Folks, I don’t know where to begin.
I could wax on poetically about how easy to thread my new Brother 2340CV is. I could rhapsodize about the evenness of the stitch. I could even extol the virtues of the great instruction manual (which I read cover to cover last night). I could even brag how it took me only two tries to get a great sample. But why don’t I just show you some pictures instead. As they say, the proof is in the pudding.
I used both Debbie Cook’s tutorials and Belinda’s tutorials as I was futzing around last night. It took me a while to “get” how to get the front threads “pulled” to the back, but it’s relatively easy once you understand. I do not know how to say it better than Debbie or Belinda however; it’s something you really have to experience. My first attempt was disastrous, but the second one was perfect right out of the gate. Of course, I was only practicing on samples, not a real garment. I am sure I had beginner’s luck. The coverstitch machine comes with all three needles installed and a small length of thread threaded in the machine. Since I knew I wanted the 6mm two lines of stitching coverstitch hem, I removed the middle needle and threaded that baby up with the black thread from my serger.
Note to self: Buy lots more thread in basic colors so that I don’t have to rob Peter to pay Paul all the time. Threading the coverstitch actually took a much shorter time than it does to thread the serger, funny that.
I didn’t have time last night to play with the other toys that came with my machine like the bias attachments or the 1/2 inch binding attachment, but I sure do look forward to playing with them. My coverstitch came with a bunch of attachments and a carrying case for the machine as part of the deal I got from Allbrands. I think it’s a very good value.
And here’s my new baby already playing well with the other machines on my table.
I am so excited about my new machine! I still have a lot of construction left on my dress before I can use the coverstitch again, but I can’t wait.
Happy coverstitching everyone!