COVERSTITCH MACHINE STITCHES | Janome CoverPro 1000CPX from Pink Castle Fabrics | SEWING REPORT


it’s been a few months and I’ve been
using the Janome coverstitch machine to fill up a lot of myths so I’m going to
share these stitches that I use it the most for welcome to the Sewing Report I’m Jennifer
Moore helping you discover your love of sewing and let’s just address the
elephant in the room my hair is a lot shorter this is the first video I’ve
taped with the new haircut if you’d like to see it all going down I’m going to
link it below check it out on our family channel more proof but I’m really here
to talk about the Janome 1000 CPX it’s a machine I’ve been using and
loving to sew and hem knits so I’m going to share some of the common stitches
that I use it for and we’re beginning with the chain stitch now the chain
stitch can actually be used serve in place of a sewing machine so you can
take your knits and I’m just going to take two knits here and I am going to
sew a hem with them and actually I’ve kind of discovered a way where you can
sort of substitute your cover stitch machine for a serger so I’m starting off
with one needle you can see right here you can actually use this to sew a seam
and it gives it about a half inch seam allowances so this is great for sewing
knits like say if I was going to make a linden sweatshirt something like that so
all you have to do is put your presser foot down put your semen and it’ll
actually locks a stitch at the beginning and I’m actually going to move this back
a little bit just a tad check this out you can sew seams and I’m
using white thread on black fabric just so you can see it better and then when
you get to the end of your row just to raise you needle in the most upright
position raise your presser foot lift the presser foot and then yank this
thread here cut it and then pull your entire piece back a little bit and that
will actually automatically lock your threads again you’ve got your seam right
here and we’re actually going to go ahead and put a second needle in it and
I’m going to show you how you can sort of use your cover stitch machine as a
serger just insert your second needle as far as it can go and then tighten the
screw up here using your tiny little baby screwdriver so it’s really easy you
actually don’t have to rethread the entire machine just lift your presser
foot and I remember which thread so I actually keep all three needles threaded
at once so when I want to switch it out all you have to do bring this thread
down like this and then thread that needle and you are good to go again you
don’t actually have to keep threading Andry threading your machine every time
you switch the setup let go then you can use this little hook back here to drag
this out and now you’ve got two needles threaded I’m actually going to try to
run this under the presser foot and then use the tweezers you can actually use
the tweezers to grab it so now I’ve got my two needle set up so say you want to
take this piece of fabric where I’ve got the seam allowance here and you want to
enclose these edges sort of like a flat felled seam but not really this is just
something I made up I don’t know if there’s a name for this but I’m actually
just going to press the seam allowance to one side and then I’m going to cover
stitch this along the seam allowance here so I’m just going to place this I’m
going to line it up with the edge of the foot I do want to get one of those
transparent feet but I haven’t gotten around to it yet all right
it’s going to be again about a half inch seam allowance so I’m going to just line
this up around the edge of the presser foot and you almost won’t be you want
your seam allowance to match up almost with the needles something actually
going to put it a little far past that some of the line up the fabric I’m
actually going to line up the fabric with the end of the needle plate and
then just start stitching away here and notice I’m keeping the seam
allowance towards the presser foot here when we’re revolution and I’m going to
lift up our presser foot grab these two threads here take this back now I’ve got
a decorative cover stitch on the right side and on the wrong side I haven’t
closed my seams say you can actually use the cover stitch machine to do some of
the functions of a serger which I discovered this just by playing around
with it with my needle placement I’ve actually got the needles closer together
but you could actually space them out so you could have the needle on the left
and the right side and no middle needle and in that way you would have a wider
network of stitching on the back you could also do a triple stitch if you
wanted to but this way you actually do enclose your raw seam allowance on the
inside and on the rights of the fabric you’ve got a nice looking cover stitch
and of course the most common reason to get a cover stitch machine is for
hemming knits so we’re actually going to hem some myths right now I’ve got this
piece of black stretchy knit fabric it’s ribbed and I’ve actually already folded
over a half inch hem so we’re going to go ahead and end this and I actually use
Elmer’s washable school glue just to keep the hem in place so I’m going to
put this right side up with the half inch hem on the bottom and I’m going to
line this up with the edge of the presser foot you can change the presser
foot pressure but I’ve already gotten too buzzed loose SiC and go and I’m
going to put my stitch length around a three oh and for all of these stitches
my tension is about one and a half for the needles and then my tension is 0 for
the looper and I’m using a wooly nylon looper thread so now we’re going to go
ahead and hem this knit I’m going to line up the edge of the fabric again
with the edge of the needle plate this is really easy so I’ve got my right side
down and just start start stitching and I personally I know I’ve seen some
reviews online talking about skip stitches on
using the needles that came with the machine I have not experienced any skip
stitches myself I’ve had pretty good luck so we’re just going to keep
stitching this entire row and this is a fairly medium weight fabric and then
yeah once you get to the end just lift up your presser foot and then again pull
your threads out to the front clip them pull everything to the back and this
will actually effectively lock your stitches all to the back and those are
the three most common stitches I use the cover stitch machine for if you also
have a cover stitch machine let me know what you use yours for do you have any
challenges any tips that you can share with us feel free to comment and if you
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sewing report I’m Jennifer Moore