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Pinking shears for blue jeans?

March 16, 2019, 1:16 pm

Can I use pinking shears for the bottom of blue jeans? What about using fray check also? Thanks, Andy Read more »

Singer 648 feed dog

March 16, 2019, 1:33 am

I have a singer zig zag model 648 that is in need of a new feed dog. It came with a rubber feed dog and I'm trying to figure out if it's better to get a metal one. But the metal one has a little lo... Read more »

Please help, I need a copy of a manual for a jcpenney sewing machine model ...

March 9, 2019, 12:48 am

I just purchased an old sewing machine and was wondering if anyone knows where to find a copy of the manual for it. It?s a jcpenney sewing machine model 6984. Thanks Read more »

Button Bands

February 20, 2019, 4:43 am This is the second tutorial this week to say Do not sew the buttonholes and buttons yet, Back when I made all of Dave'... Read more »

sorting out

February 16, 2019, 1:43 am

Bill and I hope to sell our house this year. At 84 we feel it's just to much for us. Before we can put the house on the market we have to do some sorting out. The biggest job is is my sewing... Read more »

Laser Level

January 13, 2019, 3:43 am

I found this quote while searching my sewing diary for pictures to illustrate a mailing-list post I decided not to write: ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Th... Read more »

ELNA 7000 bobbin hook assembly problems

December 19, 2018, 5:54 pm

I took the bobbin assembly out for cleaning and when I replaced it found that the bottom thread is not being picked up and the whole assembly doesn't seem to be seated probably. Read more »

Coats Eloflex thread

December 14, 2018, 7:55 pm

HAs anyone tried Coats eloflex thread. I tried it on a pocket on a pair of pants. Worked fine on the straight seam, but one I got to the curve it made a mess, the top thread shredded in the need... Read more »

Grocery bags

December 11, 2018, 3:38 am

I've followed links to patterns for grocery bags several times, and every last one has been lined. Why would one line a shopping bag? It seems to me that a lined bag would be harder to wash. Mou... Read more »

self-removing marker

December 5, 2018, 3:43 pm

When I cut out my new briefs, I used air-erasable marker liberally to sorta-semi line up the grain of a tube that had been slashed open none too straight. On Monday, one of the new pairs turned up... Read more »

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Alphabet for hand embroidery

Help please! I decided to make some friends needle books for Chritmas and embroider their initials on the front. I duly cut out my linen and then went to find my alphabet to stick on the window to... Read more »


Sturdy material pattern making

Hi, I'm new to the group. I'm trying to make a costume out of a pretty hard leather, I'm trying to make it fit to my body but don't know enough about pattern making to start. Is there any basics I co... Read more »


Dongle needed

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Singer 401G

Hello, do you know where we could get a user'guide for an 1960' Singer 401G ? Thank you in advance. I & P, Paris Read more »


Source for copper or antique brass rivets

I'm all googled out. Unable to find a source for copper rivets typically used to reinforce jeans at stress points. Usually set from back side with what looks like a nail. Thanks to anyone who has f... Read more »


some pics to share

Hey All, Remember a while back when I was looking for directions on how to turn a t-shirt into a baby romper? Well, thought I'd better update on that one. The project went alright. Few glitches. ... Read more »


Brother LS-2125i

Hi, A couple of years ago I bought a Brother LS-2125i at Wally World (Wal-Mart). The first time I tried to do a zig-zag stitch it balled the thread under the fabric and broke the top thread. I ... Read more »


Pattern for Polo Shirt and advice

I like short sleeved polo shirts, sometimes called golf shirts in US. They have a placket front with about 4 buttons, so they are Pullover style. Problem is: virtually all of them I used to buy now... Read more »


best/economical thread to use?

Hi, new here, wanted to know what is the best/economical thread to use for general sewing? Thanks Read more »


looking for a pattern

I'm looking for a pattern for a babydoll nightie for my wife. I can visualize what I'm looking for..the hard part is describing it here. I've looked at Kwiksew, Simplicity, McCalls...and I'm getting... Read more »