If you already have a reliable standard sewing machine, then most probably it is about time to widen your armory collection with a coverstitch machine. Unlike the regular sewing machine, a specialty sewing machine like a coverstitch machine tends to have limited but crucial functionality. A coverstitch machine is usually used for attaching laces, trims, also in knits and folded areas, taking care of delicate fabrics with ease, confidence, and reliability. Right now, Brother 2340CV and Janome 1000CPX are the best coverstitch machines available on the market. Which is the model that you should choose?
Brother 2340CV is an advanced serger. In addition to the serger functionality, it also allows you to create various cover stitches on any fabric for both decorative and constructive purposes. It supports two, three, and four-thread configurations, with one, two, or three needles, creating a very broad array of possibilities. It features the tri-cover stitch, also wide and narrow cover stitches. For a convenient usage, it is armed with a color-coded threading system, complete with the thread management guides, assuring the optimum, effective and efficient thread delivery. Control is very easy and intuitive, thanks to the on-board adjustment dials, presser foot dial, and differential feed. Its maximum speed is 1100 stitches per minute, which is certainly very fast. Last but not least, Brother 2340CV is available at a relatively more affordable price than Janome 1000CPX.
Janome 1000CPX is perhaps the advanced weapon that is best if you are ready for a long-term investment. This is because the coverstitch machine’s price is way higher than the previously discussed model – almost double the price. Furthermore, Janome 1000CPX is a dedicated cover hemstitch sewing machine, without any other serge, overlock, or rolled hem functionalities. It does not cut the material as you sew, so it can’t be used to hem. However, Janome 1000CPX is indeed a superior cover hem machine. It offers an excellent high-speed stitching, long arm, and heavy-duty performance, as well as the Janome’s Seam Tightening System for an unmatched professional finish. It can also work with up to three needles, with three and four-thread configurations. It can accommodate either the 6mm standard stitch or the 3mm narrow stitch.
Brother 2340CV vs. Janome 1000CPX
Considering that Janome 1000CPX is quite a big chunk of specialized investment, it is best if you are an advanced user, and you already have the equipment for serging, overlocking, and hemming in your weaponry. If so, you can go for the superb professional finishing quality. Otherwise, you can opt for Brother 2340CV, which is more versatile in functionality.