5 best cover sewing machines

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Sewing knitted and crocheted items requires proper processing of the edges of the fabric. Electric and electromechanical sewing machines are unable to cope with stitching on stretchy and flowing materials, resulting in warping. The invention of cover-stitching machines made it possible to quickly and easily produce even elastic stitches. Flat seams and chain stitches are produced by the simultaneous operation of several loopers and needles.

Experts conducted a detailed market research, selecting the top 5 sewing machines for this ranking.

How to choose a cover sewing machine

  1. Distance between extreme needles. Thanks to this characteristic, the stitch width is determined. The standard should be 5.5 mm (2 needles) and 6.5 mm (3 needles). One-needle for two threads are used for simple sewing of parts, two-needle for three threads make it possible to sew one type of stitch, and three-needle for four – different variations of seams. If necessary, you can install two needles and change their position to obtain different flat stitches.
  2. Conveyor and platform. A split conveyor is installed to collect and stretch the stretch material so that the necessary folds and gathers can be obtained. Complex elements are processed on platforms. There are three types: flat removable – suitable for processing products with open and closed cuts, as well as for sewing with bias tape and general operations; cylindrical (with a depression or solid) allows you to quickly process long and narrow parts; recessed platform – ideal for soft tissue edging.
  3. Thread tension. It is performed in two modes: manual and automatic. The first option is suitable exclusively for experienced seamstresses with a good eye and dexterity, because the tension force for each thread is different. But the automatic one is much simpler, it allows you to avoid mistakes, therefore, sewing machines with this mode are preferable for beginners and amateurs.
  4. Weight and power. Modern cover sewing machines are equipped with a powerful mechanism and electronic control, which guarantees the correct operation of the device. The higher the power, the more electricity is consumed. Expensive devices have an indicator of 60-80 W, and cheap ones – 80-110 W and higher. Covering machines weigh from 5 to 12 kg. For greater mobility, if you intend to carry the device from place to place, it is better to choose a light machine. For stationary work, the weight of the product does not really matter.
  5. Equipment. A protective case is usually included as standard, which can be soft or hard. Also available are small and large screwdrivers, tweezers, cleaning brush, looper, spool holder, needle set, and thread storage net.
  6. Noise level and smooth running. Easy running and low noise level during operation are characteristic only for cover sewing machines from the middle and premium price segment. Cheap cover sewing machines are quite loud, and their paws are often seized, which affects the quality of sewing.

Rating of the best cover sewing machines

Nomination a place Name of product price
Rating of the best cover sewing machines 1 Brother CV3550 RUB 39,900
2 Janome Cover Pro D Max RUB 32,900
3 Janome CoverPro 7 RUB 29,990
4 Elna 444 RUB 28,700
5 Merrylock 009 RUB 17,300

Brother CV3550

Rating: 4.9

Brother CV3550

The leader of the rating was the three-needle five-thread model, which performs seams with top overlays, making the products look more attractive. The machine works at factory settings that are suitable for processing any materials. Threads are threaded using a clear guide system. The distance between the needles is 15.5 cm, and this is a rather large working area, which allows you to conveniently sew large-sized items. The arm arm is optimal for children's products. Ergonomics is responsible for thoughtful placement of elements, concentrated for comfort on the right side of the case.

Advantages

  • performs 7 operations;
  • consumes about 60 W;
  • works with very thin and dense materials;
  • makes 4 types of seams;
  • sewing speed at maximum – 1000 stitches per minute.

disadvantages

  • high cost – 39,900 p.

Janome Cover Pro D Max

Rating: 4.8

Janome Cover Pro D Max

The second line is taken by a three-needle cover-stitching machine with improved ergonomics. Has a large work space – 14.3 cm, which simplifies the handling of bulky items. The sleeve panel is removable, it is connected when it is necessary to sew narrow edges or products for children. Users love the new looper thread control system. With its help, the stitches are performed efficiently regardless of the density of the fabric. The machine is suitable for beginners, since you do not have to fiddle with the settings – the factory ones will cope with any task, and quick tips on the front panel will guide you in case of questions.

Advantages

  • 14 operations;
  • consumes about 80 W;
  • easy threading;
  • 7 types of seams;
  • sewing speed at maximum – 1000 stitches per minute.

disadvantages

  • relatively expensive – 32,900 rubles.

Janome CoverPro 7

Rating: 4.7

Janome CoverPro 7

The third position goes to the cover sewing machine, which is distinguished by high-quality assembly and ease of use. Suitable for both home and small atelier. Copes with a variety of tasks. Equipped with a removable table, there is a function of adjusting the differential feed of the material and the pressure of the presser foot. The device is easily adjusted to any type of fabric. Differs in ease of threading. A pleasant bonus for the user will be the presence of additional four legs in the kit.

Advantages

  • performs 10 operations;
  • consumes about 90 W;
  • works with thin and thick fabrics;
  • sewing speed at maximum – 1000 stitches per minute.

disadvantages

  • capricious to the quality of the threads;
  • there are gaps in the transition from one thickness to another;
  • relatively expensive – 29,990 p.

Elna 444

Rating: 4.6

Elna 444

The fourth is a model of a coverstitch machine with clear settings, so even a beginner can sew on it. The thread tension is manually adjustable. The foot rises quite high, 6 mm, which allows you to process thick and thick fabrics, such as suiting. The device performs several variants of flat seams: three and four thread, as well as two thread chain stitch in three types. The work area is spacious and can accommodate large pieces of material. The table can be easily transformed into a free arm platform.

Advantages

  • 14 operations;
  • consumes about 110 W;
  • pedal included;
  • low noise work;
  • sewing speed at maximum – 1000 stitches per minute.

disadvantages

  • there are gaps on the thickenings;
  • does not work well with all threads;
  • relatively expensive – 28,700 rubles.

Merrylock 009

Rating: 4.5

Merrylock 009

The rating is closed by an inexpensive sewing machine. From the functions there is everything you need: differential feed, adjustment of the presser foot pressure, three-position needle position. Carries out a model for universal work, processing of cuts in knitted fabrics, decorative finishing using different types of seams, sewing on elastic bands, etc. Color coding helps to quickly and easily thread threads. The workspace holds large pieces of material. The arm platform is removable. There is a convenient carrying handle. The kit comes with a pedal

Advantages

  • performs 7 operations;
  • sewing speed at maximum – 1300 stitches per minute;
  • consumes about 100 W;
  • separate looper threading mode;
  • acceptable cost – 17,300 rubles.

disadvantages

  • not found.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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