How to Use a Cover Stitch Machine

How to use a cover stitch machine

Here are tips on how to use a coverstitch machine. Using the cover sewing machine is best method of hemming of clothes that are sewn from knit fabrics.

Two types of threads coils

Two types of threads coils

On this photo shows two types of threads coils.
For overlock or coverstitch machine a big cone coil is better.

Two thread for threading loopers

Two right coils on this photo are used to threading both loopers.

How to hem a knit t-shirt with coverstitch machine

How to hem a knit t-shirt

On these photos I will show you how to make a hemming of t-shirt using the coverstitch machine.
First you need fold a bottom edge of fabric, as shown.

Press the hem of t-shirt before sewing

Before sewing you need to press the hem of t-shirt.

Hemming t-shirt with coverstitch machine

Start hemming of t-shirt using coverstitch machine. Sew the fold on right side of knit fabric.

Wrong side of hem

This is a wrong side of folded hem.

Trim fabric above cover seam

Now you need trim the fabric edges above cover seam.

Another way of hemming using a coverstitch machine

Another way of hemming using a coverstitch machine

On this photo shows another way of hemming using a coverstitch sewing machine. Fabric edge on wrong side of t-shirt do not need to trim after hemming. Look! This edge is into the cover seam. But to do it fine you need have a skill or use a special presser foot.

Stitch length selector knob

Stitch length selector knob

This is a knob for adjusting a length of cover stitch.

Test examples of stitch length

Before selecting a needed length of stitch I recommend make test examples of stitch length on test knit fabric.

Knob for stretching or gathering fabrics

Knob for stretching or gathering fabrics

Using this knob you can to stretch or to gather knit fabrics. What is it for? Knitted fabrics are very stretchable fabrics and therefore you need to adjust this option before sewing. N - Normal.
Try different options sewing, so you will be easier to understand what is it for.

Three test options how work a differential feed

On this photo are shown three test options of work a differential feed dog. Learn more about differential feed of coverstitch machine in other posts my site.
You need to know how it works and how you can use differential feed when sewing knit fabrics.
Read about it for example, in this article:How to use the coverstitch machine.

Sewing guipure and lace with coverstitch machine

Sewing guipure and lace with coverstitch machine

Using a coverstitch machine you can sew guipure, lace, strips etc. Don't forget that coverstitch machine can use other presser feet that you can buy in store additionally to your kit.

Sew guipure with careful

Sew guipure, lace and other types of strips with careful.

Trimming fabric above seam

Trim fabric above cover seam with small scissors.

Learn all features of cover stitch machine

Ways of using a coverstitch machines

These photos show some ways of using home models of coverstitch machines.
But you need know another unusual features of this machine.
For example: The coverstitch machines can use only two threads only. In this case works one needle only. A coverstitch machine will to make chain stitches on wrong side a fabric. And your unusual specific sewing machine will sew like regular sewing machine.

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