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Pfaff Hobbylock 4860
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Date: 9/10/13 1:56 PM

I'm fine understanding the actual threading. What stumps me is what to do with the threads after going through the guides, loopers, and needles.

Do all four threads go under the presser foot behind the knife before you start serging? I've been drawing the loopers straight back and around the back right corner of the foot and then pulling them over to the left-so before I start serging, the four threads are done that way so that they are all under the foot, behind the knife, but hanging off the left edge of the machine.

I sometimes get it threaded and sometimes not. I'm always guessing on the last portion. I know upper then lower. I know lower over upper. It's just the final stage after the stuff is threaded!!

Ugh, I'm so annoyed!!!!!
-- Edited on 9/10/13 2:00 PM --

Marie367  Friend of PR
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Date: 9/10/13 9:36 PM

I don't have this serger but I push all my threads to the back. I hold all threads to get started and I sew and inch or so before I put material under the foot. I have had two sergers and that has worked for both of them. It sounds like you do a similar thing to what I do. Does it work?
That is always the question.

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Date: 9/10/13 10:57 PM

On my 4872, the diagram shows the upper looper thread going to the right.

My grandmother taught me to sew when I was 10, and I've been sewing ever since.

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Date: 9/10/13 11:48 PM

All the threads under the foot, and to the left, should work. But, the looper threads need to get there first, or it may start sewing, then break a thread. I don't understand why, but when you get all the threads under the foot, divide the needle threads from the looper threads by drawing your tweezers between them. Or, we tell people to just re-thread your needles after you re-thread your loopers, every time. Sometimes it's easier to think that way.

Annette -- Sewing Machine Mechanic
Bernina 230, Bernina 800DL serger, Kenmore (60 lbs), Singer Treaddle 1901, White serger, Mercury MO111 industrial, shell-stitch machine, plus several to fix and sell or use for parts.

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