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Bodice facings
Just finished a bodice from a commercial pattern and the facings were quite wide - about 3 inches. Now when I tried the article on, part of the facings flap out instead of staying put on the wrong...
12 years ago 6
 
What color thread for Levi's Jeans?
I'm making some bags of new denim and want to sew them with orangish thread to mimic Levi's. Being color blind, I'm in trouble and don't even own a pair to drag to the store to show a clerk for a...
12 years ago 4
 
Pittsburgh PA help sought
My mother, a true fabricoholic, has moved to a retirement home in Pittsburgh, PA. She would like to find a way to sell her fabric. I think she has over 100 boxes full of all kinds of fabric. Are there...
12 years ago 4
 
Passing the torch
I regret that I failed miserably in sharing my sewing skills with either of my DDs. However, I have learned from my mistakes (I was [and still am] a perfectionist like my mother) and have tried hard...
12 years ago 11
 
FTL Trousers trick!
Monday: Day off... Error! Tuesday: Clear cutting slab of old sewing machines, laminator, grot, other junk... Cut 2 paairs of trousers - pull-ups, so no flies! Patch pockets only... cut 2 pairs of...
12 years ago 1
 
JC Penny Sewing machine 6984 manual
I have a manual for a 6984 sewing machine. I will e-mail it as an attachment. I will warn you that the attachment is several megabytes in size. It is free to anyone who asks. Each page is a separate...
12 years ago 29
 
Rates for sewing
I was contacted to sew some valances and the person wanted to know how much my rate was. I have never sewn for anyone to be paid for it, but I would like to start as I enjoy sewing. Can anyone help me...
12 years ago 4
 
Importance of Grain?
How important is cutting on grain when you are working with a 4-way stretch fabric? Would the type of garment make a difference in the importance? Cheryl It is rather important, if you don't get the...
12 years ago 3
 
Taking advantage?
My sister called me a couple of days ago, and asked it my machine (trusty old Singer 401A) would "sew through denim, like a jeans hem". I said, "Sure, I shorten jeans for [younger DD] all the time!"...
12 years ago 15
 
New project
Before the trip, I bought a beautiful piece of batik cotton in a geometric pattern, ranging in shades of blue, from faded denim to deep royal. I hoped to get it made into a shirt for the trip, but ran...
12 years ago
 
Now for some FTL trousers - again!
You remember LAST year at this time I made 4 pairs of trousers in a week because James had grown out of everything? He's done it again! Well, not ALL of those trousers, but enough that what with Scout...
12 years ago 9
 
Rid-Jid ironing boards
------------------------------------- does anyone know where you can buy Rid-Jid ironing board covers now? i've had mine for 48 years and cannot find covers for it anywhere....
12 years ago 5
 
sewing for dolls
Has anyone come across any patterns on the internet for Bratz dolls clothes? Thanks Katherine I've seen for every kind but... What I have done in the past when I redress a doll is use the existing...
12 years ago 6
 
Handcrank sewing machine
I have to sew a large number of straps/handles onto canvas, straps being canvas themselves and sometimes light leather. Sewing construction will be typical "X" inside a box. Box ax. 1 1/4" on a side....
12 years ago 10
 
Some photos of my stuff
been updating, and have added some photosof clothing I've made mostly for DS but I'vemanaged to sneak something of mine in betweennecessary stuff for him due to growth "spurts". I make him trousers,...
12 years ago 1