess it really shouldn't say finally because I have only been sewing 6 months. So I will rephrase it, I have added a new member to my sewing family. I went back and forth on what model I was going to get, but I settled with the Brother 5234 PRW because of the great deal I got at Please Click Here.
                 I went with this model for a few reasons:

  • 14x10" extension work table with full accessory storage
  • Easy Innovis one-touch needle threading for two needles
  • Differential feed to gather or keep fabrics from puckering 
  • Two needles and 2-3-4 thread stitch configuration
Just to name a few, I choose the package I did from because it came with

  • Extended parts and labor warranty 10 years/
  • Manufacturer warranty is 5 Year Electrical 1 Year Parts and Labor
  • Learn to Serge DVD using my specific serger. It is a Bertina Studio production/ It has a workbook on one of the dvds 120 pages, I'm still debating on how to print this. Because I want it in color, but that might be expensive to print. I love to feel pages, versus looking at things online.
  • Standard foot
  • Blind stitch/hem foot 
  • gathering foot
  • 1/8" Covered Piping Application Serger Foot 
  • up to 1/4" Pearl Bead Sequin Foot
  • Serger Elasticator 1/2" Elastic Gathering Foot
EXTREMELY FAST SHIPPING  Ordered Wednesday had it by Friday 
Sad news been so busy haven't been able to get it up and running. 
Guess how I will spend my 4th of July?

Here our photos out the box/It is heavy

What it did not come with is thread, I dont know why I thought it would have thread BUT long and be hold Joann's Fabric was having a 50% off all thread through JULY 5, 2014. But Joann's doesn't carry maxilock, so I went over to Hancock, and I remembered they took competitor coupons so I got my thread. I first went and got 3 cones of black and white, popped in the dvd, she says get four distinct colors, so you could learn things about the upper and lower looper etc, so back the store I went and saved over $40.00 on thread. Now I'm all set to learn.

So I have to ask, Do you think a serger is an essential tool?


  1. Yes to me I think it's essential. I'm sort of a perfectionist. I like to see my seams finished instead of fraying. Just bought a new one with four cones and two needles. Looking forward to making something simply just sewing with the serger.

  2. Today is the day I will finally plug it in. Im a little intimidated by it.

  3. Mine is absolutely necessary for me. I use it to finish seams but I construct my knits via serger making those projects go SO fast!

  4. I'm still intimidated by it. But I hope to get it up and running today.


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