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Message Board > Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers > Serger Stitch Width Issue ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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Date: 11/23/12 9:18 PM

Hi,

I have a Brother 1034D Serger. It was working find until I had to re-thread it, which I've done twice. The stitch width is off (see pic/link below).

Does anyone have any advice? I tried adjusting the width, no luck. Wondering if it's threaded wrong or this is something on the machine that needs tweaking.

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Date: 11/23/12 10:16 PM

I would rethread and make sure that your threads are well seated in the tension discs.

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Date: 11/24/12 2:53 AM

Well both loops and two separate threads are all hanging off there and still making very nice even loops, just away from and not on the edge of your fabric instead of right on the edge of it. I think the most easy thing to do, would be to make your cutting width wider, as in turn the knob that makes the knives move, and in usch a way, make that knife move father away from the needle, until your loops are on the edge of the fabric.

If you really want a skinny seam allowance there instead, you probably could get that, but to do that, you might have to actually tighten up the tensions on the two threads that are making those loops hanging way off the edge instead. I think the first way, just changing your cutting width to fix that, would be a lot faster and more easy, than changing your thread tensions.

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Date: 11/25/12 7:46 PM

I agree with beauturbo-adjust your cutting width (the cutting blade). I have to do this with some fabrics, usually thin or stretchy ones. Move the blade farther away from the fabric edge and see if that helps.

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Date: 11/25/12 8:36 PM

That sounds like a perfect solution...but how do i do that????? There is nothing in my manual about how to adjust my cutting width or moving the knife. Grateful for your suggestions!!
Thank you so much!

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Date: 11/25/12 9:34 PM

I don't have the Brother but according to the manual page 10 it say's it's on the left side towards the front. Move the dial to a higher number to widen the stitch. Based on the sample pic you gave I'd say you need to widen it as much as possible. HTH

If you have the manual that came w/the machine all the info is in there to adjust it. If not the link is the manual online.

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Date: 11/26/12 3:26 PM

I have the 1034D. If the above advice still doesn't fix the problem, you can always tighten the looper tensions. I found that my looper tension stitches have *loosened up* since it was new, and no longer operates at the 4-4-4-4 setting, esp when serging knits. Tension setting 4 is still fine for the needles, but I need to set the tension at 4.5 to 5.5 for the loopers (usually it's the upper looper that's the loosest). Can't hurt to try and see if that helps.

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