21 April, 2005
MAHWAH , N.J. ñ The cover stitch is what gives garments their professional looking finish. This stitch (also called a "cover hem") was previously available only on sergers, and then, often only on the highest-end sergers.
With the release of its CoverPro series, the Janome Sewing Machine Company has made this sophisticated finish available on a model with the power and control of an industrial specialty machine, but with the unique look and feel of a home sewing machine the two new CoverPro cover stitch sewing machines offer home sewers all the possibilities of cover stitch sewing while simplifying both set up and operation.
The CoverPro 1000CP is capable of producing a wide 6mm triple-needle cover stitch, a wide 6mm double-needle cover stitch, a narrow 3mm cover stitch and a chain stitch.
The CoverPro 900CP is a more economical model, offering a wide 5mm, double-needle cover stitch and a chain stitch. Because they only do these two types of stitches, they’re extremely fastóup to 1,000 stitches per minuteóand much easier to set up and use. They look more like regular sewing machines, and offer familiar features that make them easier to use than sergers, like a full size sewing bed, free arm sewing, vertical needle drop and a one-hand thread cutter.
The cover stitch is especially suited to stretchy fabrics like knits, as well as the popular new blends of traditional woven fabrics with a small percentage of stretch fiber added for extra flexibility. The CoverPro series machines are ideal for constructing projects from fashion tops to competition ice skating costumes.
The cover stitch is a serger-type stitch made without the knives (no fabric is cut), so it can be used not only to finish hems, necklines, collars and cuffs, but also for decorative effects in the middle of the fabric. Cover stitches can be made with two or three needles. For example, a double needle cover stitch will show two lines of straight stitching on the top of the fabric with the two lines joined by a “looping” stitch on the bottom side. Because both sides of a cover stitch are finished, it looks great with decorative thread.
2005 is the 145th anniversary of Janome America, the largest subsidiary of Janome Sewing Machine Company of Tokyo, which produces more than one million sewing machines annually as well as a line of related sewing products and embroidery software. It is a category leader in innovation, and Janome sewing machines are recognized throughout the industry for their ease-of-use and unsurpassed stitch quality.