Singer Serger Threading Instructions

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Threading the serger is one of the most commonlyasked questions. We're going to take you stepbystep and in which order you need to do it. Todaywe have threads of yellow, red, green and blue. That way you can see where all the threadscome out once we get the serger going. The first thing you want to do is start withthe upper looper. That is the green thread. I always say thread from the inside out ofthis little stand, so we're going from the center to the right and the center to theleft. These two are needles, this is an upper looper, and this is a lower looper. The first thing you want to do is just takethem up and over these little guides at the

top. Make sure the go nice and smooth anddon't get wrapped around. Then what you're going to do is come underneath this back part,this little hook back there, and then just come underneath the pretensioner. I havenot found that one side is better than the other, so just pick a side and go down. You want to make sure that you have the presserfoot up because that way the tension discs are open. Sometimes I'll lower the presserfoot during my threading; maybe it will make it a little easier to do the needles. Justmake sure that you always lift it back up when you go to start your next thread.

We're coming straight down, and sometimeswhat I'll do is hold this thread and make sure it goes right down into the tension disc.I have had people find somehow they get the thread kind of on the outside of the discin here. If you ever have trouble and can't figure it out, honestly just rethread theserger. It usually fixes it. Essentially it goes right down the channel. Now we're followingall the green dials. Tweezers are going to be your friend. Here'sa little picture to remind us what order we're threading the serger in. Start with one, two,three and four. Then we're going to follow the guides that are marked with the green.This one isn't really marked, but we are going

to go ahead and go behind it right below wherethe tension is. Come over to the green one here. One thing nice I like about these tensionsis that they're all open, so if you miss one you can always go back and slip it in. Down here there's one, two, two green onesdown here. Then we're going to come up to this little curlicue here. Sometimes you needa little extra help to kind of get that down in that bottom one. Just go ahead and slipthat right on in there and then up through this one. That second one down here is labeledfor both blue and green and, yes, they will share that particular guide.

Then go right behind this one here. This isthe upper looper. Both loopers have a very large eye, but here's what I do. I put mythread in my hand and I want the tweezers to grip the tip, so it's almost like the tipand the thread are all at the same direction. It makes it very easy to poke it through andcatch it on the other side. Sometimes I need to catch it quicker and not let go. Therewe go. Push it through. So those should be fairly easy to thread. When I go to pull thisextra loop out, just make sure it's not catching on any of the other little guides here andit goes straight up to that upper looper. So that's one thread.

Next I'm just going to go back; we're repeatingthis same thing up above for the tension. My presser foot is still up. I'm coming straightdown. Here we are. Here's that guide right below. This is the lower looper, so we'redoing the lighter blue. You're going to notice there's light blue and a dark blue. The darkblue is for the cover stitch looper, which is the one way in front here. We are not usingthat one. We're using the one closest to the upper looper or closest to the two needlesthat we're doing, but we will do tutorials on the cover stitch. Another light blue is down here. People alwayssay why is there so many guidesé The engineers

Husqvarna Viking H Class 200S Serger 4 Threading

We are now ready to start threading this machine.First thing we're going to do is just clear all the threads out of the serger the onesthat came with the machine. I'm just going to clip those and then pull these off. I'vealready taken off their little spool claps. Honestly, throw these away; they're not reallya great quality thread, but they came with your machine. Lift up the presser foot that'sgoing to be right on the backside kind of like a sewing machine. If you open up thedoor, you're going to slide that to the side and then roll that down. Then, really, ifit doesn't want to come out you can help it by giving it a little tug and all the threadswill come out. We're just going to throw that

guy away and we have a serger with no threadon it. Next we're going to go ahead and put thoselittle cone holders down and on these machines or even . They're kind of tight so pushthose down hard. Everything we're going to do is going to be color coded, so I am goingto actually have today's colors be with the colors of the serger. There's my green; that'sgoing to be on the upper looper. My blue is the lower looper. My red I'm going to usepink is our right needle, and our left needle is the yellow. See how this one hangs off a little bité I'mgoing to make sure that that pushes up and

in a little bit, so I'm going to hold thatup a little bit, and then push that down. What I always recommend is when you threada serger you want to thread from the inside out. We're going to divide these in half andwe're going to thread from the right out and the left out. We're going to start with theupper looper. You'll see why in just a second. You're just going find the end; you're goingto go up and over the back little guides. Then right back here, what you need to dois just hook it underneath. You're going to notice I'm going to hold a lot of threadswith one hand and slide them underneath. Everything is going to have guides that you're goingto lay in, tuck under, lift over. They're

all going to be open, which I absolutely love.If you miss one, you can always go back and hook it in. We're going to follow this down. The upperlooper, we're going to come down. If you hold it you're going to make sure you lay it inthe tensions this is key. In this serger, these tensions are going to open and closeas you lift and lower this presser foot. You know how on your sewing machine if you threadwith the presser foot down you don't always get in the tensionsé Make sure that presserfoot is up. Lay that down there; holding back here is going to make sure it gets all theway in there. The loopers are going to be

a lot looser than the needle threads, so theseare the ones you're really going to need to make sure you force them in and make surethey get them in nice and tight. What I'm going to do is I'm going to zoomin so you can really see what's going on and how we're going to follow each of the greenpaths. The upper looper is going to continue straight down. You're going to notice youhave a little picture of where the green thread is going. We're getting this guide. We'recoming underneath this guide here. Then this is just going to lay over this because we'recoming right up to the guide that's at the top of this little post here. You're goingto wrap it around from the left side, and

it will just hook right on in. You alwayswant everything to go straight through. You never want them to wrap around or double backthemselves. This is the upper looper. It's the part that,as you turn it, comes above your presser foot right in front of your needles. Just bringthat up so that it's not in anybody's way. If you want, you can lower down the presserfoot. Just make sure that you lift that presser foot back up when we start threading the nextthread, so those tensions are open. What I usually do is take my tweezers, I'll lay mythread in my hand, and I want to get close maybe a quarter to half an inch. Noticethat my tweezers are gripping this thread

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