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coreybeth
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Date: 11/11/13 6:40 PM

Hello, just a quick question - is the Janome machines (900 & 1000) the only dedicated coverstitch machines with a free arm? I mainly hem my 4 year old's pants/sleeves. Hemming "in the round" simply does not appeal to me.

thanks in advance!!

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Date: 11/11/13 8:47 PM

As far as I know it is. But, and I have one, it's too far to the left of the presser foot to be of much use. I do sleeves inside out with the presser foot running on the right side.

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Date: 11/11/13 9:21 PM

Yes, but the freearm part will be too wide for very small hems. The other option is to cover stitch the hem than sew the side seams.

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Date: 11/11/13 10:21 PM

I just do them inside out too. Much easier.

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Date: 11/12/13 11:04 AM

I have the 900 and love it but the freearm is a waste of time.
Just a the others have said. I do everything inside out and it works fine.
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Date: 11/12/13 11:26 AM

Have heard good things about the Janome coverstitch machine, but I love my Babylock, which doesn't have a free arm, but that doesn't matter to me, either. The Babylock is effortless and easy to use, which is worth the extra expense, IMHO.

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Date: 11/12/13 11:36 AM

I've never used it because the location is too far to the left. I prefer to sew my hems, necklines, sleeves, etc. "in the round" because it gives a much cleaner finish to the garment.

Even the hems on small sizes like baby clothes can be accomplished on these CS machines. You just have to reposition the fabric a lot more than usual.

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