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Date: 5/29/13 3:50 PM

I just unboxed it - removed the inside needle (it had all 3 needles installed) and hemmed a simple pull over shirt I had in my todo bin for my wife. I needed white thread and that is what was in it. How handy is that? LOL

It is obvious the fabric they tested before shipping is close to what I sewed, because the tension was pretty much spot on. Here is a shot of the inside/outside seam result:



My local dealer didn't have any options in stock today. She said all of the sudden she has had a run on this machine. I just ordered the clear foot, the elastic wide gathering attachment and extension table - along with the CoverPro Hemming Guide Type 2. I am sure I'll be ordering more feet, but I know I can use these accessories right now. I would love to hear what accessories you can't live without with this machine.

I am looking forward to sharing project results with all of you as I learn this machine. It appears to be a very solid machine that sews a great stitch.

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Date: 5/29/13 7:23 PM

The clear foot is my most used item and I haven't gone in for any more. It is a lovely machine and makes such short work of hems! I was in a hurry and didn't have time to wind bobbins the other day and used the chain stitch on a stable knit hem. It worked extremely well and there is enough stretch in the chain for my purposes. I will have to try it again, but it seems to me that the chain stitch "back" side, which is what is showing on my garment, actually sits deeper in the fabric than a typical stitch and I like the effect quite a lot.

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Date: 5/30/13 3:59 PM

I Love my Janome Coverpro. I have a cheat sheet for 3 different types of fabric and use it everytime I use it. Other than that I don't use any other attachments even though i bought the elastic wide gathering foot. My advice is never pull the fabric etc...just let it do it's own thing and only guide it and it will sew beautifully everytime. I only do hems and necklines but for me that was all I wanted it for. Have fun!

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Date: 5/30/13 4:07 PM

Thanks Ladies!

Add me to the list of Coverpro lovers!

I've finished my wife's todo stack and I have to say this machine is worth every penny. The seams are perfect and it is so nice to sit down and simply change out the color of the thread and just start sewing. I did this with all of the shirts she had in my todo pile. Not having to change over one of the sergers to do this task is a BIG time saver.

Now, I need to find some nice fabric to make myself a couple of T-shirts. :)

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Date: 5/30/13 5:02 PM

I want!!!!

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Date: 5/31/13 6:00 AM

That looks fantastic! As they say here 'well wear'... enjoy :)
And thanks for posting the photo, to see both sides.
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Date: 6/1/13 5:49 PM

You're welcome April. I always like seeing the details as well.

All my orders came in yesterday. I used the CoverPro 2 Hem Guild last night. Worked great! Love the clear foot as well.... so nice seeing the seam line when you are coming back back around to it on a circle seam.

Only thing I discovered that I didn't care for is I can't leave the extension table on it while using the seam guild 2. I'd love having the extra flat space. I plan on building a table for it, so I'll have to factor the guild when I do that.

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Date: 6/1/13 7:14 PM

Your post and photos prompted me to take out my sewing machine double needles, bought because I *needed* them but never used. They worked great for me on a quick & easy knit T-shirt neckline so hopefully I can put off Coverstitch machine desire for a while.... maybe.... for a while.... LOL

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Date: 6/3/13 8:06 PM

Hi Kevin, glad to hear the Hem Guide Type 2 worked great for you! Do you have any tips for using it? I have had no success in getting the sliding guide to slide over (on top of) the hem to hold it in place. When I slide the guide to the right it doesn't go over the hem, but instead pushes the hem to the right. The demo video makes it look so easy! Am I missing a step in set up perhaps?

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Date: 6/4/13 7:20 AM

I love the clear foot but have had little luck with the hem guide. I do lots of hems and just use a piece of painters tape to mark my line - works every time like a charm. The CoverPro, in my opinion, is one of those specialty machines that are relatively inexpensive and worth every penny. It gives such a nice finished look to garments, draperies and even crafts.

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