If you have ever thought about, or if you have even tried mending your own clothes, you will know just how difficult it is to do even the simplest things like shortening a pair of jeans or turning that long sleeve shirt with a stain on the cuff to a short sleeve shirt.
Best Sergers of 2020
That is because, as useful as sewing machines have been for decades to home seamstresses, they are just enough when you are trying to do a simple spaghetti strap or serge narrow sleeves.
That is not to say that, if you are just getting into making or mending your own clothes you won’t need one of those too, and you can check out our article about the top 10 best sewing machines for beginners if you don’t have one, but for a perfect finish, you will also need a serger.
So, to follow up on that idea, we have come up with the following list of the top 10 best sergers available in, where you can check out their most significant details, but if you really want to know what they are all about, check out our in-depth analysis right after the list.
1. Brother 1034D 3 or 4 Thread Serger
In the serger market there are actually just 3 names dominating the market, Brother, Juki and Singer. Brother are really the ones who deliver the best level of quality at the most affordable price so we decided to start our list with them.
In fact their Brother 1034D is our favorite serger for several reasons, not the least of which is the fact that over 1,100 customers have awarded them a 4.6 star rating on Amazon.
It is an incredibly reliable machine, able to use either 3 or 4 threads at the same time, and you can easily thread each line because everything is perfectly aligned and color-coded.
The Brother 1034D comes with 22 built in stitch functions so you really do not need to know anything about serging and still the machine will help you create a perfect finish.
2. JUKI MO644D Portable Serger
In the serger market, Juki stands for high end, quality products and the Juki MO644D portable serger is a perfect example of that. It truly is a portable serger, it is half the size of a regular one and almost half the weight too.
Still, it is able to use either 2, 3, or 4 threads at the same time and it has an automatic hem roll. It has a very user-friendly design, each thread line has its own color coding, so you can thread the machine straight out of the box without any need for help.
The only thing to consider is the fact that, because it is so small and portable, the Juki MO644D is also very expensive and can only handle light to medium weight fabrics.
3. Brother Designio Series DZ1234 Serger
The advantage of buying the high-end product from a company that usually focuses on delivering affordable products is that their high-end products usually have everything you would want and more.
The Brother Designio Series comes with 3 additional feet to allow you to create an even wider range of serges, like the blind hem stitch foot, the gathering foot, and the piping foot. You also get a complete set of threads so you can actually begin serging the very moment you get your serger at home.
The Brother Designio Series has the same easy thread feature of all Brother products and you can adjust the width of the stitch from 3.0 to 7.0 mm.
4. Janome 8002D Serger
Every now and again you will find that a relatively small company will come up with an exceptional product as Janome did with the 8002D.
We were so impressed by the fact that it has earned a 4.7-star rating on Amazon, albeit from just under 20 customers, that we decided to give it a try. It only has a 3 or 4 thread capability, but it is able to do overlock stitching straight out of the box.
It also has a cutting knife that can be adjusted to anywhere between 3.1 to 7.3 mm.
5. JUKI MO654DE Portable Thread Serger
We have already talked about the portable Juki, but the truth is that even the full size Juki MO654DE is not that much bigger. Still, it can handle any type of fabric from the extra light silks to the extra heavy denim.
It also can use anything between 2 and 4 threads, that you can easily set up due to the simple color-coded system that Juki employs.
What is even more impressive, and what may cause a little bit of trouble to some beginner serger fans, is the safety switch system that does not allow the machine to work if the switch cover is open.
6. Juki Pearl Line MO-654DE 2/3/4 Thread Serger
The Juki Pearl Line is the high-end product of a high-end company and as a result it is a safe bet that this is the very best serger on the market in, if money is not an issue. It comes with the complete 8 piece foot kit, all the thread cones you will ever need, a serger tote, and 100 needles.
Few people can afford to buy the Juki Pearl Line, but those who did, came back to award it a 4.8 star rating on Amazon. There is absolutely nothing you may need to do with a serger that the Juki will not do with ease and with a high level of perfection.
7. Juki MO-50E 3/4 Thread Serger
Say you are convinced that Juki is the best serger manufacturer today, but you simply cannot afford their prices; there is one way that you get a Juki, their entry-level Juki MO-50E.
It can only handle a 3 or 4 threads and it has a lay-in tension system that makes threading a breeze. The only question you need to answer is if you really want a Juki serger so much that you are willing to set aside the high end Brother Designio that you can get for basically the same price.
8. SINGER 14CG754 ProFinish 2-3-4 Thread Serger
Singer is the one of the oldest manufacturers of sergers and sewing machines still on the market today, and they have survived because they stand for uncompromising quality.
Their Singer 14CG754 is one of the most affordable sergers you can find and still it can process 2, 3, or 4 threads at the same time. It has a color-coded threading system so you can start using the machine without any prior training, and the fact that it has 4 built in rolled hems means you can do a lot more types of hems straight out of the box.
9. SINGER 14J250 Stylist II Serger
The Singer 14J250 Stylist II is the middle range serger that most professional seamstresses will recognize. It has been on the market for a long time and it has every feature you would need, like anywhere between 2 and 4 threads, cutting width gauge, and a differential feed.
But the thing that takes this Singer in the professional league is its impressive 1,300 stitches per minute speed.
10. Janome MyLock 634D Serger
The final product we are going to feature in our top 10 best sergers of list is the Janome MyLock. It has a much smaller threading system that allows it to be almost a compact model. And yet the price and its 2, 3, and 4 threading capabilities almost set this unit on the top end range of products.
It has earned a 4.5 star rating on Amazon which is quite impressive coming from a relatively small serger manufacturer.