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Doldrums
There's plenty of exciting sewing to do. I can't seem to get on with it. I'm trying to get back into the groove by playing with some of the old gadgets and sorting through things like making...
10 years ago 17
 
OT: Offline for a few days
I will be in Gretna, LA, a suburb of New Orleans, for the long weekend, attending our annual family get-together. Emily Call or e-mail me if you get a chance. Olwyn Mary in New Orleans I hope you have...
10 years ago 5
 
Flower Foot
Just got myself a flower foot and short shank adjuster for my Bernina from Ebay. Happy dance, can't wait for it to turn up so I can play. Should be just the thing for my spring markets and flower...
10 years ago
 
Othello coat
Happy New Year everyone. I've been quietly lurking and not sewing except for domestic stuff. But today I have a question. I recently saw a book called "Cloth and Culture: Couture Creations of Ruth E....
10 years ago 9
 
Light for older eyes
Hi all, I've found that as I get older (I'll be 63 this week) I find it harder to see small objects clearly. [Thanks for the link on that great little needle threader from Lee Valley! I already use an...
10 years ago 28
 
New to group Need Singer 6416 maunal
Want to get one for free if possible. I see the ones online for $15. Thanks, -Tom I would like a free 2009 Audi A4. Thanks You get what you pay for. Here is one, not free but less than $15.00: into...
10 years ago 5
 
Hand operated sewing machine
Hi group. Is there an electric machine that does not require foot controls? Thinkicg of a person in a wheelchair. Thanks much. Dan There are hand-crank machines. They are vintage-type machines and you...
10 years ago 17
 
OT Snow in Florida
From Daytona Beach on the Atlantic to Tampa on the Gulf, this morning we had rain mixed with snow. It's almost 3 PM and the temp has only gone up to 35. Where did our warm Temperatures go? It's a good...
10 years ago 5
 
OT - Extreme weather
Hello to all my northern hemisphere friends. How are you coping in the extreme cold? Maybe you are stuck inside sewing madly. Hope things aren't too bad your way. In Australia we are going through our...
10 years ago 8
 
Satin Problems
I love satin PJ's but the seams at the hips are pulling apart They are the right size and not tight so I am guessing it is the type of material they are made of. Can anyone tell me how to repair them...
10 years ago 4
 
Bear Tails
I've been asked to make leotards for teddy bears for a gymnastics meet this weekend. The bears selected for me have more substantial tails than the average teddy bear. Should I a) make leotards and...
10 years ago 4
 
Bernina 830 service manual ?
Hello everyone, My very first post... I have a Bernina 830 (1970's - ish) that I literally found in the street. Aside from a few cosmetic problems, it works very well. Only issue is that the lever to...
10 years ago 5
 
[OT] New favorite authors
DGD gave me a lovely package of goodies for Christmas including some fabulous smelling gourmet coffee beans, a new out-sized cup for my morning mocha, and two books: "The Cater Street Hangman" by Anne...
10 years ago 19
 
Temporarily taking in pajama pants
I am brand new at sewing and as such don't know what I'm doing. My son got a pair of fleece pajama pants for Christmas that he LOVES but they are waaayyy too big. He wore them all day the other day...
10 years ago 1
 
What fabric is this?
I have looked and looked and looked and I can't figure out for the life of me who makes this fabric and where i can get it. Hopefully someone on here will be able to help me. I really appreciate it....
10 years ago 2