[Sewing] [SCoW] Blind hem machine?
rachel at xtreme.com
Mon Dec 13 12:51:39 PST 2010
You can do a similar thing with a regular sewing machine, if it has the
right foot and the right stitch pattern. A blind hemmer is definitely a
specialty machine, and I'm not totally convinced it's something we need
at Noisebridge, which is why I'm asking. If I were convinced I'd just
have gone ahead and bought it :)
Lulu Lin-Ott wrote:
> Isn't there a way to do this with a regular sewing machine? Or I am
> thinking of something else...
> On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 12:01 PM, Rachel McConnell <rachel at xtreme.com
> <mailto:rachel at xtreme.com>> wrote:
> What is people's opinion on getting one of these for Noisebridge? My
> coworker is selling hers for $200, which is $100 less than the cheapest
> price I've found online. It's in excellent condition, hardly used.
> It's an RX-518, which is not an industrial machine but is a commercial
> one, meaning it's intended for professionals like alterations or drapery
> shops. So it's gonna be plenty heavy duty for us.
> What do you all think? Should we band together and buy it? I'm in for
> $30 easily, anyone else think this would be useful?
> For those who don't know, a blind hem machine only does hems, but it
> does them really fast, really accurately, and nearly invisibly. Check
> the bottom of a pair of dress pants - that's what it does.
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