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White fabric for Waistcoats-update

October 12, 2017, 5:21 pm

I thought I had better share a picture of my boys in their white on white waistcoats, after all I sent out the 1st help me post here for white damask fabric on this group. The wedding went of b... Read more »

The thread guide on my has 4 parts-singer 319K

October 3, 2017, 1:26 pm

Now I fidgeted with it and all 4 parts have come off the bar and I can't figure out how to put it all back together again. Any help? Read more »

Shoulder Pads and Dressy Black Buttons

September 25, 2017, 3:02 am

Hello everyone. I have not been on this group in several years actively al though I have occasionally lurked. My dear husband passed away last year sew. I have probably 10 to 12 sets of shoulder... Read more »

Singer 338- raising presser foot does not release top thread tension

September 15, 2017, 6:57 pm

I have just acquired a beautiful singer 338. I have cleaned it up and oiled it and it's working just great. The only problem I seem to find with it is that the thread tension is not released by r... Read more »

my bobbin thread will not catch with the needle thread.

September 10, 2017, 2:18 pm

It was just sewing fine. Finished one row. Cut threads then started on another row. Bobbin thread would not catch with needle thread. I took out the bobbin and re inserted and re-threaded needle f... Read more »

Nancy Zieman retiring

September 10, 2017, 4:49 am

I don't know if anyone has mentioned this here, but Nancy Zieman is retiring. She has had a reoccurrence of one of the cancers she had in 2015. The doctors are saying it's not treatable this time. ... Read more »

need some help with a modification for a butterfly bait trap lid

September 2, 2017, 4:31 pm

I put this thing together from some nylon, but I'm having a problem I'm hoping someone can address. My post is here along with the issue: Read more »

Ripping seams with a razor blade

August 30, 2017, 2:45 am

When ripping a seam that's pinned to the ironing board, it helps to sit in an office chair with wheels, so that I can move farther from the board instead of constantly re-pinning. -- Joy Beeson ... Read more » is shutting down

August 29, 2017, 8:17 pm

MicroSoft has decided to discontinue hosting, and I cannot migrate my data to new hosting, so if there was anything there you wanted to see/review/save have it, the site will disappear 9/1/2017. ... Read more »

Re: Has anyone made clothes from burlap?

August 25, 2017, 7:18 pm

I was asking an honest question I hoped this would be a helpful not a negative group. -- Read more »

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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 »


Dongle needed

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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 »


Elan Patterns - CAUTION!!

The recent topic of bra making ....paired with the 60 Minutes expose on $2000 custom made bras from me thoroughly convinced to go ahead and try it. CAUTION....I Googled for Elan Pattern... 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


interfacing for jacket

I have it in my head I want to make a tailored jacket. I have some wool fabric I bought for a couple of dollars at an estate sale that will be my practice jacket. I currently have Jackets for Real Pe... Read more »