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Needle advice
I'm making some summer pjs for my soon to be 7 and 10 year old DGDs and using some slick feeling sparkley knit fabric. I'm having a little trouble with some skipped stitches, what sort of needle...
12 years ago 2
 
White Model 1455 manual?
I came into a White model 1455 machine of recent. I searched online where to buy a manual and only managed to get ripped of for $18 by - They do not send my manual nor answer my email or telephone...
12 years ago 22
 
Latest projects
I know that just recently I mentioned the shirts I had made for my munchkins. Well, I think I finally have all of DSs pics uploaded as well so some of the other stuff I've been doing. choice would be...
12 years ago 3
 
Singer 337
Hi! My name is Stephy and I have no clue how to work a sewing machine, or how to sew. never the less, I managed to get my hands on a SINGER 337 model, manufactured in about 1965. (with the cabinet...
12 years ago 35
 
Old White sewing machine and table
Some may recall that some months ago I mentioned on here that I had an ancient White machine on eBay. Got lots of watcher but not a single bid over at least a year's time. One member of this group did...
12 years ago 3
 
skort patterns
Does anyone know where I might purchase a couple of nice skort patterns? I have checked almost all of the pattern maker's sites and skorts are not even in their out-of-print section. I'm looking for...
12 years ago 6
 
Quickest way to make belt loops
Are there any tips to making belt loops very quickly? My sewing machine is unreachable and I have to do this by hand. My kids have narrow waists and I need to add belt loops to about half a dozen...
12 years ago 4
 
Frustration note from AK in PA
Posted at her request: Kay, Would you please post the following to for me? I can't anymore. I can't get the ISP or browser program to allow me to post to the list. Twice, two nights in a row, I have...
12 years ago 7
 
need help with repairing a singer model 111w103
i nedd some help, i just bought the sewing machine that i first learned on from the local upholstery shop. Little did i know that the main timing belt was missing,,, so i ordered the belt and...
12 years ago 1
 
jeans frustration
so, I'm making myself a pair of jeans - boot cut, slight low-rise, nice dark wash. I'm on step 40 or so out of 54 and it turns out that I mis-cut the waistband. So, here's my question - do you think I...
12 years ago 6
 
More coupons to print
JoAnn's coupons for in-store use: off any one regularly priced item or 10% off total purchase. NAYY Beverly Thanks! I'm on their mailing list and get coupons, but another 40% off always comes in...
12 years ago 1
 
Midwestern floods
Do we have anyone in direct line up there? Teri Jones, I know you used to live and teach very close, are you in the safe zone now? Please check in, all those in or near the danger zone, we care. Olwyn...
12 years ago 3
 
Unplugging before threading the needle?
I've just bought a Janome School Mate and, reading the instruction manual, I found a strange thing. It says to unplug the machine when threading the needle (which I don't understand, because when I...
12 years ago 4
 
trouble with flat-felled seams ?
My flat-felled seams are twisting. what am i doing wrong ? I have been practicing my flat-felled seams as follows. Using -- =========== * using a 100% cotton percale 220 thread count * using a Shmetz...
12 years ago 77
 
need Singer repair help!
My wife has a 25 yr old Singer Stylist 834 110-120vlts that has worked great up till now. Teenager was using it and now the needle is hitting the lower bobbin housing mechanism everytime. Someone said...
12 years ago 5