Latest Sewing Discussions

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walkaway dress
I finally got my Mum to photograph me in my walkaway dress that I made. Pics here if you want a look.Technically it's red but looks pink from a distance it's a very fine red line square on a white...
4 years ago 8
 
Chain not grabbing thread?
My husband bought me a Brother 1034D Serger for Christmas. I am pretty muc h clueless. It has been working great until today. Well, I guess it still works, but I can't seem to figure out why my ...
4 years ago 8
 
Sewing a purse
I've been thinking of sewing a purse so that it will be as I want, instead of what I might purchase. I might want it about 16 wide and 18 deep with pockets on the inside front & back and smalle...
4 years ago 4
 
Old Singer Sewing Machine
I recently purchased an old Singer 27. It was retrofitted at some point for a motor, my guess is sometime in the 60's due to the broken motor which wa s on it when I purchased the thing. I've been ...
4 years ago 1
 
Not much sewing going on
As It says not much sewing going on. I am investigating the method for taking card payments via smart phone or tablet here in France . It's very new here just this year, I believe it's been in t...
4 years ago 7
 
'nother project (ping Claire)
This one was for a summer beach trip gift. http://www.ickes.us/machine-embrodiery/embroidered-aprons Claire, your mother may find this one useful, I had to do some editing on a commercial design...
4 years ago 2
 
Creative Needle back issues available
I'm posting to let everyone know about a number of Creative Needle back iss ues and rare Collector's Editions I have. Creative Needle was a magazine th at specialized in smocking, handsewing, embroi...
4 years ago
 
White Superlock 534 check spring
I have a White Superlock 534 and my husband was carrying my machine and got the check spring caught in his shirt and bent it. I can get a new check spring but need to know how to replace it. How do I ...
4 years ago
 
Flat lock look a like Stitch
I had a brain storm moment last night as I was dropping off to sleep as is often the case with me, and realised I could use the fake flat lock overlocker stitch to hem my T shirts. My usual T shir...
4 years ago 24
 
olden Singer industrial
Hi All ; A friend recently picked up an old Singer industrial-grade machine - industrial table - heavy steel base / thick wood top - knee control to raise the foot - walking foot He wants to re...
4 years ago 10
 
Beach wrap dress
While on holiday this year I purchased a very useful little beach cover up sarong type dress in a jersey with some weight . While I was at the Fabric shop on Tuesday I found some similar jersey in...
4 years ago 5
 
Some alterations of RTW are worth the effort
A couple of years ago, I purchased a nice light-weight long-sleeved denim shirt to embroider with several Oregon lighthouses. After laundering the shirt, I centered four designs, angled in a Vee o...
4 years ago 6
 
OT LUCKY ME
I have received a message from the UK that I might have received more than 1 million pounds from an un heard of relative! And me here in the USA! Now I need to decide how I wish to spend it. I ...
4 years ago 3
 
Digitizing Software
I am thinking about helping Mum get digitizing software for her machine embroidery. She uses a Singer Futura machine which can read FHE, CHE, XXX, PSW, PEC, PES, HUS, SEW, EXP, DST, AND PCS appa...
4 years ago 8
 
Singer #V171278 Deluxe Monogrammer
I am new to the group. I have Kenmore 8 Stitch Sewing Machine Model 158 13450 low shank,vertical needle. This machine is 34 years old. Still works wonderful. I have been trying to find a Singer #V1...
4 years ago 12