My Evolve veers off the fabric when it comes to something thicker
It seemed to be stitiching perfectly well then started to veer off and not advance when it came to a thicker piece of fabric eg crossing a seam. I have tried new needles, new blade but it still does it and has become worse. It now wont really stitch well either. Still cover stitches well though. I was told that there were 2 sets of blades but one I shouldn't try to change myself.
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most Sergers have a blade adjustment that allows you to move the blade closer to the sewing plate as well as further away sounds like yours may be to close to plate. Open the door to the underside of your sewing machine; their should be a round knob at the base of the blade are. Turn the blade until it moves away from the sewing plate. test and see if you have adjusted it enough so as not to cut your stitching off. hope this helps
Two things come to mind. First, if your bobbin and upper thread tension are too tight, they may be pulling the needle out of line. More likely though, is you do not have the correct needle for the weight of fabric you're using. For example, a heavy jean type denim will require a thicker needle than a thin sheet type of cotton. Your sewing store can help you select the correct one.
You seem to have a threading error. Try re-threading top and bottom threads completely. Sometimes the thread does not pass through the out of sight tension discs correctly.
You may also have something stuck in the discs so pull a thicker thread through by hand to clean.
If this does not work, find a spare piece of similar fabric and set all the visible tension discs to "0" and try again, then work through each one by altering the tension slightly each time..
Make sure the needle is in correctly. On most machines the flat part goes towards the back of the machine. Also make sure you are using the correct size needle for the type of thread and fabric you are using. Thicker fabrics such as denim and upholstery fabrics will require a thicker needle, like a 100 (16).
Remove the needle plate and clean the lint from between the teeth of feeddogs, also around and inside bobbin case.
The switch for the feeddogs is to raise (normal sewing) or lower (free motion) and if there is no difference, the accumulated lint will have made a felt pad between the teeth forcing the feeddogs to stay down and present with the problem you describe.
When things go a little "weird", the common instinct is OIL EVERYTHING............DON'T DO IT !!! ....this is rarely the solution on its own account, and can make the servicing a great deal longer as the excess must be removed........little oil regularly, not a bucketful every 5 years is a better approach.
Evolve is a serger and can't sew backwards. Start on a scrap and then onto fasion material and then cut off scrap. You'll have to use fray check where cut or it'll pull out. I'd ask your dealer. It shouldn't do this. Do you start w/ a thread chain? You have to except for the chain or cover stitch where you have to start on material.