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Antique Singer Sewing Machine
I have acquired a very old and dilapidated Singer sewing machine. It has an English (Hillman) motor. I cannot find a model number, but the No.66 82387 manual that the website that provides free...
12 years ago 16
 
Fleece scraps
It is very hard for me to throw away fabric scraps, to the point that there are way too many of them stashed in this house. It is also true that dogs love fleece blankets on their beds during cold...
13 years ago 35
 
Nashville Fabric Shops
Previous post reminded me: I will be in Nashville 3/27-29. Any cool or bargain fabric shops there that I shouldn't miss? (non-quilting) Welllll, we do have the usual JoAnn's ETC. We also have Textile...
13 years ago 3
 
taking all the fabric off the bolt
is much easier than putting it back on. I think I need to beg for an un-bent empty bolt. Try pressing 10m of 90" wide freshly boiled and dried cotton and then getting THAT back on the roll... I gave...
14 years ago 6
 
Hancock Fabrics
Is having a big fleece bonanza on Sunday. What would you do if you had $90 worth of fleece? Cindy Hutchison Personally, I'd try to work out a trade for some nice cotton or very good grade of...
14 years ago 8
 
McCalls 2233 - chef's coat
Ok, I've decided to get this pattern (its a chef's coat with a mandarin collar) to try to make a casual jacket with. I'll have to change it from a big block to something more to my shape. Just...
14 years ago 75
 
Husqvarna Viking Lily & Rose sewing machines
Just wondering... Does anyone know which is newer - the rose machine or the lily? They came out at about the same time, as Lily and Rose were part of the previous set. I just recently did a survey for...
14 years ago 15
 
LYCRA TRIM
Hello, folks. I'm sewing a bodysuit for my daughter and am having difficulty with the trim. I added trim around the neckline and armholes and now have to topstitch it in place. I tried using the...
14 years ago 5
 
How old is my Singer?
Hi I have recently bought a Singer 6238 machine at an auction. I am curious to when it was launched and what the retail price was then? Anyone have any ideas? Is this machine part of the Singer...
14 years ago 30
 
Fusible web on waterproof-breathables?
Can you use a fusible interfacing or web on a waterproof breathable fabric? Since the waterproof membrane is basically Teflon and almost nothing sticks to Teflon, I'm thinking this is not feasible....
14 years ago 10
 
Singer Model 1200
Anyone know about this machine; Google not much help. Looks like a Mod. 201 and similar features, but has a built-in knee lift and speed control via a treadle. Looks like "semi-industrial", altho this...
14 years ago 5
 
seam finishes for silk satin & silk lining
What are good seam finishes for silk satin? I have a serger, but it always seems to leave hard edges on fine fabrics and I'm not always pleased with the overall look of serged seams. I would also...
14 years ago 5
 
Maternity re-fitting?
I was shopping for a pair of maternity jeans on Saturday. Couldn't find a pair in my size at Sears, and that was the only store we had time to shop that day. There are new types of maternity clothes...
14 years ago 49
 
Rifle case pattern?
Hi all, My son came home from CAP with a dummy rifle and had volunteered me to make cases for all the Color Guard. Are there any patterns for drill-team rifle bags? I guess if there isn't...I can...
14 years ago 7
 
Layer Seam
I am new to sewing and I am trying to make a dress. I have sewn on the front band of the dress, and then it tells me to Layer seam, then turn to the outside and press. Can anyone tell me what I need...
15 years ago 2
 
jean pocket--simple replacement
Can anyone help me--I need to know how to replace the front pockets in jeans? Thanks, Dick Just the pocketing part? The fabric will look like a white cotton, it's not denim like the rest of the jeans....
15 years ago 4
 
Altering fitted bottom sheets
Hi--I am new to this group. I have a sewing question that I hope someone can help me with. I recently replaced a bottom fitted sheet. It was purchased because its fabirc content guaranteed it to be...
15 years ago 15
 
Shadecloth on overlocker/serger?
I hope you folks in the USA call it shadecloth, anyway... The (usually) green nylon mesh stuff you use to make "shade sails" for your yard - or sometimes on the walls of greenhouses... Would it be ok...
17 years ago 14
 
Set in Sleeves
Can anyone offer any suggestions for sewing set in sleeves without puckers? I get so frustrated, because usually the sleeve is so much bigger than the armhole, I have to do quite a bit of easing to...
17 years ago 8
 
Singer Stylist 457 bobbin problem?!
I'm trying to sew some fairly heavy canvas (double thickness) with my very-used Singer Stylist 457. Last year the gear broke (mentioned here in other threads) and I had it replaced. I also bought a...
17 years ago 11