The Bernette B44 Funlock Overlocker is a great serger for the beginner sewer. This machine is low cost and easy to work with. The Bernette B44 can give your clothing the professional finished look on the inside, or the nice rolled hem on the outside.
This overlocker includes 15 different stitches that can have 2, 3, or 4 threads, which is great for so many unique projects. For those wanting to create easy rolled hems, the Bernette B44 Funlock can have rolled hems up to 1.5 mm.
Bernette makes the B44 Funlock easy to thread by following the easy color-coded directions directly on the machine. Many will like that the knife drive comes from the bottom, which makes the stitch width easily adjustable with one hand.
Some may also enjoy the bright LED light and the quickness of the machine at 1300 stitches per minute. One unique feature of the B44 Funlock is the accessory holder in the looper cover, which makes it easy to find any tools you may need while working with the machine.
15 Different Stitches: The Bernette B44 Funlock includes 15 different stitch options. This allows the sewer to customize the look of the finish and allows for more decorative edges on clothing and projects. Some of the stitches include the rolled hem, flatlock seam, and decorative stitches.
2, 3, and 4-thread Stitches: This machine allows the customer to choose between 2, 3, or 4 thread stitches, which again helps customize the finish and edges of garments.
1,300 Stitches Per Minute: The Bernette B44 Funlock can quickly and easily stitch any project with 1,300 stitches per minute.
Stich Width: The stitch width can easily be changed between 3 and 7mm to customize the edges of each garment.
Adjustable Differential Feed: The adjustable feed feature allows the sewer to change the feed dogs, which allows the sewer to create perfectly spaced gathers or control multiple layers of fabric. These can be adjusted between 0.6 to 2.0 mm.
Easy to Read Controls: All adjustments to stitch length can easily be made with the turn of a dial located on the right side of the machine. On the left side of the machine, sewers can easily control the differential feed, cutting width, and presser foot adjustment.
Snap-on Presser Foot: The Bernette B44 Funlock comes with a standard presser foot that can easily be removed and changed out. While the standard presser foot can work with so many projects, the Bernette B44 does have optional presser feet that can be purchased. Some additional feet include the blindstitch foot, elasticator foot, piping foot, or the gathering foot.
- Standard Overlock Presser Foot
- Large Screwdriver
- Small Allen Screwdriver
- 4 Spool Nets
- Spare upper knife
- 4 spool cap
- 4 Spool Stabilizers
- Needle Set
- Upper looper converter
- Dust Cover
- Bin for Cut-Off Fabric
Bernette B44 Funlock Vs Other Overlocker Machines
There are many different overlocker machines out there. Here we will compare the Bernette B44 Funlock to another Bernette, the Bernette B48, and then look at the Bernette B44 compared to the Brother Serger 1034D.
We will look at the number of stitches that are included in each and other functions that each may have in common.
Bernette B44 Funlock vs Bernette B48 Funlock Overlocker
Both the Bernette B44 and the Bernette B48 are a part of the Funlock series. While the Bernette B44 is just an overlocker or serger, the Bernette B48 is both an overlocker and coverstitch machine. Here we will look at the features that each have in common yet may be slightly different.
Stitches: While the Bernette 44 has only 15 stitch options, the Bernette B48 has a total of 23 stitches. It has 15 overlock stitches, 3 coverstitches, 4 combination stitches, and 1 chain stitch.
Stitch Width: Both the Bernette B44 and B48’s stitch width can get up to 7mm.
Blade: Both the Bernette B44 and B48 include the knife on the bottom, which provides a clean cutting edge and safe handling.
Stitch Speed: Both the Bernette 44 and Bernette 48 can create stitches at 1,300 stitches per minute.
Overall: Both the Bernette B44 and the Bernette B48 are easy to use and thread. They each include visuals on the machine, which make threading simple for even the beginner sewer.
They also both have the same stitch speed and stitch width. The biggest difference in the two is that the Bernette B48 is also a coverstitch machine, which means it will have more stitches than the Bernette B44 as it is almost like two machines in one.
Because the Bernette B48 is also a coverstitch machine, it does come with a heftier price tag. If the goal is to just finish the inside of garment to make it look professional and make decorative edges, then the Bernette B44 is great for the beginner sewer.
Bernette B44 Funlock vs Brother 1034D
Both the Bernette B44 Funlock and the Brother 1034D are great overlocker machines for the beginner sewer. They both are easy to work with and include visuals on the machine to help even the newest sewer easily thread.
While both are very similar in their functions, they do have features unique to themselves.
Stitches: While the Bernette B44 has 15 stitches, the Brother 1034D includes 22 built-in stitch functions. The stitches on the Brother include 4 thread overlock, 3 thread overlock, narrow hem, rolled hem, and ribbon lock stitches.
Stitch Width: Both the stitches on the Bernette B44 and the Brother 1034D can be adjusted to 3mm to 7mm.
Blade: Both machines include the cutting blade on the bottom of the machine for accurate cutting and safe handling.
Stitch Speed: Both the Bernette and Brother can create 1,300 stitches a minute.
Overall: Both the Bernette B44 Funlock and Brother 1034D are great beginner machines. They are both comparable in price and have a lot of functions in common. If you want something simple with basic stitches that are easy to create, the Bernette B44 Funlock Overlock machine could be the perfect machine.
Conclusion: The Bernette B44 Funlock Overlock machine is a great option for the beginner sewer. It includes enough stitches to make any project look professional and decorative.
This overlocker is one of the easiest to thread and learn on with step-by-step instructions directly on the machine. It can easily handle any type of fabric with the adjustable differential feed.
The price is reasonable for the quality and included accessories. The Bernette B44 Funlock makes finishing garments fast with the 1300 stitches per minute. If you want to start making your garments more professional, this is a great machine to start building your serging skills.