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Evolve sergers

lin327 | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

I have an evolve.  Still haven’t figured out all the things and tricks it can do.  Try using the 2 thread overlock function.  Stitch selection A usually works for me, you might have to try one of the others. Also, I loosened the presser foot screw on the top of the machine.  This also solved a few cover stitch problems.  My dealer said the factory had the presser foot set “Too heavy.”  Oh yeah, set the stitch width really wide and stitch length really long, and press before you sew.  Hope that helps! 


  1. snivsl | | #1

    Are you happy with your Evolve?  Did you also look at the Elna 945?  I will probably be picking up my Evolve today.

    1. lin327 | | #2

      I looked at more sergers than I care to remember at the needlework show in Toronto.  I picked the evolve because it had more threads than any other(strange reason,Iknow!)  I like it.  My old machine was an ancient three-thread, no bells or whistles. This new one does so much that I hardly use my other machine for anything but buttonholes.  I'm still learning after six months!

      1. snivsl | | #3

        Are you from Toronto?  I'm from Montreal.  Fancy that.  Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it.

        1. lin327 | | #4

          Sorry for taking so long.  Big time computer crash.  I'm from the burbs.  Babylock has a website that might help also.  Hope the link works.  Last time I tried to link I sent everyone to a bad place!  Its http://www.babylock.com

          1. snivsl | | #5

            Finally picked up my Evolve, I was out of town.  Started sewing my daughter a jumper.  What a relief! No pressing seems open or finishing seams.  Beautiful neat finish (Although threads were over edge and I had a hard time adjusting) and I just followed the book.  Will be going to my dealer for some free courses though.

        2. Barbanne48 | | #6

          How do you button holes with a serger?  I have an old three-thread one, too.

          1. lin327 | | #7

            I had an ancient 3thread that I got when I made samples for a factory.  Buttonholes were done on a special machine by a worker who did nothing but buttonholes.  It looked like a seger, but it wasn't.  The sewing area was tiny, as was the knife.  I don't remember anything more about it.  I've tried ever way possible to make buttonholes on a serger, but with no luck.  Sorry.

            Two days later....oops, my bad.  When I said that I used my old machine for buttonholes I meant my old straight zig zag machine, not my old serger.  I should have been more specific!

            Edited 6/5/2002 9:28:48 AM ET by LIN327

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