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A novices perspective.,
This review is from: Toyota 15B Super Jeans Sewing Machine, Black (Kitchen & Home)
I'm no sewing expert so I won't go over the specs as J. Salisbury has kindly done that already. I take up my own jeans to save money and that's the end of my sewing knowledge, indeed most of the settings on even the most basic machine mean nothing to me. I just wanted a straight stitch with proper polyester thread like my original jeans' hem. My old Toyata just wasn't cut out for job even with a 'jeans needle'.
I took a risk buying an entire new machine in the hope that it really did glide over multiple layers of denim as easy as the promo video showed. It certainly managed it with average denim thickness but needed a few manual turns to be safe over the thick vertical folded seams.
It's easy to thread and setup and within five minutes of plugging it in I was ready to go with my first pair. Five pairs later and I can't honestly fault it.
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Initial post: 2 Feb 2013 16:38:36 GMT
C. M. A. Montgomery says:
I am looking to make dog beds, do you think this machine would be adequate to get through the material and a couple of layers of padding?
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 16:51:26 GMT
Modern Man says:
I think if it can get through twice folded denim i.e. 5 layers that it is likely to be able to handle padding which in my experience is not that dense but just thick. Have you tried pushing a needle through the desired layers by hand to get an idea of resistance? Do the same with 5 layers of medium denim and compare how it feels to your hand. All you have to risk then is one needle. Oh and don't skewer your finger!
The machine seems to stop rather than break the needle in my experience so it tells you in that way that the resistance is more than it can cope with. At that point I wind by hand to see if I can get through the tough bit and carry on. This is usually at a twice folded seam which makes the point that adding another two layers causes protest but not needle breakage.
I would go for it if I were you having tried out the resistance by hand.
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