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    54$ Brother Sewing Machine

    Wally Worlds Black Friday sale includes a Brother Sewing Machine for 54$. Go to WalMart.com. click on the local ads link, then enter your zip code to see if they are offering it in your area.

    Looks like a good deal, just a heads up.

    http://www.walmart.com

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    It would probably be a good machine for those just starting out.
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    Senior Member eflat7's Avatar
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    Ha. Bought one of these. I will let you know how it works. They sold out in like 20 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhancock View Post
    Ha. Bought one of these. I will let you know how it works. They sold out in like 20 minutes.
    I have began my first project with this machine. This may be a beginners machine, but it is definitely doing a great job so far. I am not great with sewing in the first place, but compared to my free machine that I have been trying to learn with for a year, this is a ton easier.

    It does 22 stitches (of only 3 or 4 I will only ever use), and came with some free patterns, double stitching needle and double stitching foot.

    I am very satisfied with this machine.

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    Sounds great! So what's your first project?


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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    Sounds great! So what's your first project?
    Well, I know I said I was making a hammock sock next but I lied. I am making an 8x10 tarp out of some 100% polyester i found in brown at walmart. I actually finished all the seams tonite and am starting to sew on the tie outs tomorrow. A hammock sock is definitely next, I also have a few ideas for an underquilt.

    I am still a beginner and my seams are wobbly at best but getting better. It may not be pretty but I know this tarp will be functional.

    This is my 3rd tarp. The first one pissed me off after I was 80% finished and I trashed it... vowing to never sew again.... seriously peed me off.

    My second was ok but had alot of mistakes and I ended up using the fabric to make a hammock for my daughter (it was all DWR).

    My biggest hurdle learning to sew was actually getting the machine setup and going. Now I can fill the bobbin, thread the needle, and be sewing in minutes.

    I will definitely post pics when I am finished with this one. I am kinda proud of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhancock View Post
    This is my 3rd tarp. The first one pissed me off after I was 80% finished and I trashed it... vowing to never sew again.... seriously peed me off.

    My second was ok but had alot of mistakes and I ended up using the fabric to make a hammock for my daughter (it was all DWR).

    My biggest hurdle learning to sew was actually getting the machine setup and going. Now I can fill the bobbin, thread the needle, and be sewing in minutes.
    It's funny to watch others go through the same things.

    One of my first projects was a BlackCat; oh man was it a disaster. I ended up throwing a huge 'fit' in my living room; trying to tear the sil into pieces. When that didn't work, well it kind of looked like one of those slasher movies from the 80s. If a person in the field of mental health would have been there I'm certain I would have been Baker Acted. It's funny now, but I was surely pissed then. Second version was/is a useable piece of gear, but it was only after making A LOT of stuff sacks. It gets better, I promise.

    Machine set-up was certainly a challenge! I bought a really old machine and the only manual I could find online had pics that were just barely legible (very fuzzy). I felt like a 2 year old trying to tie my shoelaces as I was trying to run the thread through the machine. Still don't know why there have to be so many stupid **** hooks, clips, and springs to make a silly line of stitching.

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    Double needle sounds awesome. I hate going over seams twice. They'd probably still be crooked but at least they'd be parallel . I wonder how that works underneath with a single bobbin.

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    Yup, got me one of those as well. I'm at home sick for a couple days with a nasty cold, but will be going to get a couple cheap pieces of fabric somewhere soon to start on a first project. I thought about doing something simple like a cozy for the Enertia Trailfoods meals that I like so much. I thought about getting some Insul-bright fabric and some cheap-o fleece to cover it with. HC, we still on for that BlackCat and snake skins?
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    take care of that cold hooch... otherwise we'll have to send you to some of those medical people
    hammocks are great places to rest!
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