Janome Cover Pro 1000CPX Review

Janome Cover Pro 1000CPX is a coverstitch machine that features in our Top 3 list. But it is slightly on the expensive side. It is a quality machine though.

Janome Cover Pro 1000CPX Main Features

  • Seam Tightening System (STS)
  • 1, 2, or 3 needle operation
  • Differential feed ratio 0.5 to 2.25
  • Foot pressure adjustment

Janome Cover Pro 1000CPX Review

Sewing Machine Reviews Recommendation Level : HIGH

There aren’t many quality coverstitch machines around. Apart from the Brother 2340CV, not many machines made it big. Cover Pro 1000CPX hasn’t yet got it, but it is trying its best to top the sales chart. One downside of this Janome machine is its price. Home sewers will always opt for the Brother machine as it is very affordable. Even though Cover Pro 1000CPX is expensive, those who used it will always talk about its quality. The machine packs quite a few features as well.

Janome Cover Pro 1000CPX comes with differential feed, which can be adjusted with the knob provided on the side of the machine. It has a differential feed ratio of 0.5 to 2.25. The stitch length can be adjusted between 1-4mm. The stitch width is

  • With 2 needles – 6mm (standard), 3mm (narrow)
  • With 3 needles – 6mm (3mm + 3mm)

The machine has 1,2,3 needle operation. There is a side thread cutter for cutting the remaining thread. The motor is powerful and it can deliver 1000 stitches/min ( I think it has the same motor used in some of Janome’s sergers, not sure about that though). The stitch reference chart is provided in front of the machine. The machine can do

  • 1 needle, 2 thread chain stitch
  • 2 needle, 3 thread cover stitch
  • 3 needle, 4 thread triple cover stitch

You can use up to 4 spools of thread on Cover Pro 1000CPX. The work space is quite large, it measures 4” x 5.5” which adds to the versatility of this machine. The machine has free arm as well. One highlight of this machine is that it has Janome’s exclusive Seam Tightening System (STS), which uses a spring instead of a looper tension dial thereby reducing thread loosening, resulting in tight and perfect stitches especially on thick fabrics like denim. Presser foot pressure can be adjusted. The machine weighs 19 pounds. It comes with a dust cover as well.

Usability

Janome Cover Pro 1000CPX is one of the easiest machines to thread. The diagrams and color codes make things easy for you. While doing coverstitch, you might need to remove needles every now and then. You can remove the needles in a snap, even people with no sewing experience can do it. One thing I noticed about this machine is that it has to be designed by an experienced sewer (or a group for that matter), because every control and knobs are conveniently placed. Everything will happen in a single motion after couple of days of use. Nothing is awkward about this machine.

It has a well written, easy to understand user manual (which I believe is the most basic thing that every sewing machine manufacturer should provide), which makes everything else easier. The stitch quality is very good, in fact it is almost the same as what you get on store bought items.

Limitations

Some users have reported that the machine skipped stitches while sewing denim which seems to be an operator error as I haven’t encountered any such issue. I have put the machine to test for long work hours and it did perform well.

Pros

  • Overall build quality is good
  • User friendly
  • Quality stitches

Cons

  • Expensive

Is It Worth Buying?

Quality wise, I can’t find many faults with Janome Cover Pro 1000CPX. What I am worried about is the price. It is very clear that Janome aims home sewers with this machine, but the price doesn’t suggest so. Other than the price, I have all praises for this machine.


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