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with Gail Yellen
Online Class

Coverstitch: Basics & Beyond

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Hem your knits professionally with the industry standard for stretch and wear: the coverstitch. Join designer Gail Yellen and master essential techniques to confidently use a coverstitch machine and understand which type of machine is best for you.


  • beginner
  • 6 episodes
  • 2h3m

Included in this Class

1. Coverstitch Fundamentals

1. Coverstitch Fundamentals

Meet Gail and get started with an overview of coverstitching. Gail shows you basic stitching, then goes over the features and benefits of a dedicated coverstitch machine and those of a combo serger/coverstitch machine.

2. Coverstitch Hems

2. Coverstitch Hems

Find out how to coverstitch perfect hems, whether you're sewing on flat fabric or in the round, and how to hem smoothly over a bulky seam.

3. Triple Coverstitch

3. Triple Coverstitch

Follow along as Gail introduces you to a triple-stitch variation that's perfect for a decorative zipper insertion.

Recommended with this class

  • Coverstitch machine or combo serger/coverstitch machine
  • Fusible web, ½" wide and ¼" wide
  • Grosgrain ribbon, ⅝" wide
  • Hand-sewing needle with double eye
  • Standard and cover/chainstitch feet
  • Wash-away double-sided transparent tape
  • Wash-away stabilizer