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momlittr
By: momlittr
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Janome overlock #644D
I finally got around to using an attachment, the gathering attachment, for my serger. Finally got it figured out and working but my problem is that the looper cover cannot be closed with this foot on. Now anything cut off is falling into the machine and tangling up in the works. What do you do to keep this stuff from going inside?
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  1. RE: Janome overlock #644D

    If the door won't close, I don't think it is really safe to use the machine. Perhaps you got the wrong part for your particular model of Serger. I think you should check with your dealer to find out what the problem is. I believe the gathering foot shouldn't take up any more space than the regular foot, just that it may have something under the foot so that one fabric feeds evenly and the other fabric moves through at the gathering rate - or am I misunderstanding what you are trying to achieve.

    Cheryl
    Posted: Jul 31 2017 By: CherylAnn
  2. RE: Janome overlock #644D

    This IS the attachment that came with the machine! The instructions for the attachment actually say the inside would be exposed. May just put a piece of cardboard in front of the opening (away from any moving parts) to be sure the cut off pieces don't get into the machine.

    Was hoping that someone from Janome would have a better solution, but there is no way to email them directly.
    Posted: Aug 01 2017 By: momlittr
  3. RE: Janome overlock #644D

    I have a 644D but it didn't come with any attachments so I can't offer any suggestions. If I can get a few minutes in the next few days I'll see if I can replicate your problem. No promises so if you can find a solution please post them here and I'll do the same (once I have some minutes to spare). Unfortunately not much sewing time just now due to computer problems.
    ;-)
    Posted: Aug 02 2017 By: SewingNana
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