Queston about used sewing machines

What have you found in the thrift stores that you can modify or use as is?
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Re: Queston about used sewing machines

Post by ConnieD » Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:32 pm

Okay.

I have sent for the materials.

Not cheap, I will practice on the scrap.

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Re: Queston about used sewing machines

Post by sudden » Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:06 pm

Her spool guide works great if you have extra toilet hardware :D

I like the idea of that foam. I've seen it before at Lowes. It's (no pun intended) stiff as a board and very lightweight. Easy to cut, easy to shape. I'll bet the vinyl cover could be had a lot cheaper too.
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Re: Queston about used sewing machines

Post by ConnieD » Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:31 am

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin ... d_id=51655

This is a helpful thread about sewing nylon for tarps.

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Re: Queston about used sewing machines

Post by sudden » Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:29 pm

Good link ConnieD. Thanks.

I think I will try to make one of those hammock chairs. Don't need much material and I already have some webbing. I sat in one the other day, it was extremely comfortable.
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Re: Queston about used sewing machines

Post by ConnieD » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:30 am

What do you think about this walking foot for my Pfaff Hobby 301 :?: :?: :?:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/WALKING-FOOT-EV ... 3a5fb1a30c

Here is the video HowTo
http://www.creativesewingsolutions.com/ ... g_foot.htm

The eBay ad compatible Pfaff Models includes the Pfaff Hobby 301.

Bad idea? Will destroy machine? Break needle? Forget it?

Good idea? Okay idea?

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Re: Queston about used sewing machines

Post by zelph » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:02 pm

It works in the video, should work for you. Are you having problems sewing without a walking foot or do want one for insurance? :)
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Re: Queston about used sewing machines

Post by sudden » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:00 pm

There is a pfaff yahoo forum. If anyone knows how well it works they do.
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Post by ConnieD » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:24 pm

No, but I have more ambitious projects in mind.

It turns out the few stitches on the Hobby 301 combined with the specialized presser feet available will do much more than I anticipated. I am thinking I could make my own British Ventile Anorak, using multiple layers, involving a lining of the more lightweight stuff as well. I had a REI British Ventile Mountaineering Jacket, like that, that was the best ever jacket.

I got the Pfaff online PDF Manual. It does not mention a walker presser foot add-on.

I also do not know if the aftermarket "snap-on" pressure feet are worth bothering about, as well.

That makes two questions for Pfaff yahoo group. I will look them up.

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Re: Queston about used sewing machines

Post by aaavacuumandsewing » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:04 am

From websites and from you tube also You can easily get deeper information that how you can use sewing machines.

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