Top 10 Best Serger Machine Reviews

Best Serger Machine. 

Updated: November 2020 

For finishing edges and decorative hems, nothing can beat a good serger sewing machine.

Often called an overlocker machine, sergers offer more than a regular sewing machine – loopers for colorized threads, faster speeds, and differential feeds for stretch or thin fabrics.

With so many serger sewing machine options, here is my list of best serger machine models.

Prices range, $179 – $949.

  1. Brother 2340CV Serger Machine
  2. Juki MO-654DE Overlocker
  3. Singer Finishing Touch Review
  4. Singer Professional 5 Serger
  5. Brother Designio Serger Machine
  6. Juki MO-1000 Serger Machine
  7. Brother 1034D Serger Reviews
  8. Juki Coverstitch Sewing Machine
  9. Janome 8933 Serger Machine
  10. Singer Serger Machine Review

The Best Serger Machine Reviews


1. Brother 2340CV Serger Review

Brother 2340CV Advanced Serger Machine

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The Brother Coverstitch 2340V is the best serger with looper threading.

It is great for sewing professional hems, decorative stitching (such as dress necklines), and chain stitches.

Speed: 1100 SPM

Weight: 16.75 pounds

Pricing: Affordable

Color dials make it easy to adjust stitch length and speed.

Brother 2340CV includes a four looper thread system (for multiple colors) — If you are using multiple thread colors, this is the serger you want.

Integrated looper threading system: ensures you get the best-sown designs w/ minimal mistakes.

Buyers say the Coverstitch 2340V is fast when it comes to basic sewing, threading and hemming multiple layers. 

Affordable serger model w/ lots of positive reviews.


2. Juki MO-654DE Serger Review

Juki Air Thread Serger

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The Juki MO-654DE is the best serger for rolled hem.

Buyers say it is a good for sewing any type of fabric — delicate or heavier weight fabrics.

Perfect for fashion or decorative projects.

Speed: 1500 SPM

Weight: 20.1 pounds

Pricing: Medium

It comes with a built-in rolled hem presser foot that’s easy to customize and can be applied to mostly any fabric.

User-friendly design makes it a versatile serger for beginners or experts.

As you can see, the breakaway looper (at the top) helps coordinate your colors (Juki serger arrives threaded so you can see how to set up your colors next time)

Lots of positive buyer reviews — Some consider it the best serger for beginners.


3. Singer Finishing Touch Serger

Finishing Touch 14SH6540 Differential-Feed Serger

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Singer Finishing Touch serger is great for beginners.

It is a differential-feed serger sewing machine and includes a color-coded lay-in threading system — great for multi color projects!

Speed (SPM): 1300

Built-in Stitches: 5

Pricing: Medium

Singer Finishing Touch comes w/ 2-3-4 thread capability which makes it a good machine for basic or decorative sewing:

seam finishes, hem finishes, decorative edges

Heavy-duty metal frame provides a lot of stability.

Medium price serger sewing machine w/ lots of happy buyer reviews.


4. Singer Professional 5 14T968DC

Singer Professional 14T968DC Serger

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The Singer 14T968DC is a professional coverstitch serger sewing machine.

It comes with 2-3-4-5 thread capability and offers a wide selection of stitch functions — sewing seams, rolled hems, seam finishes, or decorative edges.

Stitching Speed: 1300 SPM

Built-in Hems: 4

Pricing: Expensive

Singer Professional 5 includes easy adjustable stitching for length and width.

The turn dial on the front lets you adjust the tension and side levers help with speed.

You will also love the removable trimmings tray ~ makes clean up much easier after large projects (especially decorative sewing).

Singer 14T968DC is the best professional serger w/ a medium price.


5. Brother Designio DZ1234 Serger

brother dz1234 designio serger

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The Brother Designio is a top rated serger online.

Max speed of 1,300 stitches per min + ability to create high-end designs (hence the “Designio” name).

Speed: 1300 SPM

Weight: 18.15 pounds

Pricing: Affordable

A unique feature is its differential fabric feed — you are able to sew mostly any type of fabric:

denim, lightweight knits or color-coded threading

It is also great for a professional finish (precision sewing) — this includes hemming jeans, neckline on a dress, or stretchy fabrics. (lots of versatility!)

Brother Designio has excellent buyer reviews and affordable price.


6. Juki MO-1000 Serger Review

Juki Best Serger Machines Review

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This Juki Serger machine is designed for advanced sewers.

It comes with a push-button jet air looper thread — one of the best Juki Air Thread Serger machines with lots of positive reviews.

Speed (SPM): 1500

Weight: 20 pounds

Pricing: Very expensive

The jet-air controlled threading system eliminates threading mistakes + faster operation for big projects.

Buyers love its lightweight design which makes it very portable (only 23.8 pounds).

Automated rolled hemming makes decorative stitching super easy!

Expensive, but for advanced sewers (or serious learners).


7. Brother 1034D Review

Brother 3/4 Serger Machine

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The Brother 1034d is an intermediate sewing machine and serger.

It can be used for a wide variety of things from finishing stitches on a dress to making a beaded curtain ~ also comes w/ instructional DVDs and online videos.

Buyers say it works on a variety of projects: 

linens, decorative knits, laces, formal wear, spaghettis straps, etc.

It comes w/ 22 built-in stitches and professional edge finish – great for fragile or design projects!

Users say the Brother Serger machine is super user-friendly ~ easily adjust the stitch type and width using the needle-dial on the side.

Brother 1034d serger has a color-coded lay-in that is easy to set up too!

Lastly, it doesn’t cost half as others on my list.

Highlights

  • Built-in Stitches: 22
  • Speed: 1,300 SPM
  • Perfect for decorative projects
  • Removable free arm
  • Easy color-coded lay-in
  • Differential fabric feed = better stitch quality

Potential Flaws

  • Some issues oiling the machine

8. Juki Coverstitch Serger Review

Juki Coverstitch Machine Review

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The Juki Coverstitch serger is ideal for anyone who needs a decorative stitch serger.

It includes two stitch types – cover stitch and chain stitch

The cover stitch can stretch and is perfect for sleeve cuffs or stitching necklines

Multiple built-in features help with basic tasks — presser foot lifter, looper threader, exterior thread cutter and an extension plate.

Like Juki sewing machines, buyers say the Juki Coverstitch serger is durable and can be used for every-day use.

Some reviews say it’s the best serger with coverstitch.

Highlights

  • Speed: 1350 SPM 
  • 2 stitch options: Cover + Chain stitch
  • Adjustable differential fabric feeder
  • Looper threading
  • Extension plate w/ seam guidelines
  • Adjustable presser foot pressure
  • Exterior thread cutter

Potential Flaws

  • Serger instruction manual not included

9. Janome 8933 Serger Reviews

Janome MOD Best Serger Machine

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The Janome Serger machine is built for speed and ease.

It is one of the fastest sergers with a speed of 1,350 SPM which can take care of your projects in the blink of an eye.

Quick change rolled-hem feature, you can stitch both sides of the material with high precision and accuracy.

Good option for precise stitching jobs!

Highlights

  • Speed: 1,350 SPM
  • Color-Coded Thread Guide
  • Tension Release Lever
  • Adjustable stitch & length width
  • Quick Change Rolled Hem

Potential Flaws

  • No free arm mode

10. Singer Stylist Serger Reviews

Singer Stylist Serger Machine

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The Singer Stylist Serger is a versatile, easy-to-use serger.

It comes equipped w/ multiple functions for sewing and threading including a 2-3-4 stitch capacity.

Speed (SPM): 1300

Built-in Stitches: 17

Also includes an adjustable knife — prevents you from accidentally cutting fabrics while working.

The metal frame which makes it more sturdy and durable than other machines too.

Good reviews w/ fair price.


Extra: Singer Overlock Serger Machine 14J250

Singer Stylist Serger Overlock Machine

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If you are looking for a high-powered serger with fast capability, the Singer Serger Overlock is an ideal model.

You can begin completing seam and hems very quickly using the needle threader, accessible and color-coded threading, 2-3-4 thread functions and changeable stitching length furnishes more stitch selection for customizing creations.

Speed: 1300 SPM

Pricing: Medium

The differential feed does away with stretching and puckering on virtually all material types. Sewing at thirteen hundred stitches a minute, this particular serger assures high quality results in no time.

It includes a speed controller (for consistent speeds) and top speed of 1,300 SPM.

Buyers love the simple 2-3-4 system which makes it easy to sew multiple color threads. Perfect for clothes!

What I really like is the differential fabric feeder which straights any rough or frayed edges of the materials, making it easier to work on.

Also very easy to operate and lightweight, so it is easy to carry around to class or your friends’ house.


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