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This is a great question. I would recommend traveling with your sewing machine as carry-on luggage, as that would be safer than checking it and risking it being dropped or roughly handled. There are many different varieties of carrying cases that you can purchase, many of which are hard sided and come on rollers. (Here are some good ones.) If you plan on getting one of those just make sure that it fits the dimensions of standard carry-on luggage.
I also recommend removing anything that could potentially be an issue with security, as they will most likely make you open the case and show them the machine – this could include needles, scissors, snips, screwdrivers, and other tools. All of these should be packed in another bag and checked.Hope this helps! And happy traveling!
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Do not put your machine in checked baggage!! I did a carry on on a flight and then decided to check it on the way back. Not good. Machine is a Featherweight 222 and when I got it back the back “leg” was broken off and I had it in a hard side case with lots of fabric padding it. I love traveling with my machine but will always keep it with me from now on.
Hi! My sewing machine keeps skipping stitches. Meaning some are long and some are short. Do you know what could be causing this? Thanks 😊
Want to buy a new serger. I have had two machines previously. Would appreciate recommendations for purchasing a new one.
I have add a Babylock Evolve (Babylock replaced the Evolve with the Acclaim) for 14 years now. I bought it used, and it works great. I just have it serviced every 12-18 months and it works like a charm. Definitely work the money.
I wold like to know the ratio of elastic to a waist when the application used is a serger. Specifically leggings for children. Thank you.
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We actually have a full tutorial on how to make child leggings using your serger that should help you:
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I would like to know the best way to hem or sew T-Shirt material I can never get an even stitch and when I’m done sewing if the material is stretched the stitching (hem) brakes.
When sewing with stretchy fabrics such as t-shirt material it is always best to use a jersey, stretch or ball point needle. This can help with your stitch quality. Also using a stretch stitch on your machine will give you a nice hem that should not break. Another tip that can help ensure your hems do not break is to use a polyester thread, as opposed to cotton, as it has a slight stretch to it.
Hope this helps!
I have a friend moving back to Australia and wants to take her babylock. Will a grounded international adapter plug work to enable her to use her machine?
I have to admit that I do not know about using your machine in another country. I believe an adapter plug would work however you may want to contact the sewing machine manufacturer to ensure nothing other than an adapter is required.
I have a sewing machine that I took to France and I use an adapter to plug in. It works OK.
If the voltage is different – i.e. 130 in the US versus 240v in Australia – then she will need a transformer which transforms the voltage. An adaptor plug will not do this.
Need replacement Hinges for a hard carrying case
Thank you for contacting us. I’m sorry but we don’t sell any accessories. I find most of my sewing notions at a fabric store near me.
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