- posted 15 years ago
My wife has a Brother VX-808 which I know nothing about. I spend more
than 50% of the time futzing with the machine rather than sewing. I am
sewing materials like SilNylon, Grosgrain webbing and velcro (i.e. very
thin to thick to very thick).
I want to learn to sew outdoor clothing and sports clothing for hiking,
biking and backpacking (all ultra lightweight).
Whats a good starter sewing machine to think about? I dont even know
what I should be looking for in a sewing machine. The Brother does a
straight stitch with a dial that goes to 4 for length. It does a zig zag
stitch from 0 to 5 and it has a tension thing that goes from 0-9.
I spend most of the time ripping out bad stitches and Im just wondering
if I could do better without spending too much or if I should just stick
with the old machine?