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Message Board > Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers > coverpro 1000dx ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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Margaret Lowe
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Date: 5/7/12 11:44 AM

hi
i joined here yesterday as seems a great site for help and advice. i decided to go for the coverpro and have just ordered it. if anyone can advise me i would be grateful. not knowing much about these machines but want to sew knits etc. ordered the hemming guide also. will get binder later as its quite expensive.

what kind of things can i use it for, is it only for knits. cant wait to try to do myself a top but can i get away without the binder at first.

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Date: 5/7/12 11:50 AM

There are quite a few pinned threads in this "Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers" forum that talks all about the CoverPro. You're in the UK so I assume the DX is the equivalent model to the 1000CPX in the US?

I haven't used my machine, the 1000CPX, on woven fabrics, but I don't see why you can't. There is a lot of great information here, the big thread on the CoverPro spans over 400 pages.

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Date: 5/7/12 12:03 PM

Welcome to PR, Margaret! You'll find lots of information in the Coverpro thread which has also been condensed in the 4 part guide. Have a look here Given the poor quality of the user manual, the 4 part guideis almost essential reading.

You can certainly use your coverstitch machine without a binder- bindings can be attached with your sewing machine or overlocker, folded over and then coverstitched - and it is useful for hemming wovens as well as knits. The chainstitch function is also handy as a temporary stitch when fitting, as it unpicks quickly and easily.

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Date: 5/7/12 5:39 PM

thanks for your replies, i have been reading the posts on here for advice. cant wait for it to arrive now, ordered some material tonight. and have stretch trousers to turn up ready. just need confidence to try it out. will try on scrap fabric first.

Margaret

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Date: 5/7/12 8:25 PM

I sew a lot of knits and owning the CS1000 has been a terrific investment. I don't use it for woven fabrics but I know that other sewers do. I would buy the clear foot with the center flange, which is removable and very useful.

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Date: 5/8/12 7:37 AM

thanks Nancy,it comes with a clear foot, seam guide and i have ordered the hemming guide. got good deal in uk with 5 year gtee and 50 free reels of thread and a set of scissors and extra needles etc. cant wait. i know i can ask here if i have any problems.

Margaret

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Date: 5/8/12 8:04 AM

I use my coverpro on wovens all the time. Just last week I used it on outdoor canvas to finish the flaps for envelope style pillows for the the outdoor furniture. I keep mine setup with a neutral thread and finish many types of seams with it. One of the best purchases I have made in the last few years.

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Date: 5/8/12 4:38 PM

Don't forget that this machine does not use the regular needles from Schmetz or Organ, but a 705. I like having both the size 80 and 90 on hand as I cannot buy them locally. I hate to say this but I have never had success with the hemmer attachment and it languishes in my drawer.
If my older machine is any indication the instruction manual is badly translated and downright incorrect. The translator didn't seem to be able to tell left from right so it says to loosen the pressure by turning to the right. Duh. No. It is like the old saw, lefty loosy, righty tighty. So if you have issues take a look at the Janome CS thread here. I hadn't realized that someone condensed it down to a usable size. The other issue I have is that if you follow the directions for using the differential feed you end up with a tight non stretch stitch. I do the opposite. See if yours is the same.
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Date: 5/8/12 4:50 PM

thanks Nancy, i hope my machine has a good instruction manual, cant seem to find anything on youtube only the one from Janome and you cant see much from that. i really thought would find more videos to watch. it will be delivered tomorrow so hope to try it out soon. and will probably be back with questions if cant find any on the site. is the 705 a type of needle.

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Margaret
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