Latest Sewing Discussions

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Refresher course on collars
Please help me remember. Back when I stitched nice clothes, the collar pattern had an upper collar and an under collar. I've forgotten much about the difference except that the under collar was ...
9 years ago 8
 
Bernina 930
First let it be said that I am new to sewing. I have inherited a Bernina 930 and am told it's a good machine. As is it older, what should I worry about to see to it that this machine keeps on tick...
9 years ago 17
 
ALERT: Brother Universal Case (?) BOO!
If one is considering buying one of these, please reconsider. It is a Box, literally. No more, no less. A flexible plastic box that one can put a machine into. One could buy a picnic kooler, such a...
9 years ago
 
Sewing machine needles- Buying in quantity?
I remember someone or perhaps it was a couple of people mentioning that they buy their needles in quantity? Could one of you lovely people recommend a supplier for me. I was hoping to pick up mix...
9 years ago 16
 
Singer 337 problems
I found a singer 337 sewing machine, and have managed to get it working (with the help of my local sewing shop.) However, it has a problem with the stitches: they look like the upper thread tension...
9 years ago 38
 
On Hemming
I would like to share some of the useful bits I have learned over the years about what makes a successful hem on a woman's garment. It is my opinion (and YMMV), that a garment hem which dips eve...
9 years ago 16
 
Being Wicked Again!
I now have the World's Wickedest Hatpin (TM), some long gloves, and a mask: > http://katexxxxxx.livejournal.com/62286.html The sewing parts: I have Very Short Fingers, so will have to trim down t...
9 years ago 6
 
Pictures of DGD's finished dress
For eighth grade they call it a "Promotion Ceremony". I was able to attend the event, and took a couple of pictures. DD is going to e-mail me better ones tomorrow, but I had to share: http://ic...
9 years ago 28
 
checking in here as well
checked in at rctq, thought I'd check in here as well. blew my back out again (yesterday while working in the garage), did get some work done on a tunic top...otherwise nothing much getting done at...
9 years ago 6
 
Singer Machine
My new DIL came to see me today and brought her SM that used to belong to her Grandmother. We cleaned and oil it and on the sales recite when her grandmother bought it is written 1924 Singer. It...
9 years ago 7
 
OT and sewing
I just got home, at noon today, from 21 fantastic days at Cape Cod. The weather was glorious. We had sun, blue skies and just warm enough weather. On the way home stopped at youngest DD's, yesterd...
9 years ago 6
 
Finished!
The straw hat has been decorated. http://community.livejournal.com/dressdiaries/468734.html Just need to decorate the Gainsborough one now... -- Kate XXXXXX R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls Lady ...
9 years ago 7
 
Taming cotton jersey
Taming cotton jersey takes a lot of time, but very little effort. Lay washed cotton jersey out on a large table, folded in half -- lengthwise or crosswise as you find convenient. Pat the grai...
9 years ago 5
 
pattern help
the boy (soon to be 10! ack!) wants to learn to use the sewing machines. he has been hand sewing since age 4, with varying degrees of success because he has apraxia & his fine motor control is rat...
9 years ago 7
 
[OT] $#%^@$ hardware
I spent something on the order of 4 hours tonight installing the drivers, installing a new Wireless-G PCI adapter in my older computer, rebooting about a dozen times, uninstalling everything, hol...
9 years ago 2