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Apr. 10th, 2006 @ 11:54 am Hi!
I just bought a used SE3. I read a bunch of reviews that said that it worked just fine, so long as you bought prewound NEB bobbins, because the bobbin winder built in just didn't do well for most people. So, I bought a bunch of prewound bobbins, and it works great.

I'm waiting on my software EM2, embird, and Vikant Ultimate Box. I hope I chose wisely.

Here's one of the first things I made:



This is a PUL (laminated waterproof knit) diaper. I used Sulky's heavy tearaway backing, and a ball point needle.

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From:ktarsha
Date:April 10th, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)
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Ooh, that's beautiful! I'd thought about embroidering some of my stash of Fuzzi Bunz, but that it would affect the waterproofness - that the thread or the needle holes might wick out moisture. I assume you haven't had any problems in that regard?
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From:geekmom
Date:April 10th, 2006 05:55 pm (UTC)
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I used an old one, so if it wicks, I'll toss it. ;-) I used poly thread, and I'd think the thread density and poly content would offer a bit of protection from wicking, along with using a ball point needle. Jamtots said something about backing it with fleece or wool, but I'm not sure how well that would work.
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From:heddicraft
Date:April 10th, 2006 09:07 pm (UTC)
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There's this stuff you can get when you make raincoats that you paint on the seams so that they will stay waterproof. I wonder if you could paint it on the back of the cover where the embroidery is?
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From:geekmom
Date:April 10th, 2006 10:00 pm (UTC)
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That is certainly a thought. Can it take 23423432 washes?

I think you can also just iron a piece of PUL to another one, but I don't know how well the embroidery would survive that treatment. Must experiment.
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From:heddicraft
Date:April 11th, 2006 10:12 pm (UTC)
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I have no idea how many washings it can take as I've never used it! But the embroidery has to be in poly thread or *it* won't survive all the washings. Rayon is pretty common, but it doesn't hold up well to frequent washings and bleaches.