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==Sewing Accessories==
 
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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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==Brother DB2-B755-3==
 
==Brother DB2-B755-3==
  
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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.
 
A robust high-speed industrial sewing machine, with a fairly intimidating top speed (5500 stitches per minute according to the specification).  Acquired in 2013.
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[[File:Smachineinstructions3.JPG|300px|thumb|Purple Machine: Threading the Machine]]
 
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===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.
 
 
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Revision as of 13:07, 22 September 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
  • Scissors (so far not of good fabric cutting quality, but OK for snipping threads)
  • Various threads, although if you need an exact match it is best to bring your own
  • LOTS of buttons
  • Spare bobbins
  • 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. The model appears similar to the HS2200.

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

Brother XL-3600

Working as of July 2013. Instructions can be found on Brother's website here

Frister & Rossmann (antique)

A lovely accessible machine; sew as slow as you want! (It's hand crank operated). Cleaned up September 2019, just waiting on delivery of some new needles to make it operational. Further cleaning up and possibly a bobbin winder tyre replacement in the near future. 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.

Frister and rossmann.jpg

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

Broken as of July 2013. See 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 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.

Purple Machine: How to use Presser Foot & Wind Bobbin pt 1
Purple Machine: Loading the bobbin
Purple Machine: Threading the Machine
Purple Machine: Changing Needle and Thread Tension


"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