Sunday, April 22, 2012

Janome 900CPX

I'm so excited!  I ordered my coverstitch machine yesterday!  I have been wanting one since I started sewing knits.  I've been thinking about this a while, looking at reviews online, and having a hard time figuring out if I wanted the 900 or the 1000 version Janome has to offer.  I compared the features at the Janome website, and I don't think I would ever use the 3-needle option for my hem stitch.  I could be wrong, but for now, I think the 900 will be sufficient for my sewing needs!  I'm putting my knits on hold until I get my cs machine.  For now, I'm going to sew up a pair of bermuda shorts using my Favorite Things pattern that I bought over a year ago!  THEN I'll work on the cover-up/dress pattern from Modkid since I have my terry fabric now.  There are so many things I want to sew!

5/3/12 Update...Now that I've had a chance to use my coverpro, I wanted to let others know what I think.  It sews like a dream!  Just like other reviewers have said, it is very easy to thread.  The most difficult thing to learn is how to remove your fabric.  It is not like removing fabric from a sewing machine; a little tricky actually.  I couldn't really find much on the web to help me out with this, and the instructions in the manual didn't help me too much there.  However, I found a youtube video where a lady was demonstrating how to use the Janome 1000.  After watching how she removed her fabric, I was able to do it much better.  I'm still struggling with this, but I'm sure the more I do it, the easier that will become. 


  1. Hi Shirley! I have a coverstitch machine too and have no idea how to get the fabric off. I end up tugging it. If you ever do a tutorial or have the you tube link please pop over a message. Thanks!

  2. Hi Justine! Here is the link that you should find helpful: The video is actually the Janome 1000, but the method is still the same. Watch it beyond the first time she removes the fabric. With the first attempt, she is showing how your threads can get pulled out. I use a rather large pin when I do it; I think it's a hat pin that I somehow acquired. It works well for me.


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