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Video: All about coverstitching

This post contains affiliate links.

Is a coverstitch machine really necessary? What type of coverstitch machine should I get? And can a coverstitch machine be used for other things than hemming knits? Those and a lot more topics are covered in my livestream about coverstitching. Plus you get to hear about my visit to a garment factory and learning more about how coverstitch machines are used in an industrial setting. As always, the chat was very lively with lots of great questions and tips, including such gems as how to improve the control on our foot pedals.

I also want to give a special thanks to everyone who participated and to say how much the means to me, I was feeling really tired yesterday after Saturday’s half-marathon and was a bit worried I would be able to do the livestream and speak coherently for an hour. Doing liveshows can be quite intense, especially since mine also requires a lot of research beforehand and are very information dense, so my brain is on hyperdrive!  But interacting with you guys gave me so much energy, so thank you!

Coverstitch resources

My book Sewing Activewear
Contains lots of coverstitch info!

My coverstitch videos

My coverstitch blog posts

Oiling a coverstitch machine
Lots of tips on techniques and settings

Also, check out the wonderful Coverstitch/Coverlock Facebook group that I mention in the video!

Products mentioned in the video (contains Amazon affiliate links)

Janome Coverpro 2000CPX

Janome Coverpro 1000CPX

Brother Coverstitch CV3550
The top cover machine that I show in the video

Babylock Ovation
Aka “the super costly serger/coverstitch combo machine”

ELX705 Schmetz Serger Needles
If your coverstitch machine use ELX-needles, get this brand!

Woolly nylon stretch thread

Maxi-Lock Stretch thread
Is apparently regarded as one of best brands

Madera Aeroflock
The pink thread I’m showing in the video


  • PsychicSewerKathleen
    May 21, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Loved your live show yesterday Johanna! You’re guidance is always so helpful and the discussion was stimulating. I didn’t get a notification of it coming up though which is unusual…luckily I just happened to be sitting at my cpu when a notice appeared in my in-box that you would live shortly and I shot over the catch you 🙂

    • Johanna
      May 21, 2018 at 6:01 pm

      And thank you for being such an incredible resource of information in the chat! It makes my job easier too 🙂 As for the notifications, I heard that YouTube will not always notify viewers about the streams they follow since they want to keep that delicate line between being helpful and spamming users with notifications. Good to hear that they at least sent out one just before and you were still able to watch it!


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