The Sewing Machines in the Hackspace vary massively, there is bound to be one that fits your needs!
Please take care to not leave the industrial machines in a mess - make sure to leave them threaded for the next user!
Industrial Sewing Machine
This is a Toyota LS2-AD157-100.
It is reasonably easy to thread. No assistance should be needed to use it, but leave it threaded when finished. There is a way to spin the under-bobbin using the motor.
It can go through ticker material such as Velcro, webbing and potentially thinner leather.
Please mind not to change the tension, there is no need to unless you know what you are doing.
IKEA SY Sewing machine
The baby of the bunch. Lightweight - but an excellent machine to introduce people to machine sewing on lighter-weight materials.
Can Produce a range of 13 different stitch styles.
Spares and accessories are kept inside the removable section of casing in front of the spool mechanism.
Parts (the presser-foot holder / shank) have broken easily (2/12/2014) but this machine follows the engineering design of 'classic' sewing machines, and so replacements are available (e.g. from Coles or John Lewis) and similar items for other makes are compatible.
Older Domestic Sewing Machines
We currently have 5 (!!!) domestic sewing machines. We (the sewing machine crew) are in the process of testing them for usability.
- Singer - working? Testing underway
- Jones 300 - problematic!
- Frister Dressmaker - testing underway
- not yet checked
- not yet checked
Interested in pledging for the NEW machines? Please check this link out here.
See Google group for original discussion.
We set up this pledge drive to buy two second hand industrial sewing machines. One is a lockstitch and one is an overlocker.
|Matt Little||£10||Y||Paid cash when buying equipment|
|Dominic||£10||Y||Bank transfer (GZ)|
|David H||£10||Y||Bank transfer. Ref. will be "Pledge - Leeds"|
|Joe||£10||Y||Bank transfer 21/1/13|
|James F/Michelle||£10||Y||Paid via bank transfer 15/1/13|
|Ric||£10||Y||Paid via bank transfer 14/1/13|
|Wendy||£10||Y||Paid via bank transfer 17/1/13|
|John H||£10||Y||Bank transfer 15/1/13|
|Andrew A||£20||Y||Donation in Studio box|
|Gill||£10||Y||Bank transfer (GZ)|
|Kai Pays||£10||Y||Bank transfer. Ref. will be "Sewing Machine Plg"|