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  • #16
    Re: Serger

    There's an easy way to change thread on those things, been doing it for years. Cut the thread next to the old spool, tie that end to the replacement thread, repeat with however many spools. Carefully run the machine to bring the new threads through. The knots will go through everything but the needles. Clip that knot and re-thread the needle. Learned this when I worked for Singer in the 80's
    TRUTH is seldom appreciated, unless you happen to agree with it. When you don't agree, you just call it rude.

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    • #17
      Re: Serger

      I tried what auntstuff suggested on my old serger....didn't work. Got so frustrated I loaned it to my daughter and her husband got it threaded for me before they returned it.
      A day patched with quilting Seldom unravels Sharon

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      • #18
        Re: Serger

        Oh dear! I've never had it NOT work!
        TRUTH is seldom appreciated, unless you happen to agree with it. When you don't agree, you just call it rude.

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        • #19
          Re: Serger

          Possible I didn't knot it right or I don't know what?....but it was not working for me. I finally gave my little machine away.
          A day patched with quilting Seldom unravels Sharon

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          • #20
            Re: Serger

            I just bought a serger last week. Think it is a european brand, never seen it in the usa
            I have a Lewenstein 4 thread serger. I played with it a little, made two shirts and a skirt.. Need to play some more, but so far I really like it. The threading is just a matter of practising I think. I sat down and have threaded my machine over and over.

            Hope you find a machine you like, if you do i wish you lots of fun with it!
            It ain't no sin to be glad you're alive!


            www.memoryquiltsbyklasien.nl

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            • #21
              Re: Serger

              Originally posted by auntstuff View Post
              Oh dear! I've never had it NOT work!
              If you run out of thread while serging, you've lost your tie on thread. Better know how to thread it the regular way. I do the tie on method as often as I can, as I change thread colors often in my costume and dressmaking jobs.

              I don't know if this works on all machines, but BabyLock sells a product that is like a tiny thin stainless steel wire snake with an eye on one end. It snakes through the thread path and comes out by the knife and you can pull your thread through. Works when lint or dirt is clogging the thread path.
              Last edited by Jean Sewing Machine; May 30th, 2018, 03:36 PM.

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              • #22
                Re: Serger

                I bought a used coverstitch machine, if I remember correctly I think I gave about 400 for the machine and table. It is a Union Special but I don't remember the model number, never had to get any parts so haven't looked. Couldn't ask for anything more, it does what it is supposed to do. Remember to "pull through" rather than completely re-threading, yeah 5 cones, 4 tension devices can be a bit tedious but once you get it set you are good to go for a long long time. Here again I recommend a used industrial machine, just plain works better with fewer issues.

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