Join Date: Jun 2005
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I've been looking at doing some canvas work on my boat. I can hand sew OK but have never used a sewing machine, and I'd rather not spend $600+ on one of the SailRite machines. I'm sure they're good quality but I won't be doing enough work to justify the cost.
I've talked with the sales people in a couple of stores about new machines and they all said the same thing - buy an old Singer or Kenmore.
What I don't know is what a walking foot is and what it does. I could be looking right at one at a yard sale and would have no idea.
Can someone please explain it to me? Also is it a "have-to-have" or a "nice-to-have" accessory?
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“The sail, the play of its pulse so like our own lives: so thin and yet so full of life, so noiseless when it labors hardest, so noisy and impatient when least effective." - Henry David Thoreau