Just a quick tip on how to quickly get your bobbin thread pulled to the back of the machine after installing a new bobbin thread:
In this video I demonstrate the Sailrite LSZ-1 Sewing Machine’s ability to sew through a variety of fabrics. I had no doubt the machine could sew through heavy materials, but how did it handle lighter weight fabrics was the question. Follow along as I do my test:
While capturing this video I noticed a rubbing belt sound when sewing slowly or in reverse. I took off the the wheel and belt cover and discovered the pulley was out of alignment (see image below).
After sending the above image to Sailrite Matt gave me a call. He said this was acceptable to them and it should not cause any problems. This may or maynot be true, but I expect a belt pulley to be in line with the belt in order to not cause undue wear, rubbing and friction.
I ended up returning the machine to Sailrite within their 30 day full refund period.
Otherwise, I found this to be a well built machine and I would have kept it if not for the above problem.
In this video I test Bonded Nylon #69 Thread using the Brother PQ1500S sewing machine. First, I load the bobbin and adjust the tension; then I test sewing upholstery fabric using a Top Stitching Needle. Lastly, I sew on real leather using a size 18 Schmetz Leather Needle:
In this video I demonstrate how I end and cut my thread on my industrial blindhemmer machine. This is an alternate method to the one where you jerk the fabric to break the thread.
I received the new Singer Scholastic Serger recently introduced by HSN and upon first use I discovered an issue that might affect users of this machine. In this video I demonstrate what my discovery was and how to avoid it.