Good morning, All. I am having a problem with my serger, and hope someone out there can help. It is skipping 2-3 stitches every 6-8 inches. I just finished a maternity jumper made of wool/cotton blend fabric, and it sewed beautifully. Now I am making the shirt with a cotton/poly blend fabric, and cannot get it to sew right at all. I have the tensions set fairly well, as the loops seem to be fairly balanced, but when the stitches skip, that messes everything up. I am using the 4-thread option.
I have cleaned the machine, checked the threading, replaced the needles (2 times), adjusted stitch width, stitch length, tensions, and presser foot pressure–Nothing Works!
My machine is about 17 years old, a Singer 14U64A, which I have used for years. Sure don’t want to replace it, as I just bought a new sewing machine and that is about as far as my budget can go for right now. Any light you can shed on my problem will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, and have a great day.
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Edited 11/5/2003 8:34:16 AM ET by ckaya748