- A machine with a mechanically driven needle for sewing or stitching cloth
- a textile machine used as a home appliance for sewing
- A sewing machine is a textile machine used to stitch fabric,paper,card and other material together with thread. Sewing machines were invented during the first Industrial Revolution to decrease the amount of manual sewing work performed in clothing companies.
- Any mechanical or electromechanical device used to stitch cloth or other material; normally uses two threads to form lock stitches
- any of the Scandinavian people who raided the coasts of Europe from the 8th to the 11th centuries
- The term Viking (from Old Norse vikingr) is customarily used to refer to the Norse (Scandinavian) explorers, warriors, merchants, and pirates who raided, traded, explored and settled in wide areas of Europe and the North Atlantic islands from the late eighth to the mid-11th century.Roesdahl, p.
- Viking is the second studio album by the American punk rock band Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards.
- Any of the Scandinavian seafaring pirates and traders who raided and settled in many parts of northwestern Europe in the 8th–11th centuries
- Of or done with the hands
- of or relating to the hands; "manual dexterity"
- Using or working with the hands
- a small handbook
- (of a machine or device) Worked by hand, not automatically or electronically
- manual of arms: (military) a prescribed drill in handling a rifle
viking sewing machine manual - Singer (L500)
Singer (L500) L-500 Quantum Premium Computerized Long Arm Sewing Machine with 401 Built-in Stitches and Integrated Dual Feed System
With over 400 Built-In Stitches - Basic, Decorative, Stretch, Text and More - your creative possibilities are endless. The Integrated Dual Feed System feeds the material on the top and bottom for even feeding of all fabric layers. The Large Back-Lit LCD Screen Displays the stitch you are on, the width, length and more! The Start/Stop Button allows you to start the machine without the use of a foot control and the electronic speed control slider controls the speed of the machine. The Automatic Thread Cutter Button cuts the thread on the top and bottom with the touch of a button. The Automatic Needle Thread prevents eyestrain and makes threading easy. The Machine is on a Heavy-Duty Metal Frame and can sew up to 1,000 Stitches Per Minute. The Long-Arm ( 8-5/8" Inches ) allows you to tackle larger projects such as quilts. The Stitch Width can go all the way up to 9mm and the L-500 also has 90 Needle Positions. The independent bobbin winder allows the user to wind a bobbin while sewing and the automatic tension makes tension no longer a hassle. The Extra-High Presser Foot Lift allows you to get bulky material under the foot and the Free Arm allows you to sew pant legs, cuffs and more! Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure allows you to adjust the pressure bearing down on the fabric for more precise stitching. Drop Feed Capability allows for Free-Motion Sewing. The Built-In Memory allows the user to combine stitch patterns to sew things such as names on quilt labels. The sewing bed is made of metal for increased durability. The dual spool holders on the back of the machine allow for the machine to accommodate large spools. The flip stitch chart shows you all of the stitches at a glance. The L-500 comes packed with a many accessories including an All Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Button Sewing Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Open Toe Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Bobbins, a Soft Cover, Knee Lift and More!
My sewing machine--a Huskystar 215
I have a three-year-old Viking Huskystar 215, which has been great for all my sewing projects, from making handbags and clothes to light quilting. It came with a 25-year warranty so I can take it in for free tune-ups once a year, which is a huge bonus. I've bought some extra feet and accessories for sewing vinyl, but besides that it's been perfect right out of the box. I learned to sew on a 1960s Singer, which I loved, but it was a little moody when it came to heavier-weight and stretch fabrics--the tension just snarled up and freaked out, and I had to take it to be serviced over and over again. So the Huskystar has been a dream so far, and it has handled every craft project I've tried beautifully. I'd love to upgrade to a Bernina someday, but in the meantime my Viking and I are very happy together!
I also have a BabyLock Eclipse serger, which is wonderful. I love using it, but absolutely hate threading it, so I cheat by tying my new threads to the current ones and pulling them through. I usually use the 3-thread option for most projects.
update 7/08: I've sold the Huskystar to a friend and no longer have the manual - sorry I can't help with requests for that! Maybe Viking sells copies of it directly?
came with the original manual - luckily (phew) + all the feet & bits even the original oil bottle!