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Posted on: 12/7/11 3:18 PM
Last Updated: 1/18/12 7:10 AM
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I have been buying sergers to resell after being reconditioned. Some are real buggers to thread, like the Singer 14U65. The biggest challenge is passing the left looper thread back and forth so heresa way to save aggravation. To pass the thread from right to leftt, I pull out about 10" of slack. From the left side of the machine pass a long looper threader until it pokes out to where you can pass the thread through the wire loop. Pull left and theres your thread! Works the same way going the other directions much much easier than tweezers.

Update: A much improved tool can be made easily at home using thin copper jewelery wire. Straighten out a piece about 10" long. At one end use small pliers to make a loop about 1/4" diameter, like making a closed figure "6". Make sure that there is a tiny gap that thread can fit through where the loop meets the long straight part of the wire. Feed the loop end to where you have to pull a thread through and snag the thread in the loop. then pull!
I made several out of fine piano wire from a hobby shop.

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a7yrstitch said...
Thank you Debbi. I don't have this Singer serger, but I'm going to use your idea to rethink threading mine.
12/8/11 0:26 AM
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