Do I need a cover stitch?

Why would I want a coverstitch machine?

But if you sew, or want to start sewing, more knit garments, then a coverstitch will be immensely helpful. You can also use it for jeans-making, attaching elastic, neckline finishes, decorative seams and other fun stuff. So this is definitely a machine you can grow with too.

What thread do you use for cover stitch?

Although, you’ll find that threading a coverstitch machine is so much easier than threading a serger! And speaking of thread, I’ve had the best success using regular polyester thread on a cone in the two needles and wooly or bulky nylon in the looper.

Is flatlock the same as coverstitch?

A coverstitch is basically 2 or 3 needle bobbin-less top stitching that provides some elasticity. It doesn’t have to be used on an overlocked (serged) seam but usually is. … On a flatlock, there is no seam allowance with layers folding to the underside.

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