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|Other:Vornado 3700 (Sewing Machine)|
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|About zanylady |
|Member since: 5/6/09 |
|Reviews written: 52|
|Favored by: 2 people|
|sewing machines reviewed: 52|
|Posted on:||9/12/13 12:04 PM|
|Approx price paid:||$10|
|Had this machine for:||1 month|
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- Adjustable Stitch Length and Width
- Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure
- Adjustable Needle Position
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|What zanylady likes about this machine|
A light gray all steel machine with a darker gray top. Made in Japan and the letters on the machine are JC31, I don't know what Japanese company they belong to. It has a dial on the top for the stitch width and another little dial under the picture of the widths to set the width. It has a dial on the lower right to set the stitch length. A button under that dial is for the reverse but you have to hold it in.
It has a button to drop the feed dogs for darning, now known as free hand embroidery. It uses standard bobbins and bobbin holder. The bobbin winder is in the usual place and is easy to use. It also has a 17" ruler along the front of the base of the machine. The carry case is a gray plastic and is much sturdier than some of the new ones.
It is set up for a dual needle but there was no manual with it so I did not try it. Threading was pretty straight forward and much like the other Japanese clones.
Sewed on 2,4,6,8 layers of cotton and it sewed without a hitch. Changed needles and did 8 layers of heavy denim with both straight and zigzag with no problem. In short, it did what it was designed to do without a lot of fuss.
It would be a good machine for a beginner as these machines are pretty forgiving of operator error. Or for someone who doesn't sew much and needs it for hemming or repairs.
What zanylady does not like about this machine
Of course its another muscle builder. It does not purr like my Viking but than not many machines do.
The light switch only turns the light on and off. When its plugged in, the machine is ready to go and you can't leave it plugged in if you have dogs, cats and small children.
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