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Does this serger have a coverstitch?
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Date: 4/28/12 11:58 PM

I have a 15-year-old Singer 5-Thread serger (Singer Millenium Series 14U555). Is there any way that I can simulate a coverstitch using just the right and left needles? If not, is there a coverstitch attachment available?

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Date: 4/29/12 7:18 AM

I don't think so. Sergers are limited in the stitches they do because of the combination of needle and looper used to form a certain stitch. You would need another looper in the right position to make a coverstitch, and there's no way to fake another one.

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Date: 4/29/12 7:35 PM

Sergers and cover stitch machines are two different things, just as Sergers and sewing machines are. A handful of sergers are "combination" machines that can serge and with certain chnages to the machine set-up also cover stitch.

Unless you have one of these combo machines, you won't be able to make a serger do a cover stitch.

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Date: 5/12/12 5:03 AM

Thanks for the info, Biochemistress and LynnRowe. Sorry that I'm just now replying. I think that I may have to look into one of those combo machines.

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Date: 5/12/12 7:50 PM

If your current serger still works and you have the space keep it. Than purchase a new combo serger and you can serger seams with 1 and cover stitch with the other. I also like having 2 sergers for elastic/rollhem set ups.

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Date: 5/15/12 9:44 AM

I own the 14U557 and it's a CS. Are you sure yours isn't? 5 threads usually indicate CS capability?
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Date: 5/16/12 8:40 PM

I've got the 14U557 too and also thought 5-threads = CS but I dug around for the 555 and couldn't find anything referring to CS. The only specifics I came across was a reference to Chain Stitch - maybe that's the 5th thread on this model ? Funnily enough, with all the free manuals available online I had no luck at all finding one for these sergers.

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Date: 5/17/12 11:11 AM

Now that's interesting. I've owned 5-thread sergers, and none of them did coverstitching. They did do the safety stitch (chain stitch).

Which I never used...so why I always bought a 5-thread I dunno. But I'm strictly faithful now to my 4-thread serger and separate coverstitch machine.

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Date: 5/17/12 9:03 PM

Really one cannot tell from the amount of threads a serger has as to if it can do cover stitch or chain stitch.
I had an old Babylock model that was a 4 thread model and it could do chain stitch and also a straight seam beside the overlock stitches.
One of my present sergers is only a 4 thread yet is a combo and besides the many different types of overlock stitches it can do 3 different coverhems and chain stitch,
Juki has a 5 thread model on the market now which is the 655 and it can do a chain stitch but not a cover hem.

The types of overlock stitches also vary on sergers being some just do overlock and some do a mock safety overlock and some a safety overlock.
Models can really vary in their capabilities even in the same brand.

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Date: 7/20/13 7:52 PM

I also have this machine, but I brought it over from Scotland to USA! Can it be switched to use the USA power, or is it too new? A sewing machine guy told me only old machines have a switch inside to let them be used in both countries, but I forgot to tell him how old this machine was...any info?
I also looked for manual online, but have to buy from a site. $15.99 from singer site. Thanks

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