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new sewing machine for newbie.. help! by cj
Hi, I'm new to this group. I know buying sewing machines is a very personal thing, but I'm going to ask anyhow :-) I'm looking to buy a sewing machine for my wife. New to sewing, and only really needed for repairs and little projects here and there, for the forseeable near future. One of the...
February 6th 10 01:52 AM
by Maeve Go to last post
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fabric for quickest hang drying? by [email protected]
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 have perfected the art of quick washing in a hotel room. the bottleneck now is, how long it takes...
February 1st 10 01:37 AM
by Joy Beeson Go to last post
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Seeking a sewing mentor in West Hills/Canoga Park area by Jeffery Sargent
Heyo - just started learning to sew - made elf hats for my sisters at christmas - but wanting some more indepth skills: pleats, darts, collars, finishing touches, et al. Anyone got some free time and room to accomodate a big dumb guy? I'm between contracts at the moment, so I couldn't pay, though I...
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January 3rd 10 08:20 AM
by Kathy Morgan Go to last post
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Names of the thin light costume fabrics ? by robb
hello, Could someone enlighten me as to the name of (or link to ) those thin lightweight fabrics used in the ready made costumes. Thats the cheapy thin stuff . I am mostly interested in the lightweight qualities. For the kids i wanted to use something lighter and more breathable than the local...
October 16th 09 03:49 PM
by Emily Bengston[_2_] Go to last post
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cutter for Globe M34 by P Gray
Does anyone know where to get a new cutter for M34 overlocker
October 15th 09 03:15 PM
by Ron Anderson Go to last post
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Tree Pattern by Bonnie
Hi, I'm looking for a pine tree pattern for Christmas. I need an adult size pattern. Any help as to where to find one would be greatly appreciated! Thank you. Bonnie
October 10th 09 12:53 AM
by Pat Go to last post
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Checking to see if this works by Donna Gennick
Having trouble posting to news groups. Just checking to see if this goes through. Donna G. Michigan's Upper Peninsula
October 9th 09 04:40 AM
by BEI Design[_2_] Go to last post
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Sewing machines back in fashion? by Bruce Fletcher (remove dentures to reply)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8283615.stm -- Bruce Fletcher Stronsay, Orkney UK http://claremont.islandblogging.co.uk "Resistance is NOT futile, it's voltage divided by current"
October 2nd 09 12:18 AM
by Pogonip[_2_] Go to last post
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regency dressmaking class by Dawn Wood
October Oct 3rd-4th 10.30am-4.30pm each day Learn how to cut, sew and finish a regency style dress with costume maker Dawn Wood You will learn how to adapt a pattern from extant clothing information, to fit you and learn historical stitch techniques to get the correct finish.
September 23rd 09 11:38 PM
by Dawn Wood Go to last post
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Looking for embroidery designs? by Judy[_3_]
Use to be alt.binaries.crafts.pictures. Does anyone know if the name changed or another sight to look for designs for embroidery sewing machines. TY J.
September 20th 09 07:57 AM
by Nobody Go to last post
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Help needed for Charity Auction by BC
I've organized some of my friends and we're having charity auctions on ebay during October - EVERY Day...during October. 100% of the proceeds will go to The Susan G Komen Foundation. HEre's the problem, We have 24 bras crafted or being crafted but we'd like to have 31 at least so we can auction...
August 30th 09 10:20 PM
by BC Go to last post
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cotton ribbing by Robert J. Morgan
I'm looking for 14 inch cotton ribbing any ideas where I can find it?
August 21st 09 05:21 AM
by BEI Design Go to last post
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Newbie by Regina
Just joined this group. I'm internet literate, but didn't realize there were so many excellent disscusion groups and forums out there. Just curious. Does anyone out there own a Bernette 200? I purchased mine used from a SM shop about 3 yrs ago. I'm pretty happy with it. I don't have the...
August 16th 09 03:11 AM
by exdrip Go to last post
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Req help to find fabric by SandeeK
Appreciate any help to find fabric with " vintage baseball" look and drape. I have googled for hours with variety of fabric descriptions such as red pin stripe, baseball, vintage, red stripe, etc. Orig uniforms worn by adults in 1900's were heavy cotton wool, don't need to match the original...
August 12th 09 02:50 AM
by dbodony Go to last post
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T-shirt neck styles by Rob
I am looking for T-shirts and/or sweaters that have a "raised" neck. That is the cloth comes about half-way up the neck but is not rolled-- over. Not the classical T-shirt bottom-of-neck height or a rolled-over or sewn turtleneck (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polo_neck); something between the...
August 6th 09 10:42 PM
by Kay Lancaster Go to last post
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Favorite Fabrics for costumes/clothing? by SlimmerCat
I'm sixteen, and a huge nerd for the local Renaissance Faire, so last summer I taught myself how to sew on my grandmother's ancient Bernina so I could make my own costumes. I've since then bought a machine and now I costume just about all the time, but I still know next to nothing about fabrics....
July 12th 09 12:41 PM
by Kate XXXXXX Go to last post
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OT -- all these ads! by Mary
Ok, I've about had it with all the ads cluttering the group! How do we get rid of them?
July 1st 09 01:39 AM
by Mary Go to last post
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Huskylock430 by DeDe
Hello... I'm new to serger information. I have an opportunity to purchase a Huskylock 430 for under $100.. My question is.. does this sew a seam, finish the seam and trim the seam at the same time? And is it a self threader? Thanks -------------------------------------
June 23rd 09 11:37 PM
by Jenn Ridley[_2_] Go to last post
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Huskylock430 by DeDe
Hello... I'm new to serger information. I have an opportunity to purchase a Huskylock 430 for under $100.. My question is.. does this sew a seam, finish the seam and trim the seam at the same time? And is it a self threader? Thanks -------------------------------------
June 23rd 09 09:07 PM
by DeDe Go to last post
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Dress form recommendations? by John Smith[_2_]
I am starting to search for a dress form online, and I'm having difficulty finding much information. Can anyone suggest some good quality dress forms? Also, if the person I'm sewing for is on the border between a Small and a Large form, which size should I get? Thanks for any suggestions.
June 23rd 09 10:57 AM
by John Smith[_2_] Go to last post
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