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Topic: Sewing 2 way stretch fabric with serger - help! it's all going wrong!  (Read 1899 times)
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« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2006 11:51:20 AM »

Sorry, yes, I decreased the pressure right down.  I've also tried various settings with the stitch length and diff feed.

I only want to make an infinity dress.  Cry

what is stablilizer? Is that the plastic that dissolves in water?
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« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2006 12:08:14 PM »

There are all kinds of stabilizer, some is water dissolving, some breaks down with heat, some is kind of like paper that you just tear away, and some is sort of like a liquid that you spray on.
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« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2006 04:01:30 PM »

this doesn't look like a stability problem to me--the fabric is clearly NOT feeding and you can see that it is rippled coming out behind the presser foot.

maybe your differential feed is too high--you only need it high enough to keep the edge from stretching.

also, what is your stitch length?  it looks very short to me.

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« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2006 04:02:13 PM »

The tension. put all the tension dials on four. Bear with me.
Okay now get your owners manual. If you can't find it... Go online and look for it on your machine brands site.
In the instruction manual in the back it'll say something like "Problems" and then it'll say how to fix'em.
Okay, but back to Rosemarys way.
Okay. Stitch length on 1- 1.5, Diff feed on 1.
These are just basic measurments so you can adjust from there.
Now run it through. and read the Intructions in the manual.
Also. It would be really helpful if you had a pic of the stitches its making. Then I could tell you precisely what to do.
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« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2006 06:01:32 PM »

It looks like your thread tension is fairly high and you are gathering. (I absolutely love gather with the serger but that's another story.)
What happens when you put your needle tension and both the upper and lower tensions on N or zero?
Was your stitching balanced when you bought it?  Were all the tension dials on normal?

Something else I'm wondering- is  your feed dog on the bottom engaged? It looks like the teeth are not pulling the fabric through.

I do agree that perhaps you need to take it back where you bought it and have it looked at.
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