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How long did elastic used to be.
I have to replace some elastic, 14 years old, that isn't elastic anymore. It doesn't pull back. Is there a way to determine how long the piece was in the first place. I want to duplicate the original....
3 years ago 10
appropos of flooding basements
There's a floor drain in a weird place in my basement. It's right at an exterior wall, in a room where there is no other plumbing, and no real reason to have a floor drain. The floor isnt' even sloped...
3 years ago 5
I have spent several days preparing "stuff" for donation. I came across lots and Lots and LOTS of fabric, some largish bits left over from completed projects, some entire 5-6 yard pieces I never made...
3 years ago 3
Pfaff 7510
I have the opportunity to buy a Pfaff 7510 sewing machine at AUS $500 is this a worthwhile investment? Ive always wanted a German made Pfaff.
3 years ago
Riccar RW-6L
Hello, I recently bought a second hand sewing machine here in Belgium but i can not find any manual online. The brand of my machine is Adler Riccar , the model is RW-6L and L 668624. You will find...
3 years ago 1
Good reason to make a muslin
I'm making a pair of linen pants to make to wear to my Granddaughter's wedd ing. It's a very casual affair. I decided to use Jalie 3243. and put in different pockets. Don't like the o nes the pattern...
3 years ago 5
Singer 457 belts replaced- clutch not locking
Hi! I just got a singer 457 stylist second hand, and knew off the bat it needed to be timed. I timed it, only to find out the top gear needed to be replaced. So I looked further, and saw the belts...
3 years ago 1
Bernina 121
Hi folks Just got this and am having a problem with it. No matter what I do with the tension settings, when it lifts the top thread up it just doesn't bring it up quite far enough, and snarlup soon...
3 years ago 10
Quick sort out.
9h00. Thinking about having a re shuffle in my sewing room. I need not to have the 3 machines on the bench not so close together so I have to re-home the ironing board and a ton of other stuff. If I...
3 years ago 5
Re: Pfaff 130 value?
What is the best way to sell one of these machines? My mother recently passed away and I'm now tasked with going through everything in her house. I learned how to sew on my Mom's Pfaff 130 about 50...
3 years ago 3
What I am up to at the moment.
Well as we have been quiet here and this morning I am awake at stupid O'clock I thought I would check in. At the moment here where I am it's the official year of the cushion. I seem to be doing...
3 years ago 5
OT: Happy Fathers Day
Hope that all families have a restful week end. My husband and I spent yesterday, and will spend today just resting, just thinking about our son who past away a little more than a year ago, and the...
3 years ago 2
When the wind gets at you - Turn it around and make Lemonade!!!!
So I have had a couple of disasters lately. The edge of my stall got caught in tremendous downpour 2 weeks ago and a lot of the dresses got really badly soaked. The problem was that 3 of them badly...
3 years ago 4
bernina record 530-1
how do i open the bottom of a bernina record 530-1 for oiling There's a couple of YouTube videos that might be of help to you.
3 years ago 1
My wife gas an old JANOME sewing machine. Cant find model number but
We have an old janome sewing machine. Have lost the manual. Cannot find the model number any where on the machine. There is a serial number on it: 731400039. How can i find the model number? If all...
3 years ago 1