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J>J> Penney sewing machine
Our senior citizen sewing group has been given a J.C. Penney delux machine, fairly modern with built in extra stitches. The tag on the back says "retail #1710. catalog # 868-0670, serial # 00497"...
12 years ago 6
 
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...
13 years ago 14
 
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...
13 years ago 4
 
Singer 14SH654 upper looper replacement
After replacing the the upper looper, the thread is not chaining and it sounds like two parts are rubbing together inside machine The user manual does not have instructions for setup / calibration....
13 years ago 37
 
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...
13 years ago 6
 
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...
13 years ago 8
 
I love my serger
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 ,just...
13 years ago 24
 
brother CS-6000i timing
Hello, My wifes Brother CS-6000i is having some problems. She complained of breaking needles and I found that the needle has actually poked holes in the bobbin carrier. So, before I put a new bobbin...
13 years ago 8
 
facing/interfacing
Do I really need to use interfacing for medium weight garments? I bought this beautiful fabric for a dress for my toddler. I fold the fabric it doesn't fall flat because of the thickness.I was...
13 years ago 28
 
T-shirt neck alterations
I am blessed with the ability to buy crew neck T-shirts very cheaply. The problem is........I prefer a scoop or V neck. Is there a quick and easy way to alter them?? All suggestions gratefully...
13 years ago 11
 
Bernina 830 - Need Parts
In article , Have you checked with your Bernina dealer? has machines and parts for many brands of machines. Buy & sell electronics, cars, clothes, collectibles & more on eBay, the world's online...
13 years ago 4
 
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 but how is it different....
13 years ago 9
 
Waltons Celestial manual?
I have bought an old Walton's Celestial model 270 sewing machine, in order to make sails for my model boat (retired nowadays through disability). However it is missing the manual and I wondered if...
13 years ago 4
 
adjusting a pants pattern
I just mocked-up Burda 8903 pants pattern and amazingly, they fit me perfectly through the hips, waist and most happily of all, the seat. They are just perfect and so I'm going to make several pair of...
13 years ago 7
 
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 have...
13 years ago 16
 
Sewing with fur
I have a cape I would like to duplicate and line with fur from on old beaver coat. The cape is a copy of one Queen Victoria used to wear and was in fact sold as a 'Victoria cape'. It is wrist length,...
14 years ago 8
 
right side of fleece question
Someone posted here once that you could tell the right side of the fleece by stretching it. Does it curl to the front or the back...can't remember. Thanks!! Dear Paulin, It curls to the front. But if...
14 years ago 4
 
USA MILITARY UNIFORM FABRIC PROPERTIES
Hello. I am looking for U.S.A. military uniform and camouflage fabrics. The information that I needed fabric constructions, dyeing and finishing methods. Especially wool/blends uniforms (black, khaki,...
14 years ago 32
 
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? I have an ironing board that is almost a twin to this...
14 years ago 2
 
Singer 758 Timing Belt
HELP!!! Friend's 40yr. old Singer 758 machine was working "OK" last time.... Eventually, machine was completely bound-up, with motor unable to turn. A quick look showed that the plastic bevel gears...
14 years ago 4