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    sewing machines?

    I am likely going to borrow my moms old sewing machine, since my wifes is busted. For making the hammocks, & suspension, will any machine sew the stitches I need? I wasnt sure until I read something about a bar stitch used in webbing, that might not be available on all machines... I may have misunderstood what I was reading though... so much is like reading a different language!

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    Just about any machine will do. A straight and zig zag stitch will get you by on any of those projects.

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    The tension will be much easier to adjust if the machine you are using has a vertical bobbin.
    When it goes over their heads, it really doesn't matter how high it is.

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    most of the stuff you'll be sewing is light weight. the webbing is the heaviest material you'll likely sew, but i think most machines will handle that just fine.

    the bar tack can be made by sewing a zig zag... forward, reverse, forward.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    My sewing machine has like 32 different stitches but all I have ever used is the straight stitch (95% of the time) and the zig zag stitch. As long as a machine has those stitches you should be good to go.
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    thanks all!

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    whats the problem with the horizontal bobbin and adjusting tension? I was looking at them at wallyworld and most of the more expensive ones had the bobbin laying flatways

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    Quote Originally Posted by greggg3 View Post
    whats the problem with the horizontal bobbin and adjusting tension? I was looking at them at wallyworld and most of the more expensive ones had the bobbin laying flatways
    I was curious about that too. With the horizontal bobbin you usually can see how much thread is left on the bobbin, which is a plus.
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