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davidxy887
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Date: 10/2/12 8:48 AM

Hello Everyone,

I'm really new to this and yesterday I finally got my machine. A Singer 15 91.
Could you suggest what supplies do I need to get started?
By the way, Do you know if there is a way to make Double Stitching with the Singer 15 91.

Thank You!

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Date: 10/2/12 12:01 PM

One of my dear online sewing friends has a great website chock full of articles for beginners, which I found invaluable when I was just getting started: Kate's Learning Zone. She includes articles on taking your measurements, deciphering pattern symbols, a supplies list, and much more.

At a start, though, I'd say you need the supplies for your machine (thread, bobbins, needles), some fabric to practice on (or the fabric for your project PLUS fabric to practice on), pins, sharp scissors, and some sort of measuring device (tape/yardstick/ruler/etc). If you have a particular project in mind, you'll also want the pattern/instructions for that. I would also get a pack of hand sewing needles. Lastly, read through the instructions and supplies/notions list for your particular pattern so you know if you need buttons, elastic, or other specific items.

A good sewing book is also helpful--but the Internet can take the place of that for now.

I wouldn't run out and invest in a lot of specialty equipment until you know this is something you want to continue with. Lots of time to upgrade and build stash!

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~Gem in the prairie

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Date: 10/3/12 7:14 AM

Hi David,
I sew on 15-91s, too (I have 3). Lovely, troublefree machines. You are definitely going to love yours.

Regarding Double Stitching, if you are asking whether you can use a twin needle to sew two lines at once, no, that won't work, since the needle hole will only fit 1 needle. But you can make very nice parallel lines using the presser foot as a guide. The right side of the foot measures 1/8 inch, and the left side measures 1/4 inch.

Best of luck in your new sewing journey.
Rose

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Date: 10/3/12 8:20 AM

I would also suggest getting a couple of really good seam rippers. People seem to like the surgical rippers, I have one but have not tried it yet. I think one of those and one of the regular kind is a good thing to have around.

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My Singer crew:
Sergei - Serger 14T968DC (set up as coverstitch)
Stella - Serger Stylist II 14J250 (set up as main overlock)
Quincy - Quantum 9960 (my main SM)
Newest addition: Stevie, my very first Featherweight! (221 Centennial)

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Date: 10/3/12 8:29 AM

If you are going to cut your fabric with shears on the kitchen or dining room table I suggest a cardboard cutting board to protect the table surface. A rotary cutter needs a rotary cutter mat.

Good luck and happy sewing.

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