Brother CS 6000i 24 Overlock Stitch
Are you searching for a tailoring school online. Let’s learn something here. If you don’t have a serger then foot G is going to be your best friend. We’re talking about how do we over lock the edges so the threads stop unraveling. Nothing like sewing something, not doing something to these edges so you throw it in the wash and the threads just start to pull apart, and there’s nothing left of your seams before you know it. This foot has a little blade, a little guide that we’re going to follow. Then when we put it on we want to pick a stitch, something that jumps over the edge. Yup so there’s a couple different ones. You’ve got some other ones that are. Let me see what 15 comes up as; 15 is J, that’s a different one, but let’s go ahead and do number 06. That’d be the one I usually reach for because it’s a quick stitch.
What you want to do is actually line up the edge of your foot. What you want to do is line up the edge of your foot, there’s a little guide down here, with the edge of your fabric. Now you’ll notice down in the sewing area, there’s a little pin. As it stitches the fabric is supported by that pin so it doesn’t go rolling down into the machine or rolling the fabric as you go. That doesn’t look very good either. We’re just going to stitch down here. There we go. Now keep in mind that last stitch is still on that pin, so when you pull it out it doesn’t want to come out. Just pull straight back and then you’ll see that the threads in the over lock stitch have been secured by the needle jumping over the edge, and then creating a little barrier for it to not become anymore un ravely. Just go around all your edges. Some people will do this after they’ve sewed the seams so then they’re sewing the two seams.
They’re just holding them out and then zipping around so it’s more of the last thing you do instead of before you sew. Your choice of which way you want to do it.
To master the needle threader, first lower down the presser foot. This will give you a little extra resistance on that thread because the tensions are holding tight. Next, let me show you what you’re going to do. As you bring down the lever with your left index finger, push down, then push down all the way. See how that head has come around the needle eye? There’s a small little hook that’s coming from the back towards us, and it’s shaped like this. We’re going to next, give the thread to the needle threader, so it can pull it through. This is how I teach my classes, always bring this down about halfway, hook the thread under this little arm that’s coming down, next, push down, push down again, so it’s around, and then bring the thread in between those two little arms, and lift up gently.
We’re only holding onto this thread in my right hand, very gently, so it can actually pull it out of my fingers and pull a loop to the back of the needle. You’re just going to pull this loop, all the way through. Doyou want to see it again? Let’s do this, bring it down partially, warp it around that little arm, push down all the way, hold it firmly, but in your right hand, be very gentle. Push it into the needle, lift up a little bit and then let it pull it out of your fingers. Practice that a few times and I guarantee you will love your needle threader. Now, there is a time where, if for any reason your needle isn’t in the highest position, your needle isn’t inserted correctly, and you keep trying, and trying and trying, you will bend that little small loop, or hook that’s coming through the eye of the needle, and it just won’t line up properly.
If you have some good eyes, you can bend it back, but you might have to have somebody realign it. They do break eventually if you don’t have them lined up, so just kind of be very gentle with it, and if it’s not working for you, see if it’s actually lining up through the eye of the needle, and have someone help you see if that’s really the problem.