My Janome serger (overlock machine) has been giving me a bit of trouble of late. So much trouble that I don't want to sew on this machine anymore! I can't believe I just said that.
This keeps happening, the thread jumps out of it proper loop and ends up in the other thread loop. It does this while I'm serging.
It should look and stay like this while I'm serging but it does not. Instead, it jumps out of its proper position (green loop) and ends up the the blue loop.
And it makes my finished edges look like this. Not only is it ugly it is as if it is eating my fabric edge. It is not the tension, and it does it even after it has been cleaned.
It doesn't matter how slow I sew, eventually the threads above lock and when I investigate what happened below, I'm re-threading it again and again to correct the same problem. I could take it in to the shop for a tune-up and see if they can find the problem. But will that solve the problem? Could it be time to invest in a new serger? I can't afford it right now (summer lay-off) but I could start saving my pennies. One thing is for sure, it is time to sharpen my non-serger seam finishing techniques.