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Date: 10/8/12 8:43 AM

I am learning to use my Janome Tape Binder for my CoverPro 1000CP. I am trying to edge bind a swimsuit. First I am trying it without elastic serged to the edge. I am thinking the Nylon/Lycra fabric used for the binding may give enough elastic tension, at least for a test run.

I am binding nylon/lycra with contrasting nylon/lycra. I am having a little trouble keeping the binding consisitent. IT seems to moved around a little under the needle. (I am using the foot that came with the binder) I only feeding in the fabbric and not stretching it. If I do stretch it the edge gets sort of "curly". Should the tape fabric have any tension on it. (I have read about sdome people bending the flat verticle part of the feed to add drag.

Has anyone used the tape binder to edge bind a swimsuit or does anyone have any tips for getting a consistent binding with the tape binder? Recommneded Stitch Length? Recommended differential feed? Handling?

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Date: 10/8/12 9:50 AM

I forgot to ask this question. When binding a garment in the round, how do I sew on and sew off the garment to get a clean finish? I imagine, that you just start feeding the garment in at an angle untilk it is unde the needles, and then sew off the fabric at an angle, but how do I clean this up?

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Date: 10/8/12 10:20 AM

I don't have your cover stitch machine but when using a binder you leave 1-2"inches open on the shoulder, do the binding and sew closed on machine. This would be the same for leg/waist opening. Have you tried looking on the Janome website? They have video's on how to use a lot of the feet.

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Date: 10/19/12 1:15 AM

Have you increased the pressure of the foot with the knob on top? For cotton/lycra blends, I usually have that knob about 8mm high when using the binder. That should stop it slipping around.

And you can't bind in the round on a CS. As the pp said, you stitch one shoulder seam, bind then stitch the other should seam.

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Date: 10/19/12 1:48 AM

Personally, I find lycra blends behave better through a binder if you cut them on the straight grain rather than the cross grain.

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In reply to heidip <<


Date: 10/19/12 2:50 AM

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And you can't bind in the round on a CS


You can bind in the round as long as the opening isn't too small. It's certainly easier flat, but absolutely possible in the round.

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Date: 10/19/12 5:21 AM

Quote: misschris
[QUOTE] And you can't bind in the round on a CS




You can bind in the round as long as the opening isn't too small. It's certainly easier flat, but absolutely possible in the round.[/quote]
How do you bind in the round? How do you finish the end of the binding off?
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Date: 10/19/12 5:21 PM

You can attach the binding with your sewing machine or overlocker (sew a circle, stretch to fit) and finish with your coverstitch, or use the binder, but it's fiddly. See Lynne Rowe's post in this thread and this post at Sewing Mamas.

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