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« on: August 03, 2006 04:06:26 PM »

I have a Singer sewing machine and am having problems with my overlock stitch (the zig zag one). I am new to sewing and am trying to learn the hard way lol  Grin Anyway.... when I use the overlock stitch the fabric it is zigzaging over puckers... in other words the fabric is puckering under the stitch.  I believe I am using the right needle (it the one marked for medium weights) I am trying to sew some fabric that is similar in weight to the pillowcase type fabrics you can buy from walmart.  Any tips or suggestions would be tremendously appreciated. Smiley Thanks ahead of time.


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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2006 09:08:24 PM »

It could be a tension problem. Try adjusting your tension?


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I've had fabric pucker on me before, but I think that was because I had the stitches too close together. Maybe try spacing them out and going a bit slower?

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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2006 04:44:45 PM »

A zig zag or overlock stitch will pucker lighter weight fabric regardless of tension.  Don't mess with the tension unless you see a problem with your straight stitch too. 

Your problem lies in controlling your fabric.  Pull it taut as it goes under the machine.  Be careful not to force it through.  This will improve the puckering but will not eliminate it.  If you stabilize your edge with a tear away stabilizer and spray it with starch your problem will go away.
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2006 05:50:02 AM »

Thanks guys!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the stabilizer tip thanks! I am terrified of my tension adjustment lol. I think many others have this problem as well!  Thanks!!!!
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