On Sun, 13 Nov 2016 08:20:14 -0800 (PST), Cindy Hamilton
Good point. I am not sure about other places but you can usually find
a very capable Singer at a thrift shop around here for $20-30. For
another $50 the Singer shop will tune it up like new, if it has a
problem at all.
It was worth the $50 for me, just to have the guy show me how to run
it. (wind the bobbin, thread it etc) These days I bet there are You
Tubes showing you all of that stuff.
On Mon, 14 Nov 2016 23:41:30 -0600, email@example.com wrote:
A Pfaff is the brand of sewing machine I use. It does about 100
different stitches and decorative embroidery... is also programmable,
but I didn't use that feature very often. The machine I have is 24
years old and still functions perfectly. My only issue was it needed
the presser foot mechanism cleaned about a month ago. Pfaff makes
very good machines.
The other machine is a type of sewing machine. It can have up to 5
threads and also a bobbin. It sews the seam, and cuts and trims the
seam at the same time. Most professionally made clothing uses surgers
on most seams. BTW, I'm not sure of the spelling... surger or
serger? I used my 4 threaded surger so much I wore it out.
This sounds like some high tech machinery. I'm familiar somewhat with
the old machines where all it does is make the needle go up and down.
That is all they did. That's how my mothers machine worked, probably
from the 50s. I never understood why she had to roll bobbins and put
them under the machines deck, when there was a full spool of thread on
On 11/15/2016 3:38 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
This is the same model machine I own:
If you're interested, you can find the manual here that shows exactly
what it can do:
My machine is 24 years old and still functions as if it is new. :)
My original sewing machine was a plain Singer machine. It had a zigzag
stitch, buttonhole stitch, and straight stitch, and I used it to make
everything I could think of! lol
This machine is close to the serger I used to have:
A couple of years ago I went into the Sew'N'Vac to get a couple of belts
for the vacuum. (Note to self: avoid sucking bootlaces into the thing
that's supposed to go around) Those sewing machines certainly weren't
Mom's Singer. She had a buttonhole attachment and that was as
complicated as it got.
Er, a ruffler makes ruffles? Lot of call for those these days other than
the ones that come in a bag? How about a furbelow or two? I knew a woman
who made pubic hair wigs for the strippers in Boston's Combat Zone. I
guess you could call them furbelows...
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