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Old 04.12.2015, 19:45
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Coop special on Toyota sewing machine

Coop (the big stores) are running a special on the Toyota sewing machine (JCB15 Jeans). Details of the model are shown in the photos.

Price is CHF 139.50.

I am not sure how long the sale will last but I saw the display today (4.12.2015).

A UK product review: http://bestsewingmachinereviews.co.u...achine-review/
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Old 04.12.2015, 20:16
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Re: Coop special on Toyota sewing machine

If I read on Coop's website correctly, the deal is good through tomorrow - 5.12. Pity, as I would like to take a look but don't have time for a few more days.
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Old 04.12.2015, 21:06
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If I read on Coop's website correctly, the deal is good through tomorrow - 5.12. Pity, as I would like to take a look but don't have time for a few more days.
Don't worry - next week they have the Corolla.
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Old 04.12.2015, 23:00
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Re: Coop special on Toyota sewing machine

There is a Singer sewing machine on offer in Aldi next week for 99chf.

https://www.aldi-suisse.ch/fr/en-act...-lun-07122015/
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Re: Coop special on Toyota sewing machine

Are they easy to learn for curtains and trouser leg alterations?
Very tempted for a while now but I'm afraid I'll make a mess of it & it'll be a waste of miney.
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Old 05.12.2015, 13:01
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Are they easy to learn for curtains and trouser leg alterations?
Very tempted for a while now but I'm afraid I'll make a mess of it & it'll be a waste of miney.
I'm not an expert seamstress by any stretch, and I don't have a machine here (thus my interest in this thread).

For me, the ease of sewing depends a lot on the material. You also need good quality thread. Jeans usually require special needles because of how thick and unforgiving denim can be. So I don't touch them. Simple trousers are easier. Curtains can also be tricky. We have sheers in our flat, and I didn't dare touch them because the material is so fine and prone to bunching. If they were a cotton blend I would have considered doing myself.

Then again, a few of the reasons I don't have a machine in CH are A) we have a small flat so not lots of room to store one and B) my mom is a professional. Unless it's urgent I can just haul my mending home to her.

I should have paid more attention when I was a kid, because she can work miracles and I sure wish I had her talent!
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I'm not an expert seamstress by any stretch, and I don't have a machine here (thus my interest in this thread).

For me, the ease of sewing depends a lot on the material. You also need good quality thread. Jeans usually require special needles because of how thick and unforgiving denim can be. So I don't touch them. Simple trousers are easier. Curtains can also be tricky. We have sheers in our flat, and I didn't dare touch them because the material is so fine and prone to bunching. If they were a cotton blend I would have considered doing myself.

Then again, a few of the reasons I don't have a machine in CH are A) we have a small flat so not lots of room to store one and B) my mom is a professional. Unless it's urgent I can just haul my mending home to her.

I should have paid more attention when I was a kid, because she can work miracles and I sure wish I had her talent!
You buy special "Jeans" needles that are thicker and stronger, also thicker cotton for jeans.
For sheer curtains you buy fine needles - I use needles for "stretch" fabric and they work fine, they don`t pull any threads.
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You buy special "Jeans" needles that are thicker and stronger, also thicker cotton for jeans.
For sheer curtains you buy fine needles - I use needles for "stretch" fabric and they work fine, they don`t pull any threads.
Lessons or self taught?
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Very tempted for a while now but I'm afraid I'll make a mess of it & it'll be a waste of miney.


Horatio,


Sewing isn't all that difficult to pick up - I found it a lot easier to learn than welding. You won't be able to do a blind hem with this machine, but for jeans, curtains and general repairs it looks like it would be fine.


Use an old bedsheet to practice on until you can run a straight hem - you'll soon be able to make your own boxershorts (even if your hems aren't straight nobody will see).
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Sewing isn't all that difficult to pick up - I found it a lot easier to learn than welding. You won't be able to do a blind hem with this machine, but for jeans, curtains and general repairs it looks like it would be fine.
When I was 6 I found my grandmother's sewing machine in the attic & started playing with it. Really nothing to it although i have not used one for 45 years. Practice on an old sheet first
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Re: Coop special on Toyota sewing machine

The only two sewing machines I have owned are a Brother and currently a Singer.

They are basic machines with a few extra features. I have made curtains, window blinds, costumes, carried out basic repairs and hemmed clothes with them. If you have the patience you can teach yourself how to sew.

Thick fabrics and delicate fabrics can be tricky and I recommend to do a trial on remants or scraps of those fabrics if that is what you want to work on.

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Re: Coop special on Toyota sewing machine

I reckon I'll give it a shot. What's the worst that could happen?
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Not for the sensitive :https://www.google.ch/imgres?imgurl=...ABwQMwgcKAAwAA
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Lessons or self taught?
Combination, and 100`s of years experience Which goes to show that any idiot can use a sewing machine. A small trick is to keep your eye on the "guide" or edge of fabric, and not on the needle. The needle will do its work, your job is to sew in a straight line.
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