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I repaired the shirt
Pictures: had fun with this, I really wanted to salvage the shirt because I embroidered all those lighthouses and didn't want to toss the shirt. I think I'll still add a couple of small seashells to...
12 years ago 29
 
OT: Looking for "odd sized" tablecloth
We have a dining room table that is 72" x 33", apparently somewhat narrower than usual because all the tablecloths we see that fit in the length end up having something like 18" overhang on each side....
12 years ago 11
 
Newbie questions and additional ZZ patterns?
Hi All, Ok, bear with me with some simple quesitons and others: Some newbie stuff: When you get a piece of fabric to work with, if it's cotton(or I guess anything shrinkable) should you wash it first...
12 years ago 8
 
advice please
Hello ladies, I am new to the world of sewing, not having done much since high school, and then only some hemming of scarves. I am currently taking sewing classes, and really enjoying them; hubby...
12 years ago 2
 
OT Easter
I want to wish all my friends on the group a most wonderful, blessed Easter Sunday. You know, Easter will never be this early again until 2228, that's 220 years from now. Emily Beg to differ. I have...
12 years ago 20
 
Advice please
Hello all, I am new to the world of sewing, and am currently taking my first class after not having sewn much since high school. I am really enjoying it, and have recently received, as a present from...
12 years ago 21
 
Totes
Has anyone made canvas totes/grocery bags? Did you follow someone elses' instructions? Determine your own size/dimensions? I don't know how to factor in the size for the folded bottom. AK in PA You...
12 years ago 24
 
Pattern Help Please
This is my first time posting and I have run into a problem that I need help with. I purchased 4 patterns from a local thrift store and I found a couple of sheets have been wrinkled right on the cut...
12 years ago 3
 
pattern design curves problem ?
Dear Robb, I make shoes and boots all the time. Mine are for my authentically dressed dolls, but the process is the same whatever the size. The sole comes first. The sole determines the shape of the...
12 years ago 2
 
Progess (not FTL)
Today: I drafted a new pattern for the purple velvet vest, based on DGD's ever increasing measurements. Measured all the pieces *twice* and compared them to the new measurements (there is almost no...
12 years ago 24
 
Fabric Conversion Chart
Pattern envelopes don't have space to include ALL fabric widths. Download this chart so you'll know how much fabric to purchase. You'll never have to buy "an extra yard just in case" again! Chart is...
12 years ago
 
1st Heavy-Duty Machine
I'm looking for heavy-duty machine recommendations. Optimally, I'd like a machine that: - is portable - offers a variety of stitches - can handle multiple layers of tough fabric well - can sew...
12 years ago 1
 
Bankruptcy for Jo Anns, Too ?
------------------------------------- I have heard rumor that Jo Anns Fabric stors is filing or has filed bankruptcy. I hope that is just a rumor. Where I live, near Knoxville TN, we have lost 4...
12 years ago 1
 
Advice for Singer 404 attachments?
Hello Everyone, I'll bet many of you will be able to help me. I just purchased a Singer 404 slant needle machine and while it has many of the attachments, it doesn't have a buttonhole attachment. I've...
12 years ago 7
 
shelf bras
So, I have a couple of camisole type shirts with shelf bras, but I've never seen any other sort of shirt with one. How well do you think would it work to try make a t-shirt with a shelf bra? Obviously...
12 years ago 23