Join Date: May 2006
Location: Palm Beach, Florida and Texas
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I don't have a serger but I used to have a similar problem with my sewing machine. The only way I could sew was to keep the tension on 0, otherwise the top thread would rip the bottom one through the fabric. In my particular case, I was using the wrong size spool-stopper and didn't quite have it threaded right, and the thread would get hung up on the edge of the spool as it came out. It's also happened once when I put the bobbin in the wrong way. Probably doesn't apply to a serger, but if you've got the manual (I'm assuming you haven't used it much, though I'm frequently wrong) read over the proper way to thread very carefully and re thread your machine a few times (after you clean and oil it. I found out the hard way that not doing those things is a recipe for disaster).
I pulled mine straight out of the box and used it straight away. Turns out that little dealy-gig at the back of the machine was there for a reason, not just to annoy me cause I had never seen one on a sewing machine. Once I read my manual and figured out what it was, a lot of my sewing problems went away.
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