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When using wooly nylon in the looper(s) of your serger and/or  
coverstitch machine, be VERY careful to sew a short test before  
actually sewing on your project.

That way, if the looper thread has snapped, you don't punch a hole  
in the T-shirt you might working on.

And, let me tell you, re-threading wooly nylon is a B___H!

I always "pull-through" when changing colors etc, if at all  
possible, but if the looper thread(s) has broken it means several  
frustrating minutes of digging out the instruction manual, waxing  
the end of the wooly nylon and trying... and trying.... AND TRYING  
to get the thread through the stupid-almost-impossible-to-reach hole  
in the looper arm.

:-(

--  
Beverly, frustrated but I got it done.
http://www.ickes.us



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When using wooly nylon in the looper(s) of your serger and/or
coverstitch machine, be VERY careful to sew a short test before
actually sewing on your project.

That way, if the looper thread has snapped, you don't punch a hole
in the T-shirt you might working on.

And, let me tell you, re-threading wooly nylon is a B___H!

I always "pull-through" when changing colors etc, if at all
possible, but if the looper thread(s) has broken it means several
frustrating minutes of digging out the instruction manual, waxing
the end of the wooly nylon and trying... and trying.... AND TRYING
to get the thread through the stupid-almost-impossible-to-reach hole
in the looper arm.

:-(

--  
Beverly, frustrated but I got it done.
http://www.ickes.us

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On 7/9/2015 7:21 PM, Bobbie Sews More wrote:
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When I thread the looper I use a floss carrier. I find it stiff  go  
through that tiny hole in the looper and long enough to grab with my  
tweezers.

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You need a package of these from the drug store:  
<http://www.pharmapacks.com/products.php?product=GUM-Eez%252dThru-Floss-Threaders -[840]-25-Each&gclid=CMCFxsDHz8YCFVFefgod_2gEvw>
Stick the stem of the floss threader through the hole, stick the wooly  
through the loop of the threader, and pull the threader through.

Or you can do the same thing with a loop of thread.

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Or you can do the same thing with a loop of thread.

Thanks for the hint!  That sounds better than me tying the nylon onto a  
stiff thread.
Barbara in SC  



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Kay Lancaster wrote:
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Oh, Kay! Too funny!  I have floss threaders in my bathroom cabinet!  
I will now keep a package in the sewing room as well.  Thanks!

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Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


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I feel your pain.


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Claire in Montreal FRANCE
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