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    what is the purpose of cover stitch machine? . .

    - does anyone have a cover stitch machine?
    what you do you make with one of these machines?
    is it good to have one on hand?


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    Re: what is the purpose of cover stitch machine? . .

    I have a brand new one out in my garage.....still in the box!!! I traded a Professional Tote for it. I plan to use it on my bags, once I get it set up. You can also use it for your knits and hemming.
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      #3
      Re: what is the purpose of cover stitch machine? . .

      Pat - do you think it could be used - when making throw/toss pillow type cases?
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        #4
        Re: what is the purpose of cover stitch machine? . .

        Is that the same thing as a serger?
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          #5
          Re: what is the purpose of cover stitch machine? . .

          I had one for 5 years, traded it last summer for a simpler machine. I used the cover stitch for a decorative costume piece one week after I got it, the machine jammed and had to go back to be fixed. Never used that stitch again! I didn't like the wide foot, it was a pain to use.

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            #6
            Re: what is the purpose of cover stitch machine? . .

            Originally posted by CountryHut View Post
            Pat - do you think it could be used - when making throw/toss pillow type cases?
            Just use a regular serging stitch! I know you do t-shirts, but do you hem them?

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              #7
              Re: what is the purpose of cover stitch machine? . .

              The Babylock Evolve serger has a cover stitch. You need to change the plates around. I never used it.
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                #8
                Re: what is the purpose of cover stitch machine? . .

                No -- I only put the designs on the Tee's

                I have a serger - I've had it for about 3 years now - but I can't ''see'' to learn how to thread it --
                and any local class - peeps kind of thumb their nose at a Singer -- they all have babylocks - sorry but I'm not rich enough to own one of those . . yet


                Originally posted by Jean Sewing Machine View Post
                Just use a regular serging stitch! I know you do t-shirts, but do you hem them?
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                  Re: what is the purpose of cover stitch machine? . .

                  Originally posted by CountryHut View Post
                  No -- I only put the designs on the Tee's

                  I have a serger - I've had it for about 3 years now - but I can't ''see'' to learn how to thread it --
                  and any local class - peeps kind of thumb their nose at a Singer -- they all have babylocks - sorry but I'm not rich enough to own one of those . . yet
                  I really dislike sewing machine snobs, don't you?

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                    #10
                    Re: what is the purpose of cover stitch machine? . .

                    AH, I've heard of sergers called overlock machines, but I'm not sure what a coverlock machine is then.

                    I've got an old, 3 thread serger, bought before they even thought about 4 thread ones. Never have upgraded. The Babylock with the air-threaders are nice, but more than I want to spend on a machine that I don't use that often.
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                      Re: what is the purpose of cover stitch machine? . .

                      for real -

                      Originally posted by shirleyknot View Post
                      I really dislike sewing machine snobs, don't you?
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                        #12
                        Re: what is the purpose of cover stitch machine? . .

                        the serger I have is Singer Pro 5 - po' thang is just sitting on my sewing table collecting fabric and UFO's . . *ugh*~
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                          #13
                          Re: what is the purpose of cover stitch machine? . .

                          I also am the proud owner of 2 wonderful 3 thread sergers. I love them for finishing seams for clothing and home dec. Don't use them for quilting. Coverlock is a stitch the newer machines do. Mine will not do it. It is the wide serged looking stitch on the outside of some athletic clothing.
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                            #14
                            Re: what is the purpose of cover stitch machine? . .

                            I also am the proud owner of 2 wonderful 3 thread sergers. I love them for finishing seams for clothing and home dec. Don't use them for quilting. Coverlock is a stitch the newer machines do. Mine will not do it. It is the wide serged looking stitch on the outside of some athletic clothing. see picture. Serger/overlock are for finishing seams and making them look professional.
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                              #15
                              Re: what is the purpose of cover stitch machine? . .

                              April, you can do that with the old 3 thread sergers. It takes some tension adjusting, but I used to do it with some of my daughters t-shirts when she was a kid using variegated thread. Mainly you loosen the lower looper thread, serge the seam and then pull it on both sides and the threads will lay out and you have a flat seam. Might not be exactly the same, but it is pretty darn close.
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