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How to use a two hole sewing needle?


Sounds like a self-threading needle. Good for people who have trouble threading a needle or want a fast way to change threads.

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Threading a Serger


When threading a serger, you MUST follow this sequence.
1. Upper looper
2. Lower looper
Then thread your needles. If your thread breaks, you must un-thread your needles before re-threading your loopers.

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Threading the 634d took me over 8 hours to get the thread to go though the right needle. Is there an easier way?


Most new serger users have trouble threading the loopers. Something that helps me thread needles (sewing machine, serger, or hand needles) is to lick your index finger. Then swipe it across the back of the needle eye. The moisture helps draw the thread through the eye.

It helps to have the needle at the top of its cycle when threading, Removing the presser foot while threading the needle will sometimes help reduce the interference.. Be sure that your thread is not too big for the needle.

These videos may help:
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Don't feel bad. It took me 8 hours to thread my first serger, but my problem was getting the loopers threaded. Practice does make it easier...

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Need help threading my new Janome PRO 4DC serger


First, read your manual. Typically there are color coded thread paths. Follow those IN ORDER. If you need help threading the needles, use tweezers or a needle threader. I often take off my left needle to achieve threading the right one.

Apr 14, 2013 | Sewing Machines

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Zigzag stitch problems on brothers pc-420 sewing machine


Sewing machine skips stitches
1.needle inserted incorrectly
flat side of the needle faces the shaft
round needle
groove of needle faces away from the shaft

Correct needle insertion is mandatory for proper use
Raise the needle bar to the highest point, then loosen the clamp screw to remove the needle.
Place the new needle in the clamp with the flat side of the needle facing the back of the machine.
If round needle--the groove in the needle faces away from the shaft
Push needle all the way up to the stop or as far as it will go.

3.possible bent needle--lay needle on flat surface & roll needle over, if the needle does not roll good -replace
4.blunt needle point--needle makes a popping sound when needle penetrates the fabric--replace needle
5.needle not all the way up in needle holder--loosen needle clamp screw & push the needle up until it stops then tighten screw
6.incorrect threading--one step missed in sequence of threading can cause machine to skip stitches
7.wrong needle in machine--check instruction manual--some machines can use a generic needle with no problem
8.size of needle & thread & the fabric are not compatable

Mar 30, 2012 | Brother PC-420

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Threading a serger


Always thread the lower looper first. Then the upper looper. Finish by threading the needles.
By the way, the lower looper is the one which is always below the needle plate and the upper one is the one which travels above the needle plate.
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Threading a husqvarna huskylock 1001L serger


Solution taken from "Handbook for Huskylock Sewing Machine Models 1001L/1000L/1000"

1. Raise the presser foot by using presser foot lever. When the presser foot is raised, the two thread tension discs in the thread tension control panel are released so that thread passes freely between them. Otherwise thread tension may not be correct.

Important! When threading the needle, always be sure to lift the presser foot lever, and also take care to thread in the proper order.

Threading order:
1. Upper looper thread (green)
2. Lower looper thread (blue)
3. Double chain stitch looper thread (purple) in case of 5 thread stitch or double chain stitch
4. Right needle thread (red)
5. Left needle thread or double chain needle thread (yellow)

Caution!
Because the left thread tension dial (yellow) is used for either the left needle or the double chain stitch needle, these needles will never be used at the same time.

Upper looper (green) sequence:
1. Thread holder (silver triangle openings attached to thread holder stand)
2. Thread guide (flat silver clips just behind thread tension disc)
3. Thread tension disc (circular knobs with numbers for tension setting)
4. Pull thread around upper looper guide and upper looper
5. Pull thread into hole of upper looper

Lower looper (blue)
Repeat 1, 2, 3.
4. Pull thread around guide (see color coded chart inside front serger cover).

Easy threading mechanism (for lower looper)
1. Pull out the lower looper threading lever
2. Thread the lower looper and position the thread on hook of the lower looper
threading lever.
3. Push the lower looper threading lever back to its basic position while
holding the end of the thread.

Caution:
When returning the lower looper threading lever, always make sure that the two
blue triangle marks (directional arrows) meet each other.

Right needle thread (red)
Left needle thread (yellow)
Important: Thread the needles after threading of lower looper and upper looper.
First raise the presser foot lever, and then thread the needle threads in order shown in color coded thread guide.




Jun 24, 2008 | Sewing Machines

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Brother XR65 twin needle threading


hi roscoepc1.....The threading pattern is identical to single needle. The only changes are that you now are threading 2 spools of thread, one thread for each needle. The only change that I reccommend, but not neccessary, is that while threading through the tension dial, lay your threads between separate discs, and not together between the same pair of discs. Your tension dial contains either 3 or 4 discs.......please update your post if you have any further information or questions.....good luck my friend

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