Projects

CoverPro Embellished Tee

Created By: Nancy Fiedler
Skill Level: Intermediate
Patterns Available +/-
Pattern for inset of embellished tee website project.

We used decorative thread in the CoverPro 1000 to add style to a plain t-shirt pattern. Follow the tips below to give your knitwear the detailing found in upscale department stores. You can also use any Janome serger.

Janome Supplies Required
  • CoverPro 1000CP or 900CP Cover Hem Machines
  • Janome CoverPro needles EL x 705 size 90/14
  • Any Janome Serger
  • Janome Size 80/12 needles
  • 4 cones - Janome 60 weight serger thread to match fabric
  • 3 cones - Janome 60 weight serger thread to match contrasting fabric (CoverPro900CP)
  • 4 cones - Janome 60 weight serger thread to match contrasting fabric (CoverPro1000CP)
Fabric and Notions Required

 

  • Stretch & Sew #310 (Picot Tee)
  • Knit fabric according to pattern
  • 1/2 yd contrast knit for modification as shown in the sample
  • 4 squares per inch graph paper
  • 1" grid pattern tracing paper
  • Fabric marker
Instructions

Pattern Preparation:

  • Download the pattern piece for the colored inset as a PDF, using the link at the top of this page. Print the pattern on 4 squares per inch graph paper. Then trace the lines on 1" grid pattern tracing paper.
  • Trace the Picot Tee pattern pieces for View A, in the appropriate size, on the pattern tracing paper.
  • Cut out all the pattern pieces.
  • Lay the insert pattern piece on the front pattern piece. Trace the lines for the insert. Remove the insert pattern piece. Add 1/4" seam allowance to the inside of the lines drawn. Cut out.
  • Cut the insert piece from the contrast knit and the other pattern pieces from the main color knit.

At the Sergers
Note: You will be serging the tee-shirt together using a balanced 4 thread overcast serge stitch and embellishing with a Cover Stitch on the CoverPro 900CP or 1000CP. The serger thread should match the main knit color. The CoverPro thread should match the insert knit color. Always serge a test stitch on the project fabric with the serger and CoverPro to adjust the tensions, if necessary, for a perfect stitch.

  • Serge the insert piece to the top and bottom front pieces with an overcast stitch. Press the seams towards the main color.
  • At the CoverPro, with the right side up, serge a cover stitch to hold the pressed seam allowances in place.
  • At the serger, serge the shoulder seams. Press the seams to the back.
  • At the CoverPro, with the right side up, serge a cover stitch to hold the pressed seam allowance in place.
  • At the serger, serge the sleeves. Press the seams toward the body.
  • At the CoverPro, with right side up, serge a cover stitch to hold the press seam allowance in place.
  • Serge the French Trim™ binding to the neckline as directed in the pattern using the cover stitch in the final step to hold the binding in place.
  • At the serger, serge the side seams. Press the seams towards the body.
  • Press the bottom hem and sleeve hem according to the pattern instructions.
  • With right side up, serge the bottom hem and sleeve hem in place with a cover stitch. Note: Remove the extension table on the CoverPro to access the free arm to make hemming the sleeves a snap.
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Tako
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Saturday, December 17, 2016

I like the concept, but the directions are "sloppy." Nowhere in the supply list does it mention the felt or the batting (how much?). Also, I would never use a high loft batting in a placemat, or a table runner, as I think that it would be too unstable for a glass. The next time I make these, I will cut out the batting (I use flannel) and spray baste it to the wrong side of the Dresden plate before I put the Dresden plate on the felt to cut out. I have not yet washed the finished placemat, and am hoping that the single layer of felt does not curl up, or become distorted after washing/drying.
Txmaid
Fun Great Gift!
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

MargieARK
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Friday, February 24, 2017

I made this today but your cutting directions need to be changed. You only need 4 of color 1 and color 3 4.5 squares for the triangles. Also the inner border, you only need 2 cuts as WOF is long enough to cut each in half to fit the sides.
MickelSews
Great Machine
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

I've had this machine for only a week now. I bought it used from a lady who makes her own clothes, but she no longer needed the machine. During the purchase, she noted that she is almost sad that it's better to give it away because of how well the machine performed. (I also bought it along side a computerized machine of another brand.} She demoed the machine for us, showing it worked and gave us everything (including the box it came in!) She took amazing care of this machine. I have used it a few times now, and the directions for threading were easy to follow (albeit my hands are quite large so the lower looper was a pain, but that is no fault to the machine or brand.) And I recommend this machine to anyone who wants to learn to serge and wants a machine that can grow with them. I will happily use this machine time and time again.
rvstan
S9 Review
Sunday, February 25, 2018

I love, love, love my S9! It's sews and embroiders beautifully and it's simplicity of use amazes me. I would recommend this machine for both a beginner and an experienced seamstress. If I would ask anything of Janome it would be to upgrade the programming to run a larger hoop size. I understand that it can't get much wider but there is most definitely room for it to go longer. That is the only limitation of this machine.
pjmnana
PJMNana
Monday, February 26, 2018

I purchased a Memorycraft 15000 a few years ago and it was the best purchase I ever made! This machine can do just about anything you would would ever want! I love the capability of using the Acuedit app to set up my embroidery pattern on my Ipad and then download it to the machine! I love how my embroidery looks upon completion and I love all the good lighting it has to light up your workspace. That way you don’t need to worry about where to set up your machine. It also has plenty of room to do machine embroidery on any size quilts! There are many decorative stitches from which to choose that are outstanding! It’s hard to choose which one to use! There are so many great features it is hard to decide what I love the most. If you want to buy only one machine to last a lifetime, I would recommend this one!

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