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    It does sew a double line of stitches but I was wondering if that would work in place of two independent operations, mainly because the two lines are only about 1/8" apart. Each line also shares a common thread underneath coming from the bobbin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gstepclassical View Post
    It does sew a double line of stitches but I was wondering if that would work in place of two independent operations, mainly because the two lines are only about 1/8" apart. Each line also shares a common thread underneath coming from the bobbin.
    Probably not as good as two independent lines for load-bearing applications, but for things like stuff sacks, it should do fine and save you some time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gstepclassical View Post
    It does sew a double line of stitches but I was wondering if that would work in place of two independent operations, mainly because the two lines are only about 1/8" apart. Each line also shares a common thread underneath coming from the bobbin.
    I just picked up my new machine. It has the option of sewing a double stitch. I was talking to my grandma about that. I figured I could trust her opinion on it after her few decades of experience. She said that it could work, but the needles are expensive. On the order of $3-5 dollars a needle instead of $3-ish for a pack.

    Plus as was said, I think you could run into tension problems. Really the only gain is the time from running down the seam for the second time. Not worth the trouble IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    I just picked up my new machine. It has the option of sewing a double stitch. I was talking to my grandma about that. I figured I could trust her opinion on it after her few decades of experience. She said that it could work, but the needles are expensive. On the order of $3-5 dollars a needle instead of $3-ish for a pack.

    Plus as was said, I think you could run into tension problems. Really the only gain is the time from running down the seam for the second time. Not worth the trouble IMHO.
    Which machine did you get again?
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    Might be good for some reinforcement seams, like connecting panels on backpacks. Something that doesn't hold a lot of stress but still needs some reinforcing. Plus it would look nice since they'd be exactly parallel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    Plus it would look nice since they'd be exactly parallel.
    Lol, reminds me of my eternal battle to have straight sewing on my hems. They all look like the path of a drunk driver weaving around and crossing over one another. Makes me sincerely wonder how the heck do commercial manufacturers come up with such nice hems and sewing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkysko View Post
    Lol, reminds me of my eternal battle to have straight sewing on my hems. They all look like the path of a drunk driver weaving around and crossing over one another. Makes me sincerely wonder how the heck do commercial manufacturers come up with such nice hems and sewing.
    That's easy - computer controlled machines and fabric feeders
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    Which machine did you get again?
    A circa 1958 Singer 500. This thing is a beast. I sewed through some sil and noseeum and it looked perfect. Then I sewed through a piece that my grandma used to test the machine that was 4 layers of denim like it was nothing.

    It's definitly going to serve me well for a long time. She got it from the sewing machine repair man that does all the work on her machines.

    It came with all of the different attachments, feet, and instruction book. I can also do free hand embordary if I choose to put a label on anything.

    The best part is that it came with the attachment to make ruffels. Completly worthless and extra weight. But for some reason I feel the need to use this just for a good laugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkysko View Post
    Lol, reminds me of my eternal battle to have straight sewing on my hems. They all look like the path of a drunk driver weaving around and crossing over one another. Makes me sincerely wonder how the heck do commercial manufacturers come up with such nice hems and sewing.
    You can get attachments for most machines that help you with certain kinds of stitches. It attaches right in front of the foot and rolls the fabric into position for you. Never used one but they look pretty convenient.

    But that's like pinch hitting in baseball....borders on cheating.

    (Yes, I did just compare baseball and sewing.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkysko View Post
    Lol, reminds me of my eternal battle to have straight sewing on my hems. They all look like the path of a drunk driver weaving around and crossing over one another. Makes me sincerely wonder how the heck do commercial manufacturers come up with such nice hems and sewing.
    you should see some of my first projects but it gets better w/ practice.
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