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Monday, February 06, 2012

Mending Monday

 I  have a question for all the people out there who know how to use sewing machines.  Mostly ladies, I assume, but guys too.  I don't care why you know how to use one.  I need to learn how to use my "old but not ancient"sewing machine.  I admire skills and this is one I don't have.

I hate to admit it, but my legs are short from the waist down and I can't find pants with a 28" inseam and a fat waist.  I'm tired of rolling up pant cuffs so that I don't walk on them.  So I need to learn how to use a sewing machine to reduce all my 32" inseams to 28".

I have a sewing machine, but it is as foreign to me as a snowblower is to someone who lives at the equator.

1.  Its a Montgomery Wards sewing machine, model UHTJ1933, serial number 148 10910
2.  I couldn't get it to work right when it was new 25 (or more) years ago.

All I want to do is cuff up a few dozen pants.

So, should I just buy a new one that is more "idiot friendly"?
Or should I learn to use what I have?

Cost is not an issue, but it IS important to me that I do things myself.

Can someone help me figure out how to use this thing or tell me what to buy?