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How to secure the threads on a coverstitch machine

If you don’t secure the thread ends when sewing on a coverstitch machine, they will unravel faster than you can say “now where did I put my scissors?” This phenomenon is one of the reasons sewing on a coverstitch machine is so different from using a regular sewing machine. I’ve talked about how to secure coverstitch seams and threads a bit in some of my previous coverstitch videos, but I figured it would be a good idea to compile all the info in one video.

So in this video, I show the three common ways to do this:

  • Pulling the threads to the reverse side using a narrow tool
  • Securing the threads using a needle (good when doing reverse coverstitching and for extra safety)
  • Sewing over the edges of the seam (good when hemming on the flat)

There are of course other versions of these methods and I’m not one to say that one is superior to the others. It all depends on what type of project you are doing and which method that works best for your sewing preferences.

And if you have some preferences and/or nifty tips, please share in the comments!

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