I know several of you also got the Brother 1034D serger for Christmas, or maybe another model. No doubt you've all made more headway with it than I have, and are already threading experts. Just in case there is anyone still not quite sure or confident, here is my step by step video on how to thread the Brother 1034D serger.
If you've also lost the manual or bought a used serger without the manual, this might also be useful. Although I'm not very experienced in serging, I have watched the Beginner Serging Class from Amy on Craftsy and the principles of threading seem pretty much the same regardless of model. Well, unless you have one of these super-duper self-threading sergers like this awesome serger package from Juki. Now wouldn't that be nice!
It has some close up shots and a couple of photos here and there to help you out.
How to thread the Brother 1034D serger
Here is the link to the great little spring action needle threader I was using in this video. Makes threading the serger needles a breeze, and also helps take them in and out when you want to change needles. Highly recommended. If you are also looking for a threading tool to use other than tweezers, this one was recommended to me as well, although I don't own it myself (maybe for the future…)
It should be all very straight forward. Try not to be overwhelmed by the whole thing and just do one small step at a time.
- Your upper looper – the green route and the third spool along.
- Your lower looper – the blue route and the far right spool.
- Your right needle – the red route and the second spool along.
- Your left needle – the yellow route and the far left spool.
If you still aren't feeling confident in threading the machine from scratch, you can always use the ‘cheating' way to change your colors, but remember if your thread should break, you'll usually have to rethread, and it has to be done in the correct order.
Get out your serger and give it a try now. Got a different model? Take a look through your manual, it's probably not that different to this one.
Earlier serger articles to check out: