|How Do I Fix This!!!|
Have you ever started a sewing project, eager to go and Wham! the Serger isn't doing it's thing properly? Frustration!
This is what my Serger was putting out ..........
Maybe a Tension Problem? OK, get out the manual.
No matter what I tried, still not right!
After a nights sleep ( it was late night already when I tried to fix it first time), I went at it again.
What else could be off? Well, the needles are fairly old. Maybe they need changed.
When I looked closely at the needles in the Serger I noticed one thing right away. They were a size 90.(Good thing they were color coded or I'd never be able to read the size)
My Fabric for this project was very lightweight! Could that be contributing to the problem?
So I changed the needles to a 70 size, gave the Serger a spin and looked what the result was...
A Perfect Finish!!
I could hardly believe it!! That's all that was wrong, the needle didn't work for that particular fabric!
Lesson Learned: Always check if the Serger needles suit the fabric I'm using!
While perusing the Serger Manual one other thing caught my eye.
It was recommended to oil the Serger after every 10 hours of use! Wow! Was mine overdue.
Now She's (my serger is a she!) running Smooth as Silk.
My Husband gave me a great tip for keeping track of oiling etc. A Maintenance Log Book!! He swears by this for all tools that need regular maintenance. Eveytime you do a particular upkeep on the Serger write it down in the Log Book and you'll always know if something needs done and when. I even wrote the needle size change down in my New Maintenance Log Book for future reference.
The Tools of the Trade, our Sergers and Sewing Machines etc. will serve us much better when well maintained. It's worth the Time, even if you'd rather be sewing right away!
And I'll never forget to check if the needle size in the Serger corresponds to the type of fabric I'm using just like I do with the Sewing Machine!