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My Big Bad Sewing thread

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  • My Big Bad Sewing thread

    I have restarted my sewing blog, it is at http://carynification.wordpress.com/

    But my sewing machine is presently broken. I started a beginning serger class back at Craftsy (an awesome site for lessons by the way-- you have to pay for them but well worth it) a few years ago, so I am going to go back and finish that in my downtime. I am at the point of doing my first three-thread flatlock.
    The State. Ideas so good they have to be mandatory.

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    I have my grandma's sewing machine, I have no idea how old it is. But I learned to sew by hand in Indian Guides and Cub Scouts in the '70s.

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    • #3
      Well, it is a treadle cabinet which puts it fairly early. Appears to be a Singer. Without seeing the machine it's impossible to date - earliest would be 1880's but could be considerably later. Singer offered the treadle for decades after the electric was invented - few people had electricity.

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      • #4
        The style of cabinet appears pretty old. The later cabinets were mostly non-curvy with wooden legs, weren't they?
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        • #5
          I was thinking younger - 1920's maybe. The ornate top is a recess - the earliest machines were permanent mount, as I recall.

          "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot


          "Forgiveness is the way of love." Gary Chapman

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          My Novella blog (Current Novella Begins on 7/25/14)

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          • #6
            Ill have to research its age more, meantime just saw this on Facebook, guy sews/embroiders pictures into his hand...

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            • #7
              So .... wrong....

              "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot


              "Forgiveness is the way of love." Gary Chapman

              My Personal Blog

              My Novella blog (Current Novella Begins on 7/25/14)

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              • #8
                Had to take my machine in for tune up. $150!!!!! But it seems to be working fine now. Denver Sewing Expo this next weekend.

                Still working on the serger class. Next to learn is two thread hem-- first time using the spreader.
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                • #9
                  Still plugging along in the serger class- having to buy a lot of supplies though and needed a horizontal thread spooler converter -$14 shipping for a $10 item. Damn Canadia!
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                  • #10
                    Again still doing the serger class. Being sick has slowed me down, and I went to the Denver Sewing Expo which was fun.

                    In my class we put yarn though the upper looper on the serger. Nice effect.
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                    • #11
                      I am the world's worst sewer.

                      The only time I've ever tried was in seventh grade for a home ec class project. I was supposed to sew a pig. I managed to sew it inside out somehow.

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                      "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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                      • #12
                        Putting ribbon through my cheap serger whacked it out, due for a tune up and blade change anyway
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                        • #13
                          All of machines were broken at one time. They are fixed now. I am almost done with that serging class, made two really nifty exposed zipper toiletry bags. Working on an apron now, never realized ypu could attach pieces using a flat lock stitch on the serger.
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