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Old 02-12-2010, 06:31 PM
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My First "Mini - Project" ?

Here it is - did it on my Singer 111W153 and learned it all right here through Dan's tutorials. Plenty went wrong - and I'm glad it did! I learned a lot and the next one should be much better.

I did notice thought that my machine works much better with a good size piece of work under it than somnething thin.
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Remember that these machines were intended to sew heavy stuff, not light stuff, so avoid trying to sew anything too light weight, because the machine will fail miserably unless you install a much finer needle and make some adjustments to the machine.
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I think the smallest needle the machine will accept is a 14. The highest is a 24
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The mini project looks pretty good Coodeville
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The mini project looks pretty good Coodeville
Thank you very much. I'm going to do a second one later today. I'll attempt to correct as many mistakes as I can.

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I know squat about sewing machines. Is there a difference between the one you mentioned and the kind you get at Sears? If so where do you get those models?
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I know squat about sewing machines. Is there a difference between the one you mentioned and the kind you get at Sears? If so where do you get those models?

There's a ton of difference. The machine at Sears is designed for home use and materials such as dress's and other garments. Plus, the Sear's machines don;t have a compound feed walking foot. That's the biggest difference of all.
I looked in Sears and really found nothing worth while. As Dan said in a previous post, " any machine can sew two pieces of leather together. But try doing it with on half inch sew foam." The walking foot and compound feed wins on this one since the needle helps to pull the material.
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