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Frodo

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Yes I sew. I have 3 machines and just picked up a chinese shoe patcher.

I sew leather, and canvas.
Making holsters
But, I have been dabbling in cloth.
here are a few things I have made,
A old pair of cargo pants, cut the pockets off and made a ammo bag
attached leather to the sides and a strap.
my wife saw this. and then............

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She requested one for her
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also made some retro hippy cover all purses

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Very nice. Great way to recycle. :clapping:
around here, nothing gets tossed with out being stripped of copper, hinges,useable electric parts, screws, etc etc
basically, we toss the plastic and keep the rest
if i could figure hou how to turn plastic into 2x4's i would do it
 

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around here, nothing gets tossed with out being stripped of copper, hinges,useable electric parts, screws, etc etc
basically, we toss the plastic and keep the rest
if i could figure hou how to turn plastic into 2x4's i would do it
Well if you had enough you could melt it down, and put it in a form. I don't know how sturdy it would be, but you could make a 2x4.
 

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around here, nothing gets tossed with out being stripped of copper, hinges,useable electric parts, screws, etc etc
basically, we toss the plastic and keep the rest
if i could figure hou how to turn plastic into 2x4's i would do it
I am about to leave the house for a couple hours, but when I get back I will show you someone who is all about how to repurpose plastic. I believe the supplies are almost endless in the whole world, it is the setup to process them that is the challenge.

When I was in college, redoing jeans into purses was a popular thing to do, complete with decorative embroidery and additional decorative trims, buttons, and more.

I grew up in a house where all buttons, snaps and other fasteners were cut off and saved. Depending on the fabric and its condition, it might be redone into a piece of clothing, or put in the rag bag.
 

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Hubby made his own hunting pack. It's a canvas (camo) and even padded the shoulder straps. I got him set up on the machine and told him the basics, a few questions here and there, and he did fine.
Nice Red Eye Singer @Frodo ! I'm curious what your Chinese shoe patcher is???
 

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A cobblers machine! That is an item on my eternal list (list of items I want but difficult to find.). I match its green- with envy. That will probably be the handiest machine you'll own. They are workhorses. I am hoping for a singer brand but am not opposed to other brands. I know parts for singers can still be found is the only reason. There was a rusted out one on Craigslist a while back - asking $450. Stupid price for nonfunctional machine. Congrats! Good find. If you ever find a spare, let me know.
 

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A cobblers machine! That is an item on my eternal list (list of items I want but difficult to find.). I match its green- with envy. That will probably be the handiest machine you'll own. They are workhorses. I am hoping for a singer brand but am not opposed to other brands. I know parts for singers can still be found is the only reason. There was a rusted out one on Craigslist a while back - asking $450. Stupid price for nonfunctional machine. Congrats! Good find. If you ever find a spare, let me know.

The red eye was bought by my grand Mother in 1924 not sure if it was store bought or sears magazine bought.
I do know this machine sewed all of the clothes for her and my Mom.. I tore it apart and cleaned all the parts. put it back together
fitted a motor from a Brother sewing machine on it. BUT actually. I prefer to turn the hand crank and only use power on straight runs

on the chinese patcher
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=youtube+cobblers+sewing+machine&&view=detail&mid=D6C496F816498D0E434FD6C496F816498D0E434F&rvsmid=0B475F8DEA7C25A788320B475F8DEA7C25A78832&FORM=VDRVRV
they can be persnickety . This guy videos helped me out BIG TIME.
in that video is a link to a company that you can call and they will talk to you /help you out.and can find the correct parts ,thread/needles

If you do decide to get a patcher. here is the correct motor,if you go in that direction
https://www.amazon.com/Enduro-Sewing-Machine-Motor-
Electric/dp/B079P8RQRQ/ref=asc_df_B079P8RQRQ/?tag=bingshoppinga-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=&hvpos=&hvnetw=o&hvrand=&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=e&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=&hvtargid=pla-4583520382316133&psc=1

If you need any help setting it up. I can offer advice. {with it and a dollar you can buy a bad cup of coffee at a 7/11}
 

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What I'm after is a cobbler machine (patcher.). I have several of the old singers and a hand crank Frister and Rossman. I'd like to try my hand at making slippers/moccasins and a few other things, but those can get down in the toe.
 
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