One of my Mum's friends has lent me a serger/overlocker to try but I have no idea what I am doing. It is an Elna 614. She had it threaded, but has cut off the threads near the top and not given me the spools. Also there is no instruction manual.
So I can see how the threads should go, but not sure how to actually thread the machine or the needle. I'm afraid if I take out the threads I'll never figure it out!
Can anyone help me with this, or point me in the right direction?
There are two levers on the front: DF and SL. I'm assuming SL = stitch length. What is DF? Don't Fiddle? Down Faster? Dragon Fire? Darning Foot? Disco Fever?
What kind of thread do I need to get, and is it expensive? It seems to be thinner than normal thread. I don't want to outlay a lot of money as the machine is only on lend.
Does an overlocker have a bobbin? I can't find one, so I assume that two of the four threads sew on the underside somehow.
Any help would be appreciated.