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Janome 2000CPX

Efemera

Re: Janome 2000CPX
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2017, 12:46:56 PM »
Hang in there...it took me a while to get to grips with it, it is different with every fabric, I use the Janome purple tipped needles.

Mama likes to make

Re: Janome 2000CPX
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2017, 14:48:49 PM »
I'm still only playing with mine and haven't been brave enough to go for it on an actual garment yet. Could anyone point me in the direction of a really good video showing how to finish off in the round please.

Efemera

Re: Janome 2000CPX
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2017, 15:36:09 PM »
Ask the question on the FB page... they're really helpful
https://www.facebook.com/groups/202758313403450/?ref=bookmarks

Snippet

Re: Janome 2000CPX
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2017, 16:13:00 PM »
These are all quite useful for beginners like me


https://youtu.be/m8j3BEKmJHw

https://youtu.be/QmEtYUnrymE

http://www.coverstitching.com/doku.php?id=the_janome_2000_cpx

I'm not on FB but I might have to bite the bullet and rejoin if I get really stuck  :o


Mama likes to make

Re: Janome 2000CPX
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2017, 18:23:35 PM »
 :toast: :toast:

maliw

Re: Janome 2000CPX
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2017, 11:04:34 AM »
Well I haven't had time to play but I had another go yesterday on a stretch jersey top. I did a test piece and all seemed ok, then I went onto the real thing --- grrrrr, no the fabric wouldn't feed through smoothly, I altered tensions on a test piece but no, it still wouldn't play nicely. Eventually I gave up and resorted to main machine and twin needle - no problems. I've watched the tuts on You tube several times, I'm not on facebook. I WILL conquer this, it's just when.
At leisure on the leisure penninsula

Efemera

Re: Janome 2000CPX
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2017, 13:01:54 PM »
Try feeding  a small piece of fabric instead say 2inches and then feed in your garment following the piece..it gets the machine going and if there's any problems it's on the scrap but not your garment.

Ohsewsimple

Re: Janome 2000CPX
« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2017, 18:49:14 PM »
I'm still only playing with mine and haven't been brave enough to go for it on an actual garment yet. Could anyone point me in the direction of a really good video showing how to finish off in the round please.


Hope these help
http://stitchesandseams.blogspot.co.uk/2001/01/coverstitch-how-to-end-coverstitch.html
https://youtu.be/m8j3BEKmJHw

Zigzag

Re: Janome 2000CPX
« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2017, 11:18:17 AM »
I am thinking about purchasing either the Janome or Babylock Cover Stitch machine next year now i have mastered using my sergers.  Thanks for these links and tips.  The Janome has the advantage of having the cuff facility.  The video makes mastering the machine doable  :vintage:
Love sewing with Sapphire, Janome, Silver and Babylock.
Best friend is the serger to give that superior edge to seams  😍

Holly Berry

Re: Janome 2000CPX
« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2017, 13:26:33 PM »
I never use the free arm now for cuffs. I always hem on the cover stitch before I seam the sleeve. Most patterns for knit fabrics now usually say to set the sleeve head in and then stitch the sleeve seam and side seam in one go.

It's not as neat a finish on the cuff as you would get enclosing the seam in the hem of the cuff, but so much easier. I then then stitch the seam allowance down the depth of the cuff to prevent it sticking out and catching.

I agree as well with stabilising the hem on both the cuff and the bottom. If you have say an inch hem, cut the interfacing, a fusible knit type, 1.5 inches wide and attach at the edge of the fabric. This means that the crease is also stabilised. I then set the foot so that the outside needle is on the edge or just inside the edge to make sure that both or all three needles are sewing through the stabilised part. I know that the instructions say the outside needle is supposed to be just on the outside of the edge so that the looped stitch covers the edge, but I've found it a real "B" to get the tension right on the outside needle if I do this. If there is an overhang of fabric and it annoys me so much, I just trim it to the stitches. It's also really important to make sure the edge of the fabric is even, as obviously you can't see it when you're sewing.

I use masking tape on the bed of the machine to mark the hem widths and now tend to make the same width hem on all my garments, usually 1" for the cuffs and 1 to 1.5" for the bottom hem. I've also found if I sew too slowly sometimes, the stitches skip. This generally happens at the beginning.

Don't forget if you're stabilising the hems, stabilise your practice piece too. Ask me how I worked that one out.

I love my coverstitch but it can be really frustrating. My tip is stabilise and make sure the measuring is accurate and that the cut edge is straight.
Procrastination get behind me