Monday, July 25, 2011
Cover Stitch "only" machine
Me - after a long day. But smiling on the inside.
I have had some inquiries as to the benefits of a cover stitch only machine. From my experience I think it is beneficial to have both a 4 thread serger and a stand alone cover stitch machine. Of course it depends on if you have the space to accommodate both as well as your sewing/embroidery machine.
I think I may have touched on this before, but it is probably worth mentioning again. With a cover stitch machine you have the capability of gathering down the center of a strip of fabric. Making the kind of ruffles that look super duper on a blouse, totebag, purse or hem of a (square dance) skirt. :-)
Oh, and great for pillows too.
In addition you can put heavier weight decorative thread in the chain looper and do some fierce embellishing!
I have actually done "entire" construction using the cover stitch machine. It gives you a seam that has three rows of stitching and the serger stitch on the under side of the garment and/or fabric. And with the belt loop accessory I have made straps for dresses. Very impressive!
So if you have any questions about the many features of a Cover Stitch machine, just ask.