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I have tried so often to thread the bernina 5 spool serger, and gave up counting and then gave up. even though i have done it often in the past. now i must be doing something wrong and can't figure out what. help please.

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Test Sewing
• Always start and end stitching on fabric.
• Lift the entire presser foot by the handle at the back.
• Place fabric under presser foot; lower presser foot.
• Turn the handwheel counterclockwise for the first stitch. Continue sewing; stop at the end of the fabric.
• When stitching is completed, turn the handwheel counterclockwise to lower the needles to their lowest
• Then turn the handwheel clockwise to raise the needles to their highest position; this releases the
needle threads from the looper.
• Raise the presser foot; remove work.
• Use the thread cutter to cut the thread chain.
• Cone Holders and Spool Caps
- Holders used for large cones of serger thread
- Turn the cone upside down for the larger based cone threads.
- Caps used for “normal” sewing thread and decorative thread spools
• Raise the presser foot when threading
• Turn tension knobs to 1 when threading
• Use the road map inside the looper cover as a quick reference guide.
• Threading the first thread guide on all threads .Lock thread into guide.
• Cover Stitch Threading Order –
- First – Cover Stitch Looper (Purple)
- Second – Right Needle (Green)
- Third – Left Needle (Yellow)
Thread the serger for a 4 thread overlock stitch using thread colors to
match the color-coded threading path on the serger.
Adjust all thread tension settings as indicated.
Fold the fabric in half to 3” x 6”.
To begin stitching, lift the front of the presser foot with your right thumb
and slide the fabric under the presser foot. Release the tip of the presser
foot and begin serging.
Serge to the end of the fabric. Continue stitching off the fabric until you
have a 3”- 4” thread chain. Cut thread chain.
Examine the serger stitch formation and compare it to the balanced
stitch graphic on page__ of your Owner's manual.
Read the information under Adjusting the Thread Tension on page__
of the Owner's manual for information about the stitch formation and
correcting any stitch irregularities.
Make any necessary tension adjustments and serge another row of
Trim and mount the sample.
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If you are experiencing stitching problems with your sewing machine and serger, try raising the presser foot BEFORE threading the upper thread. This releases the thread tensioner while threading, but when you lower the presser foot, the tensioner is activated to control the thread's tension.

Never remove the upper thread by grabbing the spool and pulling the thread tail backwards through the needle eye, thread guides, and tensioner. To remove the upper thread, clip the thread below the spool, raise the presser foot, then gently grab the thread tail by the needle's eye and pull the remaining thread through.

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I need help in good tension for rolled hem in empisal 606D overlocker

Your owner's manual should have instructions for rolled hem settings. My Bernina manual has a the following settings:
Medium weight fabric
80/12 Universal needle
3 cones serger thread
Upper looper 3-5
Lower looper 7-9
Left needle (no thread)
Right needle 3-5
Stitch length 1-1.5
Cutting width 2-3
Differential feed N

Can use woolly thread in the upper looper, but the tension may need to be loosened since the woolly nylon thread will stretch.

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Bernina 1008 thread tension is way too tight

Remember to raise the presser foot before you begin the upper threading process. May not be the problem, but you might try changing the needle and the type of thread you are using. Good luck with getting it fixed. Going back to the service provider is probably the best bet. You already paid for the service and they didn't fix the issue. Be sure to bring them a sample of how it is (mis)sewing.

I also pull the bobbin thread to the top of the fabric and gently hold both threads behind the presser foot until the machine completes the first stitch. That helps prevent the "thread nest" that is frequently created under your fabric. This is a procedure that is taught by Bernina instructors, and it does work.


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Kenmore serger thread keeps breaking

Serger thread breaks
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2. Is the needles inserted correctly?
3. Is one of the needles bent or damaged?
4. Is the tension adjusted too tightly?
5. Is the tension adjusted to accommodate thickness of thread being used?
6. Are you using inferior quality thread?
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Serger manuals for early machines are really basic.

Thread in order.

upper looper, lower looper, right needle, left needle. (see the inside of the looper cover door.)

Adjust tensions to suit the fabric you are sewing.

If you need to change colors clip threads near the spools and tie on new spools to previous threads and draw threads through an already threaded machine.

Bernina is the brand. But I believe early models of the serger were made by Juki. I've looked for the manual for 006 as well and found thinging. Your only other choice is find someone who has one for sale and ask for a scanned copy.... or order a new one from Bernina or one of the other places that has one.

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I dont know how to thread this serger. i dont

Have you opened the front of the serger to see if there is a threading guide.


Lift the thread antenna to it's highest position.

Lift the presser foot and set the tensions to zero.

Turn the handwheel so the loopers are at their highest point.

Begin with the upper looper (first thread cone on the right/ end of looper is pointing toward the presser foot). .

Second spool is for the lower looper (end of looper is pointing away from the presser foot).

Third spool, right needle; fourth spool, left needle.

Be careful that the threads do not cross during the threading of the loopers.Follow all the guides, taking the thread under the presser foot and to the left side of the serger.

Set the tensions back to 3 - 6 and lower the presser foot. Sew a few inches and if the threads knit into a chain, you can then do a test sew with fabric.

Simplicity's Simply The Best Sewing Book has good information with regard to using a serger that you may find beneficial.

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When you thread the serger, your suppose to start threading the 3rd spool (left to right) first, then the 4th spool, then thread the 2nd spool which ends up in the second needle (left to right), There is a lever or bottom looper that the thread must go through before placing thread through the 2nd needle. Finally, the last spool to thread is the 1st spool (left to right). Follow the threading pattern and once you put the thread through the two loops that look like springs, turn the wheel at the right toward you until you can see like a lever with a ****, thread that **** from the back then put the thread through the machine to the right. Turn the knob to toward you again until the upper looper is showing, then you have the put your thread through the hole in that looper then through the first needle. You should now have 4 thread toward the back of your machine which you need to place under the presser foot and to the left side of the machine. There is also a VHS video that goes with the machine to help explain how to thread your serger. Also be sure that each spool of thread is in the tension of the upper colored tension wheels. If it is not, then your stitiches will be loose. Good luck and I hope this helps. I had to watch the video several times before I got it. If you don't have the video, try ebay for and perhaps you can obtain one. The video is Speedylock 1600, instructional video, USA Part #136000016, Perhaps you can contact White and see if they have one you could purchase.
Good Luck Serging!!!!

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