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Bobbin case keeps jamming
My bobbin case has been jamming for years in my Singer machine. It happens sporadically and causes the bobbin thread to look all mangled on the fabric. Every time it happens, I take out the bobbin...
10 years ago 2
 
Touch & Sew 758 question
Touch & Sew 758: I got it an (apparently) perfect condition in a carry case, and went to a bit of trouble to find the 'summit' cabinet with drawers for it and install it. It looks great, but- The...
10 years ago 1
 
fabric for quickest hang drying?
i do a LOT of travel. In Asia, where bespoke tailoring is affordable. i usually end up handwashing in the hotel room because it's the only way to get garments turned around in less than 24 hours. i...
10 years ago 2
 
Hello All
Just wanted to pop in to say hi. I'm trying to learn to sew as a new hobby by making clothes for my wife. The mechanics of the hobby/craft suit my personality well - I dig blueprints and putting...
10 years ago 2
 
Sewing with Power Net?
I am planning on making younger DD more hospital scrubs. She asked me today if I could insert "one of those stretchy panels" like they are putting in the front of many RTW pants. I said, "Sure!". ;-)...
10 years ago 9
 
After the weekend: Shecycling
I shall have stuff to shedcycle. Pootery bits and printers, and maybe a VDU oir so. I'll post details when I get the stuff out of the loft after me busy weekend of sewing madly with friends (one of...
10 years ago 10
 
PROM DRESS PHOTOS WANTED
Hi Our names are Niamh and Cordelia. We are sisters and we live just outside Melbourne, Australia. We are creating a tumblr picture site that features photos of people on prom night. This is open to...
10 years ago
 
PHEW!
Well done - are you badly perforated? Ah, one of the hats that you don't make? I'm sure I've heard you say that you don't make hats ;-) Lizzy Despite the serger having a hissy fit (I think it needed...
10 years ago 5
 
Maybe I'll sew tomorrow
I haven't been near my sewing machine since the week before Christmas. I hurt my back a couple of days after the holiday and was in agony for more days than I can count. Finally went to the doctor a...
10 years ago 19
 
Brother Opus 191 threading?
Hi, we just picked up a Brother Opus 191 after having given away my last new Singer. It did not come with a manual and it is not clear how to thread around the tension knob. Does anyone know how to...
10 years ago 1
 
Can't find it!!!
I recently saw a 'bag with pockets' that went inside your bag -- if that makes sense. The idea is that you put all your items -- mobile, purse. keys, notebook, etc,etc, into the pockets. Then you can...
10 years ago 10
 
Bernina 1008
Sitting on the edge of my seat, biting my nails, awaiting it's arrival by carrier... Prolly later this afternoon, really, as it was arranged at about 5pm yesterday and is coming from Manchester (300...
10 years ago 4
 
For all of us who are textilephiles
My DD just sent me this link: on any of the links shown below the front-page examples, and prepare to sit back for a few hours to enjoy some pretty amazing garments. Many (most?) of them belong in...
10 years ago 7
 
Teaching Kids to Sew
Last weekend I finally let 3 of my kids start learning to operate a sewing machine. I put the 5 yo on an Elna special with a slow switch option on the pedal. The 8 yo used the Singer 301a and the 11...
10 years ago 8
 
Chasing away the doldrums
I've been making buttonhole samples. I'm going back in the NICE SUNNY sewing room to top up my smile factor and do some tidying away of machines. And to take pix of my samples. And possibly I'll get...
10 years ago 1