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Janome cover Stitch Machine

net | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

I have seen the janome cover stitch machine model  1000CP but only in the store.  It looks good but I don’ know anyone who has one.     are any of you familiar with it and what do you think of it?  I want it mainly so that I can  do a decent hem on knits.  Thanks for uour input.


  1. Skye | | #1

    I have had one almost 2 years now and love it I have written a review over on patternreview.com There are some other review to here is the link


    I really like how the machine copes with all sorts of materials, gives a professional finish to my sewing especially the knits. I have bought a binder attachment which I have used once so far and like and I wouldf like to get others of different widths. I like the flat bed and big harp space. I dont regret buying it as a seperate machine - I was tempted to get a combo serger but I really glad that I didn't - no changing threads etc

    I would suggest taking some fabric samples and go give one a try out - I did that and it followed me home :)

    There is also a long disccussion topic over on patternreview about 80 pages worth

  2. victoria0001 | | #2

    I have this machine and think it was a great investment.  I have a combo serger but it took time to change the parts for coverstitch and chainstitch.  If I had to do this over again I would have purchased a standard 4 thread serger and the Janome 1000CP.  I haven't had time to do a whole lot of sewing with it yet but what I have done has impressed me and now I use all my 3 machines on one project without wasting time.  The CP hems jeans, stretch fabrics, chainstitches and is just totally convenient.  It is worth a test run and don't forget to take an assortment of fabric you would work with.  It is a very user friendly machine as well.  Let us know what you think please.

  3. Betakin | | #3

    I also was going to suggest the thread at PatternReview that is over 80 pages long. There are also 2 new reviews on the Coverpro models in the machine/serger reviews on PR, One review today is favorable and the other from a few days ago is not. There is another unfavorable review where another owner posted under the one that is not.

    I do think most owners of stand alone coverhem models like their Janome CoverPro's. I do prefer to have one machine that does serge and coverhem for the fact of purchasing less thread and using the same color in the machine I use for serging the same project. I have an Elna 744 (now discontinued) that has 17 stitch programs, auto tensions, tilt needles, 3 different coverhems and chain and it is only a 4 thread and not computerized and is more heavy duty than most. It converts easier than some models with no need to change the plate or foot etc. Coverhem stitches release easier too being able to stitch off and use the needle tension release button. I don't think there is a thread on the internet that I frequent where I haven't praised it. I see now where Elna has a newer 745 serger with a built in blanket stitch in the dial a stitch program along with a built in converter.

    People that want a stand alone Coverhem seem to really praise their CoverPro models too. I am also a Janome fan and have owned several of their products. Janome now heads Elna USA.  The CoverPro prices have come down considerably since their introduction. Bernina has the 009 coverhem that is more expensive and I don't know the price of Babylocks Coverhem machine but it is probably more than the Janome's too.

    Edited 1/3/2007 6:35 pm ET by Betakin

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