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knitting pattern
Hi I am or have been looking for a knitting pattern for My Little Pony, I realise this is sewing but one can only hope. thanks Sandra As in: ?auction=1174942616-6941-10&mo=auction&from=froogle(First 2...
12 years ago 2
 
how to orient stretch materials for odd shapes and curves ?
So i am still experimenting with making soft shoes for baby/toddlers. One type of shoe i was trying to use (weft / double knit - interlock ?) and so it stretches more on width than the length i could...
12 years ago 12
 
new colors
On the blog , the Fabric Maverick gives a tongue-in-cheek "oath" for her posse to swear to. I was brought up short by the second clause: What can this mean? I've used black, brown, red, orange,...
12 years ago
 
[OT] Major Appliance Gremlins?
You'll recall that I had a problem with the almost new (4.5 year old) dishwasher a few weeks ago. Well, after a very productive day of sewing, I finally came upstairs to make dinner at 6:30. The ice...
12 years ago
 
adding a zipper to make a sweatshirt a jacket
can anyone tell me an easy way to do this? Or know of a url that gives directions how? Thanks for any help you can give me.... monica -------------------------------------...
12 years ago 1
 
can someone answer me please- hood on shirt
I posted a bit ago and got no replies. I would like to know what to do after I add a hood on a shirt. Am I suppose to sew something over the seam or leave the seam with rough edges? Please someone...
12 years ago 4
 
Best Overlockers
Hi ladies, I've got a great Husqvarna sewing machine but now want to buy an overlocker. Everyone tells me something different and which one is best. Huskylock, Bernina, Janome??? Can anyone out there...
12 years ago 6
 
Mounting board for valances
Why is it every pattern I see for valances have them mounted on a board?? Personally, I like something that can be taken down and either sent to the cleaners or washed. I suppose it's to make them...
12 years ago 2
 
Is my machine worth repairing?
I have a White model#1407 sewing machine which I purchased as-is about 6 months ago. Almost immediately it started squeaking when running at high speed, but due to laziness I didn't bother with it...
12 years ago 1
 
adding a hood to a t-shirt
I can make a hood, no problem. But when I pin and sew it to the t- shirt. Do I need to cover the seem with bias tape or something? I am not someone that sews too much, just started the hobby. I can...
12 years ago
 
Waaaay OT: need help from old movie fans
Folks, I'm not very familiar with old movie or music or dancing stars, so I'm hoping someone with that knowledge can help me. My father was a commercial illustrator in the late 1920s/early 1930s. My...
12 years ago 16
 
nice to know I can still learn new things
Wow, in the past week, I've learned 2 different things - things you would think I would have known after all the years I've been sewing. I learned what one of the stitches on my machines was for (and...
12 years ago 8
 
dress form found on ebay oui or non?
Hola, What do you ladies think of these dress form I found on ebay? can't afford to get the more expensive ones and my adjustable form hasrun its course. It's time to upgrade. These look like pretty...
12 years ago 2
 
Lycra stretch
I am making some bicycle lycra shorts. Should the most stretch go up and down, or side to side? I've reviewed the pattern and don't see a recommendation. Thanks. Perry I did some more looking and...
12 years ago 5
 
Bobbin question
Here is a stupid question. On reading the instructions that came with machine for winding a bobbin with thread, it doesnt mention anything but winding the thread two or three times around the bobbin,...
12 years ago 4