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amanda22886
« on: March 01, 2014 05:10:24 PM »

Hi! I have owned two machines in the past. My first was the basic "cheapy" Singer machine. For first learning to sew it worked very well, until it jammed and I couldn't figure out how to get it running again. A few years ago a friend gave me her machine which was hardly used, if at all, but was poorly stored. It works but I cannot get the tension right.

So i'm wanting a fresh start. I know I need to "test drive" machines but I at least want some idea of what i'm looking for before entering a sewing store.

One of my projects I have in mind in a ring sling baby carrier. The material is osneburg cotton and will be pleated before being sewn.

My question: Is there a "capacity" to how thick a machine can sew? And if so what do I need to look for when researching.

Thanks!
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Nofuelleft
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2014 02:52:09 PM »

Yes and no...... Now hows  that for an answer  Wink

You can get any machine to go through a bunch of fabric that wont be the problem.
Use the righ needle and you can get a stitch into anything you want.

But ..., And this is the importent part ,  not all machines will transport a thick layer of fabric the correct way .
If it wont "feed" the right way you' ll be pulling the fabric through and that wont be pretty.

From what you describe you wanna make , i think any normal machine should be able to do that.








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