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Ping: Polly
Hi Remember a few days ago talking about the unusual fork with one long middle prong? You mentioned how it is unusual to see crawfish on the fine dining buffet? Yesterday I went to a new restaurant...
7 years ago
 
White model 710
Hi all - sorry if this is off-topic - I just found a White 710 (Japan circa 1980 ?) in excellent shape and would like to hear from anyone with good or bad experience or tips. It came with owners...
8 years ago 27
 
Ping: Kate
Hi Kate, I need to pick your brains. I am sure you posted a link to a site that had good basic patterns for polar fleece tops and bottoms some time back, but I seem to have lost any link to it that I...
8 years ago 2
 
Source for Navy Blue Terry Cloth?
Hi everyone! I'm new--so glad I found this board! What a great resource. Been struggling trying to find terry cloth (preferably 9oz and not heavy weight) in navy blue. Found French Terry in Navy, but...
9 years ago 3
 
Pattern for newborn gown needed
I've been trying to find a pattern for a baby gown or kimono. I want to make a closed bottom gown for a little one who will be arriving next month here in Penfield. Of course I donated all my newborn...
10 years ago 10
 
New Williams sewing machine
Greetings, my wife and I are considering selling our antique New Williams sewing machine. It has been in my wifes family for years and is in good condition. I am wondering what kind of value it might...
10 years ago 4
 
Bernina 830 service manual ?
Hello everyone, My very first post... I have a Bernina 830 (1970's - ish) that I literally found in the street. Aside from a few cosmetic problems, it works very well. Only issue is that the lever to...
11 years ago 5
 
elastic thread
I need to find elastic thread that I can use in a serger. (coverhem stitch with the elastic in the looper) The thread you buy at retail stores is not strong enough and usually too thick. Any...
11 years ago 1
 
help! singer 347
I have an old Singer model #347 that I bought at a thrift shop and took in for cleaning, etc. Everything was working fine, but now the needle doesn't go up and down anymore. I turn the hand wheel and...
12 years ago 1
 
Coverstitch Problem
------------------------------------- I have been trying without success to get my Elna Pro 905DCX serger to coverstitch. I am an experienced serger and all the other usual utility stitches work just...
12 years ago 2
 
Singer 401a stitch selector
I just did a seldom-used stitch on my Singer 401a and now all of a sudden the right (inner) selector knob is jammed. I can't get back to straight or zigzag & I'm stumped. I can see a metal part...
12 years ago 4
 
Old Bernina sewing machine?
Greetings everyone! I'm completely new here, so if this should go somewhere else, my apologies. I have an old Bernina sewing machine that is in extremely good condition, especially considering it...
12 years ago 2
 
Need Sewing Machine recommendation for sewing Sunbrella outdoor fabric
My poor sewing machine has always been asked to do more than it was probably intended to do and has finally died. So I'm shopping for a new (or used) one. I never use it for making clothes or other...
13 years ago 17
 
Fill bobbin Singer Model 758
Hi Sandy, Try this page, from Sew USA: in Alabama down to the middle of the page for the diagram on filling the bobbin. In case that link breaks: , Beverly I just purchased a Singer Touch & Sew...
13 years ago 3
 
how to correctly insert the bobbin case Brother's VX-807
I wonder if anyone could help me out here. I've been sitting in front of this machine sweating trying to put the bobbin case together. I check online with Brothers, but they were not very helpful. I...
14 years ago 6
 
Wards UHT J 1933 sewing machine manual needed
SOS---HELP! Does anyone have a copy of photocopy of the manual for a Montgomery Wards Model UHT J 1933 sewing machine? My wife needs one and I will gladly pay your cost. Thank you! Smokey in Northern...
14 years ago 9
 
Janome Harmony 4052 sewing machine
I used my Janome Harmony 4052 sewing machine 4 times in less than 2 yrs it jumped timing neither Sears nor Janome will fix it without charge. It was used for simple repairs of lightweight materials to...
15 years ago 4
 
How do you pronounce grosgrain?
Is it pronounced gross grain or gros (rhymes with Ross) grain or a la francais growgrehn? I've never heard anyone say it. Mike "grow-grain" I agree. I've always heard it pronounced "grow grain"....
15 years ago 4
 
Purse Pattern
I went to my local Goodwill store and found a marvelous purse/pocketbook/handbag. It is homemade of denim material (blue background, white stars) and has two straps. When the purse is "unfolded" it...
15 years ago 1
 
stitch witchery
I am letting out a stitch witchery hem. how do i get the glue off of the pants? any suggestions? Try a little "Goof Off". Try on an inconspicuous spot top be sure it will not damage the fabric first....
14 years ago 2