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Sewing Machine mending info.

ClothDolls | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Want to start a mending bisness. But I don’t know as to what kind of
sewing machine or brand? To buy. Thank you


  1. Pattiann42 | | #1

    How were you mending now?

    Edited 10/15/2008 11:27 am ET by spicegirl1

    1. ClothDolls | | #2

      Pretty good. But I have to admit not great. Thanks for asking.
      Where do you get info on mending?

      1. MaryinColorado | | #6

        Do you have experience with alterations?  I learned from a wonderful woman at a dry cleaners.  She made beautiful wedding gowns and even tuxedos but did not speak English, I am mostly self taught in sewing.  They hired us both as an experiment that worked out beautifully for the drycleaners.  She learned English and I learned alterations, then they sent me to another location unfortunately.  I would have loved to learn more from her!  We used industrial machines, but that could be a huge investment for a new home business.

        Do you do handwork or machine at this time?  What experience do you have with a sewing machine?  What type of sewing are you interested in doing?  Repairs, hemming, alterations, from patterns, home dec, clothing, etc.?  This will help determine what type of machine you might want.  Mary

        1. Pattiann42 | | #7

          And I thought you learned to use the "needle" in nursing school!

          1. MaryinColorado | | #8

            ha ha ha!  At least I was an "expert" with those needles!!!!!  Mary

  2. damascusannie | | #3

    What are you mending with now? Needle and thread or sewing machine? If you haven't ever used a sewing machine, starting a business is probably not the way to learn!

    1. Pattiann42 | | #5

      Thanks for making my question clearer.  Method not necessarily quality.

      Sometimes mending with a sewing machine makes the "injury" look worse.

  3. starzoe | | #4

    I agree with Annie.

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