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best non veg restaurants in Bannerghatta bangalore | family restaurants in ...

May 8, 2019, 12:20 pm

Welcome to kinara family restaurant, one of the most popular family restaur ant in and around kiadb industrial area, Jigani known for Chinese, North In dian food. Situated in the heart of the Banga... Read more »

Jaw Dropper

April 24, 2019, 4:35 pm

I was looking on Amazon for wool bicycle tights and was directed to a page of silky durags -- the pictures show do rags. The fiber content is 70% velvet, 30% polyester. ? Maybe they've learned h... Read more »

Re: HAAALP! Pfaff CODE for 1475 Machine!!

April 19, 2019, 5:58 pm

Seriously old thread! Did you try the method suggested in a post a few (years) prior to yours? 3/26/99 The manual has instructions on pages 34 -36 on how to add, remove, and change the saf... Read more »

Pfaff 1209

April 17, 2019, 1:18 am

Hi All ; Today I found a new-looking Pfaff 1209 at the Thrift Store - hope it works as good as it looks & sounds ! One hitch - I'm pretty sure it came with the incorrect bobbin case - it ... Read more »

Passing on a Sewing Machine

April 13, 2019, 1:13 pm

My happiness knows no bounds. My Daughter in Law just asked me for advice on buying a sewing machine. I can pass on that lovely tough as heck, stitches beautifully 1970's New Home, and she wants... Read more »

Motor lock or hand crank frozen

April 12, 2019, 9:44 pm

Singer 626 model. I can hear the motor wanting to run but it seems frozen. And when I go to turn the hand crank it moves very very little. The machine has been very well kept for it?s years and is ve... Read more »

Pattern weights

April 3, 2019, 2:52 pm

Mom held her patterns down with the green-glass salt shaker and other things found in the kitchen. I used to use books. Today, I went into the garage and brought back a six-volt, four amp-hour ba... Read more »


March 30, 2019, 8:54 pm

I love and only use cloth napkins. I love making napkins with a mitered corner, but it has always been a case of I hope I get it right this time. I finally found a tutorial I that works for me. I... Read more »

Cutting out

March 29, 2019, 4:44 pm

Cutting out has always left me wiped, but I used to be able to do it in hours, not weeks. -- joy beeson at comcast dot net The above message is a Usenet post. ... Read more »

Hemming tape adventure

March 26, 2019, 11:31 pm

I had an adventure with the hemming tape. The seam that goes the entire length of the pant leg is very thick. The heat from my iron would not reach the tape to melt it. I tried sewing that area, b... 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 »