You are invited to our baby lock Demonstration Day on 20 April 2019. I hope you can come along, try them out and be wowed by these amazing machines!
Why should you buy a baby lock machine?
Although I was aware of the baby lock brand and had helped a couple of ladies get going with their machines, I was my no means and expert.
Invited to teach at The Great British Sewing Bee Live in 2017, a day training with baby lock with baby lock Educator, the fabulous Jan, in preparation for my jersey/overlocker workshops they were a revelation and I’m now hooked on these fabulous machines!
There are currently seven overlocker/coverlock/coverstitch models in the baby lock range and, with two new models to be launched in February 2019, there is a machine for every sewer (and purse) from novice dressmaker/crafter to small scale designer/maker and costume maker.
All overlockers and coverlock machines feature 3 and 4 thread overlocking, 2 thread flatlocking, Jet-Air or ExtraorinAir looper threading – just pop the looper threads in a threading port (hole) then press the button lever and with the aid or air the thread is through! The differential feed eliminates wavy edges or puckered overlocking. An easy to follow instruction manual assists use. A host of easy to use optional presser feet that actually do what they say so add elastic, gather, attach lace and beads, binding and so much more.
Yes, they are at a higher price point than other makes but, having had chance to use them regularly and with most machines in the range available to use at the studio, I am convinced that they are worth every penny for build quality and ease of use. They are a long-term purchase you can grow with on your sewing journey.
Here’s my run down on baby lock’s overlocker, coverstitch and coverlock range
The entry level ENSPIRE is ‘small but mighty’
The Jet-Air threading system (developed by baby lock in 1993) for easy looper threading – no knotting on and pulling through or battling with the loopers, not snapping looper threads. Just a push of a lever and swoosh, the thread is through!
The needle threader and easy to tune manual tension dials, this fantastic machine punches well above its size and price. www.babylock.co.uk
The IMAGINE is the first in the range to offer not only Jet-Air threading but the revolutionary Automatic Thread Delivery system
With the Jet Air threading and stitch selection specifications of the Enspire, the Imagine’s Automatic Thread Delivery System (developed by baby lock in 2004) automatically adjust to the stitch width, stitch length and fabric thickness. A game changer in overlockers. The jet-air looper threading automatic thread delivery systems and needle threaders make this machines a breeze to use use. www.babylock.co.uk
The ENLIGHTEN offers ExtraordinAir threading – press the button and air-thread both loopers together!
The additional wave stitch option in addition to the automatic thread delivery system and needles threaders means you can create fabulous decorative detail at the push of a switch. www.babylock.co.uk
The baby lock COVERSTITCH machine gives a professional finish to your hems and so much more
Featuring a one needle/one looper chain stitch option for seams and decoration, and two or three thread coverstitch, this sturdy machine not only hems but can add decoration to your projects.
Add the optional feet for belt loops, taping, turn under and hemming, adding bias binding, pin tucks and more and you have a machine that goes above and beyond. www.babylock.co.uk
I had found combination overlocker/coverstitch machines complex but I have blown that myth out of the sewing room with the ‘easy to switch’ baby lock coverlock range
Baby lock’s coverlock range have the ability to be either an overlocker or a coverstitch machine but with the addition of an extra chain stitch safety seam, they give an industry standard finish to the home dressmaker or small scale designer/maker.
Either Jet Air or Extrordinair threading and the Automatic Thread Delivery System is standard across the range.
The DESIRE3 coverlock is compact with big features
Three and four thread overlocking, two thread flatlock, stand alone chain stitch and three thread overlocker/chain stitch safety seam makes the Desire3 versatile machine. Add the optional additional feet turns the Desire3 into a workroom essential. www.babylock.co.uk
The EVOLUTION coverlock has all the features of the Desire3 with the addition of the wave stitch and the four thread overlock/chain safety seam feature.
You can use up to eight threads at one time overlocking and three thread coverstitching all one one go! www.babylock.co.uk
The OVATION coverlock does everything the Evolution does but offers even more
With the addition of a knee lift, central presser foot leaver, speed control slider, LED light and wide throat the Ovation is truly a magnificent machine. Throw in the easy change system between overlocking and coverstitch it is a workhorse of of the workroom for home sewers and professional designer/makers alike. www.babylock.co.uk
The recently released GLORIA coverlock adds to the specifications of the Ovation with the RevolutionAir Needle Threader – an industry first!
For those of you who want a coverlock machine with easy to thread needles, this one is a must. www.babylock.co.uk
With a build quality second to none, baby lock are so confident in their product (as am I), they offer a two year warranty that can be extended to four years!
All machines are supplied with an introductory tutorial by Jane (at the studio) and ongoing support with your fabulous machine.
Baby lock’s Educator, Jan, also visits the studio to offer training days and Jane has introduced a range of baby lock specific Sew Short Courses alongside her overlocker and jersey workshops.
If you would like to know more and to book a one-to-one no obligation demonstration please contact us, it’s always a pleasure to show how wonderful these machines are.
Also, have a look at the comprehensive baby lock website at www.babylock.co.uk
I am looking forward to seeing you on the 20th April!