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Old 03-24-2010, 01:55 PM   #1
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My mom bought me a sewing machine..really random but it was really nice. It's not too fancy but nicer than I deserve and I am sure more complex than I can handle...

I know you guys mentioned sewing for dummies... does anyone know of any video tutorials I can take a look at in the meantime?

She got me a Brother xL-3750 ..It was just under $100 at Target marked down from $142. heres a pic of one I found on google


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Old 03-24-2010, 04:28 PM   #2
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Look on YouTube- all sorts of info there. How fun!!! Just read your manual a few times and you will figure it out... Also check the library- tons of beginnning sewing books and "how to" books there as well.
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I got the same one for Christmas!!! I haven't really had a chance to fiddle with it much, but plan to real soon. Please feel free to pass along any sites, or info to me, as I have no idea how to sew, although have always wanted to learn. Thanks and good luck!

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My mom bought me a sewing machine..really random but it was really nice. It's not too fancy but nicer than I deserve and I am sure more complex than I can handle...

I know you guys mentioned sewing for dummies... does anyone know of any video tutorials I can take a look at in the meantime?

She got me a Brother xL-3750 ..It was just under $100 at Target marked down from $142. heres a pic of one I found on google

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wow congrats on the new delivery!!!! they have that one for $89 at Walmart here!!! good luck with it!!! Elaine
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wow congrats on the new delivery!!!! they have that one for $89 at Walmart here!!! good luck with it!!! Elaine
I hope it is an ok model...I basically hope it just sews things up for me without ..you know, having to do anything.

Seriously though, I read that manual three nights in a row and for someone who hasn't touched a sewing machine since....probably 8th grade ...
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Yep, I know exactly what you mean! The manual didn't help me much either. I can't figure out the right tension (I think that's the problem) because I keep getting loopy thread on the bottom of what I'm trying to sew. Can anyone shed some light on how you know what to set the tension dial on? Man, am I glad I have some scrap fabric to practice on! I just need to get some more thread!
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I know absolutely nuttin' about sewing machines. I have a Husquvarna Viking. And I purchased that from one of my aunts so she could upgrade. It's all I need for what I do, which right now is nothing!

So, do you like it?
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If you can afford it Joann has sewing classes at times. I am a experienced sewer, and I was asking about the classes for myself. The lady at the counter they really are for total new sewers. She thought I would be bored, and she was probably right. I just love to sew.

You might check a website called pattern review they offer some online classes I think. I'm sorry I am not real with it right now. I just got my new GRAND-DAUGHTER and she is so cute. I'm having trouble focusing on anything else but her.
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If you ask your local craft store like a Michaels or Roberts they usually have lots of places that you can go and take a class. I would also just practice a lot on the machine and get a feel for it because everyone is so different.
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