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    This is where I share my sewing tips and techniques. I also share links to other sites I find interest in.... my overall interest in my sewing adventures as time moves forward.

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Sailrite Ultrafeed LSZ-1 Fabric Test

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.

Ending Stitches on A Blind Hemmer Machine

In this video I demonstrate how I end and cut my thread on my industrial blind hemmer sewing machine. This is an alternate method to the one where you jerk the fabric towards the back of the machine to break the thread.

Singer Scholastic Thread Guide Issue

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.