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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Very scared of my sewing machine. on: July 31, 2013 03:44:09 PM
I bought this machine


I am scared I need to return it now because it might be to small for the projects I want to do.
Like teddybears and monster bears and dresses
Do i need to return it or will this work?

If money is a concern do you have a local sewing machine store/ repair shop? I know my local store sells refurbished machines for under $100. These machines are older and much better then what you could buy at Walmart for the same cost.
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Machine hates anything shiny or stretchy! on: February 17, 2013 07:52:54 PM
Maybe your machine is channeling Tim Gunn, who says tight and shiny is the quickest way to look cheap!

 Grin Cheesy Grin Cheesy
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Serger vs. Sewing Machine? on: September 05, 2012 11:52:31 AM
Sergers can't do buttonholes, top-stitching, attach bias binding, use a ruffler, blind hemming, rolled hems, quilting...

4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Vintage Singer Futura 900 Value Question on: June 23, 2012 06:49:33 PM
The value is what someone will pay for it. Example- I've seen quality machines for $5 & POS plastic wonders for $100+.
Plus the part of the country can affect the values- some areas are overrun with machines & have lower prices.
5  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Slant or Straight Needle??? on: June 07, 2012 08:05:13 AM
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Which is better? on: May 04, 2012 06:50:26 AM
I personally would use the Kenmore before the Singer. Ive just heard iffy things about the "touch & sew" line of singers.
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: vintage Franklin white rotary machine help! on: April 30, 2012 09:21:45 AM
Head over to yahoo groups & join wefixit. A lot of information in the archives.
8  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sewing machine repair, as a career on: January 18, 2012 07:05:17 AM
It is not inexpensive but people have raved about Ray White's machine repair seminars.
Also join the wefixit group over at yahoo groups.
9  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: I need ideas/pattern for ice foot wrap on: January 09, 2012 02:50:09 PM
Use Dawn dishsoap for DIY ice packs (no idea if it works, it popped up on my Pinterest feed)

10  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Please Help Identify this machine on: December 13, 2011 06:55:55 AM
It is earlier than 1970s, I would date it to the 1950s. It looks to be a made in Japan badged machine. It is not an industrial machine- but would be able to handle heavier fabrics then the $99 singer sold at Walmart.
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