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Best Overlocker / Coverstitch Machine of 2024

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Best Overlocker / Coverstitch Machine of 2024

Overlockers and coverstitch machines can seem quite daunting, especially if you’ve never used one before. But if you want to make sure that the garments you’re sewing come out durable and looking like professionally made clothes, a good overlocker and top stitch will make a world of difference. You’ll really notice it in the quality of the projects you finish.

If you’re practiced in sewing garments and home décor projects, you already know the value of an overlocker. They work to lock in unfinished seams so that they can’t fray or rip easily. If you’re making items that will go through the wash repeatedly, will get a lot of wear and tear, or you just want to last longer than store-bought items, then you’ll want any of these machines in your toolbox to use!

Coverstitch machines will add that perfect topstitch touch to any article of clothing you’re working on. It’s that finishing touch that really makes sure your projects come out beautiful and makes cuffs, necklines, and hems much more durable.

 


Best Overlocker

Janome 9300DX Overlocker

This Janome 9300dx Overlocker is perfect if you’re looking for a great machine on a strict budget. It’s easy to thread with color-coded lay-in tension dials and works like a dream to help you finish any garment beautifully. This machine is great for sewists of all levels and makes a great first overlocker for a beginner and a sturdy, trusty machine for those who know exactly what they’re doing with an overlocker.

+ Colour-coded threading
+ Easy tension dials
+ Differential feed for all types of fabrics

- Bottom looper can be difficult to thread

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Bernina L450 Overlocker

The Bernina L450 Overlocker is easy to thread, control the tension, and just an overall great machine for all levels of sewists. You’ll love how easy this machine is to use.

+ Easy threading system
+ Easy tension control
+ Great for all levels

- No built-in needle threader

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Bernina L460 Overlocker

Hands down, the Bernina L460 Overlocker is one of the best on the market. It cuts, sews, and finishes your seams perfectly every time! Our favourite feature of this machine is the extension table that comes standard with it. It really expands your workspace and lets you work on whatever projects you want, with ease. It’s fast, too, and allows you to use a knee lift with it, which is almost unheard of on an overlocker!

+ Exact speed control up to 1500 stitches per minute
+ Slide on side table for extra workspace
+ Hands-free system with knee lift

- No built-in needle threader

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Best Air Threader Overlocker

 

Janome AT2000D Air Threader

It’s no secret that Janome machines are well-built and well-loved. This Janome AT2000D Overlocker is no different. It’s just as easy to thread as any other air threading machine, but not as expensive. It might not have an extension table or free arm capable, but it’s a sturdy and easy-to-use machine that any level sewist will appreciate and be able to sit down and use right away!

+ Air threading capabilities - very easy to thread
+ Inexpensive - compared to other air-threaders
+ Lay-in tension dials - that are easy to change

- No extension table or free arm included

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Bernette B64 Airlock Overlocker

This Bernette B64 Airlock Overlocker machine is fantastic for anyone looking for an air-threading overlocker! It’s still on the expensive side for a machine, but it’s not the highest price out there, and having the air-threading capabilities is truly an asset to anyone who finds threading an overlocker difficult. It also comes with an extension table for you to be able to work on larger projects easily and is well-lit so that you can see everything without shadows. You’ll love working with this machine!

+ Air threading capabilities
+ Slide-on extension table
+ Bright LED Lights

- High price range

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Bernina L850 Overlocker

Bernina machines are well-made and favoured by many sewists around the world. They’re luxury machines, and the L850 Overlocker is no different. It has air threading capabilities! Air threading makes threading an overlocker so much easier as you don’t need to try to poke the threads through the bottom loopers, which can be difficult to navigate with your tweezers. It’s a great asset to anyone who wants to use an overlocker!

+ Air threading capabilities
+ Quiet motor and sewing
+ Free arm and Extension Table

- High price range

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Best Coverstitch Machine

Janome CoverPro 2000CPX

If you’re looking for a great coverstitch machine that won’t break the bank, then you need to take a look at the Janome CoverPro 2000CPX! It’s also towards the top of the CoverPro line that we mentioned before. It’s well-made and sturdy, which is perfect for people who use their coverstitch machines on a regular basis.

+ Easy to thread with colour-coded dials
+ Allows for chain stitch
+ Allows for rolled hem stitch

- No free arm

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Brother CV3550 Coverstitch Machine

The Brother CV3550 is also a great coverstitch machine. It’s well-lit with a large working space to work your fabric around so that you get a perfect stitch every time! It also allows for top stitching, giving all of your garments just that perfect finishing touch.

+ Top stitching capabilities
+ Bright LED Lights
+ Large working space

- Can be difficult to release the fabric from under the presser foot at first 

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Janome CoverPro 3000

Janome’s line of CoverPro coverstitch machines are some of the best coverstitch machines around. We absolutely love the top of the line CoverPro 3000! This machine allows for top stitching and has a free arm so that you can even get the cuffs of shirts and pants. It’s the perfect machine for the professional seamstress!

+ Allows for top stitch
+ Free arm
+ Easy threading system - Lay in tension dials

- There really isn't a negative with this coverstitch machine! Find out more!

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Best Combined Machine (Overlocker and Coverstitch)

Bernette Funlock B48 Overlocker

Now, if you’re on a budget and want to make sure you’re getting the most out of an overlocker, then the Bernette Funlock B48 is perfect for you! It functions as both an overlocker and a coverstitch machine, but for a more affordable price. It’s easy to use, too! You’ll love having this machine in your sewing room, especially if you sew clothing or home décor on a regular basis.

+ Most affordable option
+ Well-lit with LED lights
+ 23 stitch variations

- No free arm

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Janome 1200D Overlocker

You’ll be happy to know that the Janome 1200D Overlocker is about half the price of our 1st place machine! While it’s not computerized, this machine is very easy to switch between overlocking and coverstitch functions. It’s wonderful for any project that needs to be serged or top stitched!

+ Colour-coded threading
+ Easy to switch between functions
+ 20 stitch variations

- No free arm

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Bernina L890 Overlocker/Coverstitch Machine

If you’re a seamstress, you know the value of having coverstitch capabilities. That’s why we’re showing you the Bernina L890 Overlocker/Coverstitch machine. It works as both a coverstitch machine and an overlocker so that you only need one machine to do both functions! The L890 is one of the few overlockers on the market that are computerized, so it’s even easier than other machine to switch from function to function.

+ Computerized
+ Easy to switch between functions
+ Can handle any kind of fabric

- High price range

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We truly hope that this guide has helped you to see the pros and cons of what we consider to be some of the best overlockers and coverstitch machines on the market. It’s not an exhaustive list, mind you, but if you’re in the market for a new overlocker or coverstitch machine, we hope you’ll consider these machines as you do your own research.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about any machine on this list or a machine that you’ve found on our website that you’re curious about, give us a shout! The Sewing Studio is very happy to set up demonstrations and help you find the machines that are right for you!

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