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« on: December 18, 2013 07:25:03 AM »

Hi,

I am quite new to sewing and I am looking for some advise please...

I am going to make some dog toys which I need to be able to sew through the thickness of a thin piece of nylon and 8mm thick bungee cord.

What would be the best machine I can get for this which is user friendly? I am looking to spend about 200-400.

Also which type of thread would be best to use? And I have been looking at the different types of needles and there seems to be a large variety which one would be best?

I have been looking at the machine Frister and Rossmann 404 however doesn't exactly state the thickness it can work on?

Any advise would be much appreciated !

Here is a picture of what I am trying to achieve!



Thank you in advance !
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2013 08:59:37 AM »

Ooh that might be a tough one. I think in general the heavier duty machines are pricier. Your best bet would be to go into a sewing machine shop and explain what you need. They would let you try a few machines out and recommend the best thing in your price range and for your needs. Even if you end up buying online or elsewhere, going into the shop would probably get you the info you need.

And "heavy duty" needles are great! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2013 09:05:09 AM »

Hi and welcome! Smiley

I would add to what Mare said, which is excellent advice). Smiley  The thread should be a heavy gauge of nylon for the nylon straps.

Friter Rossmann machines are well rated and pretty heavy duty. You may be able to find a used one in your price range, too.

Hope this helps.
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2013 12:23:08 PM »

This is way being my sewing knowledge, but I just wanted to say hello!  Welcome to Craftster! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2013 03:15:14 PM »

Metal bodied  sewing machines from the 50s and 60s are sturdy, easily repaired, and most are capable of sewing heavy duty materials.  The Singer 327 K is in your price range. It is a zigzag machine that uses plastic cams to make other decorative stitches.  It was the first sewing machine I ever bought, and when I graduated to another machine I found it a loving home with someone who will take care of it. They can be found second hand, so take a look at the online images. it is a workhorse of a machine, capable of sewing fine knits with the right needles, capable of sewing canvas. Again, check the needle size and thread to make sure you have the best combo. If you cannot locate a manual, just experiment.

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