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Coverstitch Machine

toileandtrouble

Re: Coverstitch Machine
« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2019, 12:37:00 PM »
@Sewbee be sure to find out how much the accessories are for the Celine, and availability.  I could see pictures but no word on prices and I couldn't find out who stocked them either.  Some of those for my Janome are nearly £100.

Ohsewsimple

Re: Coverstitch Machine
« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2019, 13:13:52 PM »
The Babylock accessories are expensive too but you can use industrial accessories on it.  I have a binder but I  don’t use it a lot. 

Sewbee

Re: Coverstitch Machine
« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2019, 15:06:30 PM »
On my way home.

I am now the proud owner of a coverstitch machine.

Guess which one I bought!

More later!

Tina

Ohsewsimple

Re: Coverstitch Machine
« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2019, 15:42:38 PM »
Oh no you can’t say that and leave us in suspense.  :)
Not going to guess.   Whatever you have, enjoy! 

aprilla

Re: Coverstitch Machine
« Reply #34 on: July 10, 2019, 16:26:07 PM »
WhooHoo!!!! Congrats  :toast:

aprilla

Re: Coverstitch Machine
« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2019, 16:28:46 PM »
@callmecazza How did I miss this... Congrats  :toast: and full report please!!

b15erk

Re: Coverstitch Machine
« Reply #36 on: July 10, 2019, 16:37:01 PM »
Wow, such excitement!

Love a new machine me!

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Sewbee

Re: Coverstitch Machine
« Reply #37 on: July 10, 2019, 17:27:33 PM »
And the winner ..... the Babylock BLCS2! I was completely sold after the demo. What a beautiful piece of equipment! The air threading is superb! All you have to do is thread the needles. And the quality of the stitch is superb, too. The machine comes all set up. Apparently, there is nothing to assemble.

The BLCS2 was demonstrated first and then she showed me the Success Celine. I would say it is twice the size of the Babylock. It looks a nice sturdy machine, I must say, but my eyes were on the Babylock.

I told my dealer that there was nothing left for him to sell me now because I have it all. He just laughed. I suspect the next thing might be a Babylock air threading serger, though. 😉

They have the various binders in stock for the Babylock although I think the double fold hemmer attachment is around £90.

I suspect they also have the accessories for the Success Celine, too. They are a well stocked shop. The dealer is David Drummond in Edinburgh.

He is throwing in the clear foot, too.

I made a mistake earlier. This promotion is not a Babylock promotion; it is my dealer’s own promotion.

Once I have had a bit of practice, I want to buy the double fold hemmer. The finish on garments is gorgeous!

Sooo excited! Can’t wait to get it tomorrow!
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Sewingsue

Re: Coverstitch Machine
« Reply #38 on: July 10, 2019, 17:51:00 PM »
Congratulations.

Ah, David Drummond - that man could sell snow to Inuit.
Bernina Aurora 440QE, Brother BC-2500, Singer 99K (1938), Silver Viscount 620D overlocker.

Sewbee

Re: Coverstitch Machine
« Reply #39 on: July 10, 2019, 17:54:42 PM »
Congratulations.

Ah, David Drummond - that man could sell snow to Inuit.

Ha ha! That’s probably true but he gives good service.

To be honest, I knew I was done for as soon as I set foot in the shop! 🤣

Efemera

Re: Coverstitch Machine
« Reply #40 on: July 10, 2019, 18:07:12 PM »
i bought a hemmer and don’t like it or use it. I do have three binders. I bought my BLCS2..... a month later I upgraded my overlocker to a Babylock....it’s a slippery slope! I love them both.

Sewbee

Re: Coverstitch Machine
« Reply #41 on: July 10, 2019, 18:09:56 PM »
i bought a hemmer and don’t like it or use it. I do have three binders. I bought my BLCS2..... a month later I upgraded my overlocker to a Babylock....it’s a slippery slope! I love them both.

Why don’t you like using the hemmers?

I will have to read up on what the binders do.

Ellabella

Re: Coverstitch Machine
« Reply #42 on: July 10, 2019, 20:24:23 PM »
Oh @Sewbee you will LOVE it.

I have an Evolve that I just use for coverstitching and an Imagine O/L, they are wonderful. <3

I'm glad you got the clear foot, it makes such a difference.

Just play with it for a while, the stitch quality is wonderful and tension problems a thing of the past. 0_0
Stash reductions 2019 31m
Stash additions 2019 55m

Efemera

Re: Coverstitch Machine
« Reply #43 on: July 10, 2019, 21:13:22 PM »
Why don’t you like using the hemmers?

I will have to read up on what the binders do.

I find it easier just to press up the hem and coverstitch.

Celia

Re: Coverstitch Machine
« Reply #44 on: July 11, 2019, 09:47:01 AM »
Babylock are the best, I am lucky enough to have the Gloria and I love love love it. I use this machine more than any sewing machine I own.  I very rarely wear anything that is not made from stretch materials