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Date: 10/14/12 0:43 AM

I'm finally ready to go buy a BL Coverstitch. I chose the Babylock because I have been told it is more heavy duty than the Janome. I plan to sew denim as well as workout wear and work/dress clothes. Probably some outdoor gear as well.
I started doing research and lost my confidence. Lots of posts think you need an industrial type like the Juki for denim ormoitdoor gear. i am not sewing for a business at this time. I believed the Babylock would do whatever I was up for.
I would appreciate comments from anyone who has used it for heavier sewing.
Thank you.

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Date: 10/14/12 0:52 AM

I've had the BLCS for about 6 years, and it sews well on every fabric I have used. It's a very sturdy machine. The newer BLCS2 has better lighting and a slightly lighter (and nicer) color housing. But they are otherwise the very same machine. I notice you're in OR. Watch out for the high list pricing by the chain of sewing stores in Portland that has the area's monopoly on BL, and be aware that prices are very negotiable! Good luck.
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Date: 10/14/12 9:39 AM

I've used my BL serger (Enlighten) and BLCS2 coverstitch machine on denim with no problems whatsoever.

For your own comfort, just take a few swatches of denim to a BL dealer and try the BLCS out first.




Then enjoy your beautiful new BL coverstitch machine for many years to come.

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Date: 10/14/12 10:30 AM

I have the Babylock Evolution which is serger and coverstitch in one. It sews on anything- and I do mean anything. The threading is super easy with the air threading for loopers or chains. I would not trade this machine as it has made my sewing of knits much more professional looking and cut my sewing time in half (at least!)

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Date: 10/14/12 12:17 PM

Thanks a lot for all the input. I feel very confident about my choice now!

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