Just when I had convinced myself that I can wait to get a cover stitch machine I had an interesting conversation with Mr. Toad.
Last week Mr. Toad had taken a day off and asked me if "those underwear (the Comox Trunks) would be easier to make with that machine you want."
I wasn't sure how to answer. I just replied, "Maybe. I don't because I haven't tried using one yet."
He polite responded, "Let's get it for you for Mother's Day, and get those attachments so you won't need anything later."
So, I promptly ordered it. It is the Brother 2340CV Cover Stitch that I have been dreaming of having. Even though AllBrands had a much better package deal, I ended up ordering from Amazon because it would be here sooner. I've now had it for six days, but haven't had sufficient time to play with it or master it. But, I am looking forward to just sitting down and getting to know it. Mr. Toad isn't worried that I haven't been using it--I bought him a new cabinet table saw for Valentine's Day that has yet to cut a piece of wood.
I will tell you that it was easy to thread. Like the Brother 1034D , it is labeled and numbered along the threading path. It can use one, two, or three needles. It has one stitch in one direction, but you can adjust the length. The width of the needles is determined by which needles you use.
One thing that I am disappointed with is that there isn't much in the way of instruction the way most machines will give. Luckily, there is the internet and tons of wonderful bloggers who share their experiences.
I will report on my sewing projects that I am finishing, having trouble with and am planning in the next few days. With the end of the school year approaching, my time is being pulled away from sewing and computer time. We've also had some family drama. I have been sewing, but haven't had much computer time.