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Janome Cover Pro1000CP

mem | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Has any one had any experience with the Janome Cover Pro 1000CP .It is a coverstitch only machine and I am wondering if any one has taken for a drive and has an opinion .


  1. Skye | | #1

    A Janome 1000CP followed me home February last year. I have not regretted the purchase. I find it very easy to thread, looks like a normal sewing machine, easy to use and it is great not having to stop and re-thread to do top stitching etc. It can go very fast or very slowly. It does prefer the better threads in the needles - I use mettler or gutterman. I have used variegated thread in the looper to do a decorative hem on a tshirt and that looked good. Recently I have bought the binder attachment ( the Janome ones are very expensive - generis ones can be bought quite cheaply on Ebay)

    My first project was a jean jacket and I had no problem negoiating the several lavers of fabric - ie no skipped stitches. I sew alot of knit fabrics

    What dont I like - the needles are held in with normal 'slit' screws and I find it difficult to locate the slit (read bad eyesight here) my serger has allen or phillips screws and the srewdriver locks in and I can almost change them without looking.

    I also liked the price $799NZ which is about $550US that meant I could afford a new serger a few months later

    There is a long discussion on C/S machines over at patternreview and there are some machine review too here is a link to  great resource about C/S machines produced by Debbie Cook


    I like my CS machine ALOT!

    1. flossie | | #2

      I agree with "Skye" - one of the best purchases I have made. I have had mine about 6 months  and it has been great for finishing off lycra dance and gym wear for my daughters. I have also remodelled store bought t-shirts and been able to recreate the hems. As "Skye" said it is very easy to thread, which makes it user-friendly, unlike the dreaded overlocker, which always knows when you are in a hurry to get something finished and breaks threads on purpose to frustrate you! I paid $599 (Australian dollars) on special.


    2. mem | | #3

      I saw your jacket on pattern review . Its lovely . I was hoping I would be able to contact you about how you didi those seams on the jeans jacket. I am wondering did you sew them first or did you sew them on the coverpro straight off?

      1. Skye | | #4

        I sewed the seams with my sewing machine pressed then trimmed the 5/8 seam to 3/8 then press to side as indicated by the pattern instrutctions and then top stitched with c/s machine

    3. net | | #5

      thankl uou so much for your comment on the cs.  I was dying to buy it. now I will.  and thanks for the referral to patternreview.

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