Latest Sewing Discussions

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Search for Riccar Model RW-7 Sewing machine manual
After much googling, I turn to an ancient source of wisdom -- Usenet. folks - My Mom has a model RW-7 Riccar sewing machine. It still is in repair and works ok, except she has forgotten how to ...
9 years ago 4
New info
I have just added text and pictures of my method for altering the hems of RTW slacks: The same ideas work as well for hemming made-from-scratch ca...
9 years ago
FA: 1960s Singer Sewing Machine Buttonholer Complete (Clear, Detailed Pics)
Hello :) Up for auction is a 1960s Singer Sewing Machine Buttonholer, complete with all accessories. starting bid: 7 cents here's the link to the auction where you can view some clear, large and ...
9 years ago
Highland Blouse
I have added a few pictures of the blouse I made recently for a Highland dancer: This was about a 1.5 hour project, excluding the vest repair. If I make an...
9 years ago 5
As promised, the shawl, bag and feather-free fascinator: -- Kate XXXXXX R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistres...
9 years ago 19
OT: all's fine and water tight
Thought I'd better chime in. There was some flash flooding here last night. Not anything severe, but I was afraid y'all might see something on weather channel and be worried. We got over 5" of rai...
9 years ago 3
Ping Kate: What machine? Opinions of others welcome, too!
Hello Kate, since you are the Machine Tester I thought I'd ping you. Of course I'd welcome other opinions, too. Every little bit helps. ;-) I know it depends on what you want to do, but I'm so fe...
9 years ago 15
Does polyester or poly/cotton blend make better aprons?
Hi hi hi Everyone! I've been a ghost for so long I don't remember the last time I posted (or sewed for that matter). But, I'm in need of more kitchen aprons and was wondering about your experience...
9 years ago 5
FA: 3 Simplicity Sewing Patterns (Accessories and Costumes)
Link: 3 Simplicity Sewing Patterns (Accessories and Costumes) * Simplicity Pattern # 5308 - Accessories (Tie, Hat CD Case, Bags,...
9 years ago
Finally finished the wedding dress!
And the weather has cooled a bit! Phew! I still need to make a fasciator and a bag. -- Kate XXXXXX R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls Lady...
9 years ago 20
Singer Electric Scissors?
Some years ago I, in a moment of weakness, bought a set of Red/White Singer Electric scissors. A/C adaptor sold separately. This was maybe 10 yeara ago. They turned up recently, and, mirabile dictu,...
9 years ago 8
Don't know if anyone has posted this list before but it never hurts to put it up again. Juno
9 years ago 2
Great online store
My younger brother came here for dinner on Monday. He brought along a pair of gently used navy cargo pants with a broken zipper and asked me if I could fix them. I said I "could", but did he re...
9 years ago 4
My newest project (for pay!)
I'm adding full gathered white cotton sleeves to a RTW tank top for an 11-year-old to wear for Highland Dance "Nationals" competitions, I'll also ...
9 years ago 11
Othello coat pattern
Like many of you I loved the haute couture of Ruth Funk, and went searching for a pattern source. You might want to Google MacPhee Workshop sewing patterns and look at #151....called Cocoon coat. ...
9 years ago