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=Sewing Machines=
 
=Sewing Machines=
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==Sewing Accessories==
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[[File:Craft_space_1.jpg|300px|thumb|The craft space]]
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[[File:Craft_space_2.jpg|300px|thumb|The craft space]]
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There are various small handy items in the craft room to assist with sewing and craft projects:
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* Needles - Hand and Machine - various sizes
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* Bow wire needle threaders
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* Pins
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* Tape measures
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* Tailor's chalk
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* Stitch ripper
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* Scissors
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* Various threads, although if you need an exact match it is best to bring your own
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* LOTS of buttons
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* Spare bobbins
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* Bias tape makers
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* Irons and ironing boards
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* Oscillating cutter (handy for cutting foam)
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* Miscellaneous patterns
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==Janome MS2522==
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[[File:Janome_MS2522.jpg|500px|Janome MS2522]]
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We have two electric domestic sewing machines, Janome MS2522 (Limited Edition). niblitoff has got them in working order. To thread up the machine, follow this video demonstrating on a similar model:[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsAKxI79BS0], or refer to the instruction manual here: [[Media:Janome_MS2522_Instruction_manual.pdf]].
  
 
==Brother DB2-B755-3==
 
==Brother DB2-B755-3==
Delivered July 2nd 2013
 
Requires: <br />
 
Oil 1Ltr In Stock £7.50 (your machine requires 750-800ml)<br />
 
142482-001 Stitch Dial In Stock £4.59  <br />
 
113280-001 Foot In Stock £5.90 <br />
 
100032-001 Plate Screw In Stock 39p each <br />
 
145573-001 Kneelift Plunger In Stock £3.58 <br />
 
117132-001 Bobbin In Stock 55p each <br />
 
100398-001 Stud (Due In Tomorrow 4-7-2013) £3.95<br />
 
114294-001 Oil Seal 'O' Ring 99p <br />
 
100267-001 Needle Plate In Stock £5.50    <br />
 
  
All the above from: www.sew-europe.co.uk <br />
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[[File:Brother_industrial_sewing_machine.jpg|500px]]
  
 
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A robust high-speed industrial sewing machine, with a fairly intimidating top speed (5500 stitches per minute according to the specification). Acquired in 2013.
Degreasing of various parts inc bobbin etc due to splashes when moving. Mostly done 2-7-13 PaddyD<br />
 
Manual here: [[Media:DB2-B755.pdf]]<br />
 
Parts list here: [[Media:db2-b755pts.pdf]]<br />
 
 
We are currently discussing possibilities for slowing down or speed controlling this machine.<br />  
 
We are currently discussing possibilities for slowing down or speed controlling this machine.<br />  
According to the specs it does 5500 stitches per minute. Fine for a sweatshop but....<br />
 
 
Best option probably large DC motor and pwm control; watch this space.<br />
 
Best option probably large DC motor and pwm control; watch this space.<br />
All the above parts were received and fitted Sept-ish 2013.<br />
 
Confirmed as working fine by a few brave souls.. <br />
 
  
==Brother XL-3600==
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Manual here: [[Media:DB2-B755.pdf]]<br />
Working as of July 2013. Instructions can be found on Brother's website [http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/eu/gb/en/doc/manual_index.html?reg=eu&c=gb&lang=en&prod=hf_xl3600euk&type2=-1&flang=English&dlid= here]
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Parts list here: [[Media:db2-b755pts.pdf]], parts have previously been sourced from www.sew-europe.co.uk<br />
  
==Toyota 2260==
 
We <s>have</s> had an electric pedal operated Toyota 2260. It appears to not be operational anymore? Last update on it was someone tried to fix it with parts from another machine but it's entirely non-working now.
 
==John Lewis Tiny Purple Machine==
 
'''Broken as of July 2013. See [https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en&fromgroups#!searchin/london-hack-space/john$20lewis/london-hack-space/2BcL0kwiuJs/y5jlk85yMScJ this thread]'''
 
'''THIS IS FOR LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS ONLY. Absolutely NO denim (like jeans fabric) or heavy materials like that.''' As in the instructions: If needle does not go through fabric, do not force it.
 
  
[[File:PurpleSmachine1.JPG|500px]]
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==Frister & Rossmann (antique)==
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A lovely accessible machine; sew as slow as you want! (It's hand crank operated). Cleaned up and functioning as of September 2019.
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For reference of how to thread the machine, see this tutorial for a very similar model: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m1N0wcHxHs&list=PL_XWQ6fbtTL80_q2LL_pgsUrv8Ku_iQkw].
  
Also of note: It has quite a wide "free arm" - it's pretty much useless for anything small and tubular (like edges of sleeves or very small bags/pouches if you understand that).
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This machine does not use 'standard' 15x needles and those won't fit, since the shank is too wide. Instead it is compatible with needles used in the "Singer 12 New Family Sewing Machine" type, 'Singer 12x' is a good search term to find compatible ones on eBay. came over from Hackney road is on loan from Dean Forbes <br />
===Instruction Manual===
 
These thumbnail pictures should help you start using the machine. It's mostly straight forward if you have the instructions in front of you. PLEASE remember to put the instruction manual back in the box so the next person can read it and learn how to wind a bobbin and thread the machine correctly. With the instructions it's easy-peasy to use.  
 
  
[[File:Smachineinstructions1.JPG|300px|thumb|Purple Machine: How to use Presser Foot & Wind Bobbin pt 1]]
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[[File:Frister_and_rossmann.jpg|500px]]
[[File:Smachineinstructions2.JPG|300px|thumb|Purple Machine: Loading the bobbin]]
 
[[File:Smachineinstructions3.JPG|300px|thumb|Purple Machine: Threading the Machine]]
 
[[File:Smachineinstructions4.JPG|300px|thumb|Purple Machine: Changing Needle and Thread Tension]]
 
===Location of Extra Bobbins===
 
They're in the box of random thread & haberdashery bits in the drawer directly underneath the cabinet sewing machine cabinet section.
 
  
[[File:Extrabobbins.JPG|350px]]
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==Knitting machines==
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See the dedicated knitting machine page, [https://wiki.london.hackspace.org.uk/view/Equipment/Knitting_Machine here].
  
 
== "Trained" Users ==
 
== "Trained" Users ==
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Basic - Can show how to use the other stitches and advise on thread tension etc.
 
Basic - Can show how to use the other stitches and advise on thread tension etc.
  
== Accessories ==
 
  
We have the following in stock to be used with the sewing machine. I will find a box for all this to go in, it should all be kept together
 
  
* Needles - Hand and Machine (Leather and "normal") - various sizes
 
* Tailors Sheers - For fabric cutting only!
 
* Black Thread
 
* Pins
 
* Tape Measure
 
* Seam Ripper
 
  
November 2012 - We now have this box of random stuff too!
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== Patterns ==
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* [http://www.sewing.org/html/mens.php Mens Fashion]
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* [http://www.morsbags.com/ Mors Bags]
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* [http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns?for=2&most_recent=1 Panniers 1] [http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns?for=6&most_recent=1 Panniers 2]
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* [http://www.habithat.co.uk/product_info.php/products_id/8171 Satchels 1]  [http://www.habithat.co.uk/product_info.php/products_id/9151 Satchels 2]
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=Broken Sewing Machines=
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==Brother XL-3600==
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Current status?
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Instructions can be found on Brother's website [http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/eu/gb/en/doc/manual_index.html?reg=eu&c=gb&lang=en&prod=hf_xl3600euk&type2=-1&flang=English&dlid= here]
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==Toyota 2260==
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We <s>have</s> had an electric pedal operated Toyota 2260. It appears to not be operational anymore? Last update on it was someone tried to fix it with parts from another machine but it's entirely non-working now.
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==John Lewis Tiny Purple Machine==
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'''Currently broken (September 2019). See 2013 thread:[https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en&fromgroups#!searchin/london-hack-space/john$20lewis/london-hack-space/2BcL0kwiuJs/y5jlk85yMScJ this thread]'''
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'''THIS IS FOR LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS ONLY. Absolutely NO denim (like jeans fabric) or heavy materials like that.''' As in the instructions: If needle does not go through fabric, do not force it.
  
[[File:Sewingnotions1.JPG|350px]]
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[[File:PurpleSmachine1.JPG|500px]]
== Things Needed ==
 
  
* A box to keep sewing stuff in!
 
  
== Tamsin's List of Nice to have's ==
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Also of note: It has quite a wide "free arm" - it's pretty much useless for anything small and tubular (like edges of sleeves or very small bags/pouches if you understand that).
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===Instruction Manual===
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These pictures should help you start using the machine. It's mostly straight forward if you have the instructions in front of you. PLEASE remember to put the instruction manual back in the box so the next person can read it and learn how to wind a bobbin and thread the machine correctly. With the instructions it's easy-peasy to use.
  
* Chalk or marking pencils
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* How to use Presser Foot & Wind Bobbin pt 1:[[Media:Smachineinstructions1.JPG ]]
* Elastic
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* Loading the Bobbin: [[Media:Smachineinstructions2.JPG]]
* Zips
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* Threading the machine: [[Media:Smachineinstructions3.JPG]]
* Buttons, poppers,  hooks n eyes
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* Changing needle and thread tension: [[Media:Smachineinstructions4.JPG]]
* interfacing - What's this?! -- [[user:ciaran.mooney|Ciarán]]
 
** Interfacing is used to strengthen fabric. It's like an inner-layer material - shirt collars or waistbands would use it, and comes in different weights [[User:Phae|Phae]] 09:41, 11 August 2010 (UTC)
 
  
== Patterns ==
 
* [http://www.sewing.org/html/mens.php Mens Fashion]
 
* [http://www.morsbags.com/ Mors Bags]
 
* [http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns?for=2&most_recent=1 Panniers 1] [http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns?for=6&most_recent=1 Panniers 2]
 
* [http://www.habithat.co.uk/product_info.php/products_id/8171 Satchels 1]  [http://www.habithat.co.uk/product_info.php/products_id/9151 Satchels 2]
 
  
 
[[Category:Equipment/Textiles]]
 
[[Category:Equipment/Textiles]]
 
[[Category:Equipment]]
 
[[Category:Equipment]]

Latest revision as of 20:47, 14 October 2019

Sewing machines
Sewing machine.jpg
Model Unknown
Sub-category Crafts
Last updated 14 October 2019 20:47:47
Consumables Unknown
Accessories Unknown
Training link Unknown
Owner Unknown
Origin Unknown
Location 1st Floor, Textiles room

Sewing Machines

Sewing Accessories

The craft space
The craft space

There are various small handy items in the craft room to assist with sewing and craft projects:

  • Needles - Hand and Machine - various sizes
  • Bow wire needle threaders
  • Pins
  • Tape measures
  • Tailor's chalk
  • Stitch ripper
  • Scissors
  • Various threads, although if you need an exact match it is best to bring your own
  • LOTS of buttons
  • Spare bobbins
  • Bias tape makers
  • Irons and ironing boards
  • Oscillating cutter (handy for cutting foam)
  • Miscellaneous patterns

Janome MS2522

Janome MS2522

We have two electric domestic sewing machines, Janome MS2522 (Limited Edition). niblitoff has got them in working order. To thread up the machine, follow this video demonstrating on a similar model:[1], or refer to the instruction manual here: Media:Janome_MS2522_Instruction_manual.pdf.

Brother DB2-B755-3

Brother industrial sewing machine.jpg

A robust high-speed industrial sewing machine, with a fairly intimidating top speed (5500 stitches per minute according to the specification). Acquired in 2013. We are currently discussing possibilities for slowing down or speed controlling this machine.
Best option probably large DC motor and pwm control; watch this space.

Manual here: Media:DB2-B755.pdf
Parts list here: Media:db2-b755pts.pdf, parts have previously been sourced from www.sew-europe.co.uk


Frister & Rossmann (antique)

A lovely accessible machine; sew as slow as you want! (It's hand crank operated). Cleaned up and functioning as of September 2019. For reference of how to thread the machine, see this tutorial for a very similar model: [2].

This machine does not use 'standard' 15x needles and those won't fit, since the shank is too wide. Instead it is compatible with needles used in the "Singer 12 New Family Sewing Machine" type, 'Singer 12x' is a good search term to find compatible ones on eBay. came over from Hackney road is on loan from Dean Forbes

Frister and rossmann.jpg

Knitting machines

See the dedicated knitting machine page, here.

"Trained" Users

People who are willing to show others how to use the sewing machines. Does not guarantee they won't stop you from hurting yourself or damaging anything.

Who Sewing Machine Skills
Ciarán Toyota 2260 Very Basic
Akki John Lewis Basic
Will Brother XL-3600 Very Basic

Very Basic - Someone who can get the machine threaded. Able to run a stitch forwards and backwards. Basic - Can show how to use the other stitches and advise on thread tension etc.



Patterns

Broken Sewing Machines

Brother XL-3600

Current status? Instructions can be found on Brother's website here

Toyota 2260

We have had an electric pedal operated Toyota 2260. It appears to not be operational anymore? Last update on it was someone tried to fix it with parts from another machine but it's entirely non-working now.

John Lewis Tiny Purple Machine

Currently broken (September 2019). See 2013 thread:this thread THIS IS FOR LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS ONLY. Absolutely NO denim (like jeans fabric) or heavy materials like that. As in the instructions: If needle does not go through fabric, do not force it.

PurpleSmachine1.JPG


Also of note: It has quite a wide "free arm" - it's pretty much useless for anything small and tubular (like edges of sleeves or very small bags/pouches if you understand that).

Instruction Manual

These pictures should help you start using the machine. It's mostly straight forward if you have the instructions in front of you. PLEASE remember to put the instruction manual back in the box so the next person can read it and learn how to wind a bobbin and thread the machine correctly. With the instructions it's easy-peasy to use.