I've decided to get a sewing machine
and learn to sew. I have a bunch of canvas
projects that I would love to get done but there is simply no way I have time or budget
for them before I leave. However, I could get a machine and some sunbrella and see what I can do once I am down south.
I was toying with this anyway when I noticed that a seam on my main is coming undone. No material damage- just the threads coming out. Anyway, that was sort of my final straw and I started researching machines.
I was looking at industrial machines on ebay and there were several that seemed like good deals. Then, for comparison, I was looking on sailrite
.com and I noticed they have a completely separate class of machine for zig zag.
I don't know enough to know how to evaluate this.
Is this a stitch that normal machines CANNOT do? Or just cannot do well? Is it semi-marketing speak for "way to charge boaters more money!" Was it invented by West Marine