Why is my serger bunching up?

Why is my serger bunching up?

If the upper looper thread loops are visible on the wrong side, they’re either too loose or the lower looper thread is pulling them too tight. So you can either turn the lower looper tension dial down or turn the upper looper tension dial up.

Why is my Overlocker gathering my fabric?

If a needle thread forms loose loops on the underside of the fabric or if the seam pulls open, the needle thread is too loose. If threads lock on the upper side of the fabric, either the upper looper threads are too tight, pulling the upper side, or the lower looper threads are too loose, spilling over the edge.

Do Sergers cut fabric?

Sergers make seams look professional, as well as make beautiful rolled hems and edgings. They sew knits and stretch fabric without stretching it out of shape like a sewing machine might. Best of all it cuts sewing time in half! When properly “tamed”, people may love their serger even more than their sewing machine!

What is the difference between serger and Overlock?

A serger and an overlocker are different names for the same machine. A serger performs an overlocking stitch, which is really more like knitting than sewing. Overlocking, or serging, trims and binds seams so that the fabric can not unravel. It professionally finishes the insides of garments.

Why does my sewing machine needle keep unthreading?

Here are three common reasons why your needle keeps unthreading when you begin to sew, and what to do about each one. Even people who have been sewing for years sometimes thread their sewing machines incorrectly. This is the first thing you should check if your sewing machine keeps unthreading or your stitches do not look right.

How do you thread a sewing needle?

You need to make sure before you begin to stitch that you thread the needle with a few inches of thread on the other side of it – a tail, if you like. You need to keep in mind that the needle is going to move up as it starts to sew so there needs to be a tail of thread that is long enough to not pull out when the needle moves up.

Why is my sewing machine thread bunching up?

Just be careful that you do not pull on your threads because it can cause thread bunching or uneven stitching. Make sure to also keep your fingers clear of your needle. Your top thread will pull out of your needle when you begin to sew if your needle and take-up lever are not in their highest position.

How much thread should be left out of a sewing machine?

After you thread your sewing machine, make sure that you leave at least three to four inches of thread hanging out of the end of your needle and bobbin. This is called your “thread tails.”