CV3550 Coverstitch Beyond Basics




4 hours (please check requirements & other info by scrolling to the bottom of the page)



Saturday 1st August 10am till 2.30pm, 1/2 hour for lunch



Minimum age 16


Does your CV3550 Coverstitch scare the living daylights out of you. Maybe it’s still sitting in the box. It probably is still sitting in the box! And it’s no secret these are highly temperamental machines and cause hours of frustration.


This class will help demystify all those quirks a Coverstitch has, the difference between chainstitch, 2 Thread wide & narrow stitch, 3 Thread, reverse Coverstitch and double sided Coverstitch.


Let’s work out why those stitches sometimes skip, and how to chain off so those stitches don’t unravel. Let’s just play around and get to know your machine a little bit better and learn to love it a lot more.



And I want you to love yours too!




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  • Coverstitch Cv3550 in good working order
  • Coverstitch Manual
  • Your specific Coverstitch tools
  • Bring all the notions you need to sew, eg: needles, scissors etc.
  • Four spools of thread in different colours, (thread available for purchase at SoS), please have your machine threaded & ready to go
  • Any specific scraps of specific fabric you wish to try out


Supplied: Fabric & supplies for the different techniques


Skill Level: Confident Beginner, Intermediate & above. You have a CV3550 Coverstitch and you want to make the most of all the stitch options available.


Skills Taught/Discussed (and not necessarily in this order):

  • What does your CV3550 actually do
  • The different threads
  • Chainstitch, Double Topstitch and Triple Top Stitch
  • Double Sided Coverstitching
  • What causes skipped stitches & tunneling
  • How to stop unraveling stitches
  • When to use the stitch options available
  • A look at the Dual Fold Binder attachment
  • Coverstitching in the round
  • Trouble shooting