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Thread: Complaint About Me

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    I've used the cheap shoe inserts from Walmart and masking tape. Cost $1.00. Works great for me.

    (OK, maybe I had to give up the glass or two of wine to help me out too??? :lol: )

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    These are all wonderful suggestions :D:D:D

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    I cheat and use an attatchment to my sewing machine. It is from an older machine that screws to the throat of the machine. I now can say I sew a straight line.

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    Done by me to give me more confidence... worth a try.
    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    put some painters tape down the front of the foot onto the arm of the machine and table (if necessry) to help you guide. This helps keep it straight going under the foot.

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    I have noticed that when I set the machine slower the seams are better.

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    this probably sounds silly, but what really helped me a lot was the advice I saw on youtube from Holice Turnbow (Horice Burntoe.........???? dont remember the name)
    You cant sew a straight line unless sitting right in front of the machine!

    Getting up ironing and sitting down again I did often not take the time to sit straight in front of the machine.
    Also as already said: dont look at the needle, look where you go.
    Granny

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    I think I am always the odd man out(or woman out), I watch the side of my presserfoot, and I also sit right in front of the machine. I use an office chair which may make it easier to sit in the correct position easily because it rolls.

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    You can also use mole skin. It's thicker and the fabric can be lined up with it.

    Kyia

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    same problem here, I tend to zone out while sewing and suddenly I am not sewing so straight.

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    I just blame it on my drunken sewing machine.....

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