Most of the sewing machine websites out there are American-based, which, for an Aussie, can be really frustrating. So in this review, we’ve written about the best coverstitch machine Australia which reviews only the coverstitch machines available in Australia, with all affiliate links taking you to Amazon Australia.
With coverstitch machines being expensive, it’s important to understand the features of each machine and the differences between the models before you invest your hard-earned cash.
Prices are slightly higher in Australia than they are in the U.S., but by clicking the links in this post, you will be sent to Amazon Australia so you will see exactly how much it costs you to buy a coverstitch machine in Australia rather than having one shipped from overseas.
Best Coverstitch Machine Australia
Need a quick list of the best coverstitch machines?
Here are the ones we have reviewed, in no particular order:
The Juki MCS-1500 is the most popular and well-known coverstitch machine on the market. It’s a true workhorse, used by many who have a sewing business or prefer to buy the best for their sewing projects.
It sews up to 1350 stitches per minute, which is great if speed is important to you, which it would be if you run a sewing business and need to make as many professional-looking garments in the least time possible.
We’ve written lots of reviews about the Juki MCS-1500, and always recommend it as a strong and sturdy machine that’s built like an industrial machine but easy enough for anyone to use.
The Juki has both the cover stitch and chain stitch available. The cover stitch uses 3 threads while the chain stitch uses 4 threads.
To make it easier for you to thread the machine, there are colour-coded guides on the machine which will save you time when threading.
The differential feed is adjustable. This helps adjust the movements of the front and rear dogs, depending on the type of project and fabric you’re working with. You can use the Juki even when working with stretchy fabrics like Georgette fabric or knits.
The stitch width ranges between 2.5mm and 5mm, while the stitch length can be between 1mm and 4mm.
The presser foot pressure can be adjusted depending on the fabric you’re working with. What we like about the presser foot is that it is higher at the front, making it easier to feed the fabric when you start sewing.
The presser foot lifter can be lifted to the first position which is 8mm high, or you can lift it higher to 10mm for when you’re working with thick fabric or layers of fabric.
There is an external thread cutter on the side of the machine which you can use to cut the thread once you have finished sewing, rather than looking for a pair of scissors.
The accessories included are:
You can also purchase a chain stitch presser foot if you need one.
How heavy is the machine? It weighs around 12kg and it measures 40x40x40cm. This should give you an idea of where to put your machine once you buy it and whether it will be easy for you to move around when needed.