You asked: What is a cover stitch?

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 my serger do a coverstitch?

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 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.

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.

Can I hem with a serger?

If you own a serger or have access to one, it can be extremely useful to you in the hemming process. A serger creates a cleanly hemmed edge in one single step, so it’s faster than most traditional hems.

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What kind of stitches can a serger do?

The most basic serger stitch is the overlock stitch. A 4-thread or 3-thread overlock stitch is the most common stitch used for seams. The 4-thread overlock is perfect stitch for sewing knits because it is strong and flexible. Using a 3-thread overlock is a great way to overcast and finish raw edges of woven fabrics.