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Just aquired a sewing machine. What else do i need.?

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mummy_goose1
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Just aquired a sewing machine. What else do i need.?

Postby mummy_goose1 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:55 am

what do i need???
Have literally just aquired a sewing machine. i have 2 reels of cotton... and thats about it!!!
After my attempts last night i know i need a pair of decent scissors... and some pins... but other than that i am clueless!!!
I am starting off small, towelling/fleece wipes, maybe little taggie style blankies... but hope to move onto clothes for me and dd...

so spam away ladies!!!!!! (also - approx costings would be great as well!!!)

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flossyfly
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Re: Just aquired a sewing machine. What else do i need.?

Postby flossyfly » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:03 am

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/50175912
I always thought this was a good little kit to start with :wink:

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Re: Just aquired a sewing machine. What else do i need.?

Postby red_dwarf » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:27 am

If you were planning on sewing knit fabrics at all then deffo get a walking foot as it makes it sooooo much easier

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Re: Just aquired a sewing machine. What else do i need.?

Postby mummy_goose1 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:48 pm

thanks ladies - i shall look into the walking foot, and persuade hubby we need a trip to ikea!!!

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flossyfly
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Re: Just aquired a sewing machine. What else do i need.?

Postby flossyfly » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:20 pm

Trying to think what I have at school for kids to use

pin cushion...essential for me.
decent scissors in a range of sizes and a sharpener
tape measure
safety pins
something to store needles in (I made my needle cases)
tailors chalk
seam ripper
Thimbles are useful
spare bobbins for your machine and I have a bobbin holder
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