Your question: How do you thread an Overlock sewing machine?

What order should I thread my Overlocker?

Always raise the presser foot before you begin threading! There is a correct “order” for threading your overlock machine, to help ensure that the stitches form properly. The loopers are threaded first, and THEN the needles are threaded. Start by threading the upper looper first.

How many threads does an overlocker need?

The majority of overlockers have four spools that are threaded into the machine, with two threads passing through a pair of needles. The three right hand threads finish the raw edge of the fabric.

Why does my overlocker thread keep breaking?

The upper thread tension could be set too tight. Set the tension to the best thread tension setting or less. Make sure the spool of thread is installed correctly using the correct size spool cap for the size of spool. … Check that the bobbin is wound so that it about 80% full and that the thread is evenly wound.

Do Overlockers need special needles?

Overlockers have two needles, although you don’t always need to use both needles depending on the stitch you require (more on this later). We recommend using overlocker needles and have a range available with detailed descriptions on which overlockers they are compatible with for quick and easy reference.

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Do you need special thread for an overlocker?

For perfect results on your overlocker and coverstitch machine it is essential to use a good quality thread that is lint free. For that reason we only stock the highest quality Polyester 120’s and 180’s overlocking thread.

Which needle is used for Overlock machine?

Singer number and color codes

code and shank color Point type
2020 – red regular point, for woven fabrics (most common Singer needle type)
2022, 2053, 2054 – uncolored overlock needles, only for overlocking machines
2044 – uncolored embroidery needle
2045 – yellow ball point, for knits

Can you hem on an overlocker?

Three Thread Rolled Hem

Most overlockers can sew a rolled hem stitch. The rolled hem stitch is sewn using either two or three threads, depending on your model – be sure check your instruction manual first. Rolled Hemming is suitable for light weight fabrics such as voile, organdy, crepe etc.

Should you overlock before or after sewing?

You can use the overlocker to finish the seams together after constructing your garment but before doing any topstitching. You’ll want to try on the garment and make sure the fit is spot on before finishing the seams in this way.