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Forum > Sewing Machines > Janome Coverpro vs. Babylock Coverstitch ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Janome Coverpro vs. Babylock Coverstitch
What are the main differences?
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Date: 4/14/09 2:02 PM

Does anyone know the main differences between the Babylock Coverstitch machine and the Janome Coverpro? I know that the Babylock has Jet Air threading for the coverstitch machine. Are there other differences that would justify paying the higher price for the Babylock?

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Date: 4/14/09 3:40 PM

The Janome does have a bigger area on which to sew -- more like a regular sewing machine from what I understand. And, if I'm correct, with the Janome, you can't use industrial attachments. I, myself, have the Babylock coverstitch and have multiple industrial attachments. I do mostly garment sewing. Would having a bigger area to sew be beneficial? Yes, it would. But, the ability to use commercial attachments (i.e. binders, belt loop folders) outweighs the disadvantages, IMHO

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Date: 4/14/09 4:29 PM

Debbie Cook has a wonderful comparison chart.
Comparison Chart

I have the Babylock coverstitch and have used industrial attachments with no issues.

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Date: 4/14/09 6:08 PM

Thanks for the info. I will check out the links.

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Date: 4/14/09 7:05 PM

I think the Coverpro is an excellent machine at a terrific price. The Coverpro has a much longer harp which makes it very easy for me to coverstich over seams in the middle of my garments at any point during construction. It was very easy for me to learn thread the loopers. I use industrial binders on my Coverpro without any problems.

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Date: 4/15/09 11:57 AM

I really wanted to buy the Janome but at the dealer's I threaded it on my own with the manual and my sewing buddy and just couldn't get it to stitch well. The dealer was no help eventhough they knew I was coming to test drive it.

I bought the Babylock. Comes out right every time as long as I thread it correctly and put the presser foot down.

I don't think airjet threading is really necessary for a coverstitch. The looper is easy to thread.

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Date: 4/15/09 12:56 PM

I'm w/ Nancy on the harp size of the CP. That and the substantial difference in price were what sold me on the Janome. I can say that it does make working in the center of a garment much easier.

Also agree about the jet-air threading. My cs machine is no more difficult to thread than my sewing machine...much easier than my serger, IMO.

I LOOOVE my CoverPro!!! Fabulous little toy!!!

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Date: 4/19/09 2:10 PM

How much does the machine weigh?

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