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TheDishclothQueen
« Reply #140 on: October 17, 2006 09:14:53 AM »

I just praise and pat mine on the top when it's done a good job. And yes, I know it's just a machine but I swear the praise makes it work nicer!

I totally agree!  I had a locker freshman year of HS that would open when I swore at it and kicked it....but if I spoke lovingly to it, it worked just fine.

And with some kind words, I can coax most machines to sew most anything.  (But if it doesn't work...I can sure come up with some creative ways to swear at it  Cheesy)
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lilfishyinbigblu
« Reply #141 on: October 22, 2006 11:53:40 AM »

this is my "brand-new" sewing machine, i got her friday, fixed her and figured out how to use her saturday and finished my first project on her sunday *today* i think im in love <3

i grew up using my mothers singer, but this is my first sewing machine of my own so im happy.
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« Reply #142 on: October 22, 2006 12:15:42 PM »

Love the colors on that brother. Smiley

Here are my two babies (plus they have a sister that is a serger  Smiley )

My Singer Izek. Not pictured is the teal Game Boy that has a cartidge with the stitch patterns.


Then here is my latest, an old Kenmore that a friend game me. Still has the oriignal manual, where the original owner made several corrections to the text. hehe
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jezebel7383
« Reply #143 on: October 22, 2006 12:50:07 PM »

My Singer Izek. Not pictured is the teal Game Boy that has a cartidge with the stitch patterns.
Wait. your Game Boy has patterns on it? Shocked
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« Reply #144 on: October 22, 2006 01:10:48 PM »

Yep. The Izek came with a Game Boy color and a cartridge with the stitch patterns on it. Via the link cable you hook it all up. You can also make your own stitch patterns. But, since the maximum stitch width isn't more than 6.5mm it isn't the best. I really wish it had taken off more and there were more than one cartridge. Oh well. It was a neat idea.
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« Reply #145 on: October 22, 2006 01:13:16 PM »

So how did they put the patterns on it?
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« Reply #146 on: October 22, 2006 01:28:17 PM »

The link cable hooks up the machine and the Game Boy. You start up the Game Boy and you get a menu for patterns, buttonhole. etc. You chose your pattern then the stitch width, length and such then it transferrs that informtion to the machine. Press go on the machine and da-ta! It is like the computerized machines but leverages the existing Game Boy so the machine doesn't need a screen or anything. Without the GB on you get a bastic straight stitch.

The stitch speed slider on the machine goes from turtle to rabbit. Heehee.

I wish it wouldn't cost an arm and a leg to get my siblings to ship out my paternal grandmother's old Singer. I think it is a featherweight but I haven't seen it in ages. I do recal it had it's own little table and was black.

I think my aunt has my maternal grandmothers' Kenmore. I really liked the table it had, the type where the machine swings down inside. Plus it has a knee peddle.
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jezebel7383
« Reply #147 on: October 22, 2006 01:29:29 PM »

I see.  Smiley That's a cool idea. (The Game Boy nut in me is jealous.) Grin
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Neuromancer
« Reply #148 on: November 10, 2006 02:22:07 PM »

I just got my first sewing machine!




It's a Husqvarna Viking 6440 (from sometime around 1975) with 8 embroidery stitch formers.  It was damaged in shipping -- boo, Ebay seller!-- and didn't work, but we got it fixed.  I'm waiting to get the manual, since it didn't come with one, and don't know what all the feet are for, but I played around with it last night after getting it home and so far I'm in love!
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StBarbarella
« Reply #149 on: November 26, 2006 02:47:58 AM »

My aunt gave me her old Janome 535 sewing machine!

http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/8711/sta40514yz8.jpg

It needs a service, which I'll get done over xmas, but I'm so pleased Grin

I've never had a sewing machine before, and my mother never let me use her one so this is my first sewing machine experience! I've not done too badly. I spent yesterday evening makeing a coin purse and I didn't have too many false starts!

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