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Date: 11/19/12 11:29 AM

The hello kitty post got me thinking again about wanting a small machine for my boys who have both shown interest in sewing w/ momma. I'd LOVE the green hello kitty and I think they would actually be amused by it. They know there is a whole HK thing with me (short version, I have a chococat tattoo and whole family buys me HK stuff, but it started as a joke and is now a "thing" wether I want it to be or not) so they will like that aspect.

However, if I buy a smaller machine i'd like one with the overedge SS because I sew knits almost exclusively and occasionally we travel to chicago to see family and it seems i often bring my SM. End up sewing last minute gifts etc.
So having a smaller lighter machine I can use would be great for those times!

is there any baby sized machines with the overedge?

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Date: 11/19/12 12:17 PM

What does that stitch look like?

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I miss you an awful lot my Baby ...Ab-i-gail she would come running when I would say her name like that...

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Date: 11/19/12 12:24 PM

When knits first became available for home sewing we use a narrow zigzag stitch for stretch.

Knits usually do not ravel, so the overcast would not be necessary

Try a few settings to see what you like.

You may not need a special foot or different sewing machine.

This is what an overcast foot looks like.

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Date: 11/19/12 1:02 PM

You might want to take a look at the Janome 128 sold at Hancock Fabrics. I have its predecessor, the H107 and I believe it has a stretch stitch. It's a 3/4 size machine, but is sturdy, sews well and good for beginners. I'm not sure about the 128, but on my machine, the stitches are pretty much preset. I think they use standard Janome feet and bobbins. Hancocks will generally have these smaller machines (128, H107, etc.) on sale on Black Friday for around $70.00.

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Date: 11/19/12 7:06 PM

Oh I see. Thank you ... that is a nice stitch.

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Remembering my most loved BFF (Best Furry Family, a very close friend, family)...The Baby my kins, my Abigail ..11/2/03 - 3/7/16

She's my Baby & I'll love her if I want to, love her if I want to.... you would love her too she's the Baby ... the kins ...sung ..just one of her songs..
I miss you an awful lot my Baby ...Ab-i-gail she would come running when I would say her name like that...

Lord please take care of my much loved kitty. +
Thank you Lord for loaning me the much loved Babykins. +

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Date: 11/19/12 11:29 PM

You might want to look at the Janome Jems. You can usually find them on eBay.

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Date: 11/20/12 3:26 PM

yeah, I know I can do a straight + zigzag or really tight zigzag, but to be honest it's a big enough pain to do a pass and trim...which is what I do now.
adding two passes of sewing into the mix....blech! lol.

I'll check those out!

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Date: 11/20/12 3:37 PM



Thats the one I typically use. Looks like the janome128 is identical to the green hellokitty. interesting!
seems like both the Gem and HK/128 options don't have that particular stitch, but have workable stitches. hmmm....

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Date: 11/20/12 10:00 PM

My Janome 2212 has that stitch
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In reply to AminaHijabi

Date: 11/21/12 7:27 AM

Really? I am going to have to check that out. Thank you for posting.

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Remembering my most loved BFF (Best Furry Family, a very close friend, family)...The Baby my kins, my Abigail ..11/2/03 - 3/7/16

She's my Baby & I'll love her if I want to, love her if I want to.... you would love her too she's the Baby ... the kins ...sung ..just one of her songs..
I miss you an awful lot my Baby ...Ab-i-gail she would come running when I would say her name like that...

Lord please take care of my much loved kitty. +
Thank you Lord for loaning me the much loved Babykins. +

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