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Member since, 3/9/02
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photo Sewing Machine Review 1/25/05 7:31 AM
Baby Lock - Embellisher
This is not a regular sewing machine. No thread, no bobbin, no feed dogs or tensions. The Embellisher is a needle punching machine. There is a circle of seven punching needles to embellish or mesh fabrics/yarns/other materials. It has no feed dogs, so your hands control where and how long any partic... more...
13 comments
 
Notion Review 3/11/04 7:59 AM
Other - Naomoto Steam Pump Iron HYS 410
Here's a link that shows the iron. Scroll down to see the pump assembly: http://www.apparelmachinery.com/naomoto/irons_pump.html This iron is the cat's meow. I wanted to get a gravity feed iron, but needed a bit more portability. After going through a steam iron and a steam generator and not being... more...
5 comments
 
photo Sewing Machine Review 7/3/03 0:48 AM
Bernina - 1230
The 1230 is a computer machine with 12 (13) utility stitches and 20 decorative stitches. It has two buttonhole types: bartack and keyhole. I have not tried the buttonholes on this machines yet, so cannot comment about that. There is a small alphabet and numbers as well. Maximum stitch width is 5mm. ... more...
19 comments
 
Class Review 11/20/02 11:25 PM
CSC Sewing School
Probably not too many of you will be dropping by this area for an extended stay, but what the heck... CSC Sewing School has different programs geared for different purposes: hobbyist, professional in training, professional. The school is only open three days per week, and classes are given in two-h... more...
11 comments
 
Class Review 11/20/02 6:37 AM
Schiller's Sewing Circle
This is where I really learned the nuts and bolts of sewing. I started with semi-private lessons with a friend (very reasonably priced, IMO) from step one: learning about our machines. Next we moved on to stitching straight lines, curves lines and corners on pre-copied lesson papers with various sti... more...
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