A New Cover Stitch in the Power Tool Arsenal
I couldn’t resist the Black Friday price offered by Sewing Machines Plus on cover stitch machines, so I ponied up the $$$ and jumped. When I initially called Sewing Machines Plus, I wanted the Brother Cover Stitch machine. However, Nedra, my SMP personal shopper (love her) told me she personally owns the Janome 900 Cover Stitch Pro and highly recommended I consider this model. The price was the same as the Brother, and she promised me I’d love the Janome. She’s been right on other purchases so I trusted her. And I’m SO glad I did! Right out of the box? Totally impressed! It arrived pre-threaded with three spools of thread so I grabbed some material and within seconds I was cover hemming, well – like a pro!
A cover stitch machine is a specialized machine that only performs one stitch. You see this stitch all the time on t-shirt hems and sleeves, the waistband and leg holes on ladies underwear, swimsuits, and active wear. It will have 2-3 rows of stitching on the right side of the fabric and the backside is finished with what looks like a serged stitch.
While I was waiting for the machine to arrive, I found a couple of videos on YouTube to get some pointers and I’m glad I did. Within an hour of the machine’s arrival, I finished a pair of what I call “house pants”. They are super comfy and look like something I’d pick up at Target or Old Navy – only better quality of course! Love them!