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    Sew I started learning how to sew today

    Brought home our furling jib that needed the sun cover restitched. With much help and coaching from Nancy, I managed to do this.

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    Don't laugh, it's the first thing I've ever sewn. It sure doesn't look like much but it is a big accomplishment for this guy with 10 thumbs.

    It is a good first project for me as it is all straight lines.

    For those who have never tried, it is harder than it looks. You have to coordinate both hands and a foot at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud View Post

    For those who have never tried, it is harder than it looks. You have to coordinate both hands and a foot at the same time.

    Mmmmmmmm, two hands and a foot ya say. I bet that whole motorcycle ride'n thing is a bit tough for ya, considering the two hands and two feet needed thing.



    Anyway, nice stitches

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud View Post
    Brought home our furling jib that needed the sun cover restitched. With much help and coaching from Nancy, I managed to do this.

    145574709639.jpg

    Don't laugh, it's the first thing I've ever sewn. It sure doesn't look like much but it is a big accomplishment for this guy with 10 thumbs.

    It is a good first project for me as it is all straight lines.

    For those who have never tried, it is harder than it looks. You have to coordinate both hands and a foot at the same time.
    I don't think that any sewing is easy to master. I can do buttons and a suture stitch (for patches back in the hippy-dippy days) but it looks like you're into more elaborate stuff. I suppose that if you can't go riding yet you can sit down and light up that machine and take it for a spin. - Bob
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    Quote Originally Posted by tourunigo View Post
    I don't think that any sewing is easy to master. I can do buttons and a suture stitch (for patches back in the hippy-dippy days) but it looks like you're into more elaborate stuff. I suppose that if you can't go riding yet you can sit down and light up that machine and take it for a spin. - Bob
    Hi Bob,

    It will be 70 here in a couple of days. I'm going riding.

    Give Mary a big hug from me.

    See you on the road?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rad View Post
    Mmmmmmmm, two hands and a foot ya say. I bet that whole motorcycle ride'n thing is a bit tough for ya, considering the two hands and two feet needed thing.



    Anyway, nice stitches


    Thanks for the

    Never claimed to be much of a rider.

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    Nice zig zag stich for your first try
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    Corners best achieved with needle down, foot up
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    Bud, I'm so proud of you. I recently helped the wife sew the elastic on my new tank bag cover. Required 4 hands and one foot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud View Post
    Brought home our furling jib that needed the sun cover restitched. With much help and coaching from Nancy, I managed to do this.

    145574709639.jpg

    Don't laugh, it's the first thing I've ever sewn. It sure doesn't look like much but it is a big accomplishment for this guy with 10 thumbs.

    It is a good first project for me as it is all straight lines.

    For those who have never tried, it is harder than it looks. You have to coordinate both hands and a foot at the same time.
    Looks pretty good to me! I HATE, HATE, HATE to sew. Can I send you all my stuff that needs to be sewn?
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    Getting the tension right was a huge step.

    I've watched the Sailrite videos re: machine setup and operation several times.

    They have an amazing amount of free videos on their site. Fantastic customer support.

    I bought the video re: Bimini construction. They break everything down into the small possible step so you don't have to guess about anything when following along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rad View Post
    Mmmmmmmm, two hands and a foot ya say. I bet that whole motorcycle ride'n thing is a bit tough for ya, considering the two hands and two feet needed thing.



    Anyway, nice stitches
    I think he's doing a treadle machine, so the speed is foot dependent........
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    This is the one I have Bud- your's the same?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    This is the one I have Bud- your's the same?



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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    I think he's doing a treadle machine, so the speed is foot dependent........
    I mislead you. The foot only presses on the electronic controller.

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    I use a Sharpie to write the threading paths on the machine, saved me some time.
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