In this video I show a step-by-step guide to ensure that your seams on the coverstitch machine will be successful. I cover everything from choosing and inserting needles to the best threading practice and how to secure the seams. Because sometimes sewing with a coverstitch machine can be tricky. And if your machine is a little troublesome or not of the best quality – it can be even more frustrating. I know, because for the first 12 year of my coverstitching career I owned a budget/mid price Pfaff coverstitch/serger combo machine that really demanded a very exact approach in order to work well. And if one tiny little thing was off, the seams instantly got wonky. So I learned the hard way how to use the best practices in order to minimize the risk for issues.
I tried to compile all the basic info I wish that someone had told me when I first begun, because you really have to meticulous to be successful with coverstitching. at least if your machine isn’t top of the line. And even with my new better Janome Coverpro, I still have issues sometimes on challenging fabrics and the methods I show in the video applies to most machines. Though some say that the Babylock Coverstitch machines are a breeze to work with, but I have yet to test one of those.
Other coverstitch machine tutorials I’ve done
The Ultimate Guide to Coverstitching (where me and a coverstitch expert share our best tips)
Review: The Janome Coverpro 2000CPX (my review of the Coverpro machine)
A beginner’s guide to coverstitch machines (a video introduction to the world of coverstitch machines)