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Excellent coverstitch information

coffeeandcake

Re: Excellent coverstitch information
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2019, 13:33:23 PM »
The only machine that I got twin needles to work well on was a fairly inexpensive Singer and then only after a lot of faff.  My Pfaff QE has a mock coverhem but it only mocks the reverse of the stitch:  you don't get the straight stitch that you would get on the front of your hem.  I've tended to use it on PJs aorund the waist and hems.  After some debate with myself, and having just bought yet another set of twin needles, I finally bought a Janome 2000 a couple of weeks ago and I'm so glad I did.  Yes, it is a specialist machine but then so are many other items specialised. :D

aprilla

Re: Excellent coverstitch information
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2019, 14:54:23 PM »
@coffeeandcake
@Helen M
@StitchinTime
@Ohsewsimple

Thanks for all your support, lovely people. While it might seem to be discouraging it's actually quite encouraging because I want this machine. However, when I feel like that I tend to be super careful before committing.... it drives my husband crazy LOL
So far I've been very satisfied with my machines, a Janome sewing machine and the Brother 1034D serger... all this even though I'm relatively new to sewing. I think I feel I might not yet 'deserve' a cover stitch machine considering the completed wearable garments done, but another part of me thinks that having it will up the finish, so why wait.

There's a not significant birthday coming, that's my cut off date   :snip:

Ellabella

Re: Excellent coverstitch information
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2019, 15:07:56 PM »
@aprilla you really shouldn’t prevaricate about sewing supplies.

Here we are definitely ‘EnablersRus’. Coverstitchers are really good at providing an excellent finish and make certain processes much easier. Yes you can do what they do in other ways but few people on here seem to have regretted buying one. 

There’s a bit of a learning curve when you first use one but they are nowhere near as daunting as a first try of an overlocker.

I love mine and use it all the time.
Stashbusting 2019
Stash reductions 2019 18m
Stash additions 2019 11 m plus 25m on 13/03

Ohsewsimple

Re: Excellent coverstitch information
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2019, 19:03:18 PM »
Oh well if there’s a birthday coming up......yes go for it!  :)
Better equipment should give you a better result and that definitely encourages you to challenge yourself and try something new. 
Coverstitch machines aren’t just for hems.  They can be used for decorative purposes too.  You can make belt carriers, handbag handles, use chain stitch with decorative threads to decorate garments etc., use the coverstitch the 'wrong way round'.  Lots of things to think about.   :)

maliw

Re: Excellent coverstitch information
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2019, 19:31:48 PM »
I've had my coverstitch machine for quite a while now and never been totally happy with the results. However things have changed --- DD asked me if I could turn some long sleeved polo shirts into short sleeved ones for the littlies for the summer. These are school uniform and won't be worn in September anyway but there was no point buying new ones. I used the advice on the link for the Janome (I have the Janome 2000 cpx) and stabilsed the hems with fabric glue before sewing. The result - perfect hems. Yay I will now go back to using the machine. :)
At leisure on the leisure penninsula

aprilla

Re: Excellent coverstitch information
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2019, 21:39:50 PM »
Sigh

another Sigh

I should just give in and buy the thing! I don't know why I'm faffing about over it, and that's a cause of concern to me.


Morgan

Re: Excellent coverstitch information
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2019, 13:50:11 PM »
Aprilla - it's okay to get one if you want one and you don't need to explain or justify to anyone
   0_0


There's one going 2nd hand on ebay now 1hr 30 mins to go. 9 bids so far.


4 different ones on Facebook Marketplace (just search on coverpro) and better prices than ebay.






maliw

Re: Excellent coverstitch information
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2019, 10:40:20 AM »
I've just finished two t-shirts, the coverstitch wasn't happy when I did the test run and I thought 'here we go' but with a slight adjustment 2 hems, 4 sleeve hems and 2 necklines later ------ all good. Something seems to have clicked at last.
At leisure on the leisure penninsula

Efemera

Re: Excellent coverstitch information
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2019, 10:46:39 AM »
I have to say a coverstitch and a binding attachment has revolutionised my sewing..and I’ve been sewing a long long time. Perfect Tshirts and tops with lovely bound necklines.

SkoutSews

Re: Excellent coverstitch information
« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2019, 12:29:52 PM »
@Efemera, I'm pondering the purchase of a binding attachment for my Janome 2000. They're pricey, though, so the pondering has gone on for some time! What size/width do you use for neckbands?

Efemera

Re: Excellent coverstitch information
« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2019, 12:39:43 PM »
I used this one..... though I now have a Babylock coverstitch which I can just buy any generic binding attachment. You can’t with the Janome as you need the attachment plate, though that does come with the clear binding foot as well.

https://sewandcraft.co.uk/janome-wide-tape-binder-42-to-12mm?fee=3&fep=4889&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIi97Gtb_P4QIVTbDtCh3F7AcTEAQYDiABEgJryvD_BwE

SkoutSews

Re: Excellent coverstitch information
« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2019, 12:56:18 PM »
Thanks Effie. Is the width adjustable from 12 to 42mm, or am I misreading it?

Efemera

Re: Excellent coverstitch information
« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2019, 14:54:10 PM »
No... the first is the measurement to cut binding and the second is the finished width

SkoutSews

Re: Excellent coverstitch information
« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2019, 18:29:36 PM »
Thanks again for keeping me right!