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From: Alter E-go
Date: 02-09-2006, 11:57 PM (1 of 6)
Hi, I'm new here and would like some help from other members about evolve coverstitch, the machine is giving me hard time, the sticth (left) is skipping(the first needle), what could be the cause of this? I have tried changing needle, adjusting everything, and I don't have the manual.
would appreciate any help . Thanks.
User: Alter E-go
Member since: 08-28-2005
Total posts: 3
From: carman
Date: 02-10-2006, 12:34 AM (2 of 6)
just wanted to pop in and say welcome to SWN, i am sure some one here will be able to help you out, the ladies are a wealth of info.
User: carman
Member since: 04-17-2000
Total posts: 692
From: Chrysantha
Date: 02-10-2006, 01:00 AM (3 of 6)
Are you sure you have the needle ALL the way up in the hole ??? The left needle usually goes ALL the way up, the right hangs down a bit. It also needs to be TIGHT and put in the correct way. (flat side to the back). It's always helpful to use the needle holder that came with your machine.

Sorry I took it for granted that your machine uses 2 needles. Actually I've never seen the Cover Stitch machine and online it's hard to tell if it's two or one needle. But I did review articles that said your machine likes Schmetz needles...
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: Kylnne2
Date: 02-10-2006, 01:49 AM (4 of 6)
Using an EL x 705 needle helps prevent skipped stitches. If you are already using EL x 705 needles and having skips then I suggest to increase your foot pressure. If still having problems you might want to lessen the tension on the needle that is skipping. Pre washing fabric sometimes help to prevent skipped stitches.
User: Kylnne2
Member since: 07-10-2004
Total posts: 629
From: Tom Land
Date: 02-10-2006, 02:31 AM (5 of 6)
KYLNNE pretty much covered it. When doing a coverstitch it is imperative that you use EL705 needles, not standard sewing machine needles. Also make sure you are threaded properly. Missing one guide, especially the last one right before you thread the needle can cause skipping.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
User: Tom Land
Member since: 09-21-2005
Total posts: 514
From: Alter E-go
Date: 02-15-2006, 11:03 AM (6 of 6)
Thank you all for the info, will check the needle.
User: Alter E-go
Member since: 08-28-2005
Total posts: 3
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