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Trauma recovery

Ellabella

Re: Trauma recovery
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2020, 15:45:05 PM »
Yes you do!

Providing you know it will work with French electrics you really, really need one.

If it won’t work, just wait till you get home and then get one to help you get over the trauma of your enforced separation from your other machines.

Acorn

Re: Trauma recovery
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2020, 16:00:38 PM »
Yes.    :D

Edited to add: Mr C is buying himself a new laptop tomorrow - not that that should colour any considerations, of course.
Of course not, but you wouldn't want him to feel guilty and not enjoy his new laptop, would you?
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Surest1tch

Re: Trauma recovery
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2020, 16:13:22 PM »
No doubt about it, the answer is a definite yes 👍

Sewingsue

Re: Trauma recovery
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2020, 16:29:33 PM »
After all you have been through of course the answer has to be YES!
Bernina Aurora 440QE, Brother BC-2500, Singer 99K (1938), Juki MO-654DE overlocker, Silver Viscount 620D overlocker.

Renegade Sewist

Re: Trauma recovery
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2020, 01:29:49 AM »
You're lucky to not have PTSD after all you've been through. A cover stitch will be of immeasurable benefit. I'm sure my Therapist would agree.

Catllar

Re: Trauma recovery
« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2020, 12:57:05 PM »
Thanks for all your advice ladies and gents! The coverstitch machine is now in the consultation phase.
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !

BrendaP

Re: Trauma recovery
« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2020, 13:26:33 PM »
Do you actuallyneed it?

@Lowena  Of course she does.
You don't need a cover stitcher for P@Q, but they are very useful for finishing hems etc on garments made of stretchy fabric.
Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.

Ohsewsimple

Re: Trauma recovery
« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2020, 14:16:21 PM »
Hems any fabric.  Use for  decorative work, making cords, easy rip out tacking, making belt loops, binding, making a lace effect edging.  Useful for all sorts of things

BrendaP

Re: Trauma recovery
« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2020, 14:35:31 PM »
@Missie ...as with most things.....one is enough for anyone  :P :devil:  :D  ;)
Yes  @Lowena
One  :vintage: straight stitcher for quality straight stitching
One lockstich machine with all the fancy stitches
One overlocker (serger)
One coverstitcher

OK I've got a couple of extra  :vintage: machines.  One upstairs with the other three above, one downstairs for all those little "can you just..." jobs, one dinky little 221K for if I want to take it away from home and one which I might be letting go soon.
Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.

Goth Gardiner

Re: Trauma recovery
« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2020, 15:42:13 PM »
Yes.

I don't use mine a lot, bit when I do use it I always think I should make more use out of it.
Stash busting: 3.75m in; 4.25m sewn  | UFOs finished: 1 | Items repaired: 1

There's no workman, whatsoever he be, That may both work well and hastily

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Trauma recovery
« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2020, 16:23:37 PM »
I can help with the consultation phase - I can highly recommend the BabyLock BLCS, so much better than the Janome I had but a lot more expensive.  Worth it for no skipped stitches or tunnelling in my opinion.  Don't you sew lots of dance costumes?  It will be constantly in use for hems with those.