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Piecing things together

I called a sewing machine place this morning and ordered a Janome HD1000. The shop is down in Alameda, so I won't be able to pick it up until a week from tomorrow, but that's okay. They charged the same price as Amazon, but as a Janome retailer I'll have a 25-year warranty instead of zip, zero, zilch. And maybe there will be less packaging involved. And I will have supported a smaller business.

I just want a machine that's reliable for sewing projects. It's very hard to get proper tension with the Kenmore, although I'll certainly keep the Kenmore around.

My gaiter pattern and other pieces of hardware have come in from Seattle Fabrics, so I'm just about ready to sew up my custom cycling gaiters.

...and so of course, this morning, I finally tracked down a place selling nylon spats. That said, there's no telling how heavy-duty those spats are (you should check out the other products sold by that company), and they still don't cover the toes.

I also suspect that it will stop raining as soon as I finish making these.

However, if they work well, I may make a couple more pairs for other people who want them.


( 3 remarks — Remark )
Mar. 24th, 2017 05:26 pm (UTC)
...you're looking at nylon spats when you could go for aluminized carbon kevlar spats?!
Mar. 24th, 2017 05:42 pm (UTC)
I know, right?

And how about those metal toe guards? So...metal.

And after all that, I'm still just going to make my own anyway.
Mar. 25th, 2017 05:22 am (UTC)
If you want some all-metal ones, I used to make armor professionally.

spats spats spats spats spats.
I love that word so much.
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