Using a sewing machine

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Using a sewing machine

Post by tenebris » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:00 pm

I felt we needed a section just for this so the info doesn't get lost, as always, seen something better, want to add something, just let me know.

Where to buy sewing machines

I would always think about what you want from a machine and do some research

If you are looking for a basic machine, Beth suggested the John lewis machine, they are made by Janome and have very good reviews, you can use Janome accessories with it too, so feet etc.

https://www.johnlewis.com/browse/sport- ... y=priceLow

https://www.thesewingdirectory.co.uk/wh ... -machines/


Using a sewing machine

How to thread a sewing machine

https://www.thesewingdirectory.co.uk/ho ... g-machine/


Machine needle guide

https://www.thesewingdirectory.co.uk/se ... dle-guide/

Machine feet

PDF illustration guide
https://www.thesewingdirectory.co.uk/do ... r_Feet.pdf


Sewing machine Tips

https://www.thesewingdirectory.co.uk/to ... hinesewing


Basic Machine stitches
https://www.thesewingdirectory.co.uk/machine-stitches/


Overlocking

https://www.thesewingdirectory.co.uk/se ... verlocker/

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Using a sewing machine

Post by Lee UtdK » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:04 am

Myself and Mark Tidridge are founderr members (and only ) of the Southwest UK Magnificent Men & Their Sewing Machines club and boy they’ve had some use


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Re: Using a sewing machine

Post by tenebris » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:55 am

Awesome, we know who to call upon when we have a sewing armour party!

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