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Singer 242, new timing belt
I acquired this delightful little Singer 242 machine at no cost! Cleaned, oiled, checked gears and greased where required. Sounds and moves great, good motor belt but needs timing belt. Have timed the...
9 years ago 1
 
<PING> Sharon, Juno and anyone else in the path of the huge storms
I know there are folks here who are in NE Australia, I just read about the enormous NEW storm headed your way. Sharon, Juno, plus any others in the mid-west and/or eastern US in the path of THAT storm...
9 years ago 45
 
dropping the feed dog
Hi! I have a 200c Smart Pfaff and have lost my manual, and we're in the middle of an ice/snow storm so the stores are closed. Can anyone here tell me how to drop the feed dog so I can do some free...
9 years ago 9
 
Pants That Ride Up
When I sit down, my dress pants ride up a couple of inches, showing some sock. But once in a while, I'll buy a pair of pants that seem to fit in the waist and inseam, but when I sit down, they ride up...
9 years ago 1
 
I finished the Banyan
And I feel like a Christmas tree ornament! Kate, my dear. If you are thinking of wearing that magnificent garment to breakfast, plan on suffering me popping out of the background and firmly tucking a...
9 years ago 9
 
Janome 5124 timing adjustment
I tried to sew a double layer of fleece the other day, and the machine jammed. Tried to sew some strapping yesterday, and it seems the timing is off now. Being newly unemployed, I'd like not to be...
9 years ago 2
 
Sewing sheer fabric
Hi,I'm working with devore fabric and I have no idea in how to neaten the seams? Also it has a flat collar and I've sewn on the collar but how do I neaten it? Please help. Very urgent! Thank you!!!!!...
9 years ago 1
 
Serger cone sale
In case some of you need thread and are not on the Atlanta Threads e-mail list: Maxi-Lock MEGA Sale 4 Days only! Take advantage of this incredible price on Maxi-Lock thread today through Sunday (Jan...
9 years ago
 
Done, at last!
Today I finished the jacket for DSIL! Tomorrow I'll take it to her. In the end, I fixed the facing with two thread chains in the chest region to the garment. Then I gave the whole thing a last...
9 years ago 3
 
some OT and some sewing
You were all so kind and listened to my concerns about my friend who has melanoma. She got her second biopsy report back today and it's normal. I'm so relieved. I was so worried about her. Thanks so...
9 years ago 10
 
thinsulate
I want to line some mittens with the thinnest thermal fabric and I am considering thinsulate. It there a reason why thinsulate is recommended as an interlining, placement between lining and fabric? I...
9 years ago 2
 
OT Announcing new baby granddaughter
We have a new baby girl in the family, she arrived on Jan 21 and she was 7 lb 5 oz and 20 inches long. Her name is to be Violet Anne and her two sisters (one will be 2 Jan 27 and the other will be 5...
9 years ago 9
 
book or article(s) about making patterns for trousers
I'm fed up with poorly fitting trousers/pants & currently I have the time to devote to learning how to make a (ladies) trouser pattern. Also have some Christmas money & book tokens to use! Sooooo I'm...
9 years ago 20
 
Ping Beverly
Beverly, I saw on the news this evening that there is flooding in Washington and Oregon and hope you and your family is safe. Juno Thank you Juno, yes, we are all on high enough ground to be safe....
9 years ago 15
 
Description & source for cotton panty fabric?
Hi All, I'm going to be sewing some cotton boyshort panties and wondered how one chooses from online suppliers. I can't tell when a jersey is going to be soft and stretchy enough. Also, sometimes...
9 years ago