Show Off Saturday: My new Coverstitch Machine! {plus a video}

Wow, I didn’t know I could blab on and on so much. It was like, ‘turn on the camera and let her go!’ 

So yes, I bought a coverstitch machine last weekend! It’s the Janome 900CPX and it’s so much fun. Let me show you some of my work so far:

I used the coverstitch machine for the hem, ‘sleeves,’ and neck binding on this little top. It’s #33 in Ottobre Design magazine Issue 03/2014.

Let me just say, ‘wow,’ sewing the elastic to this swimsuit leg opening was EASY. I’ve also made 2 pair of yoga pants and 2 other tops. This was just the thing I needed to kickstart my summer sewing.

And now about the video…  {click here to view it on YouTube.} I know that I blabbed on and on. That’s just because I was nervous.

On the other hand, I made it because when I was thinking of buying this coverstitch machine I wished there were more youtube videos showing the 900CPX model in particular. And I wished that there were videos showing more than just straight stitching on a sample of fabric. So if you can get past the blah, blah, blah, I actually show you how to make a strap, leading on to some neck binding, and then I sew a hem to the bottom of the top that I made. That is the valuable part, IMHO. Let me know what you think!

So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.

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Happy Sewing,

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