Video: Janome Coverpro 2000CPX review

- Coverstitch, Tutorials, Video


Is the Janome Coverpro 2000 CPX coverstitch machine a worthwhile investment or is it actually a bad machine? In this extensive review, I tackle the good and bad with this polarising coverstitch machine and also give lots of troubleshooting tips. I’ve had mine for almost two years now and feel pretty qualified to give my two cents on a machine that I feel is getting an unfair amount of heat from some people on the internet.


Not saying that there are not some bad eggs out there, but I’m confident to say that plenty of errors are also related to how people are setting up the machine, often in combination with unrealistic expectations on what a midprice domestic coverstitch machine can do.


Now, I’m not saying it is the best coverstitch machine out there, but the point I’m trying to make is that sometimes coverstitch machines can be sensitive, fickle creatures that need the proper attention.

Products mentioned in the video

(contains Amazon affiliate links)
Janome Coverpro 2000CPX

Janome Coverpro 1000CPX

ELX705 Schmetz Serger Needles

Woolly nylon stretch thread
Maxi-Lock stretch thread

Madera Aeroflock  (the one I’m using in the video)

Coverstitch resources

My coverstitch videos

My coverstitch blog posts
Lots of tips on techniques and settings for the Janome Coverpro. Also, check out the Coverstitch/Coverlock Facebook group which has amazing info!

Basic settings for the Janome Coverpro
Stitch length: 3–4
Diff feed: 1.2 to 1.5
Pressure foot pressure: 11mm
Needle tension 4-4-4
Looper tension: 3

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  • Reply
    May 14, 2018 at 10:03 am

    Thank you for sharing your experience and opinion on the Janome Coverpro 2000CPX. I’ve this coverstitch machine as well and have about the same experience as you. Threading is so important (and not only on a coverstitch machine but also on an locker as well as on a regulair sewing machine). I’m very pleased with my Janome Coverpro 2000CPX and until now with some careful pre-work this machine has never let me down.

    • Reply
      May 15, 2018 at 7:38 am

      You sum it up so well, proper threading and pre-work are such key factors when it comes to successful coverstitching. So many of my problems, especially with my older coverstitch was solved just by redoing everything from scratch.

  • Reply
    May 14, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    Thank you – I have been considering buying this model as I can get it locally. My Serger is a very picky old beast also, so I’m used to lots of finicky setup.

    • Reply
      May 15, 2018 at 7:41 am

      Getting a coverstitch locally is very valuable in my opinion, my shop also offers classes which helped me a ton! Plus you can always get it checked and stuff if there is something that seems not to be working.

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