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Trouble starting a seam

My Evolve chews up the first half inch of every seam I try to sew. All fabrics are affected, and the fabric jams up and often I have to manually pull it out. Then the rest of the seam is fine. Really ruins the work - any thoughts? I have cleaned it, changed needles, etc.

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I had this problem. The trouble I was having was that in order to begin serging with the needle in the fabric was very awkward, there was bunching and then lumping and chewing up. So, now I trim into the fashion fabric with scissors, ALONG the EXACT line I will be following with the knife for about 1/2 inch, so that when I place the fabric under the foot, I can sink the needle and turn the handwheel COUNTERCLOCKWISE (!) for two or three turns. This solves the problem. To explain it another way, begin the trimming you want the knife to do with scissors just a little bit, place your fabric with the cut edge butted right to the knife edge, lower the foot, sink the needle and hand-turn for two or three stitches before putting your foot on the pedal. I can HIGHLY recommend a repeat read of your manual, I read and re-read mine before I tried sewing. This is a very complex machine.

Posted on May 07, 2008

  • canarycherry May 07, 2008

    I also forgot, I do begin with a good thread chain, as suggested above.


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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.

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