Why are my stitches loose on my Overlocker?

When the overlocker stitch has poor tension, only one thread may need adjustment. Adjust too tight threads first as they may cause the other threads to seem loose even when they are not. Learning to adjust the correct thread or threads takes practice. … The thread that has been adjusted will be slack or loose.

Why do my stitches look loose?

The machine is not correctly threaded

If the machine is threaded wrong, not only does it make the thread breaks easier, but is also more likely to create loose stitches. Check the threading to see if the thread has passed through the entire thread guides, the take-up lever and the eye of the needle.

Why are my straight stitches wavy?

The presser foot you are using is incorrect. – Attach the presser foot that is correct for the type of stitch you want to sew. 2. The thread tension could be in correct.

Why is my thread looping underneath?

A: Looping on the underside, or back of the fabric, means the top tension is too loose compared to the bobbin tension, so the bobbin thread is pulling too much top thread underneath. By tightening the top tension, the loops will stop, but the added tension may cause breakage, especially with sensitive threads.

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What needles for serger?

Serger Needles

A serger may take a special needle such as an industrial needle with a flat or round shank. Other sergers may use the standard machine needle sizes 11/75 or 12/80 as well as special needles such as ballpoint, metallic or embroidery.

How much does an Overlocker service cost?

Machine Service Pricing

In-home service travel fee If you have three machines or more to be serviced at one location, we will waiver the in-home service fee. Minimum $30
Overlocker only machines (models with up to 4-threads) $175
Coverstitch only machines $175
Overlocker with coverstitch option for 5 or more threads $220

How often should I oil my serger?

The serger manual will tell you where to apply oil and how often. The standard rule indicates that machines that require oiling should be oiled after eight to ten hours of serging or whenever you hear any metallic scraping sounds.