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Thread: Janome CoverPro1000CPX

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    Janome CoverPro1000CPX

    Hi everyone,
    I just bought this coverstitch machine because I want to shorten some T-shirts and sleeves. I can figure out how to thread it, but it sews so FAST that I can't be accurate.

    Does anyone have one of these? How do you deal with the speed?
    Is there any group, Yahoo or otherwise, for this machine, or coverlock machines in general?

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    Have you tried YouTube. I found a video on youtube that help me thread my King Quilter....as far as the sewing is there a speed control button on it any where? https://youtu.be/fyIp8ujtzww found the video for you...
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    Thank you for the video. I watched quite a few of them. I want to hem long sleeve T-shirts and I haven't seen that demo'd, just woven items which are easy. I'll keep watching.

    I am not having trouble threading it, as I said. The trouble is the speed. There is no speed control, that is why I'm having trouble slowing it down, if there was I'd be all set. It's a manual, as I think most coverstitch only machines are. The sewers in the videos seem to sew a few stitches and then stop, adjust the fabric, then sew a few more, so they never get going. I may return the machine and just hem with my sewing machine. The coverstitch has limited uses.

    Thank you again for your help.

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    I've never known a Janome machine that did not have a speed control somewhere on the machine. With that being said, maybe the problem is with the foot pedal. Do you have one you can change out and try? If all else fails, call the dealer and speak to them.

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    I have the elna coverstitch. There is no problem with speed. Yours has something wrong with it.

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    Do you have a Janome Cover-Pro 1000CPX???

    Quote Originally Posted by lindaschipper View Post
    I've never known a Janome machine that did not have a speed control somewhere on the machine. With that being said, maybe the problem is with the foot pedal. Do you have one you can change out and try? If all else fails, call the dealer and speak to them.

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    Do you have the manual which I found online(http://janome.com/siteassets/support...x-enspfr.pdf)? According to the index, it says the speed control info is on page 6. According to the manual, the foot pedal is the speed control. It looks like lindaschipper is right, call the dealer.

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    I have this and like most manual (non computerised) machines foot pedal is speed control. I bought this over a year ago and use it when I make or alter garments made of knit fabric. If you can't slow yours down by easing up on pressure on foot control, something wrong with machine.

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    I have never heard of a machine without a foot pedal (Yes, I know some have a button one can use ALSO, but it still has a foot pedal that controls the speed.) Of course, it has that "speed control"!!!!.. I meant a slide....a "governor, sort of, that allows the machine to go just so fast no matter how hard one presses on the foot pedal. Wasn't that obvious??????? Does anyone not know this??????

    I bought the machine on Amazon, brand new and it came with a manual. I've been practicing and have mostly learned to sew slowly, except for starting, that requires pressing what I consider rather hard. I normally sew on either upper level machines or well oiled vintage machines and they start off without a jerk. Youtube videos show that the demonstrators start the same way I do, so I guess that's just how the machine operates. I made a few sleeves and hemmed them successfully, so I think I'm all set.

    Thank you to everyone who tried to help. :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by caspharm View Post
    Do you have the manual which I found online(http://janome.com/siteassets/support...x-enspfr.pdf)? According to the index, it says the speed control info is on page 6. According to the manual, the foot pedal is the speed control. It looks like lindaschipper is right, call the dealer.

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    I just learned how to do this this past weekend at a retreat. Hard to explain but you have to put something on the front of the foot pedal, where it goes down when you push on it, like thick foam tape etc. That will stop it from going faster. The farther down you push the faster it goes. This stops you from pushing.

    I had the same problem and the teacher told us this.
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    I understand what you are saying, but mine seems to need to be pressed way down to start stitching, then by being very careful I can get it to slow down. Were you sewing on a Janome 1000 or another machine?

    Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by zennia View Post
    I just learned how to do this this past weekend at a retreat. Hard to explain but you have to put something on the front of the foot pedal, where it goes down when you push on it, like thick foam tape etc. That will stop it from going faster. The farther down you push the faster it goes. This stops you from pushing.

    I had the same problem and the teacher told us this.

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