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Have You Unintentionally Injured Your Sewing Machine?

Old 08-01-2016, 04:04 AM
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Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
Fray Check is a poor substitute for sewing machine oil.
I know this isn't funny....buuuuu-ut......lucky for me I noticed in time!
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:33 AM
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Currently many say "don't sew over pins" but in addition to "quilt sewing" I also do a lot of garment /costume construction on my regular sewing machine (do not have an industrial one) and it is virtually impossible to sew some styles of "set in" sleeves without using pins and sewing over them. I know that I could possibly "hand baste" the garment together first but it is time consuming and not very efficient when deadlines have to be met.

Yes I have hit a few pins in my 40 years of sewing and have been lucky enough to not have had too many mechanical problems.

If anyone has suggestions on how to do garment sewing without pins and not "hand basting" it together first please let me know what your method is.
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Old 08-01-2016, 10:36 AM
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Many years ago sewing over pins was the normal thing to do. The hinged presser foot was invented for sewing over pins.

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