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|Necchi:535FB (Sewing Machine)|
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|About loti |
|Member since: 5/27/04 |
|Reviews written: 117|
|Favored by: 36 people|
|sewing machines reviewed: 3|
|Posted on:||1/13/13 5:42 PM|
|Had this machine for:||20 yrs|
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|What loti likes about this machine|
My mother bought this machine to use as a travelling machine for classes. She had a Pfaff 360 at home and didn't want to take it to class. It went largely ignored, until I started sewing. I came to use it for sewing knits and yup, classes.
This is what it looks like.
So first, what does it do?
It covers the basics
- Straight Stitch
- Zig Zag
- 4 Step Buttonhole
- Stretch Sewing Stitch
(3 step zigzag, 3 step straight stitch, also good for embroidery)
- (4) - Stretch pattern stitches
(which also double up as woven stitches and would also be useful for
- Multiple Zigzag stitch -
(which just means you can vary the width of the zigzag)
- Overcasting (which is a zigzag or one of the Stretch stitch patterns)
- 2 Blind hem stitches
- 4 Step Buttonhole built in
- Zipper Foot
Here is a sample of the stitches:
You can drop the feed dogs on this model by way of a switch. I haven't quilted with it, so not sure how it performs as a quilting machine.
I really like the stitches on this model. It produces a nice satin stitch. Having only vintage machines, mostly straight stitch, I didn't have the variety of stitches that this offered. So it came in handy when I was learning to sew knits, and lingerie.
The body is metal, and it's a sturdy machine.
It has a bobbin winder.
You can adjust the pressure on the presser foot.
The stitches are consistent.
You don't have to hunt down another device (like on my Pfaff 360) to figure out the decorative stitch settings, there's only a knob to turn.
In summary it's a nice little starter machine for someone who is starting out and testing the waters to see if they even like sewing. It's not a terribly expensive machine, so you can still find them for under $50.00 in pristine condition. Since they are not computerized, they aren't complicated or expensive to fix, and parts are still readily available.
What loti does not like about this machine
It weighs about 23lbs, but the body is metal, so you have to live with that.
It may not have all of the deco stitches available on the computerized machines today but it's a good little package.
When using it to sew delicate fabrics you need to start about 1/2" in from the edge, and hold the tails so that it doesn't get sucked into the plate. It did not come with a straight stitch plate.
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