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Date: 11/23/07 1:55 PM

Does anyone know an easy way of taking out coverstitch stitching? I stupidly sewed wrong side up and need to remove the stitching. I'll probably have it unpicked before anyone responds, but I sure wouldn't mind knowing if there's an easier way than picking out the two rows of stitching.

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Date: 11/23/07 3:18 PM

Working from the right side, unpick about three of the last stitches stitched (three each from both lines). Grasp these two threads in one hand and the lower thread in the other hand and pull them in opposite directions. The cover stitch will unravel kind of like a chain stitch does. (This demontrates why it is a good idea to tie off the end you finish cover stitching!).

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Date: 11/23/07 10:32 PM

Hey, thanks for posting the tip. I'm fairly new to coverstitching so am still making mistakes, but I didn't know this trick. My life has been made easier!

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Date: 11/24/07 3:30 AM

If you are new to coverstitching, it may pay to check out the thread under "Sewing Machines & Sergers" - Janome Coverpro CoverStitch Machines CP900 & CP1000. It's now up to page 181 and has a wealth of information on coverstitching, and most applies to all machines.

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Date: 11/24/07 9:25 AM

It's probably too late for you, now -- but I have coverstitched wrong-side-up on purpose, for a different look. I used variegated thread in the loopers. It's not quite the same look as the rtw shirts that you see with this technique, but it was close enough for me.

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Date: 11/24/07 10:52 AM

Nice idea. I'll have to try it.

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Date: 11/26/07 3:17 PM

Thanks Seamingly. I will do that next time.

Penelope, I thought about leaving it as is and using it as a decorative touch but I'd already done the sleeves the other way, and thought it might look a little odd.

Thanks for the help, ladies!

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