1. The Right Sewing Machine for the Job
In this course I hope impart some basic information on the selection and use of a sewing machine for the purpose of building of kites. Whilst selecting an inappropriate sewing machine will not have the catastrophic results that selecting the wrong needles or the wrong thread might, it could potentially put you off kite building, something that none of us want.
The sewing machines we shall be looking at are those sold for the domestic, home market. These tend to be fairly universal in what they can do with regards stitch type and fabric type and thickness, whereas industrial machines are typically dedicated to one stitch type and a limited range of fabric types and thicknesses. Additionally we will be concentrating on lockstitch machine, though we will touch on chainstitch, overlock and coverstitch machines if only to differentiate them.