How do I set the tension on my Overlocker?

How do you adjust the tension on an Elna Overlocker?

Locate the upper tension control dial on either the faceplate, near the needle-bar housing or on the upper arm of the machine head, depending on the Elna sewing machine model. If the top stitches are loose, turn the upper tension dial 1/4 turn to the right to tighten the tension.

Why is my Overlocker not sewing?

When you overlocker is not stitching right, it could be that the blades need changing. … If this threading is wrong, then your overlocker will not form a chain or even a stitch. After that, check your tension settings when you start threading the machine. If they are not already set to 0 do so before threading.

Why are my Serged seams wavy?

In my experience, the dreaded wavy seam is most often a result of serging more than two layers of fabric together like when attaching cuffs, waistbands, and neckbands.

How do you adjust differential feed?

To adjust the diffrerential feed, turn the dial on the right bottom of the body. When stretch material is sewn without using the differential feed, the edge will be wavy. To get smooth finish, adjust the feed ratio from 1.0 toward 2.0. (The feed ratio required depends on the elasticity of the material.)

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Why does my overlocker keep Unthreading?

Your Sewing Machine Thread Tension Could Be Off

One of the most common issues leading to a needle that keeps unthreading is a sewing machine with the wrong thread tension in place. Thread tension at the top that’s either too high or too low can result in this issue.

Why does my overlocker thread keep breaking?

Depending on your serger sewing machine, one of the main reasons for your thread breaking all the time is that you may have threaded your machine wrong. There is a particular order to go through if you want your serger to work correctly and not break your thread.

Do Overlockers need special thread?

For perfect results on your overlocker and coverstitch machine it is essential to use a good quality thread that is lint free. For that reason we only stock the highest quality Polyester 120’s and 180’s overlocking thread.