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I'll bet you've not heard this sewing machine problem before by Micki
I bought a used Babylock sewing machine (not a serger) at a yard sale for $40. The yard sale was at a storage unit that had been abandoned and the property owner was selling off the contents. It looked okay, the owner let me plug it in and use it long enough to determine that it was working. I took...
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December 8th 10 06:20 AM
by sf[_2_] Go to last post
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SEWING LEATHER questions by NordieDiva
Hello everyone! I have searched this forum for leather related threads, but didn't find anything...if anyone knows where I might find it here, please let me know. I am searching any info about leather, tools and accessories here. I have worked with all kinds of fabrics before, but now want to try...
August 2nd 10 05:44 PM
by NordieDiva Go to last post
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Empisal Pacesetter sewing machine manual by Peter Jenkins
Anyone have one of these machines (and have the instruction manual for it) or know where I can get one at a reasonable price. The machine is similar to a Brother, in fact there might be a Brother manual which will be suitable. There is an Empisal one obtainable online but they want US $42 for it...
May 23rd 10 04:58 PM
by Olwyn.Mary Go to last post
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New Crafter's Center by red46[_2_]
The new Crafter's Center, an extension to Crafter's Corner, found at http://judysbookshop.com/center/ is intended strictly for crafter's of all media to build their own online blogging shops. It includes 'eShop' a program to help you with your sales. There is also a help file at...
May 2nd 10 07:47 PM
by nobody Go to last post
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A quick gift idea. by John
Here is a scarf I made today from some fabric I have on hand and am using for a series of quilts for wounded Veterans. I power pieced the cut strips into the needed combinations for a 9 patch pattern and then assembled the whole thing using some Harriet Hargrave 100% wool batting cutoffs that I...
April 9th 10 03:36 PM
by mirjam Go to last post
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Fabric stores in New York City by Alison[_2_]
Hi fellow stitchers, I know this question has been asked in the past but stores come and go so I'd like up-to-date info. I'm going to NYC the week after Easter and would like to browse/shop at some quality fabric stores. Designer off-cuts and ends of line, plus choice of fabrics similar to...
March 28th 10 06:59 PM
by Alison[_2_] Go to last post
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making patterns by nelson
years ago i bought a book, about making patterns from clothes you like, cant remember the name of it right now. but, if you already have sewing knowledge so that you know what has to be cut on the bias, straight grain, etc..you can pretty much lay out your pants, top, whatever, get the sections as...
March 25th 10 02:30 PM
by Samantha Hill Go to last post
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Hand-rolled hem ... I'm lost as to exact process. by Craftsy
On Mon, 22 Mar 2010 23:02:04 -0500, "Polly Esther" wrote: Well, then. Carry on. But - may I recommend a 'forever' file. I keep a clear plastic shoebox with a label that says 'trials'. Shoeboxes really don't take up much space and this one has been such a joy for...
March 23rd 10 10:30 PM
by Craftsy Go to last post
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What would you do to embellish a handbag, to give it a more designer look? by Videophile
I guess I'm having trouble with this one because I'd actually like to make a small duffel bag but I don't want it to look ordinary. I'd like to give it more designer look, if such a thing is possible, but without the frills and furbelows either that one might be able to put on a handbag. Just...
March 19th 10 04:28 PM
by Videophile Go to last post
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Results of those Long, Cold February Days. by John
I have been waiting for spring to arrive here in the Midwest, and I made myself a large sketching board to take out into the woods and sketch pastoral views. I needed a larger carry bag to handle the board, sketch pad, pencils and all the other impedimenta that goes along with such endeavors. Here...
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March 3rd 10 01:51 PM
by John Go to last post
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Hello, again by Steve B
Been away a while. Have been trying to get my Singer 111W155 working. The thread gobs up on the underside of the fabric. One local poster said she had a chip out of her bobbin holder, and it caused gobbing. I'm going to take the bobbin holder out tomorrow and check it all over. It looks...
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February 25th 10 04:36 PM
by Steve B Go to last post
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Atlanta Thread maxi-lock thread sale by John
Atlanta thread Co. sent me an e-mail about having a Serger thread sale. $1.58 per cone for maxi-lock. going on till sunday. No affiliation, just a satisfied customer. John
February 23rd 10 10:05 PM
by John Go to last post
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All those aprons by mirjam
i have 4 aprons and a friend saw me wearing one , thus she brought me 2 more ,,, my `older ` aprons used to be skirts , now the 2 new aprons have a very pretty pattern , exactly a cushion size ,, so i made the new aprons into 2 cushions ,,, mirjam
February 23rd 10 09:38 PM
by mirjam Go to last post
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OT; Sewing Room Art by John
I have been searching for an gender appropriate piece of sewing related art, that I could hang in my sewing room. Not surprisingly, most of what I have found has women represented in the various tasks related to sewing. Not many men are shown doing sewing things. I came across this piece of...
February 9th 10 05:47 PM
by John Go to last post
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Yes Sir, Yes Sir, Three Bags Full. by John
Here is a picture of three grocery bags that I made for a charity fund raiser for my wife's favorite charity. They are made out of a whole bunch of diagonal 2 color squares that I have left over from another series of projects. I put a pocket in the middle of the front between the straps, to use up...
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February 9th 10 02:39 PM
by Kate XXXXXX Go to last post
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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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