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Date: 1/11/12 7:54 PM

I am going to buy a coverstitch machine soon to round out my sewing room. I was wondering if there was definite winner in the battle of the overstitch machines between Janome and Brother.

Please let me know your opinions!

Thanks,
Elizabeth

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Date: 1/11/12 8:34 PM

No winner because both have their pros and cons. It's personal preference. You need to understand what is most important to you. I like my Brother and I would not buy the Janome. Others like their Janome and would not buy the Brother.

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Date: 1/11/12 8:40 PM

Price might also be a determining factor, I believe the Janome is generally $100-$200 more than the Brother. I have the CoverPro and recently purchased a ton of accessories for it on Ebay. The more you learn, the more toys you want (at least for me anyway!). Could be a dangerous slope.

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Date: 1/11/12 9:54 PM

Thanks! I was leaning towards the Brother to begin with so your recommendation just swayed me completely. I got, I think, a pretty good deal which included 6 addl feet. Can't wait for it to arrive!

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Date: 1/11/12 11:11 PM

I had the brother machine never had trouble with it stitch nicely.
I sold it because i wanted more room to the right. Now I have the janome 1000cp. they are both nice machines.

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Date: 1/12/12 12:07 PM

do any either of these machines work on denim. I thought using a coverstitch for all the double lines of topstitching on jeans would be nice. But I found my serger/coverstitch combo doesn't really like sever layers of denim ie going over seams.
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