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is it necessary to prewash ribbon if sewing it on to a washable garment?

May 23, 2018, 1:32 pm

I'm making towel wraps for grad gifts this year and am wondering if it's necessary to prewash my ribbon before applying to the towels. The towels have all been preached. I'm thinking that the rib... Read more »

Crippled-up sewing.

May 18, 2018, 9:19 pm

I'm not exactly crippled -- I went on a seventeen-mile bike ride yesterday, and found it disappointingly short -- but I do need to ration my standing-still time. I pressed creases into three bindi... Read more »

I think I killed my overlocker/serger.

May 12, 2018, 6:16 pm

I think I just killed my Eva Royal overlocker. Last year I knocked the timing out of wack and with a service and new blade I spent 194? getting her back. At the time the repair engineer said it w... Read more »

Sun Fade on white jersey.

May 9, 2018, 1:07 pm

Sometimes when I have had an item for a bit too long on my stall I get some fading due to being out in the sun which is an occupational hazard I guess. The most annoying items are the baby bodie... Read more »

Rimoldi 329

May 5, 2018, 2:00 am

Does some one here have the adjustment measurements for a Rimoldi 329. I have the Manuel here but the table of adjustments has gotten misplaced. We put new loopers in and are just ever so slightl... Read more »

How long to keep work in progress that isn't mine.

May 4, 2018, 11:03 am

Clearing up the workspace and I came across something I had forgotten and it caused me to ask a question and the answer was quite interesting so I thought I would pop it on here too. Sometimes a... Read more »

Different type of sewing

May 1, 2018, 3:34 pm

Today's sewing was a marathon job. I finally decided I had to repair my market umbrellas. After a very wet weekend where my umbrellas were up all weekend the small holes and cracks that have app... Read more »

I have acquired a Necchi Lelia 510

April 23, 2018, 12:17 pm

I have acquired this machine but have no idea how to thread it if someone could help me with this it would be much-appreciated Thanks Read more »

Slowly pulling ahead with sewing

April 12, 2018, 4:56 pm

Major phew, I have this afternoon managed to empty the box of pieces that are Reversible dresses for Spring. Just counted the rail and I have made 82!! Cross them off the list. Now onto aprons. ... Read more »

Box cushions and frustration!

April 5, 2018, 6:35 am

Beyond cross with myself. I have just finished a clients order only to realise I have to unpick 2 cushions as the zips are in the wrong place!! Pipped box cushions for a leather sofa!! The cushi... Read more »

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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 »


Pretty Punch Embroidery

I have lots of Pretty Punch supplies to sell. I was a dealer for many years, and need to sell my inventory. Please contact me for good prices. ##-----------------------------------------------##... Read more »



My dishtowels are getting worn out, and I hate to buy new ones when it's so easy to just cut 'n' hem some fabric. I'm new to sewing, though, and don't know my cloths. What kind of fabric are dishtowe... Read more »


Fabric names

I came across the name of a fabric I haven't heard of before. Raschel. I saw it while looking through the site for bra fabrics. I'm assuming it is a different type of knit bu... Read more »


bernina 950 industrial

The stars are in alignment, finally the money, and the machine at an affordable price have aligned. I have ordered the machine , it's 2nd hand and from a service centre. i just have to await i... 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 »


How to measure a fabric's stretch?

De-lurking for a moment to query the wisdom of this group! How can I accurately measure a fabric's stretch? I've pulled on 4 and judged the percent (50%, 75%, etc.) but I've been waaay off on several... 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 »


T-shirt neck alterations

I am blessed with the ability to buy crew neck T-shirts very cheaply. The problem is........I prefer a scoop or V neck. Is there a quick and easy way to alter them?? All suggestions gratefully accept... 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 »