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Pinned Topic Books for Beginners (Pages 1 2 3 ... 17)
please list your faves for our beginners!
MaryT 165 8/19/14 5:54 PM by dmh1
Pinned Topic knit sewalong for beginners (Pages 1 2 3 ... 55)
knit top
LynnRowe 540 7/25/14 8:20 PM by marymary86
Pinned Topic Being a beginner is fun! (Pages 1 2 3 ... 22)
Here's why...
Deepika 214 7/18/14 9:11 AM by JeanieR
Pinned Topic Are you a beginner looking for a machine? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 32)
Here's my advice. . . others are welcome to add to it
Talitha 316 7/13/14 3:23 PM by Stuggy
Pinned Topic Dress Forms (Pages 1 2 3 ... 37)
what to consider before I buy
ivory 366 7/6/14 7:12 PM by MartiP
Pinned Topic Reviews of Online classes at PR (Pages 1 2 3)
A request
Thaiyal 28 11/25/13 10:12 PM by Adrocan
Kick pleats
How do I get KPleats to hang straight?
cornish swede 0 Today at 4:24 AM by cornish swede
facings and when you can get rid of them (Pages 1 2)
demoiselle 18 Today at 0:59 AM by B
How can I salvage this project....
bad fabric choice
sosat 7 8/28/14 10:06 PM by sosat
New to sewing (Pages 1 2)
1st project Plaid Kilt
Nkthompson 12 8/28/14 3:27 PM by weekendstitch
ETA SEWING EXPO
It was great!
TJSEWS 2 8/27/14 8:36 PM by TJSEWS
Bra making? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 16)
Skratchie 154 8/27/14 8:26 AM by CraftAddict
What have you learned that improved your sewing dramatically? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 12)
Things that aren't necessarily in the sewing books ...
marymary86 113 8/25/14 3:06 PM by Brine
Cutting on the lengthwise and crosswise grain in the same garment
cimmanon 9 8/25/14 11:10 AM by cimmanon
Wardrobe-Poor (Pages 1 2 3 4)
demoiselle 34 8/25/14 8:39 AM by wjcalderon
Sewing Cotton Bras (Pages 1 2)
choosing correct fabric
Concrete Blonde 10 8/25/14 0:30 AM by Concrete Blonde
When would you consider youself 'not a beginner' anymore? (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Beginner vs. Intermediate?
fabricaddiction 39 8/25/14 0:17 AM by Concrete Blonde
Simple basic pattern for ultra-beginner (Pages 1 2 3)
Basic pattern that allows room for variation but easy to sew
HoboCamel 22 8/24/14 9:48 PM by idontsew
Just Ask (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Disaster Zone
Dawnabbey 30 8/24/14 1:29 PM by LisaInAlabama
How do you measure waistbands? (Pages 1 2 3)
Mystery numbers
demoiselle 26 8/24/14 8:02 AM by solosmocker
Broke my Bernina Button Sew-On Foot (#18)
rfsews 6 8/23/14 12:11 PM by Maia B
Order of sewing for neckline and shoulders
What order am I proceeding in?
fabricaddiction 3 8/22/14 9:07 PM by GretchenB
Simplicity 1462
invisible side zipper
Rozt 2 8/22/14 9:02 PM by GretchenB
what fabric to use for a slip
suzykue 2 8/22/14 8:43 PM by GretchenB
Butterick B6070 (Pages 1 2)
Hmmmm ...
Skratchie 12 8/21/14 6:25 PM by tbot
Sewing pattern needed or help!
danby86 8 8/21/14 4:42 PM by HelenM01
horrible knit straps (Pages 1 2)
and bindings too... can't get the hang of it
Chopinzee 15 8/21/14 6:56 AM by solosmocker
New to sewing
2nd kilt with a heavier material
Nkthompson 7 8/20/14 11:59 PM by Nkthompson
Silk Charmeuse (Pages 1 2 3)
Questions about stabilizing and washing silk charmeuse
bettina77 26 8/20/14 7:40 PM by Catina
Easiest way to thread a needle
*sigh* I love a man who can sew
marymary86 7 8/20/14 6:07 PM by stirwatersblue
Beginner looking for Sewing Machine
Sewing machine used for heavy denim
slomeli92 4 8/19/14 10:31 PM by Ubik
Adorable printable for making a matchbook needle case
Just print, add felt and staple
marymary86 2 8/19/14 2:55 PM by a7yrstitch
Project to make with 2.5 year old (Pages 1 2)
Pomegranate27 14 8/19/14 2:34 PM by DonnaH
needle size for denim
what size is best
aquamarineerica 4 8/18/14 11:18 PM by travel4fabric
pattern 1484
Help[
RooseveltAZ 2 8/18/14 10:35 AM by diane s
suggested fabric issues!
costuming troubles...
studiothriller 5 8/17/14 6:01 PM by studiothriller
New Look 6176
Help with collar
fliggie 3 8/17/14 1:38 PM by fliggie
Swimwear elastic
What's the difference
Liamsmama 4 8/17/14 11:23 AM by MartiP
What I really need is . . . (Pages 1 2 3)
(this beginners need-to-have)
demoiselle 26 8/16/14 7:57 PM by simplystitches
Oh no! I cut it too small. (Pages 1 2)
I guess I need a friend one to two sizes smaller than me, too.
demoiselle 10 8/16/14 8:24 AM by demoiselle
using knit fabric in place of cotton
cjw22 7 8/15/14 4:37 PM by cjw22
First Garment (Pages 1 2)
First garment since jr. high school
ak3e 12 8/15/14 4:01 PM by ak3e
I'm sick of making bias tape...Can I skip it this once? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
Need finishing method suggestions for armholes and neck edge.
Ubik 40 8/14/14 8:58 PM by Ubik
I love Jalie videos
look how easy ...
marymary86 8 8/14/14 6:40 PM by kcurtis
Practice fabric for knits (Pages 1 2)
fabricaddiction 12 8/13/14 9:57 PM by Rae D
Hong Kong Seam Binding
first attempt... now what?
ToileAndTrouble 5 8/13/14 7:41 PM by kcurtis
Help me find this book? (Pages 1 2)
I know the book's contents.....just not the title, or anything else useful to find it!
fabricaddiction 15 8/13/14 1:02 PM by woole bully
mccall 6884 (Pages 1 2)
8erin5 10 8/11/14 10:45 PM by 8erin5
Save your scraps! ...is what they tell me. (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Fabric and interfacing
GardenGal7 32 8/11/14 7:58 PM by emilyibis
duck cloth for little girl's outfit, will it work? (Pages 1 2)
grahamfam2001 19 8/11/14 7:52 PM by grahamfam2001
Trimming interfacing and losing notches (Pages 1 2)
flowerprint 11 8/10/14 3:52 AM by flowerprint
Selvage edge
zigzag ohio 3 8/9/14 9:14 PM by frame
Butterick 5862
Stuck on Step 1
sacjeanie 8 8/9/14 8:31 PM by lorie_sk
Metallic Thread
wonderboyny 9 8/9/14 5:52 PM by wonderboyny
beginner needing help interpreting a pattern
reading a pattern
jennylupoo 8 8/8/14 5:40 PM by jennylupoo
Patterns: To Cut or Not to Cut? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
Tracing to Spare Pattern or Cutting Them
LibertyBelle10 40 8/8/14 2:30 PM by Carol Mendoza
Tailoring RTW Pants (Pages 1 2)
JeanieR 11 8/8/14 6:59 AM by JeanieR
How to lengthen a finished blouse (Pages 1 2)
Finished pattern and blouse is too short
KCT8675 18 8/8/14 6:13 AM by Geejay
Bernina EmbS/W -- No dongle = won't work
warning to folks new to Bernina embroidery software
LisaInAlabama 3 8/7/14 6:16 PM by LisaInAlabama
shirring with a drop-in bobbin (Pages 1 2)
babylock tempo
linaml 15 8/7/14 3:53 PM by linaml
Stripes on the bias, how bad will my darts look?
cimmanon 6 8/6/14 10:54 AM by cimmanon
Peak-and Valley/Zig-Zag Waistline (Pages 1 2)
Need advice for how to sew an uppy-downy waistline :)
bettina77 10 8/6/14 1:01 AM by Arlene1995
How much more fabric for fabric with nap
Kikulina 6 8/5/14 5:27 PM by solosmocker
a good sewing machine for a start
what's the best yet affordable sewing machine to use?
reichsantos 7 8/5/14 5:06 PM by Ubik
When are you no longer a beginner? (Pages 1 2)
turtleandi 14 8/4/14 8:35 PM by Speech girl
Please Help Me Choose a Fabric for Simplicity 2594 (Pages 1 2 3)
Ubik 23 8/4/14 7:19 PM by GretchenB (formerly fetch)
Will this pattern translate to a V.Beckham lookalike? (Pages 1 2)
pattern QUESTION
AmandainDC 15 8/4/14 11:19 AM by jenleeC
Kenmore Sewing Machine Help (Pages 1 2)
Thread Jamming
lolanicoleblogs 14 8/3/14 5:19 PM by Mobycat
Fashion Sewing Supply (Pages 1 2)
First Order
MartiP 11 8/2/14 10:58 PM by MartiP
Men's Tracksuit - Help me choose a natural fabric
childoferna 9 8/2/14 7:27 PM by Arlene1995
Sewing together shorts
Shorts help
Mdkanne1 6 8/2/14 10:48 AM by Mdkanne1
Very drapey pattern only gives amounts for 60" width fabric
Matching fabric width to pattern for best results
fabricaddiction 5 8/2/14 10:16 AM by MrsCharisma
a-line skirt lining and interfacing (Pages 1 2)
I want to add an interfaced support plus lining to Deepika's a line skirt patter to aable zipper but trying to figure out the order of it...lining is next to body, then the support? and do I attach the zipper to the support and main fabric first?...it's
NiCaam 10 8/1/14 11:07 PM by NiCaam
Does this fitting problem have a name? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 14)
Addressing question to Catina
ccris 136 8/1/14 10:05 PM by Brine
Fitting front to side front (Pages 1 2 3)
UrbanFool 21 7/31/14 9:52 PM by FantasticButt
Simplicity 1757: Instructions are driving me bonkers!
Instructions are written partially in English and mostly in French and Spanish.
pecbotbrown 5 7/31/14 10:29 AM by pecbotbrown
What steam iron do you use? (Pages 1 2 3 4)
I need a new iron and am not sure what to get
Erplab 39 7/31/14 1:07 AM by dscheidt
Couture Sewing Techniques Neckband
for a v-neck
RedRockin 6 7/30/14 11:20 PM by DOGLOVER389
shirring (Pages 1 2)
Comes LOOSE! :(
Tommy1969 10 7/30/14 10:40 PM by Arlene1995
Pre Washing? (Pages 1 2)
LDT2011 13 7/30/14 7:37 PM by tigergirl
Miss Sophie and the measuring tape
Tales of a kitty and her desire to help me sew
renjon7798 5 7/30/14 5:50 PM by Zapkat
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