I was so excited to play around with the Janome CoverPro 3000 Professional! I just love how quick and easy a CoverPro machine makes hemming clothes. It’s the last step of making a garment and by the time I get to that step, I’m just ready to wear the new item and don’t want to deal with making and stitching a double fold hem. No, thank you!
A coverhem, made with a CoverPro machine, just makes this process so much easier. You only have to fold the hem up once, which is especially AMAZING when you are dealing with light weight slippery fabrics. I just happen to be sitting on a whole bunch of lightweight fabrics I bought months ago, and what a perfect way to motivate me into using these fabrics than to receive a brand NEW Janome CoverPro 3000 Professional!
First up was using this beautiful Rifle Paper Co. Primavera Wild Rose print in a silky smooth rayon. I have had the Sew Liberated Matcha Top pattern printed off and all ready to go for months!
When it came to hemming this shirt, I knew since the fabric was so lightweight, I may have some issues. Stitching on thinner, more lightweight fabrics can often cause puckering or tunneling between the needles, but this is where the Fine/Standard (STD) switch on the NEW Janome CoverPro 3000 Professional makes life so easy!
With most fabrics, we’ll typically use the Janome CoverPro 3000 Professional in the Standard (STD) position. When you switch it to Fine, typically when using fine, more delicate fabrics, or fabrics with a great amount of stretch in them, a whole bunch of magic happens! The Fine setting changes the timing and the stroke range of the needle thread take-up lever, which softens the needle thread tension and eliminates puckering and tunneling in between the needles. How cool is that? No fiddling with the needle tension dials, the Fine/STD lever does it all for you!
I gave the fabric a quick, light press to the back, added a few Wonder Clips to keep everything in the place, then I flicked the switch to Fine and stitched away! Just look at how amazing that hem came out!!!
Here’s some side by side photos where I played with some different fabrics to show you the difference between the Fine and Standard (STD) settings. I found that when I used 2 needles in the Left and Right positions (6mm wide) the Fine setting worked best with a mid-weight knit as well.
It may be difficult to see the dimension in the photos, but on each of the fabrics the CoverHem using the Fine Setting is noticeably laying flatter; there is no tunneling, or puckering. It is amazing!
You are going to love just how easy the Janome CoverPro 3000 Professional is to use and the Fine/Standard (STD) switch takes it to a whole new level!
For more about the NEW Janome CoverPro 3000 Professional, check out the video on the Janome HQ You Tube channel.