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Stitch Types Triple Cover Stitch; Balancing The Thread Tension - ELNA 444 Instruction Manual

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STITCH TYPES
Triple Cover Stitch
The triple cover stitch is sewn with all three needles.
This stitch forms three parallel rows of the straight stitch
on the right side, ideal for hemming, attaching elastics,
decorative stitches etc.
q Left needle
w Center needle
e Right needle
Type of Fabric
Fine knits
Light to
Fine Jersey
medium weight
Jersey
Heavyweight
Fleece
NOTE: The machine is installed with the #80/12 needles.

Balancing the thread tension

z Set the tension dials as follows:
q Left needle thread tension dial:
w Center needle thread tension dial: 4
e Right needle thread tension dial: 4
r Looper thread tension dial:
x Check the tension balance by test stitching on the
same fabric and threads as actual garments.
Fine-tune the tension as necessary.
Balanced tension:
The rows of stitches on the right side of the fabric are
straight and even. The looper thread forms the dual rows
of squares with diagonals.
q Wrong side of the fabric
w Looper thread
e Left needle thread
r Center needle thread
t Right needle thread
(A) If the needle thread tension is too loose:
– The stitches on the right side are irregular and loose.
– There is a gap between head and tail of the looper
thread crossing points.
Tighten the needle thread tension, and/or loosen the
looper thread tension to correct it.
(B) If the needle thread tension is too tight:
– The fabric puckers.
Loosen the needle thread tension, and/or tighten the
looper thread tension to correct it.
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Needle Size Type of Thread
#60-90 Spun
80/12 or
90/14
#60 Spun
90/14
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