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Overlocker not making chain after sewing

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Lower looper threading!

Rethread the lower looper, what brand model machie are you working with?

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Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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I am trying to teach myself to sew.... what is a serge stitch an how do I set my brother sewing machine to do it?


A serger (overlocker) is not a sewing machine. If you look at the inside seams of a purchased t-shirt, you will usually find a serge stitch that was created using a serger (overlocker). A serger/overlocker usually uses 3 or 4 threads to create that stitch. It also trims the fabric at the same time it finishes the fabric edge. The serge stitch is a chain stitch that, if you pull a particular thread, the entire stitch will come undone.

Your sewing machine is not able to create that same stitch. Your sewing machine may have what is called an "overlock" stitch, but it will use only 2 threads (the top and bobbin) to create that stitch. You would have to consult your owner's manual to see if it can make an overlock stitch.


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My machine will chain without fabric but as soon as I place fabric and sew it will not make stitches on fabric


Be sure to use brand new needles in the machine (confirm they are the correct needles for the machine) and make sure they are installed facing the correct direction and pushed all the way up before tightened. Start a chain without the fabric, then when it's a couple inches long, raise the presser foot and add the fabric.

Could be your machine has a timing issue and probably requires service.

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Jul 22, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Overlocker looping(forming chain stitch) not stitching on fabric


try new needles
make sure tension is correct
could possibly be in need of some adjustment

Mar 29, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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I have an elna 664 pro overlocker. it won't chain when sewing tried everything


if you've changed the needles
and rethreaded the machine,, then it's possible that the timing needs to be checked at a sewing machine shop...

Sep 14, 2013 | Elna Sewing Machines

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Although overlocker is correctly threaded it does not form a chain


here's a link for a manual
http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/instruction-book-elna-t33.aspx
try changing the needles & see if that helps the machine to form
a proper stitch, if it doens't then it's possible that the machine
could be out of time & needs to be checked at a sewing machine
shop

Aug 20, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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Sewing machine stopped making the stich


Unthread the needles, rethread the loopers properly, then rethread the needles. Make sure that all four threads are pulled securely into the tensions and retry.

The loopers must always be threaded before the needles or it will not chain.


Jul 19, 2009 | Yamata FY14U4AD

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Bernina 1300 dc overlocker skipping stitches


Make sure the chain stitch thread is threaded exactly as it should be, make doubly sure the thread comes off the bobbin vertically and runs through all eyes smoothly. Any faults in the threading causes extra tension at the needle despite what the tension is set on.
If this is not the cause then the needle depth and the looper timing needs checking.
Rob

Mar 14, 2008 | Sewing Machines

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