A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Curious if a project is for sale, or if someone wants to do a private swap with you?  Please Personal Message the member rather than posting on the thread.
Total Members: 305,019
Currently Running With Scissors:
540 Guests and 20 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Sewing machine recommendations for thick knitted toys?  (Read 462 times)
Tags for this thread: hand_knitting , sewing , seams  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
sansgil
« on: August 11, 2013 06:53:07 AM »

I'm very new to sewing machines and wondering if it's possible to use a machine with chunky yarn to get a seamless looking finish as close as possible to hand sewing?

I'm making a series of knitted toys (made from hand and machine knitted panels for chunky, size 10 UK needles). So far I've been sewing all the panels together by hand which gives a lovely finish that looks seamless and has little-to-no puckering where the two sides of the fabric have been brought together. (Attached are images of the finished seams and flat fabric)

As I'm now making quite a lot of these toys I'm looking for some ways to speed things up and require less time-intense hand sewing.

Is there a specific sewing machine or type of machine that might work. I have an old hand cranked Singer sewing machine but so far it just jams the machine up every time I try to sew yarn this thick (as the foot of the sewing machine isn't able to move up that high).

**** can't embedd the images yet so here's a link to them on Craftster ***



« Last Edit: August 12, 2013 09:55:06 AM by jungrrl - Reason: changed links to images » THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Interview With Robin Ince at Laugharne Festival 2012
Interview With Simon Armitage at Laugharne Festival 2012
Interview With Simon Day at Laugharne Festival 2012
Blair Underwood on South by Southeast
Photoshoot for South by Southeast Book Cover with Blair Underwood
Latest Blog Articles
October 29, 2014 Featured Projects
Craft Challenge #103, Foodie Frenzy 2 Winner
Tute Tuesday: Upcycled Car Trash Bag with Liner

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.