Is a coverstitch machine worth it?
A coverstitch is worth investing in if you are making lots of t-shirts or garments that require a neat hem but are stretch fabrics. If you aren’t using many stretch fabrics or can use an alternative method I would do that before investing in a coverstitch machine.
Can a coverstitch machine Serge?
A cover stitch machine has a looper, like a serger, but it doesn’t have a blade. Cover stitch machines are used to sew knit hems and chainstitching. And sergers that take more than 4 threads are often convertible machines that will serge or do a cover stitch. Coverstitch machines can use 1, 2, 3 or even more threads.
What thread do you use for cover stitch?
Although, you’ll find that threading a coverstitch machine is so much easier than threading a serger! And speaking of thread, I’ve had the best success using regular polyester thread on a cone in the two needles and wooly or bulky nylon in the looper.
What is the easiest serger to thread?
For someone starting out, the Janome 8002D Serger is just right — easy to use, easy to thread, and highly functional. The word “easy” is often used to describe the Janome 8002D Serger.