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New overlocker

CraftyIrish

New overlocker
« on: April 02, 2021, 21:49:37 PM »
Finally ordered my new overlocker before everything was gone.
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Ellabella

Re: New overlocker
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2021, 22:15:02 PM »
You should enjoy that!

CraftyIrish

Re: New overlocker
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2021, 22:17:33 PM »
I can't wait to try it out. I have so many things lined up for it.
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So Chic

Re: New overlocker
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2021, 11:27:27 AM »
I think that’s the same machine as the Bernina 800DL, which was made by Juki for Bernina.  It’s a great machine and I hope you enjoy using it.
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Bodgeitandscarper

Re: New overlocker
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2021, 12:02:08 PM »
Oooh, nice!!  You'll wonder why you never got one sooner!

CraftyIrish

Re: New overlocker
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2021, 17:34:05 PM »
Any recommendations on what thread to buy.
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Marniesews

Re: New overlocker
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2021, 17:53:54 PM »
Juki aren't Prima donnas so any branded thread including the budget ones. The cheaper ones create more lint but that just means you clean it more regularly.
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BrendaP

Re: New overlocker
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2021, 20:59:28 PM »
Start with the basics - black, white and grey will work for most fabrics as you don't really see the overlocking once a garment is finished.  Cream is useful too. 
Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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Happymrsg

Re: New overlocker
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2021, 11:32:40 AM »
I have that overlocker. Enjoy it  :loveit:

CraftyIrish

Re: New overlocker
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2021, 11:37:29 AM »
I have that overlocker. Enjoy it  :loveit:
Hey what brand of thread do you use in it and what size
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So Chic

Re: New overlocker
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2021, 11:51:41 AM »
As marnie said Jukis are not prima donnas and I use whatever thread is to hand and I only use thread matching the garment in the left hand needle.  The cheaper threads tend to make more fluff so you have to clean the machine a bit more than usual.  Woolly nylon is nice to use on stretch fabrics as it covers the seams well.  As the seams don't show normally I find it's a good way of using up unwanted thread and I would add navy and a dark cream to the colours BrendaP suggested.
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Helen M

Re: New overlocker
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2021, 11:53:58 AM »
A tip for buying extra shades is to buy 1 cone and wind off onto 2 or 3 machine bobbins if you want a match for a particular garment. Also have a light grey and a dark grey and maybe an off white or cream. You can mix shades as well say a darker for the upper looper thread, that is normally on top side, (think of a turned up hem on a skirt or trouser) and one that isn't quite such a good match for the under looper.
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HenriettaMaria

Re: New overlocker
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2021, 12:59:46 PM »
Keep an eye on the Middle of Lidl for cheap overlocker thread in a fairly limited assortment of colours (from memory they have black, white, royal blue and red).  Never noticed Aldi doing it (they've got habby on offer at the moment but no separate thread).

Empress Mills do overlocking thread in cops up to 5000m if you need a specific colour.

Happymrsg

Re: New overlocker
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2021, 15:20:47 PM »
@CraftyIrish  i'm still using cones of thread that came free when i bought my first overlocker 12 years ago from SMD. I have had a few overlockers in the years since then because I swapped when I couldn't thread them! I'm sticking with this Juki one now. I also have some thread bought from Lidl & some passed on to me. They all seem to work fine.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2021, 14:02:37 PM by Happymrsg »

Ellabella

Re: New overlocker
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2021, 15:30:15 PM »
I use anything I can get hold of in the O/L.

It’s great for using up all sorts of odds and sods. If you want a particular match, 4 reels of Moon thread work well.