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nylon swim shorts fabric help ?
hello, I have a pair of swim shorts that i like the fit and simple style **alot**. The shell has pilled, faded and worn to the point that DW is embarrased for me and i probably should do something...
12 years ago
 
Source for Schmetz Needles On-Line
Great on-line source for Schmetz household carded needles . . .
12 years ago
 
Pictures
I just added pictures of the fleece throw and sweatjacket I embroidered for my DGS: projects! I had to remove the zipper, so when I put it back in I changed thread colors at the logo. The throw is...
12 years ago 13
 
hi everyone!
Just wanted to touch base. I know there are some here that are also in rctq, so feel free to ignore the rest of this post if you are :-) I have been trying to reduce my sewing stash the past few weeks...
12 years ago 7
 
Printable coupons
I haven't seen anyone post a link to TSWLTH coupons for quite awhile, but I'm on their e-mail list and just received a good one: if that breaks: also get their snail-mail coupons, but hardly ever see...
12 years ago 4
 
Ease in pattern fitting
Please help! I know there is a chart for ease in fitting pants. I have it somewhere, but where? I've spend sometime today looking for it and can not find it. I want to make some loose fitting short...
12 years ago 4
 
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Check out the Homepage for a Great Coupon Sale. You don't have to use it right now, you can wait until the end of the month and spend it then. just let me know you would like to wait, but be sure and...
12 years ago
 
Shutter pleats on a dress
Hi, I'm sewing a sleeveless dress out of dupioni silk for my daughter and she would like the bodice to have vertical shutter pleats on it. I cannot find a pattern like that. Do you know where I could...
12 years ago 7
 
OT - Just When One Thinks There Couldn't Possibly Be Any More Evil In This World
Towards children, there is this: , I've only recently been able to deal (if that is the right word),with the recent horror story out of Austria involving a woman and herchildren, but this is going to...
12 years ago 7
 
Janome Schoolmate or Sewist 625?
Hello, I'm new here, I'm from Milan, Italy. I want to buy a new machine and I can't decide between Janome Schoolmate and Sewist 652. I used to have a Necchi 512 which broke last year and, despite...
12 years ago 3
 
which machine singer 620 or 404
Newbie, searched singer 620 and 404...still need help. Found a 620 in excellent condition with metal gears and a 404 in good condition bobbin winder needs work. Looking for a back up machine to do...
12 years ago 8
 
Marking through multiple layers of fabric
When having to make a batch of units from a single pattern, like you, I stack a number of layers of cloth beneath a cutting template and use a heavy duty rotary cutter to cut them all at once....
12 years ago 9
 
Fantastic online supplier
I ordered a replacement zipper for the RTW sweatfleece jacket I embroidered for DGS, the original was a nasty, cheap metal one. I was thinking I was going to have to go ahead and put it back in, but...
12 years ago 3
 
Polyester crinkle cloth
How to hem? I took in the project from a neighbor. She wants a polyester crinkle cloth (sort of like gauze) hemmed up about 3.25". At first, I thought I would hem it by hand and "press" it by hand as...
12 years ago 4
 
Singer 401a stitch selector
I just did a seldom-used stitch on my Singer 401a and now all of a sudden the right (inner) selector knob is jammed. I can't get back to straight or zigzag & I'm stumped. I can see a metal part...
12 years ago 4