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« Reply #210 on: May 31, 2007 05:29:44 AM »

All he does is straight and zigzag, but his fastest speed in 1800 stitches per minute.
Holy mother of pearl!  I'm impressed that you can keep up with a machine that goes that fast! 

There's a bit of a learning curve in sewing that fast.  The dealer told me to take a few hours to simply practice using the machine on as many different fabrics as possible before rushing headlong into a project.  It has a clutch motor system so it can sew much slower, or it can sew top speed.  When I worked a summer job many years ago we had a similar machine and it had two speeds, really super fast or dead stop. 
...named after an ex who once wanted me to choose between him, or buying a sewing machine.
LOL  I bet the lead-up to that ultimatum was interesting.    Cheesy
You made a good choice.

The lead up was interesting, but the meltdown after was far more revealing.  Roll Eyes Two years ago he had the good grace to admit he might have been misguided. Maybe.
« Reply #211 on: June 01, 2007 05:36:15 AM »

My machine:


Bought on a whim on eBay while at university.  It's perfect for little old novice me.  It goes forwards and backwards and that's about it XD.  Portable, small and cheap, I love it lol.  No idea what I'll do when I decide to attempt inserting a zip... cause it has no zipper foot...
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« Reply #212 on: June 01, 2007 06:30:13 AM »

This is mine:

It's my first machine, so not too bad.  I'm going to be scouring yard sales and thrift shops after some of the finds I've seen in this thread though!
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« Reply #213 on: June 01, 2007 01:35:20 PM »

That one is my sexy baby too! She's a good girl, get's the job done.  Wink

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« Reply #214 on: June 15, 2007 08:05:44 PM »

Here's my new baby, obviously a boy (it's in a blue/green). I still haven't named him, but I will soon.


« Reply #215 on: June 21, 2007 12:02:06 PM »

My newest baby:  a Singer 306w, $5 at a rummage sale  Grin

AND it has a new motor:

All I needed to do when I got it home was adjust the tension very slightly.  Didn't even really need to clean it much, though I did oil it.

Of course, though, there's a catch--306's don't use conventional bobbins and needles.  They have to be special ordered.  SO, I bought 24 bobbins and 20 needles for $25....bringing the grand total for my new baby up to $30.

She sews like a dream, though, and so quiet.  It's my new favorite!


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« Reply #216 on: June 21, 2007 12:57:40 PM »

Your new baby is a very nice find.  Smiley

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« Reply #217 on: June 21, 2007 06:45:08 PM »

I just got a 306 and I LOVE IT!  I have used a regular singer needle and it worked fine.
« Reply #218 on: June 24, 2007 06:17:14 PM »

I just had to show a pic of my new baby. "Bessie"

Because of the work I do I have alot - read obese - free time where I can basically do as I wish. So I craft.  I have been looking for a treadle sewing machine to use while at work cause I have no power there and didn't want to spend a fortune because I have had a couple of breakins. And I picked this old lady up on my local Freecycle - can you believe I got this for nothing - lucky me Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy. And I don't have to leave her at work, Bessie is a Wertheim, hand crank machine, and she is portable.

Anyway she is in good working order, stitches are beautiful and it has a perfect 1/4 inch seam as well.  Only need to find some spare needles and would like to find a few more bobbins, they are sooooo tiny.  Doing a search now to find out where I can get spare parts for her.

« Reply #219 on: June 26, 2007 10:40:18 PM »

I don't have any pics...but I JUST got the singer computerized 1000+ stitch sewing machine...it does decorative stitiches, buttonholes, and a little bit of embroidery...I haven't used it yet...and it's my first sewing machine...EVER!  (I just got it today!)

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