Janome Coverpro 900cpx Review

The Janome CoverPro 900cpx is the perfect home coverstitch machine. In this review, you’ll learn all about this great machine. From it’s easy to thread system to it’s features that are more like a traditional sewing machine. If you are looking for a new coverstitch machine, you can’t go wrong with this Janome coverstitch machine. Read on to learn more about it.

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About the Janome CoverPro 900CPX Coverstitch Machine

Sews at a quick 1,000 stitches per minuteCan only sew two stitches
Sews the cover stitch and a chain stitch
Can do free arm sewing

Janome CoverPro 900CPX Coverstitch Machine Details

Pictured here – Janome CoverPro 900CPX Coverstitch Machine
The Janome Coverpro 900cpx is a great coverstitch machine for sewing projects. The coverstitch is used to protect seam ends and hems. It is great on stretchy fabrics as it retains a lot of the fabric’s stretch after it is sewn. When you look at the seam edges on a knit shirt, especially a t-shirt, you are msot likely looking at a cover sttich.  This cover stitch machine is easy to use and has a lot of features that make it a great choice for a variety of projects. The Coverpro 900cpx is perfect for quilting, home decor, and garment sewing. It has a built-in cover stitch feature that makes it easy to sew beautiful hems and finishes on your projects. It can also do a single needle chain stitch. The Janome CoverPro 900cpx has a lot of great features that make this machine super easy to use. It has a quick reference chart right on the front of the machine. This chart displays all of the available stitch settings as well as the tension settings for those stitches. It makes it super easy to setup the machine to sew on your project. The Janome 900cpx also has free arm sewing. Free arm sewing is great for sewing cuffs, sleeve heads, collars, and other tight spaces. Another great feature of this machine is the extra large bed space. With a top cover stitch, you’ll often find that you are sewing in the middle of your project. The extra large bed space makes it easy to sew in the middle of a project or to pass larger projects through the machine. Threading the Janome CoverPro 900 cpx is super easy. With the onboard stitch diagram you simply pick the stitch you want, run the thread through it’s path, and thread the color coordinated needle. On a lot of sergers, getting the lower looper thread in place is challenging. Not so on the CoverPro 900CPX. Threading the lower looper is easy on the CoverPro, pull the thread through the loopers and push it closed. View our full review here.

Product Features:

  • Coverstitch machine
  • Can also do chain stitch
  • Janome's exclusive Seam Tightening System (STS)
  • Adjustable foot pressure
  • Adjustable differential feed, stitch length, and stitch width
  • Sews up to 1,000 stitches per minute
  • Can do free arm sewing

Janome CoverPro 900CPX Coverstitch Machine Review

The Janome Coverpro 900cpx is easily one of the best coverstitch machine and is one of the most popular home coverstitch machines. It has quite a few innovative design features that make it really easy to use. From Janome’s exclusive Seam Tightening System to the easy to setup lower looper thread, this machine is a step above most coverstitch machines. This distinctive machine looks like a marriage of an industrial-style cover hem machine and a regular sewing machine. This convenient home machine sews really sturdy stitches that will last. If you are looking for a coverstitch machine, this is easily one of the best machines available. This machine has a wide array of convenient features that are usually reserved for sewing machines. It can do free arm sewing, has an extra wide bed space, has a vertical needle drop, and even has a one handed thread cutter. This machine is perfect for home use and getting a professional finish on your sewing projects.

Janome Coverpro 900cpx Review FAQ

What is a coverstitch sewing machine?

A coverstitch machine is a specialized type of sewing machine that is used for finishing the raw edges of fabric. The special stitch that these machines do, called the coverstitch. The coverstitch is very stretchable. This stitch is really great to use on stretchy type of fabric. You can sew a coverstitch on cotton knits, lycra, and more and retain the stretch in your fabric. You will often see this stitch used in your favorite t-shirts!

What is a top coverstitch?

A top coverstitch is two needle, four thread coverstitch. This stitch shows as a wide band of stitching on both sides of the fabric. It is great for flat joining seams, hems, and top stitching. This stitch is also perfect for edging projects or attaching elastic.

Can you sew seams with a coverstitch machine?

Yes! You can sew seams with a coverstitch machine. The top cover stitch will let you flat join seams.

Where can I find the manual for the Janome Coverpro 900cpx?

The manual for the Janome 900cpx can be found here.

What needles does the Janome Coverpro 900cpx use?

Janome recommends using Schmetz needles in the Coverpro, specifically Schmetz needles EL X 705 size 80/12 or EL X 705 size 90/14. No matter what needle you go with, make sure you are picking an appropriate needle for your fabric, and that your needle is straight, sharp, and undamaged.

What’s the Janome CoverPro 900cpx’s sewing speed?

The Janome CoverPro sews at a quick 1,000 stitches per minute. This is a pretty high speed sewing machine so use caution when you start sewing with it to make sure your projects don’t run away from you.

What thread do you use in a coverstitch machine?

Coverstitch machines use the same thread as serger machines. Usually, this thread is found in cones – much larger than your standard sewing machine spools.

Can a serger do a coverstitch?

Most serger machines do a type of stitch called the overlock stitch. Some very few machines are capable of doing both an overlock and cover stitches. For more information on machines that can do both the overlock and cover stitch, check out Best Serger with Coverstitch [Review and Compare]

What’s the difference between overlock and coverstitch?

Overlock and cover stitch are both stitches sewn with multiple threads that are used to finish the edges of fabric. The biggest difference between an overlock and a cover stitch is that an overlock stitch will not stretch, and the cover stitch has lots of stretch to it. This streatchability makes the cover stitch great for sewing stretchy fabrics like cotton jersey or spandex.

Can the Janome 900cpx do free arm sewing?

Yes! The Janome 900cpx has free arm capabilities. Free arm sewing is when you can remove extra parts around the sewing plate to make the area smaller. This makes sewing necklines, cuffs, arm scythes, and other small places super easy.

How hard is it to thread the CoverPro 900cpx?

The Janome 900cpx is super easy to thread. It has the stitch selection printed right on the front of the machine with basic settings for tension. After selecting a stitch, simply thread the machine through the top path, run the thread through the color coordinated needle, and the top is threaded. Often, threading the loopers on any type of serge machine is difficult. Not so with the CoverPro 900cpx. Simply run the thread through the looper guides, pull the looper release knob to slant the loopers for easy access, thread the eye of the looper thread guide, then close the loopers.

Can the Janome 900CPX do long arm sewing?

No, the Janome 900cpx is not a long arm sewing machine. That said, this machine does have a larger than average throat and bed space that allow it to sew mid project easily or to pass larger projects through it’s throat.

In Summary

You can easily see why this Janome coverstitch machine is one of the most popular home cover stitch machines. With how easy it is to thread, it’s wide bed space, ability to do free arm sewing, and more this machine is really just packed full of convenient features. Using a coverstitch machine like this is a great way to have a professional looking finish on your projects, and this machine will be sewing along with you for years to come.

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