Did you know that there is a good deal of information out there just waiting for you to find? Yes, I guess you just need to know where to look. I have said many times that google is a very wonderful thing. But I will point you in the right direction: Janome America does many short video’s on various machines and the accessories for them.  The best is to go to www.janome.com and search for accessory video’s in the search box. That will get you to them real quick.


Today we are focussing on sergers so here is the link for where to find serger video’s. Now be aware that all 4 video’s are done using the JANOME PRO4DX serger but as this is a regular 4 thread serger, even if your serger model is a different number, I am sure you will be able to benefit from these video’s

  1. One video shows how to set up your serger  for rolled hem
  2. The other 3 video’s are showing how to use the Cording feet (optional accessories).  These cording feet are available for most of our serger models. Please ask your local JANOME Dealer for information about the accessory that you would require for your particular JANOME SERGER.

The Janome 1100D and PROD4DX  are workhorses in the serging dept! Meet 4 of our very capable Janome Sergers: 1100D;  PRO4DX;  XG34D & 4DLG


A serger is a very handy tool for both sewing and crafting projects.  Sergers hold a bit of mystique for many sewists, because the machines can use up to 4 threads instead of 2, and they have knives that cut your fabric while you’re stitching.


But the truth is, Janome sergers are super easy to use! You can quickly familiarize yourself with their set-up, as well as those extra needles and cutting knives, which are what allow you to trim and finish seams in a single step–with truly professional results.


Janome sergers also contain a wide range of options for stitch customization, giving you far more functionality than just creating a clean finish on the raw edges of seams. These sergers are great for working with nearly any texture or loft of fabric. Constructing quilts, garments, home décor items and more is easy, and you can use them on a wide variety of fabrics, including wool, fleece, velvet, chiffon, silk, cotton or fur.


The PRO4DX makes serger sewing easy! Incorporating the differential feed system of two feed dogs, puckered edges on woven fabrics and stretched edges on knits are virtually eliminated. The rolled hem conversion feature eliminates the need to change the needle plate, foot, or tension setting for rolled hemming. And the color-coded guides are easy to follow for 2, 3, or 4 thread serging.

Try out these JANOME SERGERS at your local Janome dealer  in Canada.

Video links and some of the information in this blog post comes courtesy of the www.janome.com website.

About lizafrica

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada (including Artistic Creative products) and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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  1. Linda Round says:

    I would like to compare the Janome Four DLB and the Juki MO-50e Can you help me?


    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Linda,

      No, I am sorry we cannot help you. We know our Janome Four DLB but we do not know the Juki model. We sell Janome, Elna and Artistic Creative products, not Juki. I suggest you put the spec’s of both machineS side by side and compare or ask a janome and a Juki dealer to explain the features and benefits of each to you so you can make comparisons. You will find information about the Four DLM (same as the Four DLB) on our http://www.janome.ca website under Products > sergers



  2. Patricia says:

    which is better, the XG-43D or the four-DLB. Do they both Cut, seam and finish in one step ?
    I am trying to see which one has the better features. ( New at this )


    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Patricia,

      This is quite an old post.Both sergers are very similar. We still have the XG-43D which is wrap around thread tension and the Four DLM or Four DLB models replaced the Four DLG model. Both are very similar and are both lay in tension threading. Your local Janome dealer can show these to you and explain more about the differences. But yes, all of them will cut, seam and finish + a good deal more too!



  3. Gabriella says:

    I am thinking of purchasing the XG-43D. I owned a 3 thread serger years ago that I used for basic sewing. I’m still new the serging world but I am not looking for a basic serger and as I want to be able to be creative as my skills improve and I want something that will take me further without having to upgrade in the near future. What are your thoughts?


    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Gabriella,

      Thank you for your query. The XG-43D is a 4 thread serger so will certainly do more than the 3 thread serger you previously had. However, the XG-43D is what we would refer to as an entry level serger. We have not had 3 thread sergers for a very long time. If you want a serger that you can do more with, you might like to consider the 1100D (deluxe 4 thread serger) or 1200D (5 thread serger including coverhem and top cover). Check out our http://www.janome.com and http://www.janome.ca websites as well as your local Janome dealer who will be happy to show you more on these sergers.
      Happy serger shopping!



  4. Kayley says:

    Hi there,

    I’m looking at the Janome Four DLG. I’m new to serging (have used one a handful of times) so I would like something basic and easy to thread but gives the versatility of sewing clothes for my baby. What are your thoughts on this? Is it a good entry level serger?


    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Kayley

      Please visit your local Janome dealer to ask about the Janome Four DLB and Janome DLM. The DLG which stands for G=grey is gone and has been replaced by the Four DLB = blue and Four DLM = the new Maker serger. These are all almost identical, just mainly colour difference. You may also consult the Dealer locator top right of our homepage http://www.janome.ca. for more information.

      The Four DLB is a basic serger and is very popular. It will most certainly give you lots of scope for making baby clothes and many other things as well as mending, etc. Yes, it is easy to thread. All our machines are great due to being affordable quality – which is why we sell so many of them.

      Hope that helps you. Happy shopping for your serger an then making cute little baby clothes!



  5. Twila says:

    Liz, I have inherited a 434D serger and was wondering if it will do a double cover stitch.


    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Twila,
      No, a coverstitch is only done on a serger which has a 5th thread and chain stitch looper OR on a Coverstitch only machine like our Janome CPX2000. The 434 is a 4 thread serger so cannot do coverstitch.



  6. Gma says:

    why purchase a Janome when most are retired models? I looked for example at 3434D and there is no support, accessories or information popping up from their website.


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