new to this sewing thing-can someone offer advice?


Old 12-26-05, 06:52 AM
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new to this sewing thing-can someone offer advice?

Hello all. I am new to this thing called sewing. I purchased a used singer 301 all metal machine. i hope to make velcro straps, slings, and other straps made from nylon and polyester webbing. Can anyone advise what needles and thread to use? What type of stitches should be used etc?

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Old 12-26-05, 03:23 PM
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Hope you got the owner's manual which is very important to learning how to operate the sewing machine. Local fabric stores as well as libraries have sewing books available. There are many sewing sites online. Some Singer stores offer sewing classes.
Old 06-29-07, 08:55 PM
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Remember: When changing from different fabrics, etc. CHANGE YOUR NEEDLES ... one needle may work good on Velcro, etc. but not on fabric. Also heavy fabric is different from light weight. I NEVER changed my needles but found that "problems" were related to needles .... therefore, I change needles for what I am working on. With a try!

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