|I bought my coverstitch for looks, I had no clue that it would make my sewing MUCH quicker. Combine it with large Kai scissors to make cutting out faster and I'm making clothes quicker than I ever have before. I don't have much time to dedicate to personal sewing(although, I teach how to sew all day) so I must make the most of the little time I have. When I was a SAHM, I didn't emphasize speed as there was a little more time (not much energy with chasing little children around all day). SO if you need a good reason to get a coverstich (buy one cheap from Ken's Sewing Center online), this is it.
Yesterday morning, I thought I would see how long it took to make a simple tank top. I took a tee that fit well, put it on and used pins to redesign where I wanted the neckline to end and where I wanted the shoulder line. I cut out out the tank and between my serger and coverstich I sewed it up in less than 10 minutes. It took 10 minutes to figure out where to cut and then to cut it out. The time saving was due to being able to quickly coverstich the armhole, neckline and hemline. The machine is the simpliest to thread, like no other machine.
I'll eventually post the tank so you can see it. It looks so professional.