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Nearly ruined my lovely new overlocker today

Nevis5

Re: Nearly ruined my lovely new overlocker today
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2019, 08:48:38 AM »
Yay, well done @pip  for persevering and conquering it!  Enjoy your overlocker xx
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rubywishes

Re: Nearly ruined my lovely new overlocker today
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2019, 03:17:00 AM »
@pip ...well done pip! It is a bit daunting isn't it but just think what a dab hand you are now at problem solving with it!

I nearly damaged my first overlocker within a few weeks of having it because I didn't read the instruction book properly: I ran it without any oil :o (manual said to "oil before first use"), and I also tried like a titan to pull the threads out backwards  :o the way you do when you finish sewing on your sewing machine and couldn't understand why the threads wouldn't release!...that poor overlocker!
Juki TL2010Q, Juki DX7,  Singers: 1917 27K treadle (aka Gertie), 1957 99k (aka Vincent), 1951 99k knee lever (aka Shirley), 1950 99k handcrank (aka Alice), 1927 28K (aka Dora), 1947 201K treadle with motor conversion (aka Livvy)
....and the dusting and vacuming can wait!

So Chic

Re: Nearly ruined my lovely new overlocker today
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2019, 13:08:01 PM »
@rubywishes
I was told never to pull the threads out backwards on my sewing machine as this can cause damage to the machine.
So Chic
Bernina Artista 630, Bernina 800DL, Janome Cover Pro 1000CP with  elderly Singer Touch & Sew 720G and Pfaff Overlocker 788 hiding in loft

rubywishes

Re: Nearly ruined my lovely new overlocker today
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2019, 20:23:11 PM »
@rubywishes
I was told never to pull the threads out backwards on my sewing machine as this can cause damage to the machine.
No, I don't mean through the machine backwards, I meant from the needle...you know when you have finished sewing and you draw your work and threads out behind the machine before snipping the threads.
Juki TL2010Q, Juki DX7,  Singers: 1917 27K treadle (aka Gertie), 1957 99k (aka Vincent), 1951 99k knee lever (aka Shirley), 1950 99k handcrank (aka Alice), 1927 28K (aka Dora), 1947 201K treadle with motor conversion (aka Livvy)
....and the dusting and vacuming can wait!

pip

Re: Nearly ruined my lovely new overlocker today
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2019, 10:59:53 AM »
Ruby I'm glad I'm not the only one! It just takes a bit of adjustment to using an overlocker after a regular sewing machine, re pulling the thread at the end of doing a seam. Also I found I couldn't actually see what the needle and blade were doing and sometimes cut too much off. Consequently the little shorts I made for my 5 yr old grandson had to go to his 2 yr old sister instead!