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Sewing Machines

This guide offers information about the sewing machines in PPLD's Makerspaces.

Brother 1034D Lock Serger

The Brother 1034D is a 3/4 thread serger with differential feed, featuring color-coded thread guides, presser foot pressure adjustment, a built-in free arm, retractable knife blade, and three (3) accessory feet. This machine is perfect for finishing edges and hems of most fabric types, and is an ideal tool for garment construction.

Basic Specifications

  • Weight (lbs): 13.45
  • Maximum sewing speed: 1300 stitches per minute
  • Stitches: 4 thread overlock, 3 thread overlock, narrow hem, rolled hem, and ribbon lock
  • Stitch length: 2 - 4 mm
  • Stitch width: 5 - 7 mm
  • Differential Feed: 0.7 - 2 mm
  • Needles: Home machine needles (130/705 H / HAx1 / 15x1), sizes 75/11 - 100/16.
  • Included feet: Standard, Blindstitch, Gathering
  • Acceptable fabrics: thin, medium weight, stretch, and some thick fabrics (such as corduroy, tweed, or thin denim)
    • Remember to always match your needle type and size to the weight and type of your fabric! Check the Resources guide for more information about thread and needle types.


The Brother 1034D 3/4 thread serger is available at East LibraryLibrary 21c, and Sand Creek Library.

Sewing Machines are available by reservation at all makerspace locations. Reservations are for 1 to 4 hours, up to 2 times a month. They can be made up to one week in advance. Walk-ins are permitted - even if both reservations have already been used - however, usage of the machine cannot be guaranteed. See the link at the bottom of this box to reserve one of the sewing machines.

Learn more about the makerspaces on our website: at 

Sewing Notions

We recommend using large spools of serger/overlock thread with this machine.

Explore the General Information tab of this guide for a quick list of provided notions (most available free of charge), such as thread, needles, pins, measuring tape, and cutting tools.


Manufacturer Resources