Brother ST4031HDH Strong & Tough Color-Coded Thread Serger

Last updated: March 1, 2024

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Product Details

In our analysis of 46 expert reviews, the Brother Strong & Tough Color-Coded Thread Serger placed 11th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Serge with confidence with the Strong and Tough Serger. Serge multiple layers of denim, layered knits, heavy-duty fabrics and even your lightweight silks with this heavy-duty Brother Serger. The ST4031HDH is a durable, heavy-duty serger that is made from high-quality metal inside and out. This is a 3 or 4 thread serger that allows users the flexibility to handle thick materials with ease, yet has the precision to work with lightweight fabrics. The Brother ST4031HDH includes a high-durability blade made from carbon steel that can cut a smooth, clean edge though multiple fabrics without hassle. The strong interior metal frame helps ensure your serger remains stable on your work surface, even at very high speeds. The wide, detachable table built into the ST4031HDH keeps heavy fabrics on a level surface with the needle, helping to prevent excess pulling on the needle and thread for better finishing. The Brother Serger allows you to get more serging done quicker by sewing up to 1,300 stitches per minute. To adjust the speed, simply apply less pressure on the foot controller to suit your individual comfort level. This serger works with either 3 or 4 threads for added flexibility. For example, 4 threads are useful for a strong overlock seam on woven material and 3 threads for overlock stitching on knits or suits. The color-coded guides printed on the machine show you exactly where to place each thread for trouble-free threading. The Brother ST4031HDH comes with large spools of serger thread, sewing feet, a soft cover, an accessory bag with a needle set, 4 thread spool caps, 4 thread nets, tweezers, a cleaning brush, a hexagonal driver, a trim trap, a foot controller pedal, an instructional DVD, and an instruction manual. Includes an extra serger elastic foot. The ST4031HDH is backed by a 25-year limited warranty with free technical phone support for the life of the product.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

All of the heavy fabrics that sewing machines struggle with, the ST4031HD works through quickly and efficiently.
It can tackle up to 1300 stitches per minute and allows you to control the stitching speed with a foot presser, leaving your hands free to work.
Threading has never been easier since this machine has an automatic needle threader, and it is also color-coded.
One of the great, unique features of this unit is its extension table that provides more workspace area. It also prevents the fabric from getting in the way of the serging.
Super-wide extension table makes it easier to control heavy fabrics.

What reviewers didn't like

Elastic threads are not recommended
Replacement blades are expensive. Dim light
While you can use three or four threads to serge a seam, you can’t use two. The machine doesn’t allow for that.
The downside of this model is its lack of 2-thread stitch function, as this 4-threader can only make 3 or 4 thread stitches.
This serger machine is only designed for 3 and 4 serges; it cannot perform a 2-thread serge.
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