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My sewing machine

Postby Batboard » Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:29 pm

I went to this auction that happens twice a month around here and saw they had this sewing machine. I bid 30$ and won.....sweet....Now to clean it up and learn how to sew :blush: I wanted to get a sewing machine for a while but just couldn't budget it in and this came along....soooo happy. I want to make some sprite quilts like i see people on here make. Anyone want to come to Florida and teach me.. :help:

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Re: My sewing machine

Postby Eliste » Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:26 am

Its beautiful. I love that old type of machine. They're so gorgeous. Is it pedal controlled?

(and my god that price!)
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Re: My sewing machine

Postby Firestarterr » Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:54 am

That is gorgeous and that price is amazing! :clapping: I have a push pedal but it is missing a part and I don't know what. It needs to go to a professional but it is hard finding one in Wyoming, I think I need to go to Colorado :banghead:

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Re: My sewing machine

Postby no_need » Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:32 am

Oh, that is gorgeous! I'm jealous :P
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Re: My sewing machine

Postby SofaraStarfyre » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:46 am

so beautiful! Love that it's treadle controlled. :clap:

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Re: My sewing machine

Postby blackmageheart » Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:16 pm

That is a thing of beauty!
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Re: My sewing machine

Postby Batboard » Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:31 pm

Found a local repair shop in town and he said everything is fine, sold me a new band, I broke the other one there, it was pretty old, got some needles and I am just getting it pretty......Now I have to find a basic sewing class, then figure out how to apply it to this type of machine. THEN.....work away to get good enough to do anything with it. I need to stop trying to learn soooo many things. I get to spend about 30 mins a day maybe on differant things. Music, stitching, sewing, NES, ect.... Im almost done with my Tetris title screen WIP, got a mat cutter for my framing, (another thing I'm learning) and still have to finish my SMB3 stage 1 WIP before I can start on other things......I need more TIME!!!!!!! :cray: :banghead:

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Re: My sewing machine

Postby Eliste » Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:44 am

Batboard wrote:Now I have to find a basic sewing class, then figure out how to apply it to this type of machine.


Applying it to your machine honestly won't be that hard. Sewing machines have only gotten more complicated then so if you can do simple basic sewing on a modern machine, you'll be able to transition that to your machine without any real effort. Sewing is actually less about the machine operation and more about knowing how to deal with the fabric to get what you want.
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Re: My sewing machine

Postby Batboard » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:10 pm

Eliste wrote:
Batboard wrote:Now I have to find a basic sewing class, then figure out how to apply it to this type of machine.


Applying it to your machine honestly won't be that hard. Sewing machines have only gotten more complicated then so if you can do simple basic sewing on a modern machine, you'll be able to transition that to your machine without any real effort. Sewing is actually less about the machine operation and more about knowing how to deal with the fabric to get what you want.


I have zero experience........so its going to be like figuring out how to build a cruse ship by trail and error......But i have youtube and I'm sure there is some books and stuff so I'm not totally lost. I just wanna make some awesome quilts like I see people make on this site. Soooooooooo coooooollllllll !!!!!!!!!! :swoon:

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Re: My sewing machine

Postby SofaraStarfyre » Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:13 pm

I don't know how helpful it might be, but I have a small paperback book that was printed in 1952 that my mother-in-law gave me. It is mostly about making your own clothes, but it does have sewing basics in it as well. If you would like to have the book, you can pm me your address and I can send it off to you.

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