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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

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    I would like to see a photo of your belt where you joined it
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Attachment 312234I am going to try and post Kathie's new Free Westinghouse, but for some reason it doesn't want to up load to our shop! Yeah! I had to shrink it, but it finally worked!
    That is truly a 'golden girl!' She's the right age and right color. How cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I would like to see a photo of your belt where you joined it
    Here ya go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    That is truly a 'golden girl!' She's the right age and right color. How cool!
    Now THAT'S a 'golden girl'!
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Just how did you join it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North View Post
    Just how did you join it?
    Before sewing the two ends together, I took a small piece of packing tape to hold the ends in place. The tubing bends and doesn't hold its shape when sewing. So, to reinforce the material before sewing (and make it easier to sew), I wrapped a small piece of packing tape around the section I would be sewing. Then I took the dental floss, doubled it and made a quilting knot at end, went through the tubing a couple of times, and ended with a double half hitch knot. Some of the edges of the packing tape are showing the signs of wear from where the tape hit the machine, (which was before I filed down the machine areas where the belt hits).
    Hope that makes sense.

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    Thanks, I use dental floss a lot to sew things like that

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    I guess my worry would be the tape gooing up the wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
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    Thanks for showing that. It's always the little details I wonder about. I'm not familiar with aquarium tubing. Is it a stiffer plastic or more of a squishy, floppy plastic? Does it have much stretch to it?
    I have a screw driver and YouTube--I can fix it!

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    The tube I found is too thick to go through the channels in the Singer 401A. Some spinning wheel belt might do the trick. Someone here is experimenting with it. I saw that you can fuse clothes line but I think it might be just as thick as the aquarium tube - at least now I have some idea how to hold it together. I have wondered if an extension cord would do - it is the right size but holding it together might be a trick.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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