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Message Board > Beginner's Forum ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

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Pinned Topic Dress Forms (Pages 1 2 3 ... 37)
what to consider before I buy
ivory 362 4/4/14 8:39 PM by jlso
Pinned Topic Books for Beginners (Pages 1 2 3 ... 15)
please list your faves for our beginners!
MaryT 143 4/3/14 5:09 AM by LDT2011
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 315 3/12/14 2:54 PM by cookie1979
Pinned Topic knit sewalong for beginners (Pages 1 2 3 ... 54)
knit top
LynnRowe 537 2/12/14 12:14 PM by LynnRowe
Pinned Topic Reviews of Online classes at PR (Pages 1 2 3)
A request
Thaiyal 28 11/25/13 10:12 PM by Adrocan
Pinned Topic Being a beginner is fun! (Pages 1 2 3 ... 21)
Here's why...
Deepika 202 7/19/13 4:03 PM by LisaInAlabama
Practice Fabric (Pages 1 2)
what kind of fabric did you use when you were starting to use patterns
hyattrocillo 14 4/24/14 10:05 AM by LDT2011
How to fix mesh edge warping
sherezada91 2 4/24/14 8:58 AM by sherezada91
Large hook and eyes - such a pain to sew (Pages 1 2)
And always seem to come undone
tourist 18 4/24/14 7:08 AM by MrsCharisma
How many wayward projects have you had? (Pages 1 2)
Mangosteen25 14 4/23/14 6:49 PM by Nancy K
Interfacing
up to or including the seam allowance?
GardenGal7 2 4/23/14 1:49 PM by TGWGWS
Join me in sewing Vogue 1004 (the fitting shell), anyone? (Pages 1 2 3 4)
I decided I need a new round with it
lindawantstosew 30 4/23/14 9:37 AM by alpenrose
determining ease/finished garment measurement?
Jenniel73 7 4/22/14 5:11 PM by NhiHuynh
online fabric sources
who do you recommend?
GardenGal7 5 4/22/14 4:16 PM by GardenGal7
covering armpit "fat" (Pages 1 2)
ways to cut patterns so i cover front and back armpit bulge?
Jenniel73 13 4/22/14 2:49 PM by bunnypn
Why is it so hard to get going? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 9)
cascadia 89 4/22/14 1:04 PM by HappyGene
Ms. Velvet Cake's order...IGNORED! Beginners; USE A STRAIGHT STITCH ON KNITS. (Pages 1 2 3 ... 13)
LynnRowe 128 4/21/14 5:45 PM by fourkid
Interlinings, Linings, Facings...Do I need all of them? (Pages 1 2)
Vyci 13 4/21/14 6:25 AM by Addierecoy
cotton eyelet lace with narrow binding
proper way to use
mssewcrazy 7 4/20/14 11:27 AM by bunnypn
A Question About Interfacing (Pages 1 2)
DOGLOVER389 13 4/20/14 10:51 AM by Debbie Lancaster
Invisible zipper foot problem (Pages 1 2)
I purchased a foot for doing invisible zippers, but it doesn't work...
brandywine 15 4/20/14 9:21 AM by Geejay
Please Identify This Foot
DOGLOVER389 8 4/20/14 9:05 AM by Geejay
First creation without a pattern (Pages 1 2)
HOWsMom 10 4/19/14 8:53 AM by HOWsMom
McCalls 6884
Help - I can't find page 3 of the instructions!
Ineedaname 3 4/19/14 7:56 AM by Ineedaname
Favorite silly mistake? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
Let's share those OOPS! moments!
stirwatersblue 41 4/18/14 10:25 PM by AngelaSews
Ack, Cut My Sleeves a Size Too Small!
Can I add it back somewhere?
blissing 5 4/18/14 7:00 PM by TGWGWS
Issues with my new machine (Pages 1 2 3)
Machine shreds my thread
Littlenit 21 4/17/14 9:21 PM by Mufffet
Messy dart ends
Fine as I can--there is still a mess at the tip of the dart
alpenrose 6 4/17/14 1:54 PM by alpenrose
"correct" shoulder fit?
where should my shoulder seams fall?
Jenniel73 4 4/17/14 1:35 PM by Nancy K
Bobbin winding on Singer 7043
Mom of two 4 4/17/14 10:42 AM by bestgrammy
crotch curve pattern correction?
where do i correct?
Jenniel73 2 4/17/14 8:37 AM by SandiMacD
Total beginner
Brother SE400 general help!
lisabeston 4 4/16/14 11:43 PM by PattiAnnJ
Please Help (Pages 1 2)
Fabric was dyed by one that bled
DOGLOVER389 12 4/16/14 7:09 PM by SandiMacD
Lekala 4336 Asymmetric Sweatshirt Jacket
Instructions have me baffled
detroy 4 4/16/14 4:01 PM by dmh1
correct width's for a child's sleeve
odd question!
rmusic1 0 4/16/14 2:55 PM by rmusic1
Hem tape
autumnnn 4 4/16/14 9:35 AM by autumnnn
How do I sew a crinkled fabric? (Pages 1 2)
The foot is straightening out the pattern
sherezada91 11 4/16/14 8:59 AM by sherezada91
What Color Thread Would You Suggest? (Pages 1 2)
DOGLOVER389 14 4/16/14 6:08 AM by Maripat
Need Help Identifying a Fabric (Pages 1 2)
DOGLOVER389 18 4/16/14 5:07 AM by DOGLOVER389
Seriously stupid cutting mistake - now what? (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Forgot to include seam allowance for pants
G_l_e_n_d_a 32 4/15/14 5:53 PM by Sheseams
What are your favorite seam finishes? (Pages 1 2 3)
Dana Cetz 22 4/15/14 4:45 PM by gramma b
Velcrophobia, help!!!! (Pages 1 2)
How to pin it and sew it?
Dana Cetz 16 4/15/14 10:39 AM by PattiAnnJ
I Need Professional Help (Pages 1 2)
Finding a fitting tutor
redfoxhobby 17 4/14/14 8:24 AM by KathySews
Starting the seam! (Pages 1 2)
Correct procedure to start a seam using a sewing machine
twebb 14 4/12/14 5:56 PM by twebb
A Question About Cutting Off-Grain
DOGLOVER389 8 4/12/14 2:59 PM by frame
Advice for fabric for Dress pattern Simp. 2660
Fabric Woven vs Knit
lesyeuxbleu 1 4/11/14 6:47 AM by VivianZ
SEwing a dart on knit fabric (Pages 1 2 3 4)
which end?
avatrx 31 4/9/14 7:40 PM by avatrx
Dress Form+DH Tool Belt
alpenrose 4 4/9/14 4:43 PM by alpenrose
Seams-Dashed lines
not showing
Cindy Tx 6 4/9/14 8:58 AM by Cindy Tx
Do I really need interfacing? (Pages 1 2 3)
sherezada91 23 4/8/14 9:58 PM by Doris W. in TN
3 disasters (Pages 1 2)
Fitting woes
Blondey 13 4/8/14 3:23 PM by lca
Ok...I think i'm ready to try pants. (Pages 1 2)
Pattern recommendations?
craft keeper 12 4/8/14 9:49 AM by Patti B
Glossary of terms?
Need help....
craft keeper 4 4/7/14 11:34 PM by GlButterfly
Cutting layout for an ombre fabric
sherezada91 8 4/7/14 12:16 PM by sherezada91
Undies for my kidlet
Mangosteen25 2 4/7/14 9:00 AM by Mangosteen25
Interfacing woes (Pages 1 2)
Working with interfacing, needles? Thread? What am I missing?
Apulliam22 14 4/6/14 6:28 PM by path49
pattern sizing/measurements...will i ever get it right??? (Pages 1 2)
Jenniel73 15 4/5/14 6:26 PM by lindawantstosew
A suggestion for those who post reviews... (Pages 1 2 3 ... 11)
Frustrated mini-rant.
craft keeper 107 4/5/14 5:02 PM by Alpine Queen
Does anyone know how to do this? (Pages 1 2)
I'd like to attach these to some of my RTW.
Cant Decide 12 4/5/14 2:49 PM by a7yrstitch
Brother CS-6000i Twin Needle trouble
redholix 3 4/5/14 1:39 PM by beauturbo
Intermediate Quilter, Beginning Garment Maker
Skratchie 5 4/5/14 9:55 AM by EleanorSews
French seams and invisible zippers (Pages 1 2)
How do you combine the two?
brandywine 10 4/4/14 10:13 PM by brandywine
the realisation of a sewing ambition
just discovered I've actually got there!
rmusic1 4 4/4/14 6:57 PM by rmusic1
How do you match a pattern to a knit fabric? (Pages 1 2)
Its impossible when you can only buy online!
LDT2011 16 4/4/14 6:18 PM by Nancy K
Sizing (Pages 1 2)
The patterns are too large?
dinacecca 10 4/4/14 4:41 PM by bunnypn
Looking to buy a new dress form?
Deal at Staples
sherezada91 4 4/4/14 3:56 PM by sherezada91
Serger choice
which one to get?!
Zeldagirl413 5 4/4/14 2:29 PM by Coconuts
Adding disable Interfacing to zipper
Should I ?
zynx1234 5 4/4/14 2:25 PM by diane s
Project Planning Calendar (Pages 1 2 3)
Sewncooknmom 21 4/4/14 12:45 PM by marymary86
ETA expo 2014
ever been? suggestions needed
Jenniel73 4 4/4/14 6:56 AM by Jenniel73
thread coming out (Pages 1 2)
suzykue 10 4/3/14 11:52 PM by bestgrammy
Lining a godet skirt
danceandsing33 4 4/3/14 8:37 PM by danceandsing33
how best to dye fabric (Pages 1 2)
rmusic1 14 4/3/14 7:29 PM by Andi
Button hole question (Pages 1 2)
Mine keep unraveling, what am I doing wrong?
craft keeper 13 4/3/14 2:28 PM by kkkkaty
Stabilizing?
jasmayer 5 4/3/14 9:40 AM by dmh1
Math and sewing (Pages 1 2 3)
Katedejong 23 4/2/14 7:36 PM by gaylee1949
Shirring elastic advice?
LDT2011 8 4/2/14 7:55 AM by LDT2011
commercial pattern extra fabric in seam allowance at dart
autumnnn 3 4/1/14 9:43 PM by tourist
Can I wash acrylic painted garment?
painted denim with acrylic paint and waterproofed, but scared to wash
sloanium 9 4/1/14 9:36 PM by bunnypn
Best jacket class for a beginner? (Pages 1 2)
shakantala 11 4/1/14 3:58 PM by Deepika
How do you tranfer your block to something more durable (Pages 1 2)
StitchyMama 11 3/31/14 0:11 AM by SewLibra
How often/ when should I service my machine? (Pages 1 2 3)
Two different people giving me advice - I'm confused!
kare1983 23 3/30/14 3:08 PM by bestgrammy
Are we creating quality garments when we sew with patterns? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
Soday 42 3/30/14 1:41 PM by AllNewtoMe
Could really use a clue on making jeans (Pages 1 2)
Selvedge denim jeans as a first prodject.
Justsumguy225 16 3/29/14 11:47 PM by knitsgetsmail
A maybe silly question about sleeves (Pages 1 2)
Difference in the way to sew set in sleeves
Satyne 15 3/29/14 7:53 PM by tigergirl
Sewing net and tulle.
What stitch
LDT2011 1 3/29/14 7:00 PM by Pamela R
neckline of jersey top (Pages 1 2)
dillydaydream 14 3/27/14 4:57 PM by SewLibra
YouTube Like - Have You Watched this?
Sten Martin Jonsson draping tutorials
lindawantstosew 3 3/26/14 6:02 PM by AtiyaAfi
Teaching Pre-Teen Girls (Pages 1 2)
So they love to sew as much as we do!
UrbanFool 13 3/26/14 1:09 PM by jacqui583
Still confused about picking pattern size by high bust measurement (Pages 1 2 3 4)
sarasotagirl 36 3/26/14 10:11 AM by EleanorSews
Drafting a pattern from RTW
Drafting a pattern from RTW
kenesha 9 3/26/14 8:38 AM by PattyE
How would you fix this
suzykue 7 3/26/14 7:54 AM by bestgrammy
Looking to buy a first serger .... (Pages 1 2)
what should I know/look out for?
lindawantstosew 16 3/25/14 10:38 PM by kcurtis
Hemming a skirt with godets
danceandsing33 5 3/25/14 6:21 PM by danceandsing33
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