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Message Board > Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers > Ending coverstitch trouble ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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Date: 11/10/13 10:40 PM

Hi there! I just bought the janome coverpro 1000CPX yesterday!! It is working beautifully so far. The only thing I'm having trouble with is when I sew in the round. I read Debbie's tutorial with pulling the needle threads out first, clipping, then pulling the fabric straight out towards the back. It ll works fine, the threads come out the bottom but I find that when I pull the fabric out, the looper underneath tightens the coverstitch. next thing I know the coversittch is no longer parallel but buckling because the looper underneath has tightened the top causing it to narrow... I hope this is clear.... Is this something to do with the tension? I have tried to change it to 0 as I pull the fabric out but it doesn't seem to help. Thanks in advance!

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Date: 11/11/13 0:03 AM

This is a great technique for ending a coverstitch seam in the middle of a garment; I learned it at a CoverPro class I took at my dealer. It also locks the coverstitch and if you leave the threads long enough you can do a simple loop knot for extra security. To keep the 'pinch' to a minimum, grab your work tightly as close as possible to the presser foot before pulling it toward the back to release the needle threads. If there is still some pulling, you can gently 'work out' the tension on the threads with your fingers before knotting. Hope this helps.

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Date: 11/11/13 0:22 AM

I had the same problem when I first got mine. What works for me is I pull the looper and needle threads from the spool to give them a little slack before they hit the tension discs. Doesn't seem that it would make a difference but it does.

I don't pull mine out the back too quickly. That way I can feel if the threads are going to resist a little and pull them off the spool a more.

Debbie

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Date: 11/11/13 3:21 AM

Hello Nadine, I have had the exact same problem as you, and I figured out a bit of a fix.

Open the front panel of your machine, so you can see the threading path for the looper; you will see three metal "eye's" that the looper thread goes through. These move up and down individually, and so at different points of the stitch cycle, you will find they are not aligned. Slowly turn your flywheel until these eyes are lined up. Once you have them in line, place a small amount of electrical tape onto the body of the machine near the flywheel, and then another piece on the flywheel itself lining it up with the first piece on the body. When the looper eyes are lined up, the looper thread pulls through easier.

So, when you have finished a seam, stop, lift the presser foot, turn the flywheel towards you until the two pieces of tape line up. Then using a fine object (I use the back of the seam ripper)pull the needle threads towards you. Snip them (or use the seam ripper to cut them) leaving a good sized tail. Grasp the fabric firmly with your thumb on top of the seam 1 or 2 stitches back from the last stitch. Pull firmly backwards, allowing the threads to pull through the fabric. I find that the tightening up happens when you are holding the thread tails, and they can't slide through. Pull out enough to give your looper thread some length, then snip that also.

I hope that helps.

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Date: 11/12/13 2:03 PM

Thank you all!!! I will follow your advice and try it out tonight! I'll post again afterthanks again!

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