[Sewing] [SCoW] Blind hem machine?

Rebecca Vyetchnost hatdropper at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 18:12:01 PST 2010


I'd put in $30 towards the blind hemmer, too!

Woo!
Rebecca

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 12:51 PM, Rachel McConnell <rachel at xtreme.com>wrote:

> 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 :)
>
> R
>
> Lulu Lin-Ott wrote:
> > Isn't there a way to do this with a regular sewing machine? Or I am
> > thinking of something else...
> >
> > L
> >
> > 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?
> >
> >     Rachel
> >
> >     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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