A(nother) new addition! A Janome CoverstitcherPosted: July 24, 2013 Filed under: Burda Magazine, Dressmaking, Gadgets & Gizmos | Tags: BWOF, Coverstitcher, Dressmaking, janome, Tops 12 Comments
Bev made me do it. That’s my excuse and I am sticking to it!
Having left my own little sanctuary in Penzance last Saturday I was feeling a bit sorry for myself. I had admired these coverstitch machines from afar and swapped comments with Bev who was using her own Janome to very good effect. There was a little surplus in the coffers after all the work done recently so I decided to treat myself to it! Hurrah!
The machine arrived this afternoon and I have spent about half an hour after finishing client work testing it out. Well, fiddling to be precise. I think this may take a bit more getting used to than I had hoped but with the benefit of the overlocker course on the Craftsy site, which includes a little about coverstitch machines, I think I will get to grips with it. (Look out for desperate e-mails Bev!)
I have some client work that I must finish during tomorrow and Friday but I think this weekend may turn into a ‘busmans holiday’ and I will repeat the wonderful Burda top from February 2013. I loved the original version I made in black and will shop the stash to find another fabric to try it using just the overlocker and coverstitcher.
Hopefully I will have something to show you by Sunday!
Mmmmmm… new machine! 🙂
What are the benefits of a Coverstitch please? (As opposed to having an overlocker + standard lockstitch machine.)
It’s a new machine! What more excuse do we need?
Seriously though, it does that lovely neat, stretchy, hem on knits and also does chain stitching.
I’m sure Melissa could give you a much better reason for needing one but ask me again in about a month 🙂
If I really kick-off well with my knits sewing I may have to put it down on my Christmas/Birthday wishlist (LOL!)
I’ll let you know how I get on.
I love love love my Janome Coverpro….makes knit hemming so darn nice and even using the chain stitch feature for attaching rows of thread for wide elastic is cool too…Hooray, Kim!
You also go on the list of people to contact in an emergency!
Oh my gosh. This morning,Bev enrolled in the same Craftsy course.Whoot!!!!! This should be so much fun for both of us. Be sure to communicate with me. I m leaving my email below. Use it.
You might regret that offer 🙂
There is a learning curve with a cover stitch machine, but Oh the fun you are going to have. Con gratulations on your new toy 🙂 grown up toys are just the best!!
I am a sucker for the gadgets and gizmos. All I need is the time machine so I can double my available sewing time!
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