SarahDickinsAltoSewingMachineThis is Alto, an intuitive sewing machine created by design student Sarah Dickins. She explains in a video how her machine solves three common problems novice sewers experience in learning to use a typical machine. They are threading the needle, coordinating the foot pedal to move fabric through the machine and not having enough space for fabric on the right side of the needle. Several quilters left comments on the post at Ecouterre praising the design, but doubting it could manage pushing through a heavy quilt. What do you think? Go HERE to learn more.

Via Pastimes Online

Image credit: Ecouterre

By Scarlett Burroughs


2 Comments so far

  1. Dawn Mason on January 11, 2013 9:21 am

    I think it looks elegant but I’m not sure it would be robust enough for quilting purposes. The throat measurement is good enough for some quilting but not sure if there is enough different stitches incorporated.

  2. Scarlett on January 11, 2013 9:23 am

    I agree Dawn! It’s sort of a fun idea and I’d love to see what it could do. –Scarlett

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