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Coverstitch that doesn't unravel?
Is there such a thing as a coverstitch that doesn't unravel? The coverstitch produced by my Janome 900cp unravels if you break a thread. For active wear this is a bit of a problem. On the other hand...
12 years ago 1
 
martial arts uniform sew pattern ?
Does anyone have a link or suggestion to find or make a sewing pattern for a karate student/practice uniform (? Gi ?) ? I have googled for a karate uniform sewing pattern and found something at ......
12 years ago 15
 
Searching for a heavy knit/woven with Sheen to it!
Hi, I'm looking for some good fabric with which to have this dress made: PS: I'm still lookingfor that special seamstress!I could just use regular satin or silk, but the problem with that stuffis: One...
12 years ago 39
 
Zipper Fly Advice Needed
I finally have a pants/shorts pattern that in test garments seems to be perfect--yay! However, I'm having trouble getting a zipper fly installation that looks smooth and professional. I have been...
12 years ago 6
 
$*^@#X)&:" Rayon keeps sliding
I'm trying to cut out a top in rayon and everything slides all over the place. What's the easiest and best way to stabilize the stuff so I can cut out and sew things with out the blasted slipping. I'm...
12 years ago 15
 
couple projects
all, Here's a couple of my latest projects. The red dress is for me. I was playing. ;) My dress form has developed a somewhat saucy lean there mid-torso. Thought I had that dealt with till after I...
12 years ago 3
 
Good Morning
Dear Emily, I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day. Saturday was our anniversary and Bill and I went out to eat. We will go out with the children for our big celebration on June we drove down to...
12 years ago 6
 
[OT] My Trip
On Friday, April 25th, we flew from Portland, OR to Phoenix, AZ. We found the desert SW to be absolutely fabulous this time of year: no crowds, moderate temps (Phoenix was hot, but we were only there...
12 years ago 8
 
Repair or replace pedal in an old pfaff 232 domestic machine
[Reposted from following a suggestion there] Hi I have an old pfaff 232 machine. Works very nicely, but the pedal has burned out. Looks like a resistor or capacitor has gotten too hot. Smells...
12 years ago 3
 
Hem Tape
Ok, so I did the no-sew, hem-tape thing to shorten some curtains yesterday and some of the hem-tape melted onto my iron! Does anyone know how to remove this from the iron ?!?...
12 years ago 5
 
Lubrication of plastic gears
Hi Unfortunateley I gave my wife some lithium-based grease to lubricate the plastic gears on some old (60s/70s) sewing machines. (The grease was Castrol LM - used for engines.) We have just read that...
12 years ago 7
 
Happy Mother's Day!
To all the moms and grandmoms (ok, the later have their own holiday, but still), wishing you all the very best day! Candide "Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level. It's...
12 years ago 1
 
An extremely hearty congratulations to Bill Boyce
Congratulations on the wedding of your niece. Jenna Bush's wedding is low-key affair at ranch By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press Writer 7 minutes ago CRAWFORD, Texas - Jenna Bush couldn't see herself...
12 years ago
 
order of sewing box cushion
I am making a box cushion and understand that I need to sew welting on the top and bottom pieces. What is the next order of operation??? The "boxing strips" that go around the outside of the...
12 years ago 2
 
crochet garments
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12 years ago 1