Frequent question: Can you do a Coverstitch on a sewing machine?

Do I really need a Coverstitch machine?

If you sew a lot of knits, a coverstitch machine can be a massive time saver, not just when sewing hems, but also when topstitching elastic for activewear, swimsuits, and underwear, too.

Can you Coverstitch with a serger?

You don’t have to take the time to re-thread and set up a standard serger for a cover stitch, you simply switch to the cover hem machine to create the hem, then go back to your regular machine for basting or buttonholes, then back to your standard serger for clean seams.

What Sergers can do a Coverstitch?

Best Sergers With Coverstitch

  • OUR TOP PICK: Brother 2340C Coverstitch Serger.
  • Baby Lock BLCS-2.
  • Singer Professional 5 14T968DC.
  • Baby Lock Ovation.
  • Juki MO-735 5-Thread Serger & Cover Hem Machine.
  • Consew 14TU2345 Portable “Coverlock” Machine.

What can I use instead of a cover stitch?

Elastic is often sewn directly to a garment with a coverstitch, such as on a waistband or lingerie. The conventional sewing machine alternative is a no-brainer – just use a zig-zag stitch instead. Here is a good tutorial for applying lingerie elastic.

What is a straddle stitch?

Explanation: The straddle stitch appears to be the same as the coverseam, which I previously posted in my Kudoz glossary. Typically it is used to clean finish the neckline on tee shirts and other knit tops.

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