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How to adjust stitch width on babyloc eclipse lx serger

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Here is the info about this serger from the baby lock's website. It says the stitch length is a dial. I couldn't find the manual for download, but they say they stand behind their products with support. I would follow the customer support link at the bottom of the page and request a user manual. It looks like they sell an instuctional video and optional workbook too. Might be worth the price to help you get the most out of your seger. Hope this helps!

http://www.babylock.com/sergers/previous-models/eclipse-lx/

Posted on Feb 05, 2010

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3. Rotate the subsidiary looper up and to the left, then slip the end into the upper looper thread eye from backside.(this sounds complicated, yes? but it is very simple : the looper has a counter part that is spring-locked to move from left to right and right to left. This is the little claw-looking part of the looper that when in the postion to serg with four threads is to the right side of the looper. It looks like a scorpion's tale. If you can't figure which part it is, use your finger to probe the looper and you'll feel it give a little. This part needs to be moved to the left - it will not slide over, but swing up and over and down, like an arch. Then, where the thread comes out of the looper is where you want the little claw-like part to hook into.)
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