Serger Class 4

This assignment is not a difficult one, easy actually.. but time
consuming.

Using the fabric you purchased (weaver’s cloth, broadcloth, muslin),
cut it into 2-3 inch wide strips from the fold so the fabric is 44″ long.

Be sure you have a form for each sample you are going to make and a
pin to pin it to the form.

Also make sure you have your original balanced stitch either from the
factory or dealer or what you have had to do as your number 1 sample.

when it says upper looper too loose, you will change the upper looper
tension and ONLY the upper looper tension to “0” or which ever number
represents your loosest setting. Serge about 3 inches and draw a line
across your fabric. You will cut here in a few minutes.

Be sure to put all the numbers and information on your form as you
will be placing this 3 inch sample on it.

Next, put your upper looper tension back to your original balanced
stitch setting (what you originally started with) and change the Lower
Looper to its loosest setting. Serge 3 inches, draw a line and cut off
the first sample and pin it to your sample page. Get another form and
write down all the tension settings to represent the LL loosest
settings. Draw a Line on the fabric once again. Put the LL tension
back to its number that you started with.

Now put the upper looper tension to the tightest setting – Perhaps not
the tightest as we don’t want your looper to bend so put it 1 number
before the tightest. Should you choose to try the tightest setting,
then go slowly.

NOTE: any CLICKING, CLICK, CLICK, CLICK coming from your looper
something is wrong! thread is bound around, thread isn’t reeling off
the spool smoothly, thread is too large, what ever it is… STOP and
check it! it means the looper is flexing and this is NOT a good thing!

ok, back to the task at hand…

you will go through each of these creating a sample and attach it to
the form with the machines numbers for that sample. Place it in your
plastic sleeve protector and into your notebook.

When it comes to removing your needles….

Your needle can fall down into the machine and get lodged down in
there somewhere! this is a nightmare.. I have witnessed ladies in class
turn their machines upside down to try to get it out!!! Let’s not have
to do this!

To keep your needle from slipping down into your machine, place a
piece of fabric under your presser foot to block the hole! there ya
go! problem solved!

The only machine you don’t have to worry about is the White models 1800-2900!
brilliant move on the companies part to have the entire machine open
up in the front so if the needle falls, you open both doors and there
is it… better though to get into the habit of placing fabric under
the foot to keep it from falling though anyway.

Another suggestion and saves time, do all your 4 thread requirements
at the same time, then all of your 3-thread right needle at the same
time then your 3 thread left needle.