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A Sample of Sewing Straight Lines?

Here's a sample of some straight lines that I did. I know the sritching around the borders is off. But I did that a long time ago. I've practiced since then and this is what I got. The piece is approx 6 by 8 inches and is automotive vinyl glues to 1/2 inch sew foam. I marked the straight lines with the silver in Fisher pen that Dan talks about and followed the lines. The lines werer then removed with Lexol. My only question is this : It seems that when I align the silver lines with the needle in the 111W153 that the needle always goes along the side of the silver line and not along it - although it did go straight. I just can't seem to get it dead on.
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Here's a sample of some straight lines that I did. I know the sritching around the borders is off. But I did that a long time ago. I've practiced since then and this is what I got. The piece is approx 6 by 8 inches and is automotive vinyl glues to 1/2 inch sew foam. I marked the straight lines with the silver in Fisher pen that Dan talks about and followed the lines. The lines werer then removed with Lexol. My only question is this : It seems that when I align the silver lines with the needle in the 111W153 that the needle always goes along the side of the silver line and not along it - although it did go straight. I just can't seem to get it dead on.
I am not an upholsterer , but I noticed right off the lack of uniformity in the width . Probably just need to practice and compensate for the difference in the guide and where the stitch actually goes . Just my stupid opinion .
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You need to find a visual aid for yourself on the sewing machine's foot to aim at the silver ink line. This is just White-Out with a black line drawn on it right in front of the needle. Also, go slow and let the sewing machine pull the work through, don't try to help it through. Try a larger sample, like 18" by 18". It's hard to sew something that small.
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You need to find a visual aid for yourself on the sewing machine's foot to aim at the silver ink line. This is just White-Out with a black line drawn on it right in front of the needle. Also, go slow and let the sewing machine pull the work through, don't try to help it through. Try a larger sample, like 18" by 18". It's hard to sew something that small.
Excellent idea! I'm gonna try that
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