Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Coverstitch Video

Waaaaaaay back, I promised to make a video with some tips on using the Brother 2340CV Coverstitch machine, because a few of you had bought one and were having some troubles.  Ooops!  I did get my machine out a few times since then, but it always seemed to be on dark, dreary days.

Yesterday I got it out for the first time in a long time, and it was sunny.  So I made a video showing how the machine works best for me.  If anybody else has any other tips, I'd love to hear them!  I'm not an expert by any means - my samples worked beautifully, but I managed to mess up the first hem I did right after!!



9 comments:

  1. Great video! I have found that I end differently (though I'm sure most methods are right - just different). I stop, take my something in between the fabric and the underside of the presser foot - then hold the tension release buttons for the needles, and pull the needle threads forward from under that presser foot. I cut them and then pull so they go to the back via the looper thread. (yikes I hope that didn't sound confusing!) LOL. But then when I'm ready I just sew again. The needle threads stay under the foot and hang out with the looper thread - all ready to go.
    Thanks for the video - I love seeing other ways of doing things

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    1. Oooh, that's very interesting! I'm going to try it your way next time! I found that the manual for this machine didn't have a whole lot of information so I had to play around with it a fair amount before coming up with this. So I was really hoping someone would have something to add!

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  2. Thanks for posting this Gail! I've wanted one of these for a while now, so it's interesting to see how they work and the differences between them and sergers.

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    1. Thanks, Debbie! You are welcome to come over and try mine out some time to see if it's for you - or if you just want to finish up some hems and such on your knits!

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  3. Thanks for this video. I have had my coverstitch (bought 2nd hand) for about 18months and too afraid to try it. You make it look so easy so will play with it today!

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    1. So glad this inspired you to get out your machine!

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  4. Hi Gail, I've just watched your video (a couple of times) and I wanted to thank you for the great tips! They were so much more useful than the instructions provided by the user's manual :) I was even wondering if I hadn't made an (expensive) mistake in buying this machine! thanks to you I've made friends with it now..

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    1. So glad to know this was helpful to you, Sophie!

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