Which sewing machine

Discussion in 'DIY & MYOG' started by Nevis, Apr 8, 2020.

  1. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    Have a browse of this THREAD
  2. Padstowe

    Padstowe Thru Hiker

    I once worked for Fruit of the Loom sitting behind an overlocker, used to drive me mad when the thread nipped, so much so in the end after 4 months I went into the office & told them to give the job to somebody else. :(
  3. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I used guttermann see all for quilts etc but unusually guttermann upholstery thread for packs.
  4. Jan marten

    Jan marten Hiker

    If you're a complete novice then get a machine with variable speeds. Nothing's worse than the machine being faster than your thoughts, fingers, skill.

    Sewing / quilting clubs are a good resource for secondhand machines.
  5. Nevis

    Nevis Section Hiker

    Well my new hobby has been going ok, just practicing with tyvek at the mo as have a huge roll of the stuff.
    Sewing forward is getting better and straighter but each time i try and do a back stitch the bottom thread gets pulled through the base plate and the upper thread comes out of the needle!!! Have watched loads of vids but can’t really seeing what’s going wrong and causing it!
    More practice needed.... but sure what else have i to do this weather :)
  6. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I find most problems I've had come down to thread tension or lack of it. Often the mechanism that releases tension when the foot is sticking not reapplying after you drop the foot.

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