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it would be a good idea to change the needle rethread the machine using every thread guide make sure the bobbin is turned the correct way in the bobbin case and that the bobbin case is correctly inserted into the machine it's also possible that the machine could have jumped time and needs to be checked at a sewing machine shop.
SKIPPED STITCHES ON A SERGER
1. Is the needle bent or worn--replace
2. Is the needle inserted correctly into the needle holder--check needle
3. Is the Serger threaded correctly--rethread
4. Is the presser foot pressure right for the fabric--adjust
have you checked the needle to make sure it's in correctly--flat side of needle goes to the back of the machine
correct needle insertion is mandatory for the proper use in your sewing machine. Raise the needle bar to the highest point, then loosen the needle clamp screw to remove the old needle.
place the new needle in the needle clamp with the flat side of the needle facing the back (or if using a round needle the groove in the needle should be facing away from the shaft.
push the needle all the way up to the stop, or as far as it will go, then tighten the needle clamp screw.
how to decide which needle is correct to sew with, it depends on the fabric & thread being used for the project.
like for example, I've been sewing for over 30 years, I'm sewing a stretchy fabric & regular needles won't work because they skip stitches & will pull the fabric thus damaging the fabric, the needle I have to use is a singer universal ball point needles, & I have no problem with the stitches they come out fine.
Good that you changed the needle. Did you rethread just the needle or did you rethread the machine? You may have already taken these steps, but if not, here is what I would suggest:
1. Replace the old needle (which you did), even if it looks ok, as it may be bent or have a tiny burr or other damage that isn't easily visible. Make sure the needle is seated properly - facing forward and fully inserted.
2. **Completely rethread the machine, making sure the thread is going through the take-up lever. It can easily pop out when the machine jams, and you can't always see that the thread is out of place. That could explain why the thread doesn't loop properly around the bobbin.
3. Remove the bobbin and clean any knotted thread or lint from around the bobbin carrier. Canned air is great for cleaning the lint.
4. Replace the bobbin, making sure the thread-end is clipped neat, not frayed or knotted.
5. Try sewing on some practice fabric to make sure the stitches are going to form properly before returning to your sewing project.
Singer Machines are probably the easiest to set..
first thing you need to do is remove the thread..
Set you tension knob/wheel to the middle number.
When you rethread the machine, stop when you get to needle. Put the presser foot down and pull the thread. If it pulls hard then so far so good. If it pulls easily, the thread is not thru the tension wheel right. Thread the needle and stitch about 10 inches on a medium wt fabric.
The stitching should feel even on both sides. If the top still is tight, loosen it up just 1/2 number.
So, if your middle number is 4.5, turn it to 4. If it seems loose, turn it to 5.