Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers > Coverstitch dedicated serger ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Coverstitch dedicated serger
Hyena
Hyena
Expert/Couture
Member since 1/28/07
Posts: 17
Login to reply to this post

Date: 6/10/12 6:39 PM

Hello there,

I am in the market for a coverstitch serger. I have seen some are dedicated to this stitch only but they seem to be as expensive as full ones. I have a brother 1040, 2 yo and working well, but I really need the coverstitch now. My budget is 700 to 800$ and I would like a sturdy one.

Please do help me to choose! In advance thank you.

Cecile

------
handmade + recycled = fashion
www.recycledbyhyena.com

Nancy K
starstarstar
Nancy K
Advanced
NY USA
Member since 12/28/04
Posts: 8070
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Hyena <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 6/10/12 7:44 PM

There is an enormous thread on the Janome coverstitch machine, I seem to remember that the important information was condensed out of it.
I have the Janome cs 1000, and there is now a new model but pretty similar to the 1000. I love it. I just hemmed a cardigan this afternoon and it couldn't be easier. It's easy to thread and has been totally reliable. I would not sew so many knits without it.
Prices for these can vary widely so shop around. Just on LI I was quoted from 3 different dealers prices ranging from $5oo to nearly $1000. The latter a widely inflated price. I bought it from the dealer with the lowest price. Granted that didn't include lessons but it's so simple to use that I didn't find it necessary.

------
www.nancyksews.blogspot.com

heathergwo
heathergwo  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
CA USA
Member since 11/14/11
Posts: 958
Login to reply to this post

Date: 6/10/12 11:10 PM

Your post title is a little confusing.

A coverstitch machine and a serger machine are two completely different machines.

A serger - which I believe is what you have already - has the upper & lower loopers plus 2+ needles with the knives that can cut the fabric as you sew.

A coverstitch machine has only one looper (lower) and 2+ needles for making hems and sometimes chainstitches.

If you're willing to spend up to $1000, you are going to have several options. There's two that are VERY popular, the Janome Coverpro and the Brother 2340CV. Both of these are around $500-$600ish. There is also an Elna and I think a Viking that are within that budget.

Personally I have the Brother 2340CV - just got a used model last week - and so far, I really like it! I debated a lot before choosing between the Brother and the Janome, but I read through all the reviews on this site and the multiples thread topics and decided that the risk of skipped stitches on the Janome wasn't worth it to me, so I went with the Brother. Not that the Brother doesn't have it's own set of issues, but for me, that's what I chose. Especially because I also have the Brother serger (1034D) and LOVE it!

Anyways... I would read through the reviews on this site (I think you can search by $$$) and also search the board for topics related to coverstitch machines.

Hopefully somebody with a brand other than Janome or Brother can offer up their opinions of their machines that are within your price range.

Anyways... good luck!!

------
Brother Innovis 1250D
Babylock Enlighten
Singer Curvy 8763
Brother 1034D
Janome 385.19606
Brother 2340CV

Julkane
star
Julkane  Friend of PR
Intermediate
PA USA
Member since 9/14/07
Posts: 688
Login to reply to this post

Date: 6/12/12 7:54 AM

I have the Coverpro 900CPX and absolutely love it. Easy peasy to learn to use. All I know is that you do want a stand alone coverstitch as I often am going back and forth between my serger and coverstitch while making an item. The coverstitch was one of my better impulse buys; should have gotten alot sooner.

------
Elna Excellence 740, Pfaff Quilt expression 4.0, Janome 300E, Brother 8500D, Babylock Ellageo, Janome 900CPX CoverPro, Brother 5234 Project Runway Serger, Singer Treadle, Singer 66, Singer 99

http://juliannasjourney.blogspot.com/

Hyena
Hyena
Expert/Couture
Member since 1/28/07
Posts: 17
Login to reply to this post

Date: 6/12/12 9:58 AM

Thank you for your help!!
@heathergwo I had my eyes on the Brother one already. My serger is working well and I love it. I just really need the coverstitch option because I am working on more and more knits and I really need fast and perfect hemming.

I have read a lot about the Janome and yes I am also a bit wary of the skipped stitches and other problems. I sell my garments so I do not want any problems like that.

I'll have to research a bit more but I think I'll go with the Brother!!

------
handmade + recycled = fashion
www.recycledbyhyena.com

heathergwo
heathergwo  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
CA USA
Member since 11/14/11
Posts: 958
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Hyena <<


Date: 6/12/12 3:42 PM

Good luck!

So far I'm really enjoying my machine, but I haven't done a lot with it... yet!

------
Brother Innovis 1250D
Babylock Enlighten
Singer Curvy 8763
Brother 1034D
Janome 385.19606
Brother 2340CV

horsegirl

horsegirl  Friend of PR
Intermediate
MI USA
Member since 11/18/07
Posts: 288
Login to reply to this post

Date: 6/13/12 0:08 AM

I just bought a Babylock coverstitch, but that was a real splurge, and I was impressed with the Janome 1000 CPX at the same dealer. Simple threading, which is always a relief. The dealer said there had been issues with skipped stitches over seams I believe in earlier models, but that had been fixed with the new CPX model. I had quotes of $600 and $700 from two area dealers. Good luck!

------
My Years of Sewing Fearlessly

Babylock Decorator's Choice
Babylock Quilter's Choice
Babylock Sashiko
Babylock Imagine
Babylock Coverstitch
Singer 500a "Rocketeer"
Janome 673
Elna Lotus SP
Singer 27 treadle
Singer 99

Traiven3d
Traiven3d
Beginner
ON CANADA
Member since 5/2/11
Posts: 36
Login to reply to this post

Date: 6/13/12 2:55 AM

I just received my CS machine in the mail today. It's the Brother 2340CV. I'll be sure to let you know what my experience is like with it as I plan to use it heavily over the next weekend. I did order mine with all the attachments, so hopefully I can give you some insight on them as well!

------
http://sewstrong.wordpress.com/

LynnRowe
starstar
LynnRowe  Friend of PR
Advanced
BC CANADA
Member since 3/9/09
Posts: 9024
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Traiven3d <<


Date: 6/13/12 7:30 PM

So happy to hear your new machine arrived! Having a CS machine is heaven!

------
I heart Panzy, Pfaff Creative Performance, the sewing machine love of my life!
And Baby (Enlighten serger), Victor (BLCS), Rupert (Pfaff 2023-knits expert) Ash (B350SE-Artwork), Kee (B750QEE-Panzy's BFF), Georgie (B560-Kee's baby sister) and the Feather-Flock!

Most of all, I heart Woo (HimmyCat). Until we meet again, my beautiful little boy. I love you.

heathergwo
heathergwo  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
CA USA
Member since 11/14/11
Posts: 958
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Traiven3d <<


Date: 6/14/12 8:39 PM

Ooo... yea, keep posting what you find and like, etc.

I still haven't FULLY played with mine yet and I've had it over a week now... hopefully this wekend!

------
Brother Innovis 1250D
Babylock Enlighten
Singer Curvy 8763
Brother 1034D
Janome 385.19606
Brother 2340CV

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers >> Coverstitch dedicated serger

Merchants on PR
Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover
Made In Australia
Deals!
SewBaby
Unique Sewing Patterns
Deals!
Budo Bear Designs
Asian Designs
Web site
Patterns from the Past
vintage sewing patterns
Deals!
Elliott Berman Textiles
Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Clone Your Favorite Garment
Fee: $19.99
(Regular $49.00)
Clone Your Favorite Garment

Online Sewing Classes
Altering Pants
Fee: $19.99
(Regular $59.00)
Altering Pants

McCall's 6035 MISSES' SHIRTS
photo
Review by heathergwo on 5/25/12
Read Review

Simplicity 1427 Pattern ( Size 14-16-18-20-22 )
Simplicity 1427 Pattern ( Size 14-16-18-20-22 )

Details
Price: $17.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Simplicity 1449 Pattern ( Size 1/2-1-2 )
Simplicity 1449 Pattern ( Size 1/2-1-2 )

Details
Price: $15.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Simplicity 4787
photo
Review by Geri Lynn on 11/20/05
Read Review

Oliver + S Bedtime Story Pajamas Digital Pattern (Size 4-8)
Oliver + S Bedtime Story Pajamas Digital Pattern (Size 4-8)

Details
Price: $15.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Oliver S Book Report Dress Digital Pattern ( Size 6m-4 )
Oliver   S Book Report Dress Digital Pattern ( Size 6m-4 )

Details
Price: $15.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Sew Liberated Lola and Lolita Aprons
Sew Liberated Lola and Lolita Aprons

Details
Price: $11.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Sew Liberated Woodlands Shirt
Sew Liberated Woodlands Shirt

Details
Price: $14.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN