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OT: Happy Fathers Day

June 18, 2017, 10:14 am

Hope that all families have a restful week end. My husband and I spent yesterday, and will spend today just resting, just thinking about our son who past away a little more than a year ago, and... Read more »

When the wind gets at you - Turn it around and make Lemonade!!!!

May 31, 2017, 5:25 pm

So I have had a couple of disasters lately. The edge of my stall got caught in tremendous downpour 2 weeks ago and a lot of the dresses got really badly soaked. The problem was that 3 of them ba... Read more »

bernina record 530-1

May 26, 2017, 11:51 pm

how do i open the bottom of a bernina record 530-1 for oiling Read more »

My wife gas an old JANOME sewing machine. Cant find model number but

May 23, 2017, 3:39 pm

We have an old janome sewing machine. Have lost the manual. Cannot find the model number any where on the machine. There is a serial number on it: 731400039. How can i find the model number? Read more »

Simple projects

May 20, 2017, 12:20 am

I've been working on some super simple projects lately. I finished the mach ine cover and now I'm working on new cloth napkins. We only use cloth ones, I prefer them. When I get feeling in a rut s... Read more »

Is it me?

May 15, 2017, 6:28 am

Just read this on a FB sewing group i think i want a new machine ... it cost 45 pounds to get it serviced... im not sure uts worth it My gasp is well and truly flabbered and not just by the b... Read more »

Re: Is Euro Pro Sewing Mahchine a Good Sewing Machine ?

May 9, 2017, 9:38 am

Europro is notorious for not having repair parts available. :-( That said, what sort of things do you sew, and what do you want a new machine to do for you? I'm mostly a garment maker, so when I b... Read more »

Anyone Sewing anything unusual?

April 26, 2017, 8:54 pm

My sewing is just the usual mending or adding an applique. I also sometimes sew a very simple summer top for myself. What are you making? Barbara in SC Read more »

Re: Any info on New Home machines

April 16, 2017, 9:38 am

Here's a copy of the manual for your machine, free, from Janome: Check p. 11 of the manual, 12 of the pdf... ... Read more »

Ping: Claire in France

April 11, 2017, 5:49 pm

How are your different sales booths doing? Are you still selling at the different local sales and special holidays? Hope all of them are doing good for you ! Barbara in SC USA 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


make your own leotards

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Reliable Ironing Boards?

I am looking at buying a Reliable Ironing Board, model c55 for $129. Can anyone offer advice on the Reliable brand? Is this a good ironing board? Read more »


Sewing for Beginners Tutorials?

Does anyone know of any really good vhs or dvd sewing tutorials for beginners? Things that show step-by-step, all the basics, etc? I mainly only sew for the occasional craft project which are gener... Read more »