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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Juki 735- serging stretch problems ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Juki 735- serging stretch problems
Alana123
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Date: 5/10/13 6:35 PM

Hi!

I recently purchased the Juki 735 serger/cover stitch machine, and am sewing mostly knits. Everything works perfectly when I am sewing two layers of fabric together, but when I come to two intersecting seams the fabric seams to get a bit stuck and the stitches get really close together. and the seams are pushed out of place and then misaligned and look awful! I have tried EVERYTHING to fix this... is this a problem that someone else has experienced or could this be a problem with the machine? I have tried adjusting tensions, differential feed, stitch length, foot pressure! I know that this machine should be able to handle going over seams smoothly without extra equipment or tools. I would appreciate any insight or tips!!

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Date: 5/10/13 6:51 PM

Your presser foot sounds like it needs to be adjusted up.

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Date: 5/10/13 7:45 PM

Before you begin serging the seams that will intersect, smack them with a hammer to make them flat.

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Date: 5/10/13 11:31 PM

I have the 734 and I alternate the seams I am serging over, folding one to the front and one to the back. If you can't do this, you might cut two 1"X2" pieces of thin cardboard and place one in front and one behind the seam so the left part of the presser foot will pass over that cardboard, raising the foot up to pass over the seam more easily. PITA, in my opinion, so maybe increasing the presser foot pressure at that point only would cause the foot to grab the thickness and pull it through more readily....Or lessening the pressure might allow the foot to skim over the seam....Who knows because every fabric has it's own mind.

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