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@Roothawg I do the same thing when I have problems with my machines. Its not worth my time to fuss around for days when my machines is acting up.
Its good to have a few sizes of welt feet to compensate for material thickness.
Its defiantly a good Idea to start with a single needle walking foot first. Later on if you fell you need a double needle go for it! I have been doing this for 12 years now and still dont own a double needle because I haven't needed one.
@Todds34rod You can and I have seen people do that. It depends on how strong you want the seam. In my opinion I would use no backing if you dont need it to be strong. Many times french seams are purely decorative and dont need backing.
Very glad to hear you got a machine! Please keep us updated on what you think of the machine as you get some hours on it. I'm really curious to see what you think.
@BigRig I'm not positive but I'm pretty sure the 206 is almost identical to the 226. I feel like the information in the video should apply to your machine.
@Adam12 any thoughts on that? You have a better knowledge of machines and fixing them than I do.
I would think your best bet would be a 40 oz vinyl coated polyester. Albrights supply carries here.
https://www.albrightssupply.com/top-val ... vcp40black
Hope that helps!
@Roothawg You purchased a fantastic stapler that will last your lifetime! The staples you found on amazon will work great for automotive door panels. You can also purchase staples form albrights supply for a good price as well. Your stapler takes 3/8 crown staples. Galvanized works fine on anything...
Also! Albrights auto originals site has a good selection of OEM materials.
These jobs are very easy to come by and very easy to loose money on. Be Careful! Customers dont understand how its not possible to find original material for their car. Most automotive material is produced for a limited time for the production year of the car and then discontinued. Its really easy t...
Sounds to me like you aren't holding both threads taunt before starting to sew. If you dont hold the threads taunt they will get tangled up in the bobbin hook.
I usually tell customers that they are going to have to make a sacrifice of perfect matched fabric because its likely unavailable and if it is its going to be expensive. Becarefull falling in to the trap of jobs like this. You'll spend more time searching for unavailable fabric than its worth. Albri...
I would go with the 1 - 1/4 single fold binding. If you dont like how much excess is on the back side you can easily trim it off after your done sewing.
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