In With the Old – Update

I have had several inquiries about what was meant by the needle being close to the head of the machine. Hopefully this illustration will help.

Note the red arrow showing the distance of the needle from the head of the machine.
Here the red arrow is showing a much shorter distance of the needle from the head of the machine.

My Singer is put away, so this last illustration I used a ruler instead of an actual rope basket in the making. With the greater distance, once the base is sewn, the rope can only be raised at an angle, thus making a bowl. With the Singer, it would be able to go upright to form a basket like the one shown.

I really appreciate your feedback and inquiries. Hope this helps!!

2 responses »

  1. Now I understand! I wondered how you got that lovely, crisp angle on your project. I’ll have to check out my machines the next time I’m in my sewing room.

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