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Serging Questions
Q: What is the difference between serging, overlock, flatlock and coverstitch?   Read Answer...
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I just purchased a new serger. I started sewing with it and the thread keeps coming out on the first looper. I changed my thread and put a better quality of thread and it still comes out. What am I doing wrong? It is threaded right.

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Q: How will the Cloth Guide benefit my sewing with the Memory Craft Compulock?   Read Answer...
Q: I'm new to five thread serging. My dealer suggests that when threading the double chain looper,that I allow the thread to hang down in the machine, and that I take the extra step to bring the thread through the left front needle hole, or that I start sewing on a scrap of fabric. Can you explain why?   Read Answer...
Q: I'm using my 634D serger to make scarves. I'm using the rolled hem feature with 3 threads and wooly nylon thread. When I start serging on the beginning edge the first 1/8" - 1/4" of my fabric does not get hemmed. It is unfinished as if the thread just didn't catch that part of the fabric or it was pulled away. How can I prevent this from happening?   Read Answer...
Q: When working with knits and other stretch fabrics, I'm not sure what type of stitch is best for construction. I have had trouble with seams stretching out of shape and facings that do not keep their shape.   Read Answer...
Q: Can I create wire edged ribbon on the Compulock?   Read Answer...
Q: How can I control decorative threads, which wind off the spool unevenly, and cause uneven stitches?   Read Answer...
Q: How can I overedge and gather fabric for a ruffle in one step?   Read Answer...
Q: I am trying to make a broomstick skirt on the serger. How can I achieve ruffling on one layer of fabric while attaching it to a second layer of fabric?   Read Answer...
Q: Is there an easy way to make spaghetti straps on the serger?   Read Answer...
Q: I want to know how to do a rolled hem on my 1110DX serger. I followed the instructions on the thread door, turned down the cutter blade, switched from S to R, and from STD to RH, but the differential and stitch width are still wrong. What should each tension be? Should I use 3 threads or 4?   Read Answer...
Q: How can I serge lace to lace to make it look like a seam on the back?   Read Answer...
Q: I have a MyLock 204D serger. I also have the Janome book "The Art of Creative Overlocking" by Anne Van Der Kley. In the Stitch Library section of the book p13-27 she mentions a 2-thread converter for the upper looper. What is this? Is one available for my machine? Also on some of the stitch samples she lists under "special" to adjust stitch finger. What does this mean? Also what is two thread serging using a spreader and what is a spanner used for? Are either of these available for my machine?   Read Answer...
Q: I would like to use my brand new Janome serger to edge fleece blankets with a blanket stitch or whip stitch edge or other nice edge. What attachments do you suggest ?? or what would you suggest is the nicest edge possible with my serger.
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