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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Practice Sewing on Sailrite Ultrafeed LSZ-1

I started practicing sewing with Beulah, my Sailrite Ultrafeed LSZ-1.

Beulah came with 3 test samples that the factory used to test her functions with before sending her out. I used the sample to practice my sewing on sunbrella and naugahyde fabrics. I also repaired a pair of sweat pants, pants, and one of KJ's fleece one-piece pajama suits. My sister, Jen, also asked me to alter a snuggie that she bought for her dachshund, Lamont. The back of the snuggie was gaping open and the velcro kept coming undone. I simple stitched the center of the back together and sewed the velcro straps down.

I think it looks pretty good. Lamont like it, too!


  1. Val, it would be a good idea for you to get some heavy duty needles to sew the 'outdoor' types of fabrics with, these are also good for mending multiple thicknesses of denim or fleece too. You don't want to use your everyday needles for cottons you'll have them all nicked and broken, and nothing to use when you need them. You can also use some heavy duty quilting thread. It's a little thicker than regular sewing thread, just sew a little slower when using it. I do more mending on my sewing machine than anything else.

  2. @jomamma: Thank you. You're absolutely right. Fortunately, Sailrite sells everything from the machines to heavy duty needles, thread, fabric, and accessories.


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