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    Hmm new idea just hit me, wonder if I could use my grandmother’s machine to make the interior stuff for the dart? That would be awesome
     
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    • Mopar Tim

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      I made door panels on dart using an old machine...
       
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      • dukeboy_318

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        I more thinking of the sentimental side. Before her dementia got real bad, she loved sewing and made clothes, blankets and even shoes for kids and adults around the world. Her and her church group. Some of it by hand, others not. Sadly, she’d lost motor function before I had the dart and couldn’t sew anymore. It would have been nice to have her hand in this project somewhere. So I guess the next best thing would be using her old machine that she learned to sew on way way back when she was little. Two weeks from Wednesday marks one year since her passing.
         
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        • Mopar Tim

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          My mom sewed all kinds of things. I just figured every girl got taught sewing. Not. My wife is clueless
           
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          • dukeboy_318

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            Wife goes in after midnight to be induced. I’m anxious as hell for some reason
             
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              Just relax. It will be fine.
               
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              • dukeboy_318

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                Wasn’t this anxious with the other two lol
                 
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                I was one of just two guys in my Army BCT company that could sew a button back on. I made bank back in those days. I think I cleared like 3-4 hundred bucks sewing ripped uniforms during those 9 weeks
                 
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                  We have one as well. It is the Sphinx version, the decals are just super cool. And you can still get them.
                   
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                  • zkx14

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                    I never learned to use a sewing machine... I can run a needle and thread through something and tie some knots to make a repair, but won't be much for looks. My wife ain't no seamstress, but can fix/make some stuff on a machine.
                     
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                    • Tooljunkie

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                      Had an industrial sewing machine given to me. Wish it had a walking foot.
                       
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                        I'm not even sure what that is, but have heard that is what is needed to do auto upholstery
                         
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                        • Mopar Tim

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                            You do not see that everyday!
                            1965 Chrysler 300L factory 4 speed
                             
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                              I would be all over that car. Around your area, Tim
                               
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                                Basically it allows your foot to control the speed of the machine, similar to that of a gas pedal. Let’s you use both hands. The machine my wife has just had the regular pedal which is simply on and off.
                                 
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                                There’s also a walking foot that is up on the needle that basically keeps the fabric tighter by well walking on it. Allows for tighter stitches
                                 
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                                  Whatever I was told was needed for upholstery goes up on the machine.
                                  I know about the foot pedal. I did buy the machine for my wife with one of those. And pretty sure it controls speed.
                                   
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                                  The SINGER even feed foot, sometimes called a walking foot, is used for sewing several layers of fabric, and is a must-have when quilting. ... The Even Feed Foot, sometimes called a Walking Foot, is used for sewing several layers of fabric, and is a must-have when quilting and when working with leather or viny
                                   
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                                    It moves the top layer to keep it from balling up. Without it, sewing multiple layers of vinyl is a pain. Think i may have one, but its for the old singer.
                                     
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                                      Mine is a clutch. Seriously, motor runs continously, and you can feather the clutch. I added a jackshaft to slow machine down to about 1/2 speed. I dont think i have used it in 5 years.
                                       
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                                        No red x for you! But as you see, you are mistaken. But now you have to backread.

                                        and i hope all goes well with the new munchkin!!
                                         
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                                        • Mattax

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                                          Model 15-30 electric!
                                          April 1928 based on the serial number.
                                          Not too difficult to use once you get the hang of it. I think in some ways running the machine is the easy part.
                                           
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                                            OR BEER!!!!:lol:
                                             
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                                              Everyone talking about sewing machines makes me smile. Sewing is my stress reliever. One odd thing is that I can’t sew with my shoes on. I have to kick them off so I can feel the pedal better to control the speed more. I drive with shoes on and it’s the same concept, but I just can’t sew as well with my shoes on. I wonder if my driving would also be better if I went barefoot. I may have to try it this year!
                                               
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