Hi! I'm no longer blogging here, but you're welcome to take a look around. A catalog of most of my sewing projects, plus new projects sewn since 11/2011, can be found at lindsaytsews.tumblr.com. Thanks for stopping by. —Lindsay T
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Coverstitch Machines: Necessary in Life?
I've got a birthday coming up and I'm toying with the idea of asking for a CoverPro 900 machine to take care of my coverstitching needs. I sew with knits a fair amount and I'm intrigued by the idea of more professional, more durable hems. (Right now I use a twin needle and wooly nylon in the bobbin.)
I know some of you already have coverstitch machines, or sergers that can also coverstitch, and some of you have recently acquired coverstitch machines. What do you think of them? Do you use them consistently, and are you happier with your hems now? Do you use them on non-knit fabrics too?
I didn't have a clue coverstitch machines were even available to the home sewing market until I started sewing again. But I'm like a guy who covets his neighbor's power tools: I see all these cool sewing machines and sergers and I want them too. So, get one for my birthday or ask for a cashmere sweater instead? Your thoughts and observations are greatly appreciated.