WE FOCUS ON ANOTHER CPX 1000 COVERHEM OPTIONAL ACCESSORY: THE TAPE BINDER

There are a number of very practical & useful optional accessories for your JANOME CPX1000 COVERHEM SERGER.  PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL JANOME DEALER TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION.

TODAY WE FOCUS ON THE TAPE BINDER OPTIONAL ACCESSORY.

TAPE BINDER ATTACHMENT FOR JANOME CPX1000 COVERHEM MACHINE

BINDING ON GARMENT – VERY EASY TO DO PROFESSIONALLY USING THE COVERPRO/CPX TAPE BINDER ATTACHMENT

CLOSE-UP SHOWING THE BINDING DONE WITH THE TAPE BINDER ATTACHMENT FOR THE JANOME CPX1000 COVERHEM MACHINE

TAPE BINDER FOR JANOME COVERPRO/CPX SERGERS

Watch a video on the coverpro tape binder LINK

There are actualy THREE  different tape binder attachments for the JANOME COVERPRO OR CPX 1000 SERGERS:

  • The first one takes tape cut 32mm or 1 1/4 inches wide to give a finished binding width of 8mm or 3/8 inch – so it is relatively narrow. This attachment comes with the base plate, foot & screws to attach the binder to the Coverhem serger.
  • The second attachment also includes the base plate, foot & screws but gives a different size binding: start with 42mm or 1 5/8 inches wide binding to give a finished binding width of 12mm or 1/2 inch wide. This is a good size for most standard projects & garments.
  • The 3rd tape binder attachment does NOT include the base plate so binder #1 or #2 must be purchased first and then this WIDE one added to that. It takes binding cut 50mm or 2 inches wide to yield binding of 15mm or 5/8 inch wide.

Please ask your local JANOME DEALER FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND TO ORDER THE CORRECT PART #’S YOU REQUIRE.

HINT & TIP OF THE DAY: These binder attachments are interchangable with the QUILT BINDER SET. Obviously the base plate & screws (the manner in which the attachment is attached to the machine) are different. However, the binder attachment can be used on BOTH machines. So if you require alternative size bindings and own both the JANOME COVERHEM SERGER as well as one of the JANOME SEWING MACHINES that are compatible with the QUILT BINDER SET, you will be able to interchange these attachments. Double duty rocks!!

About lizafrica

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada (including Artistic Creative products) and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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17 Responses to WE FOCUS ON ANOTHER CPX 1000 COVERHEM OPTIONAL ACCESSORY: THE TAPE BINDER

  1. Hi! I think there is a particular foot that should be used with the tape binder and the CPX1000? What foot is it? I live in Atlantic Canada, but I don’t have a Janome Dealer within several hours of me, so I had to have someone in BC purchase my Coverpro for me and send it to me. I don’t have a way to go to a local dealer to purchase any accessories – is there a way to order online/mail order accessories in Canada from Janome directly?

    Thank you!
    Karyn

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Karen,
      We suggest you try the Dealer locator on our home page. There are many dealers in Canada who would be happy to ship the items you need to you. Perhaps you might like to try Nova Sewing in Hamilton, Ontario for a start?
      I do believe the regular foot on your CPX works with the tape binder or you could use the clear foot. The dealer you contact should know which feet these are.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  2. Angel says:

    are you able to use a binder attachment to make swimwear tie straps – as found on ready to wear bikinis, i have searched for an example or blog or any feed back on people either using a binder or other method to achieve this-

    struggle to sew more than 5 inches with hand folding and wonder what the trick is- I’m looking to sew bikini and micro g strings for exotic dance wear and performance costumes for pole sport

    thanks for your time and any info

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Angel,

      The tape Binders for the Coverpro 1000 or 2000 won’t do what you are asking about. However, we do have the Janome 1200D 5 thread serger which has an optional attachment called the Belt Loop Maker which will do exactly what you refer to. Please see your local Janome dealer or http://www.janome.com for more information about this serger and accessory. Part # for the belt loop maker is #200808105. I have used this accessory to make straps for sun dresses, swim suits and belt loops too!

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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      • Angel says:

        would that include sewing in the fabric pieces of tops and bottoms – then continue along to create the strap – also an achievable style with fold over elastic but limited to solid colour and elastic availability
        with a single chain or stretch stitch as you would have binding –
        i have many g strings bikinis and dance wear the likes of wicked weasel that are constructed this way – the straps are folded the way bias binding would be and then sewn in a long strap with the fabric component added along the bind as it goes . and I’m looking for the best way to easily produce garments this way

        i have looked at the belt loop maker but this seems to just coverstitch a flat loop or strap rather than be used to edge fabric as well as create straps in one step

        I’m looking for the option of single as well as a double row stitching depending on design –

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      • lizafrica says:

        Hi Angel,
        No, I don’t think so as the attachment takes a strip & folds in the edges while you make the strap or belt loop. I cannot see that it would work without turning in both edges. What you are referring to is probably some specialized industrial machine that does just that one technique for a specific application. They make millions of items so the high cost of such equipment is feasible.

        The belt loop can do single, double or triple cover stitching as you make the belt loops.

        Probably a good idea to go in to your local Janome dealer & get them to show you the 1200D.

        Liz
        JANOME CANADA

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  3. Sarah Forrester says:

    It looks like the binding can be done with self-fabric. I would like to confirm that to be the case. Thanks, Sarah Forrester

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Sarah,
      TOTALLY! There is a technique to using the binder which needs to be mastered and some knit fabrics may need to be tamed a little with staytape or Best Press, but I have personally use self fabric many times with the tape binder. The medium & large size attachments are easier to work with in my opinion but the small one does work for projects where you need a narrow/small binding.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  4. Nancy Jay says:

    Hi Liz,

    I have just recently purchased the coverpro 1000cpx. I have started making a lot of my daughters dance costumes and thought this would be perfect for me. I’m struggling a bit with the binding attachement. It starts off well but after a few inches the binding starts to get “pushed” to the right side of the foot. I’ve tried playing with the pressure of the foot, the differential feed and which needles i use and i keep getting the same results.

    I’ve got the 42mm attachment since we wanted to do a contrast binding on the necklines and armholes of the outfit and the wider option was more visible.

    Do you have any suggestions? i’m getting extremely frustrated. I would appreciate any help you can provide.

    Regards,
    N

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Nancy,

      As with any new gadget or tool, there is a learning curve. Please follow the instructions offered on the blister pack card – that is a start. You should also speak to your local Janome dealer who sold the CPX Tape binder to you. They should demo it and teach you how to use it. Unfortunately I can only do so much in writing – always better to view it in person or on video. Maybe try http://www.janome.com to see if they have an applicable video.

      I did find that it took a bit of practice to get the technique correct & easy to do. So do persevere. The needles definitely need to be EL needles. Perhaps you could practice with a crisp quilting cotton fabric to start with to perfect the technique & then apply that to the much more tricky & slippery knit fabrics used in dance costumes. Please also use the correct tension settings for stitch program & fabric weight as displayed on the front of the CPX as well as making use of the STS for going over seams.

      Good luck & do contact your dealer.

      Liz
      Janome Canada.

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      • nancy jay says:

        Hi Liz,

        When i bought the coverpro, i was told that the binder was tricky and that i should check out this site and the video and it would explain everything. I drove an hour to buy the coverpro and don’t know when i will have time to drive out to the dealer again to get a demo. i also got the feeling, based on the comments i received, that even if i went out there, they probably wouldn’t be able to help me that much.

        i did question her about the binder attachement when i bought it and she hinted that she didn’t every use it. Otherwise, she was a great person, very helpful and pleasant. much more so than my local sewing machine shop (besides only carrying babylock – were quite cold and standoff-ish)

        I’ve work in the apparel industry and have had experience using a industrial coverstitch machine and binder so i know how to feed the tapes and i did read the back of the board for instructions. i went on line to look up various website including youtube for tips etc.

        Regards, Nancy

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      • lizafrica says:

        Hi Nancy,

        Thank you for making the effort to bring home your new Cover Pro. While we do indeed have a video online that touches on that machine (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPB9W8vYexw&list=PL3D3A3A0097C6449D&index=17 ) it is more of a brief overview.

        Given your sewing experience, it sounds like you will be able to pick-up the operation of the machine fairly easily.

        Should you have detailed questions, your best bet is to work with your dealer as they are your first line of support. Unfortunately, I cannot provide individual tutorials here on the blog.

        Best to you,

        Liz

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  5. Judi says:

    Hi Liz,
    I purchased a 1000CPX and would like to put binding on garments. i’ve seen some contradictory posts about which tape binders come with the base plate that has to be used – if you could clarify that too I would be grateful.

    Thanks very much for your help
    Judi

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Judi,
      Thank you for your patience. I am finally back in the office for a couple of days then off again on work related travels.
      The CPX has THREE different size attachments for adding tape binding to garments. You have to start with one which HAS the base plate which screws onto the CPX. Then you can add any or all of the 3 different sizes to that base plate. So here are the part #’s with sizes:
      795838103 tape binder INCLUDES base plate & screws and 8mm-32mm binding attachment. (cut 32mm strip to give finished binding size of 8mm)
      795824014 binder attachment 8-32mm NO base plate
      795844009 tape binder INCLUDES base plate & screws and 12mm-42mm attachment.
      795845000 tape binder with 15-50mm attachment. NO base plate

      I hope this helps you make your decision. Basically it will depend on if you want to do narrow, medium or wide bindings. If it is the wide 15-50mm you want, then you would have to also buy one of the others which includes the base plate. Base plate is not sold separately.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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      • Judi says:

        Hi Liz,
        Thanks for the info. It helped a lot. I am going to go for the 8-32 with no base plate and the 12-42 with the base plate. That will give me the two sizes best suited for what I want to make.

        Thanks again for helping me with this.
        Judi

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  6. Judi says:

    I’m confused. The Janome site lists three tape binders – two for garments and one for quilting. You listed the three as being for garments. Also, the product numbers you listed are different from the one on the Janome site. Could you please clarify – I would like to order the binders but I want to make sure I order the right numbers as the store I got my machine from does not stock any accessories.
    Thanks for your help.

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Judi
      There are 3 TAPE binders for the CPX coverhem serger (for garments & other projects)and 2 QUILT binders for sewing machines. Rather than me repeating what is in this post, please tell me what Janome machine model you want to use for adding binding and do you want to bind a QUILT or a GARMENT. When I hear back from you, I will give you your options with applicable part #’s.

      Liz
      Janome Canada

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