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Posted on: 6/29/04 4:20 PM
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Jazz-up your sewing machines with handy EXTERIOR EXTRA'S that did not originally come with it.

Small clock: A small, stick-on, round digital clock, the size of a quarter is really helpful for keeping you on time.

Side hook: A stick-on small plastic hook holds my scissor snips where I can find them. A pen-light or key-chain light can hang from this hook too. Making it easier to see into bobbin case or to check for lint build up.

Flat ruler: A small 6" flat ruler can be adhered to the front of your machine or free-arm slide unit for quick measuring.

Thread cutter: Small stick-on ones can be found on the notion wall, and added to your machine, if you don't already have this built in feature.

Flat Magnet: Take a freebie advertising magnet, turn it upside down, so magnet is upward, and glue onto flat area of your machine to slide pins onto.

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Danvillegirl said...
Be ware of magnets with computerized sewing/embroidery machines. Magnets are not their friend.
6/30/04 5:49 AM
ShereeSews said...
Yes, Linda that is true with powerful magnets, never lay a design disk on top of a magnet. But, magnetic seam guides that sit on your throat plate and pin keeper magnets have been around for years in the sewing industry. Fortunately, most slots for design disks are near top or side of embroidery machines, and not near the flatbed sewing area. Many advertising magnets are barely strong enough to hold them onto your refrigerator front! ha ha Thanks for the safety reminder.
6/30/04 8:41 AM
Stitchology said...
I love my little stick on thread cutter. No more fishing for scissors, saves motion and time.
6/30/04 2:15 PM
LSBCATS3 said...
Very practical ideas!
7/1/04 0:34 AM
D1Diva said...
I like the key chain light idea. I just can't bring myself to sticking or glueing stuff on my beautiful machine.
7/4/04 8:50 AM
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