portable sewing machine - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 07-15-2010 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
QuickMick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: California
Posts: 1,381
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
portable sewing machine

any of you have a decent/small sewing machine? Ive got this infernal thing called the 'PerfectTailor' and while all be it im no Martha bleepin Stewart, i would think im smart enough to handle a sewing machine. this thing looked pretty neat... operates on four AA's, compact, etc... so ive been sewing (well attempting to) new curtains and after 10 hours of futility have renamed the perfecttailor the craptailor and it has been all i can do not to send his sorry booty down to davy jones locker. anyway, mr perfect is going to the salvation army, and reccs would be gladly appreciated as i am about to regress 100 years and do it all by hand--oh joy, im sure thats gonna turn out. lol

thanks

How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean ~ Arthur C. Clarke

Quinn McColly
Macgregor Venture
QuickMick is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 07-15-2010
Telstar 28
 
sailingdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 15 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 14
         
handheld or battery powered sewing machines are not worth the space they take up.

Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 11 Old 07-15-2010
Senior Member
 
Allanbc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 525
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 9
 
needle and thread

"When in command, command." -- Admiral Nimitz

Difference between a power boater and a sailor out on the water: A power boater is going some place special, a sailor is already there.

s/v Zotz 1981 Pearson 365 Ketch Hull #375
Allanbc is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 11 Old 07-15-2010
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Central Arkansas
Posts: 209
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Check yard sales for sewing machines... I picked up a Sears model along with everything (thread, accessories and a lot of pink buttons) for $50. A good cleaning, oiling, and I'm in business. And I think I would recommend sewing some fleece for starter projects. It's easy to work.
tomwatt is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 11 Old 07-16-2010
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 515
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
 
Yeah! Needle and thread are much better than battery powered machines.

A small machine can have a variable speed DC motor installed if you must have powered.

Otherwise, I have an ancient Singer, looks like a normal household machine but is hand cranked. I've done a couple hundred miles of stitching with that machine, and it's still going strong.
I wouldn't want to make sails with it, but for repairs or smaller projects it's great.

My machine is like this one, but was originally sold with the hand crank :
Sewing Machine Handcanks Hand Crank

another source for the crank:
Hand Crank to Convert Singer Sewing Machine - NEW

Ken.

Last edited by merc2dogs; 07-16-2010 at 05:52 AM.
merc2dogs is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 11 Old 07-16-2010
Senior Member
 
bljones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Coast Ontario
Posts: 8,480
Thanks: 35
Thanked 91 Times in 81 Posts
Rep Power: 8
   
Dude,
Gimme your man card. Right now. Real men don't do curtains. If they do, it is because some hot estrogen factory with a rack that garners applause when she bounces down the dock suggested it. I'll take "benefit of the doubt" for $200, Alex, and assume that that is the case here. In which case, I suggest that a manly man would use a manly man sewing device:
A stapler.

bljones is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 11 Old 07-16-2010
Senior Member
 
Allanbc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 525
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 9
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bljones View Post
Dude,
Gimme your man card. Right now. Real men don't do curtains. If they do, it is because some hot estrogen factory with a rack that garners applause when she bounces down the dock suggested it. I'll take "benefit of the doubt" for $200, Alex, and assume that that is the case here. In which case, I suggest that a manly man would use a manly man sewing device:
A stapler.

LOL

Perhaps this would be a good use for 5200? You could really count on the seams holding.

"When in command, command." -- Admiral Nimitz

Difference between a power boater and a sailor out on the water: A power boater is going some place special, a sailor is already there.

s/v Zotz 1981 Pearson 365 Ketch Hull #375
Allanbc is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 11 Old 07-16-2010
O'day 26
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Mo
Posts: 206
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
I'm going with QickMick on this one, REAL MEN do whatever it takes to get the job done. If that means sewing, then so be it. I picked up a little machine at Target, small, $25, battery or cord, does a fair job on light weight stuff. Would not even try it on sail material, but then it is what it is.

Joe
O'day 26

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
joeybkcmo is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 11 Old 11-21-2014
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: portable sewing machine

Yes I have a small portable handheld sewing machine. I saw the advertisement on TV and I purchased that from my online shopping site. This is very helpful and very handy; it’s really helpful in doing stitching very fast.
dalco64 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 11 Old 11-21-2014
Master Mariner
 
capta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: somewhere in the Windward or Leeward Islands
Posts: 2,234
Thanks: 34
Thanked 110 Times in 105 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: portable sewing machine

If you are trying to sew on battery power, chances are that's your problem. Figure out the power it needs and buy a charger that will keep up and that might help.

"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

facebook.com/svskippingstone
Our Videos;

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
capta is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The New Sailrite Portable Sewing Machine Tom Wood Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 11-18-1999 07:00 PM
The New Sailrite Portable Sewing Machine Tom Wood Cruising Articles 0 11-18-1999 07:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome