Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers > Help with Singer 14U44 - Skipping Stitches ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Help with Singer 14U44 - Skipping Stitches
HermionesEveningBag
HermionesEveningBag
Intermediate
Member since 5/20/11
Posts: 6
Login to reply to this post

Date: 6/25/13 1:10 PM

Hello, all! I'm hoping someone can help me with a serger issue, as I've lost the manual. The machine is a Singer 14U44 that nearly 20 years old, and it has been great up till now. The leftmost straight stitch is skipping in places, though not consistently. Could it be that I should replace the needle? Adjust the tension? Something else?

Many thanks!

simplystitches
simplystitches
NY USA
Member since 2/12/06
Posts: 1097
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 1 member likes this.
Date: 6/25/13 1:19 PM

Anytime I've had skipped stitches on a serger replacing the needle usually fixes it. That's the easiest thing to try first before you start changing tensions.

Debbie

HermionesEveningBag
HermionesEveningBag
Intermediate
Member since 5/20/11
Posts: 6
Login to reply to this post

In reply to simplystitches <<


Date: 6/25/13 2:16 PM

Thanks! I will try that. I'm fanatical about replacing them with every project on the regular machine, but I think I've neglected the poor serger.

Vireya
Vireya
Intermediate
AUSTRALIA
Member since 12/10/05
Posts: 893
Login to reply to this post

Date: 6/25/13 11:43 PM

Make sure you use the right needle, too. The Singer overlockers from that time used different needles to the sewing machines (and may still do, I haven't looked at a newer one).

cherylwashere
star
cherylwashere  Friend of PR
Intermediate
CT USA
Member since 4/10/04
Posts: 1235
Login to reply to this post

In reply to HermionesEveningBag <<


Date: 6/26/13 1:14 AM

If you go to Singer's website and click on to Instruction Manuals they offer a free download for your model or a hardcopy for 15.00

------
Bernina 820, Bernina 330, Pfaff Creative 7530, Janome 1600P

HermionesEveningBag
HermionesEveningBag
Intermediate
Member since 5/20/11
Posts: 6
Login to reply to this post

Date: 6/26/13 12:26 PM

That is great news on the manuals! Also on the different needles. I think I'll be busy online today! Thanks everyone.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers >> Help with Singer 14U44 - Skipping Stitches

Merchants on PR
Elliott Berman Textiles
Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!
Gwyn Hug
Fabric Shopping Help!
Deals!
Lanetzliving Vintage Sewing Patterns
Vintage Sewing Patterns
Deals!
Style Arc sewing dress patterns
Patterns That Fit
Web site
Victoria Jones Collection
Timeless Hawaiian styles
Web site

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Leather 101
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Leather 101

Online Sewing Classes
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger

Ottobre Design Magazine 03-2009-32
photo
Review by brissie71 on 2/24/12
Read Review

You Sew Girl Beauty Case Pattern
You Sew Girl Beauty Case Pattern

Details
Price: $18.15
Add to Bag Add to Bag

You Sew Girl Day Bag Pattern
You Sew Girl Day Bag Pattern

Details
Price: $19.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Peek-A Boo Ahsley Knit Ruffle Dress Digital Pattern ( Size 3 mo -8 years )
Peek-A Boo Ahsley Knit Ruffle Dress Digital Pattern ( Size 3 mo -8 years )

Details
Price: $7.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Cake Patterns Espresso Leggings Digital Pattern
Cake Patterns Espresso Leggings Digital Pattern

Details
Price: $7.50
Add to Bag Add to Bag

No Pattern Used No pattern used 2009-01-Baby
photo
Review by katlew03 on 2/20/09
Read Review

Simplicity 1703 Pattern ( Size 3-4-5-6 )
Simplicity 1703 Pattern ( Size 3-4-5-6 )

Details
Price: $15.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

New Look 6730 Pattern
New Look 6730 Pattern

Details
Price: $4.49
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN