Perfect stitch every time
Have not had this machine long but has stitched all knits and hems perfectly. Also have the knit binder attachment . Also has a perfect chain stitch. No broken threads or skipped stitches.
Purchased in February 2020.
Although this cost me a small fortune, i think it was well worth it, i have had mine a year and could not be happier. It has taken my garments from that home made look to very professional. It handles all kinds of fabric types with ease and super easy to use and thread.
Simply the best!
Amazing machine! if you plan to really sew stretch fabrics (or woven fabrics) professionally, then this is the machine. Over seams it doesn't skip stitches, goes over what ever I feed into it. I chose this machine because it's made in Japan and I can use a knit binder on it (knit binder is like bias binding but for stretch fabric, very hard to do … unless you have the right tools!) I also got a normal bias binder for it, so I could cut out my own bias binding. All the attachments say they are for industrial machines, baby lock is like an indust...rial machine at your home! love it! And fast, ca.1500 stitches pr. minute. I sew a lot on it (all my stretch clothes and more) and the times I've had troubles with it is when I forget how old or bent my needles are. I change them and it's like new again. If you can afford it or borrow money for it, yes! yes! YES! it is so worth every penny!
The Rolls Royce Of Sewing Machines!
After owning an opposition brand Cover Stitch machine, which over the past three years has virtually sent me mental and wasted many hours. I now have a new Baby Lock cover Stitch machine and WOW, what a machine she is. At first glance it appears to be quite ordinary, not flash at all. Just goes to show, looks can be deceiving! It is a very solid, sturdy machine, total quality. After setting her up, I instantly trialed her on what I call "the fabric from hell" it's a fine Italian lycra, up to now most machines have had trouble going through it, ...they've missed stitches, chewed it or just got jammed up. The Baby Lock did a perfect triple cover hem, no missed stitches and even on the cross. I sewed many different fabrics, mainly lycra and stretch jersey all of which were sewn perfectly with the triple cover stitch hem, double and chain stitch. It runs quietly, smoothly and can handle high speeds without a problem. The threading is a breeze with the very clever air threading system. There's no time wasted unpicking and it's certainly not a complicated pedantic machine like many others. If you're wanting a dedicated, uncomplicated Cover Stitch machine that does exactly what it's supposed to, then this is a match made in heaven. I just adore my new Baby Lock!! Solid, uncomplicated, easy threading, no missed stitches
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Questions & Answers
Have just got my BLCS2 it came with a binder attachment but no instructions on how to use it. I’ve never owned a coverstitch before and don’t know where to begin. How many needles do I use, do I need to change settings? I’ve tried looking on YouTube without any luck. Due to COVID lockdown I can’t take any lessons. Amy help and guidance would be so appreciated! Tina
Hello TinaO. I used two needles. Left and centre. So a narrow cover stitch. Did not need to alter anything but may depend on the fabric. My binder has instructions on how wide to cut binding strip. It took a lot of practice. There are sites online if you keep searching on how to use a knit binder. Some binders seem to work best on woven fabrics.
Is the Babylock specifically for stretch fabrics? I want a machine for both stretch and non stretch, quilting and normal sewing etc?
Thanks in advance
The machine stitches every fabric I’ve thrown at it! She’s a few years old now & done many kilometres & is still as good as new. Just cover stitched rain coat fabric & all good. Just make sure you use good quality thread & change needles, don’t let them get burred, bent or blunt. I just love her!!
Also is thickness a problem ie binding a quilt etc? Thankyou
I am having real trouble hemming a modal dress I am taking up for a friend. The looper thread seems to be a tangled mess on the back. Have changed the needles to new stretch in a smaller size, re-threaded and adjusted the tensions numerous ways! Does it need a service? Or is modal the issue? Any tips appreciated
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