In this post, I’ll show you how to set up your Schacht Flip Loom for the first time, warp it, and weave some simple dish towels on your rigid heddle loom. I’ll go over rigid heddle loom basics, discuss helpful books/resources related to rigid heddle loom weaving, and tell you how to avoid common errors on your first woven project.
I’ve written a few posts about restoring vintage sewing machines, which have proved to be fairly popular. In this post, I’ll list all of the resources related to restoring vintage sewing machines that I’ve found helpful. There are some amazing blogs, forums, youtube channels, and shops out there to help you fix up your old sewing machines.
In this post, I’ll show you how to restore a vintage Singer 281-1 industrial sewing machine. These sewing machines were often used in factories, and there are a lot of them still in circulation. They are heavy duty machines and can be used for light to medium-heavy fabrics, including leather and home decor fabrics. They are sturdy mechanical sewing machines, and with the right care, should last a long time.
In this post, I’ll show you how to replace a noisy, overpowered clutch motor with a more responsive servo motor on your industrial sewing machine. I’m using a Singer 281-1 here, but the setup of most industrial sewing machines is quite similar. Initially, I thought this was going to be a lot more difficult than it was. Replacing a motor is actually pretty simple on an industrial sewing machine!
I used to think that sergers were super expensive machines that I’d never be able to afford. But then I snagged a cheap Singer ProFinish serger, and I don’t know how I ever lived without it. Sometimes it feels like I use my serger more than my sewing machine. It’s a worthwhile investment that will save you time, energy, and frustrating when sewing. Plus, your clothes will last longer because the edges are all professionally finished. I’ve had my serger for over a year now, and I’m still thrilled with it.