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Message Board > Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers > I used my Coverstitch Machine :) ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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I used my Coverstitch Machine :)
Janome Coverpro 1000CPX
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Date: 4/27/12 7:32 PM

Hi...I just wanted to say...I used my Janome Coverpro machine for the first time seriously (as opposed to practising..lol) since I got it a couple of months ago. I've just started taking in alterations and mending as a small business and a friend asked me to take up a hem on a very stretchy jersey type dress. It was a breeze! And made what would have been quite a difficult job so easy. I haven't bought a hem guide but I used a tip I saw on this site of using a stack of post it notes as a guide and it worked like a charm. I'm thrilled.
If anyone is considering buying one of these machines I would definitely say go for it :)

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Janice

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Date: 4/27/12 8:48 PM

All these years I've been tellin' you guys this machine was the best...

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Date: 4/28/12 0:03 AM

That's fantastic, I'm glad it worked so well.... how do you use the post it notes?
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Date: 4/28/12 0:21 AM

Thanks for your post.
I was quoted a price of $1000 today at a dealer. I have seen around $600 on the reviews.
Did you purchase from a dealer? How much did you pay?

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Date: 4/28/12 1:26 AM

You can also use one of the metal seam guides from Sew-Classic with an extra long presser foot screw. You do have to pop the old screw out and get the new one in, which takes some futzing, but it works well once done.

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Date: 4/28/12 5:00 AM

Hi

Klunky, I purchased mine from a dealer for $599 AU..it was a floor model. Not sure now what the full price is here

Ginger...I first put the hem, with the folded hem facing up so I could see where the cut edge was, under the foot to get the correct position for sewing so that the cut edge was between the needles. Then I stuck the post it notes onto the bed of the machine, right up against the folded edge of the fabric and I knew it would be in the correct position to use as a guide. Then I just turned the garment the right way up for sewing and just ran the folded edge along the post it notes, knowing that underneath the cut edge would be in the right spot. I had to use some blutak to make sure the post it notes were stuck down firmly and wouldn't move. It worked a treat

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Date: 4/28/12 11:37 AM

I use the 1 1/2" x 2" Post-It Notes as a hem guide. Use 1" masking tape to hold it in place, wrapping either end of the tape around the looper cover (It. 19). There are small pen markings I made to the right of the needle plate (It. 26) on the looper cover of the machine at 3/4", 7/8" and 1". The masking tape makes it easy to move the pad back and forth as needed. It works like a charm when hemming garments.

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Date: 4/28/12 1:15 PM

I bought mine from a dealer in SC and had it shipped for around $650..

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