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Not connecting to this group.


September 18, 2018, 10:46 am

I know this group isn't as active as in the past but I still try to check i n daily. However for the last week my server won't connect so I am reduced to google groups to read any posts and repli... Read more »

Looking for Baby Lock BLSE300 Manual


September 14, 2018, 1:29 pm

It seems the manual is out of print and not available anymore. Does anyone have a copy online I can recieve please? Thanks for response. Read more »

Elna Air Electronic cam drive


August 21, 2018, 8:17 pm

Hi All < Ron ? > I picked up an Elna Air Electronic at the Thrift Store and was putting it through the paces - all the built-in stitches worked fine ; most of the cams worked except the flo... Read more »

Looking for a source for tartan ribbon.


August 14, 2018, 9:37 am

I am trying to get some 38mm tartan ribbon to make sashes for red velvet dresses this winter. Does anyone here have a good source/supplier that they wouldn't mind sharing with me? Ebay is not th... Read more »

Inspiration needed for fur fabric


August 14, 2018, 6:48 am

Following a clear up I have just found in my statsh about 2.5metres of black fur fabric which I have left from making furry hats. Any ideas what I can do with it for children. I am thinking sleeve... Read more »

Re: Sewing machine for ocassional marine vinyl???


August 2, 2018, 12:10 pm

On Wed, 1 Aug 2018 21:23:53 -0700 (PDT), towtruckdave7696@gmail.com A quick google search for sewing marine vinyl results in some useful links ... http://tinyurl.com/y8g52c53 http://tinyurl... Read more »

Re: manual for an older kenmore sewing machine


August 1, 2018, 6:56 am

The original post was from September 27, 1999, after several responses the thread died out 10/5/99. Meh Read more »

Elna 7000 sewing


July 30, 2018, 6:07 pm

My elna 7000 was not picking the bobbin thread up, but after sorting that problem it now doesn't sew at all, makes the noise, feeds the material, but not a single stitch Read more »

Question


July 29, 2018, 8:56 pm

Any old sewing machine experts here who recognize this badge? https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/38085722_10212798505252638_1621004692840513536_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=0719286785e15e6283dceffa... Read more »

Throw Pillow Stuffing?


July 23, 2018, 7:35 pm

I've got a couple of sofa throw pillows that could stand some stuffing inside. Would just a new pillow form do the trick or would that stuff become flat as a flitter in two years? Any suggestio... Read more »

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Skirt pattern drafting


I was browsing to find better directions for my 6 panel skirt. I wasn't sure as to figure out just exactly how wide to make the bottom of each panel. I found this site very helpful. It explains how... Read more »

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dishtowels


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 »

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Looking for sources for bathing suit fabric and/or bias tape in bulk


Hi everyone, I have been wanting to make some bathing suits for myself and the fabric stores around here really have nothing in that category. I was looking at the new Land's End catalog and they ... Read more »

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facing/interfacing

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Do I really need to use interfacing for medium weight garments? I bought this beautiful fabric for a dress for my toddler. http://preview.tinyurl.com/25fhtz When I fold the fabric it doesn't fall fla... Read more »

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Free Online Sewing Courses/Sites?


I'm 22 and new to sewing, I can do some things alright but I really want to learn as much as I can and would like to design and make my own clothes. Do any of you know of other sites were they have d... Read more »

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Waistband for satin skirt


I've made a couple of skirts, but this time I decided to do one in satin (the local fabric store had a good price on some polyester satin), and I'm running into a problem with the waistband. Normally... Read more »

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line of patterns at Hancock's


I went in today for the first time in months, to take advantage of the sale on Christmas fabrics, more precisely, the cloth books to make for little ones. A friend is a 1st time GM to 2 G'babies a... Read more »

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patterns good for silk dupioni


Hi!!! I'm Jill and I'm getting married in September. I'm trying to make it easy and inexpensive for my bridesmaids to be in my wedding. I am purchasing my chosen color of silk dupioni for their dre... Read more »

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I love my serger

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Over the weekend my DD asked me to make a fleece blanket for her youngest son. We went and picked out the fleece he wanted and I also picked up some variegated woolly nylon. Washed up the fleece ,j... Read more »

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Curtain Weights


Pricing out curtain weights and find it will cost $14 for the (50) I need on ebay, w/postage. I'm thinking I could sew a US nickle in each bottom corner a lot cheaper. Should work, shouldn't it, or... Read more »