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Consew:75T (Blind Hemmer)
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Reviewed by:angeleyes88
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Posted on:11/26/13 7:41 PM
Approx price paid:$110
Had this machine for:1 year
Recommended? Yes
Online Merchants:Amazon.com
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I've owned this blind hem machine for approx 1 year now. I purchased it new from ebay for 110 with free shipping. After testing to see if my domestic sewing machine could handle all the layers of interlined and lined curtains using the blind hem feature I realized that I needed to get a blind hem machine or do it all by hand. hand sewing 30 something curtains for the new house isn't my idea of fun so I decided to buy a blind hem machine. I was debating between this one and I believe a tacsew. For the price I paid I don't regret this machine at all, even at the current price it's still a good deal. I did notice that the price is almost double only 1 year later not really sure why I got such a good deal but it's well worth the money. It won't go through the extremely bulky layers (corners - which I anticipated) but handles the double fold with interlining and lining with no problems. This machine definitely paid for itself in one curtain panel alone as I priced out interlined curtains from sears and was shocked at the 1300$ price tag per panel because of the size I needed. This machine is realitively a simple machine which does only one stitch a blind hem stitch and if you hem a lot of pants or are planning on sewing curtains it is a great machine to add to your sewing room. Apparently its good at sewing with knits to but I haven't yet tried it on it.

I also made a quick video on how to thread it as the directions aren't the greatest (you'll have to copy and paste it into your browser through.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7h8j_CqX0c

Troubleshooting:
The only thing that is a little annoying is that the harp space is only 3 inches I believe and I made the header of my curtains 4 inches because the pleating tape is 4 in (with the added bulk of the pleating tape, it's hard to keep it not bunched up - I might use a fuse tape to alleviate some of the bunching as a result. Obviously this isn't the machines fault but if you are buying this for professional drapery sewing - you really need a wider harp space.

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Vintagelover said...
great buy, I think the price was awesome
11/26/13 9:18 PM
annenet said...
I have one and I love it! the needles make it perfect (organ) if you ever have to get more. Love my Consew 75T (I call him Crispy Crab).
11/26/13 10:06 PM
Nancy Rhodes said...
A great review and I am off to watch video... thank you!
11/27/13 5:28 AM
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