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searching for white or green brocade for a man's waistcoat.

August 15, 2017, 2:54 pm

I need help finding some white or green brocade to make No 1 son a waistcoat the wedding is white flowers and dark green foliage and natural wood . So far I have found. Read more »

How long did elastic used to be.

August 14, 2017, 12:41 am

I have to replace some elastic, 14 years old, that isn't elastic anymore. It doesn't pull back. Is there a way to determine how long the piece was in the first place. I want to duplicate the ori... Read more »

appropos of flooding basements

August 11, 2017, 2:52 am

There's a floor drain in a weird place in my basement. It's right at an exterior wall, in a room where there is no other plumbing, and no real reason to have a floor drain. The floor isnt' even ... Read more »


August 10, 2017, 9:33 pm

I have spent several days preparing stuff for donation. I came across lots and Lots and LOTS of fabric, some largish bits left over from completed projects, some entire 5-6 yard pieces I never m... Read more »

Pfaff 7510

August 7, 2017, 11:38 pm

I have the opportunity to buy a Pfaff 7510 sewing machine at AUS $500 is this a worthwhile investment? Ive always wanted a German made Pfaff. Read more »

Riccar RW-6L

August 2, 2017, 5:18 pm

Hello, I recently bought a second hand sewing machine here in Belgium but i can not find any manual online. The brand of my machine is Adler Riccar , the model is RW-6L and L 668624. You will find ... Read more »

Good reason to make a muslin

July 31, 2017, 4:27 pm

I'm making a pair of linen pants to make to wear to my Granddaughter's wedd ing. It's a very casual affair. I decided to use Jalie 3243. and put in different pockets. Don't like the o nes the patt... Read more »

Singer 457 belts replaced- clutch not locking

July 23, 2017, 6:17 pm

Hi! I just got a singer 457 stylist second hand, and knew off the bat it needed to be timed. I timed it, only to find out the top gear needed to be replaced. So I looked further, and saw the belts (b... Read more »

Bernina 121

July 17, 2017, 9:36 pm

Hi folks Just got this and am having a problem with it. No matter what I do with the tension settings, when it lifts the top thread up it just doesn't bring it up quite far enough, and snarlup s... Read more »

Quick sort out.

July 13, 2017, 11:18 am

9h00. Thinking about having a re shuffle in my sewing room. I need not to have the 3 machines on the bench not so close together so I have to re-home the ironing board and a ton of other stuff. ... 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 »