Monday, January 13, 2014

Swing Arm Binder Attachment from Sailrite

Test sewing a strip of 1" vinyl binding
 My recently-acquired swing-arm binder from Sailrite! The challenge was to find the right size of machine bolts to fit my Yakumo TDU N62 sewing machine. After visiting all the major hardware chains and specialty bolt supply places, I finally found 3.5 mm bolts at PM Hobbycraft. Sailrite recommended a dry lubricant sprayed inside the binder if I was going to use vinyl instead of fabric.  Otherwise the vinyl tends to catch inside the binder and what a mess.

I purchased a swing-arm binder because I need to backstitch at the end of a seam.

Youtube video on my new binder is here.
Swing-arm binder, 3.5 mm bolts and Glidecote lubricant