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Old November 16th 13, 01:03 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
Stumpy[_2_]
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Default Singer 4411HD advice

This is a very inexpensive machine, only $120 on Amazon, and the manual is
weak.

I'm teaching myself to do some work and having a hard time. It doesn't work
very well when I freehand attaching straps to fabric - can't make the fabric
feed sideways. Is making multiple "buttonholes" a good technique to form a
durable connection?

The material is denim or "duck" and the straps are nylon tubes so it means
going through 2 layers of each.

Would an embroidery foot enable me to feed the material from the left, right
as well as front and back?

http://www.singerco.com/accessories/...mbroidery-foot

Or

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Darning-Quil...-/370590539169


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Old November 16th 13, 08:22 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
Ron Anderson
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Default Singer 4411HD advice




"Stumpy" wrote in message
m...
This is a very inexpensive machine, only $120 on Amazon, and the manual is
weak.

I'm teaching myself to do some work and having a hard time. It doesn't
work very well when I freehand attaching straps to fabric - can't make the
fabric feed sideways. Is making multiple "buttonholes" a good technique
to form a durable connection?

The material is denim or "duck" and the straps are nylon tubes so it means
going through 2 layers of each.

Would an embroidery foot enable me to feed the material from the left,
right as well as front and back?

http://www.singerco.com/accessories/...mbroidery-foot

Or

Not an appropriate machine for that work at all.
If anything I would try the 3 stepo zigzag on a very short stitch length.
But that is way to heavy work for a machine like that.,

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18 Dingman Rd Sand Lake, NY 12153
http://www.a1sewingmachine.com
www.facebook.com/A1SewingMachineSpecialists


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Darning-Quil...-/370590539169




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Old November 16th 13, 09:19 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
Stumpy[_2_]
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Default Singer 4411HD advice

This is a very inexpensive machine, only $120 on Amazon, and the manual
is weak.

I'm teaching myself to do some work and having a hard time. It doesn't
work very well when I freehand attaching straps to fabric - can't make
the fabric feed sideways. Is making multiple "buttonholes" a good
technique to form a durable connection?

The material is denim or "duck" and the straps are nylon tubes so it
means going through 2 layers of each.

Would an embroidery foot enable me to feed the material from the left,
right as well as front and back?

http://www.singerco.com/accessories/...mbroidery-foot

Or

Not an appropriate machine for that work at all.
If anything I would try the 3 stepo zigzag on a very short stitch length.
But that is way to heavy work for a machine like that.,


Thanks for the input. I already bought the machine, so I won't give up on
it yet. Singer didn't give the motor amp specs - maybe they aren't proud of
them. It pushes the needle through the material, I just make a mess using
the all purpose foot without the feed dog engaged.

Can I feed the cloth from all four directions with a darning/embroidery
foot?

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Old November 16th 13, 09:43 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
Ron Anderson
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Default Singer 4411HD advice



"Stumpy" wrote in message
m...
This is a very inexpensive machine, only $120 on Amazon, and the manual
is weak.

I'm teaching myself to do some work and having a hard time. It doesn't
work very well when I freehand attaching straps to fabric - can't make
the fabric feed sideways. Is making multiple "buttonholes" a good
technique to form a durable connection?

The material is denim or "duck" and the straps are nylon tubes so it
means going through 2 layers of each.

Would an embroidery foot enable me to feed the material from the left,
right as well as front and back?

http://www.singerco.com/accessories/...mbroidery-foot

Or

Not an appropriate machine for that work at all.
If anything I would try the 3 stepo zigzag on a very short stitch length.
But that is way to heavy work for a machine like that.,


Thanks for the input. I already bought the machine, so I won't give up on
it yet. Singer didn't give the motor amp specs - maybe they aren't proud
of them. It pushes the needle through the material, I just make a mess
using the all purpose foot without the feed dog engaged.

Can I feed the cloth from all four directions with a darning/embroidery
foot?

Have you lowered the presser bar even though there is no foot? If not there
is no tension on the top thread.

--
Ron Anderson A1 Sewing Machine
18 Dingman Rd Sand Lake, NY 12153
http://www.a1sewingmachine.com
www.facebook.com/A1SewingMachineSpecialists



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Old November 17th 13, 02:27 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
Stumpy[_2_]
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Default Singer 4411HD advice


Not an appropriate machine for that work at all.
If anything I would try the 3 stepo zigzag on a very short stitch
length. But that is way to heavy work for a machine like that.,


Thanks for the input. I already bought the machine, so I won't give up
on it yet. Singer didn't give the motor amp specs - maybe they aren't
proud of them. It pushes the needle through the material, I just make a
mess using the all purpose foot without the feed dog engaged.

Can I feed the cloth from all four directions with a darning/embroidery
foot?

Have you lowered the presser bar even though there is no foot? If not
there is no tension on the top thread.


Yeah, I do put the foot down, but maybe the pressure was set too high.

Today I went to a Janome dealer because there are no Singer ones nearby.
They had a low shank universal darning foot that fits my machine. It's like
this one, but the bracket is metal, not plastic.

http://www.amazon.com/Low-shank-Open.../dp/B0038REG2A

It's wonderful. I can write my name with it and will try some thicker tasks
tomorrow.

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Old November 18th 13, 07:37 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
Stumpy
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Default Singer 4411HD advice


Not an appropriate machine for that work at all.
If anything I would try the 3 stepo zigzag on a very short stitch length.
But that is way to heavy work for a machine like that.,


By the way. Over the weekend I doubled over some 5oz. leather and sewed it
together with some nylon thread. Apart from my mistakes trying to push/feed
the leather through, the machine did a workmanlike job. It is still
performing way better than my abilities. I don't regret owning it yet. May
take me a few years before I outgrow it.


 




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