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Elna 745 Coverlock
RufflesGazebo
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Date: 8/27/12 3:03 AM

Hello!
I'm new here and am in desperate need of help with my cover stitch function on the elna coverlock 745!

Essentially where I live there isn't anywhere I can really get support/help with a complex machine like this.

The issue im having is that the left side/outter side of the cover stitch doesn't seem to catch and so only the right side ends up sewing, leaving me essentially with a very loose chain stitch.

I've changed the needle and thread and rethreaded it a few times, but everytime i go back to the coverstitch function I have this issue.
I also have similar issues with the chain stitch.

Any help would be super appreciated!! I'm lost as to what to do!!

Thank you lovely pattern review users :)

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Date: 8/27/12 6:33 PM

Make sure that you are using EL needles, good quality thread eg mettler, guttarman not serger thread in the needles. Check that you are using the correct needle paths when threading and that the thread is seated in the tension discs.

If you are still having problems there is a very helpful Yahoo elna serger group who maybe able to help

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Date: 8/28/12 9:08 AM

I have a juki coverstitch, and I know I have to check my tensions on the needles and the loopers. My left needle is generally has a bit more tension than my right.

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Date: 8/28/12 1:45 PM

I know when my babylock evolution was skipping stitches on the left needle, my dealer said it was either a bad needle or a burr someplace inside (she described this, but I can't remember :). Changing the needle didn't help, but having the machine serviced took care of it.

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Subject: Topic moved Date: 8/28/12 5:33 PM

This topic has been moved from Sewing Machines to Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers

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