Chiffon · Feet · Haid & Neu · Hems

Know your snails from your sea shells – the narrow hem feet

​ You've seen them around, the narrow hem feet. They look so similar, so why do I have four of them supplied with my Haid & Neu machine? Time to read the manual! Fortunately, the feet are numbered, otherwise I'd have a hard time figuring out which is which. They look quite different on the… Continue reading Know your snails from your sea shells – the narrow hem feet

Chiffon · Haid & Neu · Sewing technique

Sewing viscose chiffon, or Do Not try this at home

...unless you have a brilliant sewing machine, that is. Jokes aside, if this goes wrong, it could seriously jam your machine and force you to disassemble the entire hook race and feed dog mechanism to fix it. Not that I would know it from my own experience, naturally... 😉 But if you are brave, have… Continue reading Sewing viscose chiffon, or Do Not try this at home

Haid & Neu · Vertical oscillating hook

The mysterious Harris Automatic is really Haid & Neu Primatic class LP

I've been looking at this machine on eBay for a month - something about it intrigued me. But no, I don't need another one of those, I kept telling myself, I already have a brilliant zig-zag with fancy stitching cams... I don't want another fixer-upper, I would rather be sewing... I already got black machines...… Continue reading The mysterious Harris Automatic is really Haid & Neu Primatic class LP