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From: sewingtiger40
Date: 04-18-2006, 03:56 PM (1 of 3)
I am in need of some help from any Evolve owners.

My machine is new, so this problem could be a user problem and not a machine problem but I have tried everything.

I am trying to do a 3 thread flatlock with no luck. I have tried new needles, new thread, watched the video again and even tried a net on the thread.

According to the video and book when you want a 3 thread flatlock stitch you have to thread the #2 needle thread through the same guide as the upper looper then over to the needle.
The flatlock starts out great but then the looper thread starts to get pulled with the needle thread towards the needle and winds up in a huge knot.

I have even tried threading the #2 needle through it's original guide but then I don't get an flatlock stitch. Has this happened to anyone else....HELP!!
User: sewingtiger40
Member since: 03-10-2003
Total posts: 32
From: Kylnne2
Date: 04-19-2006, 06:42 PM (2 of 3)
Wow, this sounds confusing to me. I don't understand your post about the needle thread going through a looper guide..but I don't own an Evolve. Usually on most sergers to do a 3 thread flatlock stitch, one just uses one needle and uses a rather unbalanced stitch with the knife disengaged. When stitching you let the loop part of the stitches fall over the edge so when you remove the fabric you can pull the threads flat on the outsided of the fabric. Good luck to you, I hope you get it figured out.
User: Kylnne2
Member since: 07-10-2004
Total posts: 629
From: gramfel
Date: 06-23-2006, 11:27 AM (3 of 3)
Have you tried joining the yahoo group called babylocksergers?? They usually answer all questions and lots of them have evolves. Joining is free; just go to and then to groups and then find the babylocksergers group and say "join." You can even specify "no email." That is what I do, so I just go to Yahoo and then to my groups and then to a specific group.
Good luck! I have used an Evolve but never heard of threading two threads through the same thing.
User: gramfel
Member since: 09-12-2004
Total posts: 23
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