Username Post: Sewing on layouts?        (Topic#1595063)
Debra carlson
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Debra carlson

Hi all! I am looking to take my layouts to the next level. I am looking to purchase a small sewing machine. Does anyone have a suggestion for what type/brand i should get? Any good sewing tutorials?


Thanks!


 
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In response to Debra carlson

I have 28 sewing machines and love them all. My favorites for layouts and cards at the 3/4 size vintage Singers. I have 2 Featherweights (they only weigh about 12 lbs.) so they are very portable. If you don't want to invest that much, I would look for an older machine on Craig's list or eBay. They are much heavier than the new plastic ones like WM sells.


 
Juansmom
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In response to Mimiof123

Whoa...28??? What do you do with all of them??


 
CrimsonMama
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In response to Juansmom

Yeah, I wondered if that was a typo too! I have two but one was my grand mother's, a vintage Singer.


 
crazyaboutscrapping
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In response to CrimsonMama

There is a good video tutorial by somuchscrap on youtube on how to sew the edges and what type of needle to use etc.


 
tonya0508
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In response to crazyaboutscrapping

Glad to see this, I have been thinking about investing in a machine. Sewing is one of my favorite techniques to do on my layouts. Would love for any advice or opinions on machines


 
Megan - ForumTech
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In response to Mimiof123

  • Mimiof123 Said:
I have 28 sewing machines and love them all. My favorites for layouts and cards at the 3/4 size vintage Singers. I have 2 Featherweights (they only weigh about 12 lbs.) so they are very portable. If you don't want to invest that much, I would look for an older machine on Craig's list or eBay. They are much heavier than the new plastic ones like WM sells.



TWENTY EIGHT?

I thought I was bad.

Details? Feel free to PM. LOL! I'm curious what you collect.


 
CrimsonMama
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In response to Megan - ForumTech

I KNOW! I'm marveling at the 28 also!

I had read on a thread here that thin paper was hard to sew on with a machine, but I did it. I used a long stitch (8 - 10 stitches per inch) and a loose tension and was no problem. No tearing, etc.


 
crazyaboutscrapping
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In response to CrimsonMama

Be prepared to stick down the end of the thread, so that it doesn't pull through on you.


 
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