Date: 10-14-2005, 01:45 PM (1 of 3)
Can someone please inform me (Newbie) - I am venturing into some projects with some oilcloth. I have an old machine that is very temperamental.
Should I borrow a friends' serger for a better finished edge? Or should I invest in new machine.
I am a beginner sewing with a lot of patience, but also would love the expertise of you all.
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Date: 10-14-2005, 03:51 PM (2 of 3)
Hi F2lover! Welcome to the SWN boards. I can't help you with your question-to be honest, not quite sure what oilcloth is altho if it's what I'm thinking it is heavier fabric? I would think you might get by with using a needle made for denim. But I could be wrong because I said, I think I'm picturing oil cloth in my head but might not be. I did want to welcome you aboard though. Someone will be along soon with some answers I'm sure.
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Date: 10-14-2005, 09:22 PM (3 of 3)
I guess it depends on what you're sewing...if it's something simple, use the serger. It has sturdier needles and you'll need that with the oil cloth. I would also use a VERY heavy cotton thread. (like a top stitching thread for quilting)
(don't forget to fray check or tie the ends on the serging....)
If I were using a 'new' machine...I'd get one thats mechanical, not computerized. Oil cloth is heavy, it's also slippery...walking foot would be needed along with HEAVY DUTY needles.
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