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seek tiny curved needles
seek tiny curved needles, like an upholstery needle but very much thinner and smaller. On the size scale of a surgivcal suture needle. Do they exist, where to buy? Preferably online Why not just buy...
10 years ago 3
 
[OT] It's "Beverly"!
Today's rant: This perfectly reflects my views about gratuitous nicknaming: (February 10) I know Catherine prefers "Kate" so that is what I call her. My Dad was Robert but he prefered "Bob", and only...
10 years ago 37
 
Thought you might like these!
The BBC's first colour series, on fashion! Doris Langley Moore, the presenter of the programme, was the founder of the Museum of Costume in Bath, England Megwen Bath, England Ooooohhh, the minute I...
10 years ago 7
 
slight typo
Hey All, Just got an email flyer from Atlanta Thread. Had to chuckle. Had to share with those who would chuckle along with me. Now, don't get me wrong, they have marvelous deals all the time. I shop...
10 years ago 3
 
Help with Bra Making
Hello I am having a problem with making a bra for myself. Been sewing awhile but my measurements for a bra are hard to fit. Here are my measurements Chest 44" Bust 53"(in the best bra i have atm which...
10 years ago 7
 
recommendation for new sewing machine
The wife wishes to replace her White sewing machine purchased in the early '70's. Nothing terribly wrong with it except probably needs a professional cleaning. We figure it would be more economical in...
10 years ago 15
 
New Williams sewing machine
Greetings, my wife and I are considering selling our antique New Williams sewing machine. It has been in my wifes family for years and is in good condition. I am wondering what kind of value it might...
10 years ago 4
 
Overlocker and Coverstitch Machine - Suggestions Needed
Hello All I feel it's about time to add an overlocker to my sewing paraphenalia. I'm thinking of either buying an oldie but goodie either from ebay or my local shop which does refurbs or splashing out...
10 years ago 2
 
My Web Site
I have a web site up that talks about my company. Under staff profiles there is a pic of my wife and I. I keep meaning to change the pictures because they are a tad stretched. Those were taken in 02....
10 years ago 5
 
resize knit dress
hello my question is, how does one make a cotton knit dress bodice smaller? short sleeves, empire waist, do i just cut the bodice down? bought from thrift store, so this is my muslin:-)thank you for...
10 years ago
 
Hats Off
Well... I'm making the final turn around home stretch. All that is left is to hem the skirt (this weekend while the wife is home). My lack of knowledge about hand sewing is taking it's toll, something...
10 years ago 11
 
simple sewing
I know I mentioned a few weeks ago that my machine has not seen much use because I was having back spasms. Well the spasms are gone but I still hurt. I decided a week or so ago to get myself back to...
10 years ago 15
 
how to seam a wrap flap having a bias trimmed edge ?
If that was not clear . I am creating a girl's top that has a *faux* wrap front. The wrap part seams to the side according to the instructions. pattern neue mode 55535 However, I want to trim the edge...
10 years ago 6
 
Machine stitch for lining
The skirt I'm making does not call for a lining however I'm going to be installing one anyway because it is made out of wool. I'm joining the seams together and am not very happy with the look of the...
10 years ago 4
 
Few more questions
I've hit a bit of a road block as the waistband is throwing me for a bit of a loop. 1. With right sides together , pin facing to upper edge of skirt, matching center fronts and side seams; baste....
10 years ago 13