So, I was talking to one of the ladies at work, and telling her about my sewing experience and about my 'creating camping gear'.
She mentioned she had a serger at home, I commented how nice they were to use, from my days when I worked in the costume department when I was a Theater major. So she says "You can have it if you want it."
So today when I go in, she's got a present for me in her trunk.
I brought it home today.
While not a picture of the actual one she gave me, this is the same model:
WOOT!! Free Serger!!
Eagle Scout, June 1987
"A man stands tallest when he stoops to help a boy."
They are a bit of a PITA to thread but I do love the work you can do with a serger.
Bug nets, and tarp skins, are just a breeze using those.
Low tech heavy weight: 1957 Emdeko
$50 from a local sewing maching shop with some free lessons/advice, completely gone through and ready to go.
Love is blind. Marriage is an eye opener.
My grandma had this jewel put up in storage for a number of years, and it is perfect condition. Should last me a while! First project..... 12' 1.9oz hammock
1957-ish Atlas JA-2 zigzag (internal cams and 7 stitches). All metal gearing...it is a rebadged Brother made in Japan. Just got it for Christmas from the wife...bought at local thrift store for $40.
Included original manual, tools, feet, bobbins. Also in a year-badged cabinet and it has a knee control. I love it.
Ok, in near future I do not intend to buy thread injector but I found on internet virtual thread injector's simulatorIt installs straight on windows computer, only we do not have real needles and threads