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Message Board > Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers > Babylock Evolution owners...I have a question??? ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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Date: 5/21/13 5:39 PM

I just purchased a new Evolution. I have just read through the whole instructional manual. I'm a little confused. I thought one of the features on this machines is that it automatically adjust tension for stitches. If this is so, why do they give settings for all stitches? Is that for fine tuning manually?

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Date: 5/21/13 5:44 PM

iirc, the numbers they give are usually the length and width not tension.

ETA- are you talking about the chain/cover tensions? they don't go through the same tensioning system as the overlock functions. those do need to be adjusted when you use a cover stitch or a chain stitch (or s combo stitch) not when you are doing a simple 3 or 4 thread overlock.
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Date: 5/21/13 6:37 PM

Thank you for clarifying

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Date: 5/23/13 2:52 PM

on my evolution, which is a couple of years old, you can adjust stitch tension. it's right by the length and width adjustment. I rarely use/need it.

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Date: 5/23/13 3:33 PM

Congratulations on your new serger. Truly, wow! I purchased mine during a very busy time and also drove two hours to get to the shop. The shop owner is a BabyLock educator; she is so very good at delivering loads of information quick in a way that will stick with you.

A PR member suggested laminating a copy of the quick guide. You can keep that by your side and store the original for safekeeping. Try to set aside time to go through all of the stitches on the quick guide and, then, eventually, all of the stitches in the book. I especially appreciate the bold description of types of stitches in the color bar at the top of each guide page.

One of my favorite serger tools is a long bamboo cooking skewer. Great for any fine point guiding that is needed. Much more accurate than fingertips which I like to keep away from the blade.

LynnRowe has a knit Sewalong thread in the Beginner's section.
Knit Sewalong. Presuming you will be sewing lots of knits with your serger, you should find some very helpful pointers there. I was skeptical about hand basting but now agree that there are times when that provides the ultimate in control and it takes very little time.

I am using my serger so much more than my previous 25 year old serger. The old one was great but I feel very confident in constructing garments with the new one instead of just primarily finishing seams. The difference in functionality has caused me to rethink my space. I need more surface work space by the serger than I did before.
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