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Do not understand how to thread coverstitch on Bernina 1300DC serger. Diagram is available, but I have threaded it every way possible andd it doesn't work.

Cannot thread Bernina 1300DC Serger coverstitch. Please explain how to do this. I have the diagram, but I have threaded it every way I think possible and it still does not work. Thanks

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Try downloading a manual online. Only the 1300 MDC manual is available, however, it is the same as your 1300 DC except it has the additional micro-thread control function (which does not change the threading set up). At least, if you can download the instructions online, you can enlarge the photos and pictures (CTRL+) hopefully to assist you to better understand the instructions.

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FWIW, the micro-thread control is simply a tweaking mechanism to fine-tune the seam results (pg 25).

You can probably also visit a Bernina dealer and ask them to demonstrate the cover stitch setup.

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SOURCE: Threading a bernina serger

Here is a little jingle to remember as far as the order of threads to thread...
Upper looper, lower looper, left needle, right.
Usuall if you give numbers to the threads from left to right as 1,2,3,4 , you would thread it in the order of 3, 4, 2, 1 . Also when threading the loopers be sure the lower looper thread goes over the top of the upper looper thread as it goes out the back.
Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: Need manual for bernina serger 1300dc

I have a Bernina Overlocker/serger 1300DC having trouble threading the machine

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I would like a diagram of threading help that is big enough to see, for Bernina Serger 2000 D , NOT 2000 DE. Or maybe I have just BERNINA 2000. Please. I have the manual. JOELLIE@SHAW.CA


http://www.bernina.com/de/SupportData/Out-of-Print-de/BERNINA_Serger_2000_manual
If you view the book online, you can usually enlarge the view.

Easy Instructions for Threading Bernina Serger eHow

Start out with NO thread in the machine.
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot during the threading process.
When threading through the tension guide below the thread tree and through the tension disk, give each thread an extra little tug to make sure it is completely seated (it may even make a little popping sound when it seats).
ALWAYS THREAD each IN THE CORRECT ORDER (upper looper first, lower looper second, then the needles). When threading the lower looper, ALWAYS FINISH with the lower looper thread draped OVER THE TOP of the upper looper.

If a serger looper thread breaks, it is most often easier (and much less frustrating) to unthread the entire machine and start from the beginning. Trying to fish a thread through only works about 1% of the time, Just bite the bullet and do it!

When unthreading the machine, NEVER pull the thread UP through the tension disks! Instead, cut the thread below the thread tree, RAISE the presser foot and pull the cut threads down and out.

The Bernina Serger Workbook may be helpful, found here:

http://www.berninastore.com/workbooks.htm


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Bernina 335 serger won't sew/overlock. carefully rethreaded the serger but that hasn't helped.


The 335 has a two thread chain stitch (stitch type 401), and the overlock side (right needle side), is a three thread plain overlock. If you are describing the plain overlock as the problem, I would first suggest the following in re-threading:

1. Thread the upper looper
2. Thread the lower looper
3. Thread the needle last (important)

If the needle threaded, you cannot re-thread the lower looper without breaking the thread.
In order to thread the lower looper, the lower looper must pass by the needle thus picking up the needle thread. So, instead of threading the lower looper thread underneath the needle thread, the looper would be threaded on top and cannot sew without breaking the thread.
Make sure that the threads are bedded between the tension disks. Check this by stretching the thread fore and aft of the tension disks as well as visually noting that the threads are not accidentally threaded behind the disks. You can also loosen the tension disks when threading so as to allow the threads to bed deeply between the disks.
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How do I thread the Bernina Overlocker


Depends on your serger model. Best idea is consult the owner's manual. Some manuals are available for download on Bernina's web site (look under Support). Be sure to thread in the order specified in the manual. Usually the upper looper is first, then the lower looper second, then the needles. (Hint: The lower looper thread ALWAYS lays over the top of the upper looper thread in the final looper threading step.)

You can also download a serger workbook too.

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Can you do a coverstitch on the Brother 634D serger


I don't think so, the D in your model name would denote that it has Differential feeding but is probably a 3/4 Marrowing stitch only. So this means it would do 3 thread overlock, 4 thread overlock and you can probably set it up for rolled hemming too.

Coverstitch is fairly new to home sergers and is available on some machines along with the 3 and 4 thread stitches, but changing between the regular overlock and a coverstitch takes a few minutes. The model number will usually have a "C" in the name. Also, during coverstitch the blades are disenaged and don't trim your fabric so you still need often to go back with blunt scissors and trim the raw edge.

And sewing coverstitch can be finicky, with skipped stitches a problem. Use high quality thread and XL (extra long) or SUX (stretch extra long) needles to avoid this.

However some manufacturers are now making dedicated coverstitch machines; if you are assembling a garment with your regular serger, you can then just move over to the coverstitch machine to sew the hems and necklines and not spend 20 mins changing over your machine's functions. Much more productive.

You may wish to check out the Brother 2340CV, this is their dedicated domestic coverstitch machine. Link to product info is http://www.brother-usa.com/homesewing/ModelDetail.aspx?ProductID=2340CV

In the meantime, best solution is a twin needle to stitch the hem from the right side of the garment on your regular sewing machine, looks much the same, and you can get twin needles with a 4mm or 2.2 mm gap and in stretch and sharp tips for less than $10 each. Just iron up the hem about 1.5cm deep, and thread up your sewing machine with the twin needle and two spools of same colour on top (I just wind an extra bobbin and use this plus the original thread spool rather than buy two spools).

Just sew really slow as the twin needle builds up a lot of heat and will break if you push it along. I use this finish on all my knit garments and it works just fine. Sometimes I'll iron in a 2cm strip of fusible web inside the hem to give it some firmness in a neckline, then twin needle stitch at about 1.7 from the folded edge.

Hope this answers your question.

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What should I pay for a Bernina 1300dc. It has been used once and stored in a box for years. All parts, manual are included.


Take a look on amazon for Bernina sewing machines... You can find there various prices (100% cheapest on the net). Here: . Amazon com bernina sewing machines. I hope this was helpful. Cheers

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That stitch is called a coverhem or a coverstitch. It is made with a coverhem machine which is basically a serger with an orbiting looper. Many upper end home sergers have coverstitch capabilities (Elna 945)

To use a double needle, simply thread two threads the same way that you would thread one. ONLY USE A STRAIGHT STITCH, AS THE NEEDLE WILL STRIKE THE PLATE IF IT ZIG ZAGS TOO WIDE.

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