Overlocker tips

I’ve had my overlocker for 3 months now and absolutely love it! It makes professional seams and makes sewing clothes faster. What’s not to love!?

Here are my tips for using an overlocker;
– both seams are close together, I tend to miss bits with my overlocker and end up with a hole in my seem!
-don’t let pins get anywhere near the shaft(!) of the machine, I broke the upper knife of mine by sewing over a pin. Amazon kindly replaced the whole machine (!!) but replacement knives are pricey. 
– don’t be scared! I had no idea what I was doing when I got my sewing machine and eventually you learn what bit does what and build confidence
– rethread it asap, don’t put off doing it! It’s the only scary part of having an overlocker and my machine has very good instructions to explain where the thread goes 
– pull the thread tree up before sewing otherwise your threads will snap and you’ll have to rethread it!
– have fun!!

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