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VHS Sewing Machines

VHS has a variety of sewing and overlock serging machines.

Newer machines are more accurate and have more complex functions Older machines tend to have more solid metal parts and build, and can sew through tougher materials like denim, leather and multiple layers.

Sewing Machine FAQ:

  • My stitches are uneven / keep skipping - Check what kind of needle is in the machine. Different needles are for different fabric. If your needle is dull**, crooked or snagging your fabric, change it
  • It keeps jamming from the bottom - Are you using the correct bobbin for the machine? Check that your bobbin is wound correctly and inserted in the right direction
  • I'm sewing but all my stitches fall out - Did you run out of bobbin thread? Wind a new bobbin. Did you leave the presserfoot up? You can only sew with it in the down position first.
  • Threads are too loose or pulling tight - Check that your machine is threaded correctly. Check the tension dials and stitch length.
  • I'm sewing but it won't go anywhere - Check your stitch length and style, are you on a stretch stitch or fancy? Are you trying to sew with the presserfoot up?

Brother Innov-ís 80

Status Operational March 2019
Training Recommended
Hackable NO
Usage Restrictions Anyone
Owner VHS
If it Breaks It's probably not truly broken, you just jammed the thread or broke a needle. 1) replace your needle and re-thread the machine 2) If that doesnt work, put a sticky note on it and contact a champion
Loan Status Unknown
Location Side crafting table cubby
Value $$
Champion See Compendium of Champions

Janome 6019

Status Operational March 2019
Training Recommended
Hackable NO
Usage Restrictions Anyone
Owner VHS
If it Breaks It's probably not truly broken, you just jammed the thread or broke a needle. 1) replace your needle and re-thread the machine 2) If that doesnt work, put a sticky note on it and contact a champion
Loan Status Unknown
Location Side crafting table
Value $$
Champion See Compendium of Champions

Kenmore Ultrastitch 12

Status Operational March 2019
Presser foot broken
Training Recommended
Hackable NO
Usage Restrictions Anyone
Owner VHS
If it Breaks It's probably not truly broken, you just jammed the thread or broke a needle. 1) replace your needle and re-thread the machine 2) If that doesnt work, put a sticky note on it and contact a champion
Loan Status Unknown
Location Under the side crafting table
Value $
Champion See Compendium of Champions

Singer 656G

  • Type: Slant Shank Sewing Machine
  • Manual: Not found, but possibly hard copy available at the space

Status Operational March 2019
Training Recommended
Hackable NO
Usage Restrictions Anyone
Owner VHS
If it Breaks It's probably not truly broken, you just jammed the thread or broke a needle. 1) replace your needle and re-thread the machine 2) If that doesnt work, put a sticky note on it and contact a champion
Loan Status (Unknown, Owned, Permanent, Temporary, Semi-Permanent
Location Blue rubbermaid bin under the desk beside crafting table
Value $
Champion See Compendium of Champions

Singer Stylist 478

Status Operational March 2019
Training Recommended
Hackable NO
Usage Restrictions Anyone
Owner VHS
If it Breaks It's probably not truly broken, you just jammed the thread or broke a needle. 1) replace your needle and re-thread the machine 2) If that doesnt work, put a sticky note on it and contact a champion
Loan Status (Unknown, Owned, Permanent, Temporary, Semi-Permanent
Location Blue rubbermaid bin under the desk beside crafting table
Value $
Champion See Compendium of Champions

VHS Sergers

Kenmore 3/4 Differential Feed

This is the main serger set up on the craft table. By default it is set at a 4-thread safety stitch for general purpose woven and stretch fabrics. Feel free to change thread cone colours, but for 3-thread edging, use the Janome located on the workbench.

Status Operational March 2019
Training Recommended
Hackable NO
Usage Restrictions Anyone
Owner VHS
If it Breaks Check your lower looper threads if they are threaded properly. Check needles.
DO NOT PUT SEWING MACHINE NEEDLEs IN THE SERGER
If that doesnt work, put a sticky note on it and contact a champion
Loan Status (Unknown, Owned, Permanent, Temporary, Semi-Permanent
Location Main crafting table
Value $$
Champion See Compendium of Champions

Janome MyLock 234D

VHS' other serger, this machine is by default set to a 3-thread overlock to finish edges but not sew pieces together. Feel free to change thread cone colour.

Status Operational March 2019
Training Recommended
Hackable NO
Usage Restrictions Anyone
Owner VHS
If it Breaks Check your lower looper threads if they are threaded properly. Check needles.
DO NOT PUT SEWING MACHINE NEEDLEs IN THE SERGER
If that doesnt work, put a sticky note on it and contact a champion
Loan Status Donated by Miststlkr - Contact for pickup
Location Desk beside main crafting table
Value $$
Champion See Compendium of Champions

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tool/sewing_machines.txt · Last modified: 2019/04/04 21:40 by 00739