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.
Sew an organizer covered with pockets that you can hang in your closet! This easy sewing project is great for organizing sewing and craft supplies, fashion accessories, bathroom necessities, gift wrappings, and more. There are pockets on both sides plus a big interior pocket so every bit of space is used. I’ll show you easy step by step instructions for sewing this organizer and putting it to use in your home. Get sew organized today.
At my daughter Chloe’s high school (can you believe my baby started high school???), the lunch lines are so long that she has been skipping lunch! She’s always starving by the time she gets home because she doesn’t want to carry a big lunch bag as well as her heavy backpack – poor girl!
I am so in love with the beautiful look of simple patchwork quilts with lots of squares. This is the perfect way to use up fabric scraps like I did, or you can make a beautifully coordinated quilt with pre-cut 2 1/2’’ square fabric pieces that come in mini-charm packs.
I’m also in love with the process. If you feel like quilt making is your escape from the world and sitting down to sew for a few hours makes your troubles fade away… this is the quilt for you!
Sew an easy beautiful apron with this free sewing pattern that only uses one yard of fabric! Whether you are sewing for yourself or for a friend, an apron always comes in handy and makes a great gift. This blog post includes a link to a free template that I digitized for you.
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I’ve been dreaming of a new SewCanShe logo for so long, and now it’s a reality! I’m so thrilled and grateful to Joy Kelley of How Joyful for drawing it for me. Until now I’ve piddled around with inexpensive or free design software to design my logos. They’ve been okay, I guess, but nothing like what I really wanted.
This new logo makes me think of a party… a fabulous sewing soiree!
Are you ready for week 3 of our sewalong??? It’s all about embellishment! This also means that if you don’t want to embellish, you have more time to make more blocks and work on whatever fabulous project you will be…
Welcome back to our It’s a New Year Sewalong! Can you believe we have over 300 people sewing along with us? Okay, maybe not everybody in the facebook group is actually sewing along. But if they’re not sewing they are watching and I can appreciate that. We have so many beautiful fabric pics and a few of you are already sewing blocks so I know this post (my tips for sewing your log cabin blocks together) has been much anticipated. 🙂
Oh shoot… I don’t know why that posted twice? Sorry about that.
Thank you! I love your blog!!
I love your idea on the ending the coverlock with a seam ripper/knife. I have had my coverlock for about 2 years and love it. I do a lot of t-shirt hems for an alteration business. One of the tricks I do so I don’t "need so many spools of thread is I use bobbins on the two needles. I find if I measure the distance and multiply it by 3, I am safe for a hem. I also don’t worry because the stitches will "rip" out easy if I under guessed. Have fun with your coverlock!
Hi, Thanks so much for your video – it was so helpful. I’m having such a time trying to decide which coverstitch machine to get. I keep leaning towards the CoverPro 900 because the two needle version feels like plenty enough for most home sewing needs. Do you think you’ll be upgrading to a 1000 or a 2000 any time soon? Or does your 900 do well enough over thicker fabrics that it feels like it will work for you for a very long time? I don’t know anyone who uses a coverstitch machine so thanks in advance for your thoughts! -Helen
Sometimes I think I might use the 3 needle function if I had it for more of a decorative effect, but I am very happy with the 900 model that I bought. It makes sewing knit tops and leggings such a breeze now! I don’t think I’ll consider upgrading unless it breaks, which I really don’t anticipate.
Since writing this post I’ve used my overstitch on about 20 items, and I only ever had one problem. That was when I used regular Gutermann thread instead of maxi lock because I wanted a certain color. The tensions were all off – so strange! I switched back to maxi-lock serger thread and everything was fine. I’ve since stocked up on more maxi-lock, now I need 7 of each color, lol.
Thanks for your reply, Caroline! The 900 seems like a lot of machine for the price. Funny about the Gutermann thread. They do have some fun colors. I couldn’t hold back from getting chartreuse cones and love using them.
I hope you find time to make some more sewing videos. You do a great job explaining things. Take care, H