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|Singer:Genie - 354 (Sewing Machine)|
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|About GothDom |
|Member since: 3/24/10 |
|Reviews written: 16|
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|sewing machines reviewed: 15|
|Posted on:||1/14/13 3:44 PM|
|Had this machine for:||2 weeks|
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- Drop-In bobbin
- Adjustable Stitch Length and Width
- Adjustable Needle Position
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|What GothDom likes about this machine|
I found this puppy in a thrift store, and it was in fairly good shape.
It was intact at least, and from there.. I can do what I do.
It came with the snap on case and the foot pedal.
Luckily enough, in all my wheelings and dealings I've acquired a full set of feet and accessories for this machine, just waiting to be put to good use.
So, I stripped her plastic coating off, and what did I find?
This girl has a solidly built frame under the playful exterior.
There's a limited range of stitches(3 in fact) but that's sufficient for this machine.
She's not built for decorative sewing, she's built to be useful in a practical manner.
The hook is belt driven.
In practical terms this means 3 things:
1. it's easier to knock the timing out(but it's a toother belt, so it's still not easy.
2. it's easier to fix the timing.
3. it's quieter
The clutch for the bobbin winder is the simplest ever.
She went through 8 layers of costuming pleather without whining, and I've been using her to make a silk blouse as a testing method.
Wonderful little machine!
What GothDom does not like about this machine
The reverse mechanism is somewhat of a pain in the ass to work.
You have to really shoe the little button in there, and it doesn't lock in reverse.
Feed dogs don't drop, but they made a mending needle plate to counter that.
Without those 2 issues, this would probably my favorite utility travel machine.(the 222 is better/cuter, but this machine is lighter and zig zags)
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