Mom and I…

we bought a serger.

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And not just a serger – but a machine that combines a full-featured overlocker with a coverstitch machine. We bought Janome 1200D.

“The 1200D provides all the tools you need to create great ready-to-wear garments. It is three machines in one: an Overlock, Cover Hem, and Top Cover Hem. It is versatile, incorporating many flatlock, blanket and overlock stitches, as well as the chain and coverstitch. You won’t need to change the needle plate or foot for a rolled hem, and the upper looper system is easily converted for a cover hem or top cover hem. The 1200D automatically selects the tension settings for each stitch so you can sew with comfort and confidence. You’ll also find 28 optional feet and attachments. With all this, you are only limited by your imagination.” (

Quite a monster, isn’t it? 😀 Though the threading process turned out to be a lot easier than I expected it to be. So far we’ve only tried Safety 4-Thread Stitch and Stretch Knit Stitch, and we haven’t tried its coverstiches, but I’m sure that switching it to coverstich machine mode also isn’t as scary as it seems. We hope it’ll be useful and helpful machine, and that we’ll make a lot of great garments with its help.

Let the games begin! 😀

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