why is my coverstitch skipping stitches
How to Fix Coverstitch Problems The Last Stitch
However skipped stitches, tension issues, uneven stitching and other problems are also pretty common occurrences on most coverstitch machines. Luckily there are some methods and troubleshooting procedures that will vastly improve your result (and calm your nerves too, sometimes coverstitching can be a pretty nervewracking experience!).
10 reasons for skipped stitches – FashionIncubator
Item #1, Improper threading is the most common reason for skipped stitches or breaking threads. There are so many factors involved with improper threading that this alone could be it’s own post. In order, these are the most common reasons related to improper threading: The needle is threaded from the wrong side.
FAQs Baby Lock
The Baby Lock combination machines and standalone coverstitch machines are designed to chain off when using coverstitch and chain stitch. This is a huge advantage as it prevents the coverstitch or chain stitch unravelling if the chain looper becomes loose. Some of the older models require a long stitch length, 4, for this to occur.
Serger is Skipping Stitches Threads
Good morning, All. I am having a problem with my serger, and hope someone out there can help. It is skipping 23 stitches every 68 inches. I just finished a maternity jumper made of wool/cotton blend fabric, and it sewed beautifully. Now I am making the shirt with a cotton/poly blend fabric, and cannot get it to sew right at all.
What To Do When Your Machine Starts Skipping Stitches
Skipped stitches are every sewer’s nightmare! There’s really nothing quite as annoying as being half way through a project and your machine starts skipping stitches. When this happens, you have to open up the stitches and start all over again. Before you start berating your high end sewing machine, you should know that skipped stitches 
Avoiding Skipped Stitches on Knits, Grow Your Own Clothes
One factor is the design of the machine, which you can’t do anything about. Other factors possibly causing skipped stitches are lint that needs to be cleaned out, a burr on the hook, the timing needs adjusting, or the needle to hook distance needs adjusting (adjustments are best done by a professional). Be careful with topstitch needles.
Juki MCS1500: Skipped stitches sewing discussion topic
Be sure to check thread paths for anything that might cause erratic tension. I stopped using thread nets on my thread spools because they were causing skipped stitches.