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how to apply double-fold bias tape that butts to a corner ?
I am working on some placemats for someone who provided all the materials. They just want the cut edges on two sides to be covered with the matching double-fold bias tape ( the other two sides are...
12 years ago 5
 
Understitch?
Would somebody be so kind as to explain what "understitching" is? I am using an easy pattern to make a little girl's sun dress and the definition they give for understitch is as follows: UNDERSTITCH:...
12 years ago 24
 
how to get manual for old babylock serger
My auction babylock serger has been serviced and apparently works well! But I need a manual - any ideas how to get one? I've checked the babylock website but they don't have them for download. Hi...
13 years ago 4
 
Colored Velcro
I've been looking for Velcro in different colors. I found some at Seattle Fabrics for not too bad a price and ordered a yard of each color I wanted to try it out. Anyone know where else you can get...
13 years ago 8
 
Sweatshirt Sewing
I have a nice, new sweatshirt that is too long. I want to shorten both the body and the sleeves. It has a pouch pocket and a ribbed bottom. I was thinking of removing/discarding the ribbed band and...
13 years ago 4
 
Singer 457 Repair
Hi, I've been using my mum's Singer Zig-Zag Model 457 and have inadvertantly stripped some of the teeth of the top vert shaft bevel gear. I have found a supplier that can get me a new one, but I don't...
14 years ago 30
 
distilled water/demineralizer in gravity feed iron?
For those of you with gravity feed irons, do you use tap water with the demineralizer in the system or just distilled water? I just wondered if either one was better than the other in the long run....
14 years ago 8
 
Need European Standard T-shirt size chart
Hello.I'm working at a trading firm dealing with various kinds of garment products. Now One of my customer is enquirying a Ladies' T-shirts in Eueopean Standard sizes,which is something I've never...
14 years ago 4
 
Modal fabric?
Could someone tell me what modal fabric is? I searched the previous posts in this group for this fabric but came up with zero. Is it a nice fabric, wrinkly, stretchy, pilling, etc.??? I haven't a clue...
14 years ago 3
 
Coverstitch machine question
I am wondering what advantage a coverstitch machine would be to own. They seem to be all the rage nowadays. I have a serger and a couple of sewing machines that seem to fulfill all my needs to produce...
14 years ago 12
 
Tailor Professional sewing machine help
my wife, not a computer geek, is looking for some help from someone who owns one of these machines. Is there anyone willing to talk her way through this machine? she knows how to sew, just the machine...
15 years ago
 
Home Yardage - Sydney
Walking past this shop in the city the other day, I noticed it's having a closing down sale. That only leaves Lincraft (what's left of it) in the city to sell fabric. The Lincraft at Chatswood has...
15 years ago 4
 
how to shorten a sheer curtain
I just bought a pair of sheer curtains and need to shorten them about 5". Is there any special technique or needle or foot I should use? I want to cut the top and put in a new pocket since the bottoms...
15 years ago 3
 
bernina 850 machine
Hi there!! I'm considering purchasing a used Bernina 850 machine. Does anyone know anything about this machine? - If it's comparable or not to the Bernina 950. They look similar. I'm guessing that the...
17 years ago 11
 
Feed Dogs- metal or rubber?
Are your feed dogs metal teeth or rubber bar type? Just curious which is better for general purpose sewing. Thanks, Joy The only home sewing machine ever to have the rubber feed dog was the Singer...
14 years ago 10
 
ISO Penn Crest 3150 sewing machine threading diagram
I need a Threading diagram for my mom's Sewing machine please help Try That page does not list your model, but if you scroll down you'll find contact information for J C Penney: "Please use the...
4 years ago 1
 
Free Doll Patterns
I'm looking for free doll clothing patterns for an 18 inch "american girl like" doll. My daughter would like me to make a few things for her. Thanks, I don't know about free, but you can get 99c...
13 years ago 14
 
Viking Sewing Machine model 564R?
Does anyone happen to have a Viking model 564R machine? I am being offered one for free from a fellow student and I am tempted to get it (I will take a test run on it first) but I'm curious if it is a...
14 years ago 4
 
Does anyone own a Euro-Pro Model 9106 sewing machine?
Or, even if you know about them. What is your opinion of them? I bought one about five years ago but never used it until a few weeks ago. It straight stitches beautifully. And, I did have it...
11 years ago 5
 
BabyLock BLSE300 serger feed dogs not moving
I have a Baby Lock serger model BLSE300. I have not had the chance to use it in quite some time. I tried to use it today, and it is not feeding the fabric through. The feed dogs are not moving at all....
6 years ago 2