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Bobbin case keeps jamming
My bobbin case has been jamming for years in my Singer machine. It happens sporadically and causes the bobbin thread to look all mangled on the fabric. Every time it happens, I take out the bobbin...
10 years ago 2
 
machine sewing leather
Hello all, first post Bob here. I used to have an old hand pumped Singer that was very good for sewing leather. It got lost in a house move. I would like another but was thinking, the main reason it...
11 years ago 3
 
How to sew with Wooly nylon?
Hi all! Im making a bathing suit and trying to sew with Wooly nylon. I am using a straight sewing machine, which i know is not the way your supposed to do it, but i do not have an overlocker or...
11 years ago 11
 
Elna 7000 lower tension control
I have had my Elna 7000 about 20 years, but have never been able to get the tension right on the underside of my stitch. Elna said it adjusts automatically or doesn't need adjusting, but I only find...
11 years ago 7
 
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...
11 years ago 6
 
Where to buy fabric online?
Hi, everyone. I'm new and haven't sewn in many years. I just bought a new sewing machine - my first in decades...and have come to find out there aren't a lot of fabric stores out there anymore. Anyone...
11 years ago 15
 
Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Sewing
I know, this has been through a million times here, but I have to ask again: Up to which publishing date is the above-mentioned book the valuable guide to tailoring, including all kinds of hand-sewing...
11 years ago 13
 
Brother LS-2125i
Hi, A couple of years ago I bought a Brother LS-2125i at Wally World (Wal-Mart). The first time I tried to do a zig-zag stitch it balled the thread under the fabric and broke the top thread. I have...
11 years ago 4
 
50's Style Patterns
Hey there. Im trying to recreate a simple 50's style strapless tea length dress to wear for and after my wedding reception on 1/31. Generally I don't use patterns, and for the stuff I have made...
11 years ago 13
 
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. ##-----------------------------------------------##...
12 years ago 4
 
Hollow chest pattern adjustment
I need to make a hollow chest adjustment on a sleeveless, round necked, top and I only know how to do that for a 'V' neck top. At least I think this is the adjustment I need or perhaps it is a...
12 years ago 15
 
Newbie just bought a singer 514 Help!
Hi there, I've been thinking of buying a machine for ages, but I am so far from the Martha Stewart Genre that I am very intimidated with technology... After researching fancy new machines with...
12 years ago 35
 
make your own leotards
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12 years ago 4
 
1914 Singer Model 15 question
Hi, I just picked up what I think in a 1914 early model 15 machine. Does anyone know how to thread this machine? Specifically around the tension adjuster? Also, could you tell me the thread path for...
12 years ago 5
 
hat sizing for a 6 year old
Hi, I am wondering if any of you have a handy 6 year old to quickly measure for me please. Unfortunately I can't lay my hands on a 6 year old at the moment. My niece is in the Uk while I am in France...
12 years ago 3
 
Unique Fabric Source
I stumbled across this site today: have not ordered from them, know nothing about their service, but WOW! They have fabrics I have never seen before. "Wool Lace"??? Does anyone here have any...
12 years ago 41
 
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...
12 years ago 7
 
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,...
12 years ago 1
 
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 to...
12 years ago 15
 
sloper blocks
Another question. Just want to get an idea - from what material do you make your sloper blocks? Plastic, paper etc? Thanks Katherine Once I have them down, I use standard manila, like the pros. The...
12 years ago 23