Category Archives: Coverstitch

Cover Stitch Happiness Continues

I’ve been playing with my new cover stitch machine doing decorative top stitching, something that was impossible with the old machine. This was my first try and yes the tension is too loose but every line of stitching was fault … Continue reading

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A Wonderful New Tool

I have a new cover stitch machine and am very very happy with it. My old cover stitch machine (a Bernette 009DCC) has been difficult more often than not, at times leading me to believe I had figured out how … Continue reading

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Bodice block is on hold for the mo

A few evenings ago I climbed back into the bodice and stood very still while JJ carefully pinned me in (note to self, a centre back closure on a block is just daft).  About ten minutes later he ever so … Continue reading

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One for you and one for me

Apparently early last year I started sewing a top for myself but didn’t finish it.  I say apparently because I have absolutely no memory of this other than thinking I’d like to make it.  It isn’t a particularly remarkable garment … Continue reading

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Late for Christmas ….

I have FINALLY finished all the now very very late sewn christmas gifts.  Hopefully my brother and sister and their families haven’t got home from their holidays just yet [and won’t read this for a while] …. The yellow top … Continue reading

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New Look 6084 long johns done

Hooray, done and they actually turned out OK.  Here they are on JJ, dad being currently unavailable. As mentioned last time, we couldn’t find a long johns pattern so decided to use New Look 6084 as a starting point.  I … Continue reading

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Its all about the thread

Further to my troubles handling my Bernette 009DCC coverstitch  machine a couple of weeks ago, I had a lesson at the Bernina shop and last night decided to give it a try at home where the magic of the showroom … Continue reading

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That damned coverstitch machine

I love my Bernette 009DCC coverstitch machine and I have used it plenty. I bought it last year to complement my serger and sewing machine and it is wonderful for hemming.  For anything else, well not so much. You see, … Continue reading

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