In this fast-paced world, almost all conventional ways are being discarded. Same goes for sewing and embroidery. Although highly valued, hand embroidery is extremely time-consuming and tedious. The same goes for cover-stitching; machines only make it faster and more convenient.
If you’re someone who wants to cover-stitch fast whilst adding a bit of embroidery, Brother Serger 2340CV is made for you! And, that’s not all, this machine offers a lot more than you can imagine. More on those details later, so keep reading to find out!
Why The Brother Serger 2340CV Cover-Stitch Machine?
This cover-stitch machine is designed specifically to help create an array of cover-stitches. It works with all types of materials and fabrics regardless of their weight.
This machine offers the tri-cover stitch, wide and narrow cover-stitches, and even color-coded threading. It also features easy loop threading, adjustment dials, and a presser dial. The feet can be snapped on, and the speed at which fabric is fed into the machine is also adjustable.
It comes with 3 needles and one looper-thread that help generate professional cover-stitches. It also allows the user to embroider hems and seams and decorate fabric with colored stitches.
Serger 2340CV has a classic white body and compact look. It has blue and black prints for labels along with 4 color-coded threading guides and marked lines to allow ease of threading. This also guarantees gorgeous results.
The Brother Serger 2340CV has its own built-in accessory storage that prevents the user from losing any of the accessories. The presser foot pressure is adjustable for added control, and specialty feet are also included.
It also has a dial stitch selector and a bulb for lighting the work area. This cover-stitch machine is UL/CSA listed with a voltage of 110.
The machine can sew at a maximum of 1100 stitches per minute. It comes with 2 needles and has a differential feed that ranges from 0.7 to 2 mm.
It weighs a total of 14 lbs. and can work with a total of 4 threads.
Let’s now take a look at this cover-stitching machine’s features:
- Easy lay-in threading
A plus for beginners! This machine is easy-to-use for both experts and beginners. But, this particular feature aids amateurs the most. Easy lay-in threading and guides enable ease in threading and minimizes complications.
- Color-coded guides
The color-coded threading guides and labels allow ease in threading. Up to 4 different colors can be used. It is easy to get confused about which thread needs to be placed at what position. So, this feature gives way to fast, clean and accurate results!
SPM stands for stitches per minute. Serger 2340CV can work at a speed of up to 1100 stitches per minute. Most other machines can only work at 800 SPM. With this cover-stitching machine, you can work at faster speeds. This enables the work to be completed in only a short amount of time.
The machine also allows you to complete more pieces in a short span of time. So, it is perfect for those who hate sitting at the machine too long and also for those who have a lot to do in a short interval.
- Dial adjustment
The dial adjustment allows stitch lengths to be varied. You can vary this length between 2mm and 4mm. The dial is placed at a convenient spot to help you easily adjust lengths while stitching. This adjustment option also enables various kinds of pieces to be created. This makes the machine extremely versatile.
- Presser foot pressure
The option to adjust foot presser pressure prevents uneven and sloppy seams. It also allows smooth placement of fabric without any wrinkles to achieve a neat stitch. Adjustment while stitching prevents fabric from gathering together. It is easy to follow curves, where required.
The machine is pre-set to the right pressure for normal stitching. Adjustment needs to be made according to light or heavy work that is being performed.
- Slide lever
This lever is also adjustable which makes stitching even more accurate and easy. This adjustment is for the differential feed. It helps to adjust the front and rear feed dogs easily.
- Differential feed
This is certainly the most critical feature of this machine. This feature is what allows the machine to work with various materials and fabrics. Adjustment of the differential feed prevents wrinkles and creases created in fabrics due to varying thicknesses.
- Snap-on presser foot
This is an added accessory that aids ease in stitching and decorating.
- Needle options
The 2340CV comes with an array of needle options that allow various projects to be completed. It also features a variety of cover-stitches such as strapping and chain-stitch finish.
The machine features a one-hand thread cutter for easy snipping of thread that leaves one hand free for other tasks.
The 2340CV has a bulb for lighting up the workspace, so it makes working in dark rooms more convenient. It also allows weak-sighted people to make clear markings, adjust threads, and attain accuracy.
Following are the accessories that are included:
- Blind stitch foot
- Gathering foot
- Accessory bag with needle set
- 4 thread nets
- 4 spool caps
- 4 spool mats
- Cleaning brush
- Hexagonal wrench
- Operation manual
Pros Of Brother Serger 2340CV
Let us now get into the positive aspects of this cover-stitching machine:
The purpose of the Brother Serger 2340CV is specially to give that professional look and finish. The machine’s ability to provide neat looks and finishes is what makes it professional. Not only this, color guides and ability to work with a variety of fabrics also make it a professional machine.
This cover-stitch machine, as mentioned before, is extremely user-friendly. Thus, it is perfect for both beginners and experts. Clear labels, color guides, and an operation manual make it easier to grasp its functioning. All of this leaves minimal room for confusion.
- 1100 SPM
Its amazing speed is what makes it superior to other cover-stitching machines. The speed makes completing a project smoother and faster and enables heavy workers to complete the maximum amount of projects in a short amount of time.
The machine can work with an array of fabrics and materials so it can handle varying thicknesses and fabric weights. Attaching elastic, tape or lace is a breeze.
Similarly, it works like a charm to create hems and cuffs as it can follow circular patterns with ease. Unlike other machines, this does not cut while stitching which make the creation of circular designs a strenuous task.
The machine is lightweight regardless of the features it packs. This makes it portable. It also has a compact design that does not take up too much space.
The 2340CV features the most area out of any cover-stitch machine that is available in the market. It makes working easy and convenient.
- Color-coded guides
Color-coded guides, labels, and threaders allow seamless stitching and discards confusion involved in placing threads. It also makes the output neater and more accurate and allows the creation of various decorative thread patterns.
The machine makes no noise during operation. No noise makes it easier to work with and listening to music is also possible.
Cons Of Brother Serger 2340CV
Some negatives are:
You need to manually control the tension in the thread. This can be a little taxing for some users. You’ll have to adjust the each thread’s tension separately. You’ll have to press a total of 4 buttons to adjust the tension which is difficult without practice.
- Free arm
This machine requires both hands to control stitching which may get tiring.
- Fabric cutting
Although the machine snips thread, it does not trim or snip fabric. This may be a bonus on some projects but can be a challenge while working with some others.
The machine is slightly pricey when compared to features offered in other machines.
- Fixed voltage
The machine is works at a voltage of 120 in AC. Some countries do not have electric sockets that are compatible. Using it with an adapter is also not recommended as this may damage the equipment.
Serger 2340CV comes with a 25-year limited serger warranty. Brother provides a 1-year warranty on machine parts and labor. A 2-year warranty is also provided on electronic patterns and selection pad/buttons.
Overall, the machine is best for beginners. It has an easy learning curve and can work with an array of fabrics. It also makes both decorating and cover-stitching simpler, eye-catching, easy, and accurate. The machine also prevents crinkles and creases and has an amazing speed.
It comes with many accessories and its own operation manual.
On the downside, it’s a little pricey and cannot be plugged into just any socket. Similarly, adjusting thread tension is tedious and taxing. No fabric snipping option may make some projects difficult even though it makes circular patterns easier to follow.
Overall, it has a good amount of features but may not be worth the price.