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Pinned Topic Books for Beginners (Pages 1 2 3 ... 18)
please list your faves for our beginners!
MaryT 173 12/22/14 6:40 AM by NobuMurakawa
Pinned Topic Being a beginner is fun! (Pages 1 2 3 ... 23)
Here's why...
Deepika 220 11/22/14 11:37 AM by JeanieR
Pinned Topic Dress Forms (Pages 1 2 3 ... 39)
what to consider before I buy
ivory 385 11/20/14 11:04 AM by petite.dee
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 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 Reviews of Online classes at PR (Pages 1 2 3)
A request
Thaiyal 28 11/25/13 10:12 PM by Adrocan
Brother Serger 1034D New won't sew
Serger won't sew
happysewone 3 Today at 6:36 PM by beauturbo
so I ask myself, exactly how did this happen?...
a comic tale
rmusic1 3 Today at 6:16 PM by Annette Wright
Thread shred at fabric on Pfaff P5 -tension issue?
What am I doing wrong?
idontsew 0 Today at 5:03 PM by idontsew
Whew... (Pages 1 2)
just finished my dress
marec 11 Today at 2:30 PM by bakertoo
What is this unknown attachment ? (Pages 1 2)
imagine enclosed
HOWsMom 17 12/24/14 11:34 AM by beauturbo
Beginner sewing machine (Pages 1 2 3)
Sweetmomof2 21 12/23/14 10:02 AM by schmammy
Sewing Machine for Nylon Webbing (halters, collars, etc.) (Pages 1 2)
Greyhound 13 12/23/14 8:49 AM by biochemistress
Dressmakerís carbon paper (Pages 1 2 3)
Your recommendation????
jijichan 25 12/22/14 5:34 PM by Merry G
Buttons for my 1 year old Grandson's Fleece Shirt
kajero 8 12/22/14 9:35 AM by Marie367
making domed covered buttons, without a kit, from thick & fraying fabric
kellyhogaboom 4 12/22/14 1:03 AM by kellyhogaboom
How do finish the bottom of this shirt. (Pages 1 2)
I am so confused!
kajero 11 12/21/14 6:50 PM by biochemistress
Butterick 5948 help please
if you've done this pattern, view D
Liz in Cville 6 12/21/14 12:59 PM by dianelwilson
Swayback adjustment
sdh54 9 12/20/14 12:17 PM by stirwatersblue
Just Got My First Machine - Juki HZL-G110 (Pages 1 2)
nd23rin 16 12/20/14 2:39 AM by mariajw
What is wrong with the sleeves McCall's 6873 Size L Shirt (Pages 1 2 3 4)
It seems I have way too much material
kajero 33 12/19/14 6:19 PM by kajero
Need Several Quick but Pretty Projects for GIFTS (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Ideas Please!!
idontsew 30 12/19/14 6:12 PM by Melcalifornia
Will it work?
mystery fabric
teddysclj 5 12/19/14 5:59 PM by arianamaniacs
Another robe question--do I really need to interface?
Spacious Skies 6 12/19/14 3:35 PM by solosmocker
Which size robe to make for husband?
Spacious Skies 6 12/19/14 9:08 AM by Pamela R
Fusible vs. non-fusible
OK to sub non-fusible for fusible?
Liz in Cville 5 12/18/14 9:04 PM by CM_Sews
Jalie 2805 neckband (Pages 1 2 3)
"jewel neck" view
Liz in Cville 27 12/18/14 12:38 PM by Liz in Cville
Seam allowances pressing through on melton wool (Pages 1 2)
MisfitToy 10 12/18/14 9:47 AM by jjosiejo
I'm hand sewing buttons and borrowed an idea (Pages 1 2)
straight from the cross stitchers' playbook
marymary86 11 12/18/14 8:17 AM by jacquiJB
I want to graduate to intermediate level! (Pages 1 2 3)
Any suggestion for techniques I can practice?
BirdyBooo 27 12/18/14 4:25 AM by Renata
Can't teach an old dog new tricks :( (Pages 1 2 3)
Using pressure foot as guide instead of 5/8" seam allowances
naptimemom 27 12/17/14 1:48 PM by chisgran
Beginners: A cautionary tale (Pages 1 2 3 4)
machine maintenance
MrsCharisma 35 12/17/14 10:05 AM by chisgran
No specific project in mind, how much fabric do you buy? (Pages 1 2)
rule-of-thumb General fabric purchases
willowv90 10 12/16/14 4:48 PM by LizJ58
making my own pattern (Pages 1 2)
ie; size seven is ?? inches in chest and so on.
polish mom1 12 12/16/14 11:15 AM by Vintage Joan
Sewing over pins! (Pages 1 2 3 ... 8)
A graphic example of why you should not do this.
kcurtis 79 12/16/14 5:41 AM by sewbusy888
15-91 (Pages 1 2)
problem
tooltime 17 12/15/14 10:29 PM by Al Johnson
This is gonna be painful ... (Pages 1 2 3)
Skratchie 21 12/14/14 11:28 AM by Speech girl
Noob Q - moving needle left/right of center feature (Pages 1 2)
zombywoof 17 12/13/14 11:58 AM by idontsew
Pajama Waistband/Elastic (Pages 1 2)
jmziegler 13 12/12/14 3:09 PM by idontsew
Facings - help, please! Jalie City Coat
Jalie City Coat
C_M 0 12/11/14 10:19 PM by C_M
What comes first - the bra or the shirt? (Pages 1 2)
Which would you fit first when the bra itself doesn't fit?
fabricaddiction 13 12/11/14 1:53 PM by Quincunx
unexpected sewing side effects (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
I never thought...
rmusic1 41 12/10/14 0:17 AM by HDWen
Need Advice - Keep Machine Or Return? (Pages 1 2)
Best Value For Sewing Machine
GroovyLittleCity 12 12/9/14 9:00 PM by ccris
Fourth kilt project, 6th sewing project
fourth kilt project, 6th sewing project
Nkthompson 8 12/8/14 10:14 PM by dscheidt
Beginner needs some help
Looking for the right patterns...
sleepingbeauty 6 12/6/14 7:13 PM by denise60s
If you're in between pattern sizes... (Pages 1 2)
go big or go small? Rule of thumb?
Beaglemama 13 12/6/14 1:34 PM by Speech girl
Scratchy boiled wool and Vogue 8925
Return or line or make something else?
SimpleThreads 7 12/5/14 4:47 PM by stirwatersblue
HELP!! looking for pattern instructions fleece Hats Simplicity 2494
just asking the community if they can help me out
RnDmDesigns 3 12/4/14 3:34 PM by solosmocker
I'm adjusting the skirt-should I adjust the bodice?
klhdoc 1 12/4/14 3:31 PM by solosmocker
a good sewing machine for a start (Pages 1 2)
what's the best yet affordable sewing machine to use?
reichsantos 17 12/3/14 10:19 PM by WendyLynnRN
Serger question (Pages 1 2)
cjw22 15 12/3/14 10:14 PM by Sewinglady1947
My machine's light comes on but won't work (Pages 1 2)
maryndalen 10 12/3/14 10:01 PM by DOGLOVER389
Dress form christmas present for daughter
HELP!!
kelbell1 7 12/3/14 3:15 PM by ConnieBJ
Where to buy pillow stuffings?
jkzlin 1 12/3/14 0:18 AM by TLCat
making a hooded sweatshirt
sewing like leather material.
polish mom1 3 12/2/14 9:42 PM by Twizard
Combining patterns to make a dress?
monicawoodward 3 12/2/14 8:36 PM by stirwatersblue
Need Advice on What Size Butterick B5627 Misses' Fitting Shell
freshflow 2 12/1/14 8:57 AM by Tizmehr
Full Bust Adjustment
sharon2013 3 12/1/14 5:38 AM by sharon2013
Sewing and fitting books in French.
Do you know any ?
VeroSewsStuff 7 11/30/14 8:17 PM by ShantiSeamstressing
cotton lawn for a dress with an a-line skirt
am i setting myself up for disaster?
jaelh 6 11/30/14 5:04 AM by jaelh
What should a seam look like before pressing? (Pages 1 2)
Is wavy normal? (woven)
RMJ 18 11/29/14 6:49 PM by TStevens
fabric called Silky Faille
Would this be difficult to sew
cricket363 2 11/28/14 5:07 PM by beauturbo
Suggestion for coat/jacket construction book pls! (Pages 1 2)
BirdyBooo 14 11/27/14 9:22 AM by Patti B
Help with new Vogue 9057 tops (Pages 1 2)
I desperately need some help!
naptimemom 12 11/26/14 11:43 PM by GlButterfly
Another knit waistband question
Is it normal to have the raw edges exposed?
stirwatersblue 2 11/25/14 5:51 PM by stirwatersblue
Tulle Table-skirt attempt (Pages 1 2)
Help
Zen14 13 11/22/14 4:08 PM by Zen14
binding for stretch charmeuse
Can i do cross grain as the fabric is stretchy?
FromHeadToFoot 2 11/22/14 11:14 AM by FromHeadToFoot
I want to make this but... (Pages 1 2)
Trying to figure out the best way to make this coat I found online
YoungBeginner 14 11/22/14 9:54 AM by MrsCharisma
simpicity pattern 2406
Help with the sleeves
marsy82 1 11/22/14 9:47 AM by MrsCharisma
Seam finish for lined knit tank?
stirwatersblue 1 11/22/14 9:34 AM by Annette Wright
Converting yoga-style waistband to standard elastic wb?
Is it as straightforward as it sounds?
stirwatersblue 4 11/21/14 8:14 AM by detroy
Men's pants - alter for female
Clara55 6 11/20/14 1:34 PM by SewLibra
Beefing up a slinky knit
Fusible Interfacing? Tricot?
Beaglemama 9 11/20/14 12:11 PM by LynnRowe
Petite dress forms?
rfsews 6 11/20/14 11:16 AM by petite.dee
Lining help
amykay2012 3 11/19/14 10:53 PM by Margaret
Newbie sewists (Pages 1 2)
things you don't learn in school
solosmocker 12 11/19/14 3:15 PM by solosmocker
Easy wrap type knit pattern?
Pattern Recommendation Wanted
Lisa5Lynne 4 11/18/14 8:40 AM by Lisa5Lynne
Pattern Help Needed!
cosplay woes
studiothriller 6 11/18/14 8:26 AM by NancyZL
Free Sewing Classes at Mood Fabrics
gribzoid 0 11/16/14 1:11 PM by gribzoid
Need help for flared gown
ratan 8 11/12/14 1:05 PM by HelenM01
Sewaholic Alma Blouse
Missing pattern piece
saraatkin 2 11/11/14 3:53 PM by saraatkin
I need help in choosing sewing patterns
lacanon09 3 11/11/14 10:21 AM by TStevens
Singer Sewing Reference Books (Pages 1 2)
Sewncooknmom 17 11/10/14 9:40 PM by mastdenman
Brother 1034D serger won't sew at all
ariadnep 6 11/10/14 7:25 PM by Melcalifornia
Children's pattern sizing (Pages 1 2)
Pattern sizing
Wintermoons 12 11/10/14 9:06 AM by JOshiro
I hate grommets..... (Pages 1 2)
help please!
rmusic1 14 11/9/14 6:53 PM by KiwiWendy
CONFUSED
Help with Interfacing
Js1747 4 11/9/14 3:51 PM by Julia C
Jacket Trepidation (Butterick 5683 or Burda 7582)
Beginner seeks advice re: fabric subs and/or muslin and/or opting out ;)
Liz in Cville 7 11/9/14 3:44 PM by Julia C
What is the fabric on the edging of commercially made baby bibs?
kajero 3 11/9/14 3:17 PM by diane s
Upholstery thread is running low in thread - what to do??
When the thread is low, it unwinds in the bobbin and creates problems - what to do?
fabricaddiction 7 11/9/14 12:31 PM by PattiAnnJ
Reinforcing knees in jeans (Pages 1 2)
JennaF 11 11/9/14 0:05 AM by Al Johnson
Pattern for a fly-front skirt
buy a new pattern or modify what I have?
SpitfireGal 6 11/8/14 6:33 PM by SpitfireGal
Protecting my t-shirts from holes at the center front waist (Pages 1 2 3)
Sick of those tiny little holes
JOshiro 22 11/7/14 1:10 PM by Elona
Store bought lesson (Pages 1 2)
rfsews 17 11/6/14 6:37 PM by TStevens
Tips for curved insets?
am about to attempt V7910 view B
SpitfireGal 2 11/6/14 2:44 PM by arianamaniacs
Basic Machine (Pages 1 2)
9 yr old wants to sew
skittles2u 13 11/6/14 1:02 PM by Mufffet
Simplicity 1760 Help Please?
I'm making a skirt and the instructions got confusing
queencailo 2 11/5/14 11:57 PM by queencailo
squaring up
easiest and best way to square up fabric
donellar 3 11/5/14 11:47 PM by PattyE
Resizing a skirt pattern
Need to enlarge
mendospot 3 11/4/14 7:12 PM by mendospot
Reusing patterns by tracing? (Pages 1 2 3)
Mama2Athena 28 11/4/14 11:09 AM by CraftAddict
another corset question
boning
rmusic1 6 11/4/14 8:19 AM by tailored
scatter cushion size (Pages 1 2)
what size?
maide 10 11/4/14 7:16 AM by annsew65
What Pattern Next? (Pages 1 2)
ammorgan03 16 11/4/14 6:21 AM by marymary86
Bulky seams are defeating me!!
bijou13 3 11/3/14 11:19 PM by TGWGWS
Jacket collar interfacing: How to make firmer
Seems too light, can I pile it on to make firmer?
abuelita2 6 11/3/14 5:36 PM by Nancy K
Interfacing Crinkling (Pages 1 2)
Anri 12 11/2/14 9:11 AM by mhk
Crafty Class "One Pattern, Many Looks"
Has anyone taken? Appropriate for a beginner?
Melcalifornia 2 11/1/14 3:40 PM by Melcalifornia
Gunk on my iron! (Pages 1 2)
Glue from 606 spray adhesive all over my iron :(
Melcalifornia 12 10/31/14 2:47 PM by Marie367
What steam iron do you use? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
I need a new iron and am not sure what to get
Erplab 44 10/30/14 11:24 PM by ShantiSeamstressing
Removing bulk from darts
Nofuelleft 6 10/29/14 9:48 PM by Nofuelleft
What is a hem facing? (Pages 1 2)
Nancy1955 15 10/29/14 4:42 PM by solosmocker
Questions about Pattern Review
Questions, membership
Rhonlynn 7 10/28/14 10:17 PM by Rhonlynn
How can I decipher Burda's notion pictures?
Burda Notions
Soday 7 10/28/14 5:33 PM by Soday
Adding Length to A-Line Dress?
ammorgan03 3 10/28/14 5:05 AM by cocosloft
Serged finish on lining fabric?
Advice please
Miatagirl 5 10/27/14 10:34 AM by Melcalifornia
Bra making? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 30)
Skratchie 293 10/27/14 6:33 AM by Quickie
Yarn stash sale
Abundant yarns has gorgeous stuff on sale
GretchenB 2 10/25/14 8:41 PM by ldpaulson
Best sewing parts sequence?
zekia 6 10/24/14 9:41 PM by Arlene1995
Reason for not cutting skirt on the fold?
myriaml 8 10/24/14 8:53 AM by marthamckeon123
Downloadable Patterns - Info please : ) (Pages 1 2)
downloadable patterns
Vancouvergirl 15 10/23/14 11:52 AM by DonnaH
Simplicity 5839 kimono madness!
What's with those SLEEVES?
Dorion 1 10/22/14 8:41 PM by Dorion
Question about straight stitches (Pages 1 2)
Metta13 17 10/22/14 8:38 PM by GretchenB
Maternity Panel
Where to find good ribbing fabric
cricket363 5 10/22/14 8:27 PM by swerve2sew
Shortening A Dress Strap?
ammorgan03 3 10/22/14 6:03 PM by diane s
Kenmore Sewing Machine Help (Pages 1 2 3)
Thread Jamming
lolanicoleblogs 20 10/22/14 9:56 AM by Marie367
Finding This Pattern
I Need Help Finding A Pattern Like This...
jayedommi 7 10/21/14 12:24 PM by BumbeB
New sewer. (Pages 1 2)
Introduction
CandyDarling 17 10/21/14 11:49 AM by idontsew
i am petite and know i will need alteration to patterns...
sprissy 9 10/21/14 11:23 AM by Mufffet
See&Sew B5442 Help
ammorgan03 5 10/18/14 10:35 PM by ammorgan03
The Sewing Party November 8th 2014
Anybody signing up?
idontsew 2 10/18/14 9:02 AM by knitsgetsmail
Lekala #5742 Decorative Closure Pants Woes
Need help with pattern #5742
Twisted E Ranch 1 10/17/14 8:13 PM by beauturbo
New Juki Machine Woes - Pics Attached (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Switched from factory settings and now everything has gone haywire
sosat 32 10/16/14 9:16 PM by simplystitches
Sewing knits to wovens? (Pages 1 2)
ahrizel1 10 10/16/14 11:12 AM by Deepika
Lining a knit skirt? (Pages 1 2)
What to use?
JennaF 13 10/15/14 5:11 PM by Deepika
Learning to sew from online sources (Pages 1 2)
My student asked me fro recommendations
lakaribane 12 10/14/14 10:10 AM by lakaribane
Pressing seams on faux suede?
weekendstitch 5 10/14/14 9:29 AM by weekendstitch
Serged seam ripped straight out of my fabric! (Pages 1 2)
Help!
lisawray 18 10/13/14 10:11 PM by Quickie
Lining a Robe
I need help lining a robe
shearay752 2 10/13/14 6:43 PM by shearay752
what to buy
spoirier 5 10/12/14 6:53 PM by Marie367
attaching underwear elastic to fabric cut on the bias (Pages 1 2)
Help! :)
jaelh 11 10/12/14 6:48 PM by Sharon Rose
WAIST BAND GRIPS OR STAYS (Pages 1 2)
I don't know what this item is actually called - need help!
idontsew 10 10/12/14 7:52 AM by Maripat
Absolute beginner question - Should the back of a shirt exactly mirror the front?
Having trouble matching the back and front pieces of a pattern
fabricaddiction 9 10/11/14 7:36 PM by solosmocker
Finding the Grain on a Knit (Pages 1 2)
I seem to have trouble with all of the techniques I've read about
amysayssew 10 10/11/14 7:08 PM by BLMLB
How do I size-up a pattern ?
sizing
HOWsMom 1 10/10/14 10:52 AM by Mole Princess
Burda small armholes in jacket
Cut larger size armhole?
abuelita2 1 10/9/14 3:19 PM by lca
My mother contends that making pants is easy. (Pages 1 2 3)
demoiselle 29 10/8/14 10:27 PM by Sewcoastal
How do I strengthen the shoulder seams in my heavy coat?
Shoulder seams in heavy coat
Soday 1 10/8/14 12:58 PM by Kathhhhhy
HELP!!! I'm Stuck!
McCall's 6993 Skirt A, Can't figure it out!
Js1747 5 10/7/14 9:25 PM by Js1747
against the grain (Pages 1 2)
cutting pattern piece against the grain
jenfog77 12 10/7/14 0:00 AM by jenfog77
Headbands using fabric and elastic (Pages 1 2)
StacieG2002 11 10/6/14 5:08 PM by kajero
cutting patterns
multisizing pattern question
guineapigme 5 10/6/14 5:06 PM by DonnaH
Colette Guide to Sewing Hems
Free ebook now available
DonnaH 6 10/3/14 3:51 PM by dmh1
Ribbon
Do you Need to Pre-shrink 100% polyester ribbon?
elna2 2 10/2/14 10:37 PM by elna2
How would you get this topstitching look? (Pages 1 2)
Tailypo 11 10/2/14 5:49 PM by beauturbo
Second/backup machine? (Pages 1 2)
second sewing machine
Jsbarto1 11 10/2/14 3:32 PM by Al Johnson
Why NOT line a skirt? (Pages 1 2)
demoiselle 15 10/2/14 1:23 PM by Kwaaked
Drop yoke issues
trying to work out a ratio for a workable shirt
Stuggy 1 10/1/14 11:16 AM by tg33
clothing construction handbook (Pages 1 2 3)
demoiselle 26 10/1/14 11:08 AM by tg33
What is better? More efficient? (Pages 1 2)
duckydubz 12 9/29/14 2:47 PM by CM_Sews
Butterick B6070 (Pages 1 2)
Hmmmm ...
Skratchie 13 9/29/14 11:53 AM by tlc7
next sewing machine? (Pages 1 2)
moving from a singer featherweight to a new machine with zigzag stitching
Cnoelj 12 9/28/14 7:35 PM by atymonw
Bobbin issues with Brother Sewing Machine
Brother Compal Deluxe - Bobbin issues
redtulips 7 9/28/14 4:26 PM by beauturbo
Invisible zipper not invisible! (Pages 1 2)
brandywine 12 9/28/14 10:40 AM by SheBear0320
Question About Gravity Feed Iron
Bob Loblaw 7 9/26/14 5:30 PM by Barbara3
Somebody come to my house and lay out my pattern on this striped fabric (Pages 1 2 3)
Tailypo 22 9/26/14 2:15 PM by Mole Princess
Questions about darts in tops
Probably a stupid question, but all these patterns have darts
Firebird 7 9/25/14 7:24 PM by stirwatersblue
Why so many pants patterns? (Pages 1 2)
Are they really all that different?
Miatagirl 16 9/25/14 2:01 PM by Marie367
half scale dress form
1/2 scale dress form
sewsewmom 4 9/25/14 9:47 AM by petro
Help making Paule Ka dress from Burda 02/2013
cathytxtwfr 7 9/24/14 11:44 AM by PattiAnnJ
METALLIC THREAD woes
Can it be used to make maxi stitches on Pfaff P5?
idontsew 6 9/23/14 3:17 PM by gmaz
Is there an easy shirt for a mature woman? (Pages 1 2 3)
Firebird 21 9/22/14 9:38 PM by Firebird
Sewing in Comfort? (Pages 1 2 3)
Jewel Smith 24 9/22/14 7:28 PM by m/m
how do you rate fitting skills? (Pages 1 2 3 4)
rmusic1 37 9/21/14 1:02 PM by dove29
Hemming jeans (Pages 1 2)
Using Jean Thread (Wawak)
Beaglemama 11 9/21/14 12:44 PM by lgrande
Overlock with double/triple needle (bernina 830e)
Nut2Sew 1 9/20/14 5:43 PM by denise60s
Decorative throw pillow (Pages 1 2)
best practices, machines, and expert knowledge
gizmoto 14 9/19/14 7:59 AM by gizmoto
Math and sewing (Pages 1 2 3)
Katedejong 26 9/17/14 7:27 PM by Vintage Joan
Marking on the fabric
tracing wheel and paper not working
LisaInAlabama 9 9/17/14 3:57 PM by LisaInAlabama
Pattern Practice (Pages 1 2)
Inexpensive fabric to practice for knit fabric projects
RoJonesDesigns 18 9/16/14 10:34 PM by kcurtis
Prices from 2 dealers (Pages 1 2)
Different prices, same machine, from 2 dealers in same city
soeasy123 14 9/16/14 2:24 PM by soeasy123
Why you shouldn't sew in your non native language (Pages 1 2 3)
Baffled by a french pattern
cathytxtwfr 27 9/16/14 2:46 AM by nanneke
Pencil skirt rotating as I walk (Pages 1 2 3)
JOshiro 29 9/16/14 1:50 AM by denise60s
Freezer paper as stabilizer?
Instead of buying tear away stabilizer
Melcalifornia 2 9/14/14 2:51 PM by Melcalifornia
help with: low rise boxer brief project
logicallybiased 6 9/13/14 2:17 PM by Debbie Lancaster
Janome 2030 (Pages 1 2)
Janome 2030- reviews please
soeasy123 11 9/13/14 10:42 AM by soeasy123
trimming, marking, hemming circle skirt (Pages 1 2)
demoiselle 18 9/12/14 5:30 PM by demoiselle
What have you learned that improved your sewing dramatically? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 13)
Things that aren't necessarily in the sewing books ...
marymary86 125 9/12/14 11:41 AM by Chococat
What the What? "Grown on Handle" (Pages 1 2 3)
What the heck does it mean?!
ldpaulson 24 9/11/14 7:58 PM by stirwatersblue
Invisible Zipper
ambeachler 8 9/11/14 6:38 PM by kcurtis
Making patterns from RTW in my closet
I'd like to create new patterns from my old clothes
duckydubz 3 9/11/14 2:56 PM by aqn
Cones of all/general purpose thread?
What brands are out there & where to buy?
Bob Loblaw 8 9/11/14 1:57 PM by Bob Loblaw
How much fabric do I need?
baby quilt
anmeeks 0 9/10/14 3:08 PM by anmeeks
walking foot (Pages 1 2 3)
how much will it help?
demoiselle 24 9/10/14 1:21 PM by solosmocker
horrible knit straps (Pages 1 2 3)
and bindings too... can't get the hang of it
Chopinzee 25 9/9/14 7:35 PM by Chopinzee
Darts with Flat tops
Lekala 8000
demoiselle 3 9/9/14 5:38 PM by Nancy K
Old sewing books and elbow darts (Pages 1 2)
Just curious
pferdfarm 11 9/7/14 11:11 PM by KiwiWendy
What is your fave sewing tool? (Pages 1 2 3 4)
hyattrocillo 32 9/7/14 4:44 PM by LisaInAlabama
Beginners Dress Patterns
Easy dress patterns
suejw 4 9/7/14 9:11 AM by demoiselle
Melan, Mellan, Mellon, Interfacing
MissyH 2 9/6/14 9:22 PM by MissyH
Waist idea for knit skirt
Cutting off top of a stretchy knit dress to turn into skirt - need waist ideas!
Melcalifornia 4 9/6/14 5:30 PM by Catina
Skirt waistband help (Pages 1 2)
Which side does the interfacing go
Estelle in Aus 10 9/6/14 7:29 AM by demoiselle
When would you consider youself 'not a beginner' anymore? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
Beginner vs. Intermediate?
fabricaddiction 40 9/6/14 6:44 AM by Stuggy
Tension help?
Wavy bobbin thread
cjacobs 4 9/5/14 7:23 PM by caren751
Uh oh, I used too much Mistyfuse!
Janalice 2 9/5/14 2:56 PM by Janalice
simplicity 1283
8erin5 6 9/5/14 10:53 AM by demoiselle
Wardrobe-Poor (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
demoiselle 46 9/4/14 2:10 PM by KabitTarah
Burda 7100 (Pages 1 2)
Don't understand the neckline
Loralea 12 9/4/14 1:13 PM by Loralea
My third kilt project
Nkthompson 6 9/4/14 8:31 AM by Nkthompson
Sewing stretchy knits giving me headaches - fabric "flagging" ? (Pages 1 2 3)
flagging, skipped stitches, breaking thread
HOWsMom 20 9/3/14 3:45 PM by HOWsMom
Where to shop in Milan?
Where to shop in Milan?
Marieke1975 3 9/3/14 9:06 AM by dresscode
Help me with bias tape! :)
Need help determine how this to cut fabric for bias tape makers
Melcalifornia 9 9/2/14 8:50 PM by stirwatersblue
Simplicity 2822 Wheelchair Bag
rimna5 2 9/2/14 8:29 AM by JTink
what fabric to use for a slip
suzykue 3 9/2/14 0:14 AM by Samantha82
Brother xl2600i buttonhole foot (Pages 1 2)
buttonhole foot missing bracket?
JennyQNY 16 9/1/14 11:54 PM by chika85
facings and when you can get rid of them (Pages 1 2 3)
demoiselle 23 9/1/14 11:39 PM by GlButterfly
Skirt Yoke Facing in Contrast Fabric
The difference between 1 skirt and 2
demoiselle 4 9/1/14 10:11 PM by tinflutterby
Singer ideal 1014 sewing machine
I NEED HELP!!
livp47 2 9/1/14 4:42 PM by sew2006
help me please (Pages 1 2)
can't get fabric on grain
demoiselle 11 8/31/14 9:52 PM by plazaglass
ETA SEWING EXPO
It was great!
TJSEWS 3 8/31/14 8:53 PM by idontsew
New Look 6128
saraatkin 1 8/31/14 2:52 PM by DonnaH
burda.7966--what do these instructions mean?!!
SewerInTraining 5 8/31/14 8:19 AM by stirwatersblue
Looking for a Winnie the Pooh Pattern... (Pages 1 2 3)
Nyreth 23 8/30/14 9:31 PM by fraserco
Kick pleats
How do I get KPleats to hang straight?
cornish swede 7 8/30/14 5:47 AM by cornish swede
How can I salvage this project....
bad fabric choice
sosat 8 8/29/14 12:44 PM by stirwatersblue
New to sewing (Pages 1 2)
1st project Plaid Kilt
Nkthompson 12 8/28/14 3:27 PM by weekendstitch
Cutting on the lengthwise and crosswise grain in the same garment
cimmanon 9 8/25/14 11:10 AM by cimmanon
Sewing Cotton Bras (Pages 1 2)
choosing correct fabric
Concrete Blonde 10 8/25/14 0:30 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
Sewing pattern needed or help!
danby86 8 8/21/14 4:42 PM by HelenM01
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
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
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
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
attaching a t-shirt collar
MariaESchneider 9 7/30/14 0:02 AM by a7yrstitch
Looking for good pants patterns for a beginner (Pages 1 2)
Erplab 15 7/29/14 2:15 PM by Nancy K
Your Very First Item (Pages 1 2 3 ... 6)
What was the first item you successfully sewed?
DonnaH 54 7/29/14 2:04 PM by cheshire cat
Thread bunching, could it be a timing problem? (Pages 1 2 3)
Thread bunching, timing,
Stuggy 24 7/29/14 11:59 AM by GretchenB (formerly fetch)
How to prevent a flipped hem on a knit? (Pages 1 2)
Leu 17 7/25/14 7:52 PM by beauturbo
Needles, how do you dispose of them? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 6)
Is there a safe way or correct way to discard needles?
GardenGal7 51 7/25/14 5:30 PM by Annie P
Lame fabric? (Pages 1 2)
Idk what this fabric is or how to hem it!
theVeganHippie 10 7/25/14 1:12 PM by CdnSkier
Selecting size
renjon7798 3 7/24/14 9:43 PM by Speech girl
fabrics to donate - Los Angeles area
fabrics to donate
dogyeargirl 2 7/24/14 11:11 AM by Kemish
Making my first short-sleeved men's shirt. Help! (Pages 1 2)
Can I use a solid color for the sleeves?
naptimemom 12 7/23/14 2:25 PM by denise60s
Beginners mistake
Too much interfacing
GardenGal7 4 7/23/14 1:22 PM by GardenGal7
Sewing classes
Good sewing classes in Calgary
marcelazafra 1 7/23/14 10:49 AM by jacqui583
Layout and Grain Confusion (Pages 1 2)
Please help me figure out what I'm doing wrong.
Ubik 18 7/22/14 5:26 PM by Catina
On-Grain Binding for Garment?
100% Broadcloth Binding
Alpinebixby 5 7/22/14 4:46 PM by Nancy K
Another beginner's plea for help with knits. (Pages 1 2 3)
Fabric ID and a few other questions.
craft keeper 26 7/21/14 11:35 PM by frame
Please help me figure out how to duplicate this simple outfit (Pages 1 2 3)
marymary86 28 7/21/14 8:24 PM by marymary86
Help with Vintage Singer T&S 648
Singer Machine Won't Thread Bobbin - Please Help :(
henryfrank33 9 7/21/14 12:05 PM by PattiAnnJ
Anyone purchased one of these button machine? Need advice (Pages 1 2 3)
BirdyBooo 25 7/21/14 7:15 AM by BirdyBooo
Neue Mode Coat/Jacket Pattern 3331
Has Anyone Translated the Instructions Into English?
abcameo 1 7/21/14 2:39 AM by abcameo
Pattern recommendations for a first blazer/jacket tailoring project? (Pages 1 2 3)
I really want to sew a jacket, but find it terrifying to contemplate
ToileAndTrouble 20 7/20/14 10:43 PM by Marie367
Sewing Jumbo Cord
Question about the need for a specific foot for sewing cord in general
Stuggy 9 7/20/14 9:56 PM by Renata
Lining a rayon skirt with tricot
adding a lining that acts like a slip
sk8rcruz 3 7/20/14 4:51 PM by sk8rcruz
Forum Help (Pages 1 2)
How to post an image from my computer desktop to forum
VickeyJ 18 7/20/14 11:24 AM by VickeyJ
Ms. Velvet Cake's order...IGNORED! Beginners; USE A STRAIGHT STITCH ON KNITS. (Pages 1 2 3 ... 17)
LynnRowe 168 7/18/14 10:22 PM by Catina
Interfacing for totes/handbags (Pages 1 2 3)
Have you tried sew-in canvas?
GardenGal7 20 7/18/14 10:13 PM by kcurtis
Shirring back panel
Need help on work order
hoyhoy 1 7/18/14 5:04 PM by Nofuelleft
washable linings
margaran 5 7/18/14 10:50 AM by margaran
Repairing darts in stretch knit pants
Liz in Cville 6 7/18/14 9:58 AM by Liz in Cville
Sewing Class Toolkit?
A very daft question about how to bring all of your, well, stuff to sewing class.
charwith 9 7/18/14 0:40 AM by sewbusy888
Handbag custom handles
Is there a general rule regarding the "drop"?
GardenGal7 4 7/17/14 7:27 PM by Vireya
Janome 6300P embroidery stitches
start and stop on scrap fabric?
GardenGal7 0 7/17/14 5:20 PM by GardenGal7
Grommets vs. Eyelets
What's the difference?
GardenGal7 9 7/17/14 4:09 PM by stirwatersblue
Zippers! (the pretty metal ones and Ykk zippers)
online sources?
GardenGal7 9 7/17/14 2:57 PM by lca
Hug Snug or Seams Great?
How do you determine which is best for a project?
Ubik 2 7/17/14 11:18 AM by Ubik
Sewing piping round collars (Pages 1 2)
having issues!
LDT2011 10 7/17/14 4:13 AM by LDT2011
Do you have tips for making both ends of a waistband come out even? (Pages 1 2 3 4)
marymary86 32 7/16/14 11:48 PM by marymary86
Zippers - the pretty ones!
online sources?
GardenGal7 0 7/16/14 5:04 PM by GardenGal7
What form of knee patching is least likely to re-rip?! (Pages 1 2)
Theresse 11 7/16/14 1:02 PM by Sharon Rose
Practice Fabric (Pages 1 2 3 4)
what kind of fabric did you use when you were starting to use patterns
hyattrocillo 30 7/16/14 10:04 AM by Kalindi1121
Advice on figure skating skirts
Best way to attach chiffon skating skirts to leotard
2Beacreative 6 7/16/14 0:01 AM by SheBear0320
cutting patterns (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
what is a reasonable amount of time?
kathieh9 42 7/14/14 11:01 AM by Stuggy
Moss Mini pocket question
Pocket not reaching all the way to the center line
Kristina C 0 7/13/14 10:37 PM by Kristina C
Looking for work as a pattern tester.
How to find work as a seamstress - pattern tester. What are qualifications?
textilegram 7 7/13/14 6:56 PM by textilegram
Giving support to soft fabric
jsbach 2 7/11/14 1:52 PM by beauturbo
What do you do with your test garments? (Pages 1 2)
fabricaddiction 15 7/11/14 11:07 AM by BettyMike
Elastic waistband misery
Elastic does rodeo inside casing
abuelita2 9 7/10/14 12:32 PM by Brine
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 35 7/9/14 11:07 PM by alpenrose
How to choose a pattern - and avoid a loser?
fabricaddiction 3 7/9/14 7:52 PM by PattyE
First top: Sewaholic Belcarra OR Grainline Scout?
vivianalondon 3 7/9/14 6:25 PM by michellep74
Which Fusible Interfacing for V9002?
Need help with my Fashion Sewing Supply order.
Ubik 3 7/9/14 2:57 PM by Ubik
Seam Binding? (Pages 1 2)
Robinwild1 19 7/9/14 2:38 PM by Robinwild1
Sewing stretch fabric
jubes 8 7/9/14 11:02 AM by MartiP
Parsons sewing cabinet
leapyfrog 4 7/8/14 10:03 PM by SpazzyCat
sway back issues
BlueSkysAhead 4 7/8/14 9:27 PM by BlueSkysAhead
All show waistbands
Waistband that shows.
donellar 1 7/8/14 4:24 PM by MrsCharisma
Knit/interlock alternatives
McCall's M6914 fabric suggestions...
EllyMae T 3 7/8/14 0:09 AM by diane s
Hem Marker (Pages 1 2 3)
So disgusted, it doesn't work!
MartiP 29 7/7/14 4:36 PM by beauturbo
Threads 2013 Archive 25% off today-worth the money? Industry Inside? (Pages 1 2)
mollycoomer 10 7/7/14 12:46 PM by Liane M
Housecoat Belt
Robinwild1 6 7/6/14 9:12 PM by allorache
Reshape Sleeve Cap (Pages 1 2)
DOGLOVER389 11 7/6/14 4:40 PM by DOGLOVER389
Interchanging needle brands? (Pages 1 2)
Putting in a new needle thats a different brand from my machine.
Constantia 16 7/5/14 2:06 AM by denise60s
Name Change?
Anne Onymus 7 7/4/14 8:41 PM by GlButterfly
classic seersucker stripes
question about matching stripes
sdp717 4 7/2/14 8:14 PM by Doris W. in TN
Flat felled seam question
marymary86 4 7/2/14 8:43 AM by marymary86
Flat felled seams inside sleeve (Pages 1 2)
gabbymoore 18 7/1/14 6:21 PM by beauturbo
I have finally vanquished velvet!
nightmare fabric - simple skirt
LDT2011 7 7/1/14 9:47 AM by LDT2011
1/4" red masking tape - marking seam allowances on Burda? (Pages 1 2)
Any reason why this wouldn't work? if not - how do you do it?
marymary86 16 6/30/14 2:41 PM by TGWGWS
Chiffon (Pages 1 2)
saraatkin 10 6/30/14 10:37 AM by Catina
Something has gone awry
Skewedreality04 8 6/30/14 6:14 AM by AnneM
New Look 6210
ITY knit?
weekendstitch 3 6/29/14 11:22 AM by weekendstitch
Boggled by bears! (Pages 1 2)
Help me pick a pattern
Hazel19 10 6/29/14 10:39 AM by Hazel19
"well drafted" (Pages 1 2)
autumnnn 11 6/29/14 9:16 AM by andye
Help on Neckline
Pattern Kwik sew 3657
suejw 8 6/28/14 10:20 PM by Karla Kizer
Patterns for (Social/Ballroom) Dancers
demoiselle 0 6/28/14 9:04 AM by demoiselle
wrist pain from sewing? (Pages 1 2 3)
MissParayim 20 6/28/14 8:10 AM by Annette Wright
To prevent pocket opening from stretching (Pages 1 2)
how to apply a stay ... and out of what?
Sewandwrite 10 6/27/14 0:15 AM by dragonzflame
Ahh! Nervous!
Attending 1st Sewing Class
Pomegranate27 4 6/27/14 0:09 AM by Pomegranate27
How can I tell if a pants pattern is low rise? (Pages 1 2)
Ubik 14 6/26/14 4:38 PM by solosmocker
Newbie Question about Lightweight Twill (Pages 1 2)
Lightweight Twill
LoriMinnesota 12 6/26/14 12:25 PM by LoriMinnesota
Favorite simple top layer/cardigan? (Pages 1 2)
demoiselle 15 6/26/14 7:37 AM by dmh1
urgent help with tutorial sailor fuku pleats
wondering reason for altering width on pleats
LadyValkyrie 1 6/24/14 4:40 AM by Catina
Body-flattering: what have your revelations been? (Pages 1 2 3)
demoiselle 26 6/23/14 7:38 PM by Vintage Joan
Futon cover
Advice
gigi15k 8 6/23/14 6:10 PM by gigi15k
Linen overcasting / curling (Pages 1 2)
Linen
Liisa27 12 6/23/14 3:34 PM by Sjwyman
Project planner or journal (Pages 1 2 3)
PammyJ 23 6/23/14 11:47 AM by Mufffet
Hiding Shape and Size (Fabric Weight and Pattern?) (Pages 1 2)
g.imani.a 11 6/23/14 10:20 AM by KathySews
Hemming a Very Long Curve on a Knit
Bravo30 7 6/23/14 7:42 AM by Maripat
Lining a godet skirt
danceandsing33 6 6/23/14 1:20 AM by tourist
How many wayward projects have you had? (Pages 1 2)
Mangosteen25 19 6/21/14 10:59 PM by dove29
need help ASAP school aplication project deadline in 10 days!
pleated skirt length uneven at joining ends!
LadyValkyrie 9 6/21/14 11:19 AM by Michelle T
Quilter's Cotton for a Jacket (Pages 1 2)
How to give a cotton jacket body
fabricoverload 18 6/21/14 8:43 AM by fabricoverload
why does my machine do this? (Pages 1 2)
suzykue 10 6/20/14 3:16 PM by beauturbo
Snap questions (Pages 1 2)
Questions about snaps
spanishHusband 10 6/20/14 0:26 AM by BrendaR
Stupid round patch pockets :( (Pages 1 2 3)
MrsCharisma 20 6/19/14 5:11 PM by Laurie Lou
armhole depth and choosing sizes
stringfigures 7 6/18/14 4:14 PM by helenkosings
Wooly Nylon in Straight Stitch Seams (Pages 1 2)
Am I ordering the correct thread?
Ubik 16 6/17/14 2:18 PM by frame
Extra set of bed pillowcases
Any tips or suggestions?
Melcalifornia 5 6/14/14 4:44 PM by Melcalifornia
Shirting Collar Help
I need help sewing on a collar.
shearay752 3 6/13/14 9:12 AM by Catina
Not flat when finished
jjterk 5 6/13/14 0:57 AM by dragonzflame
Applique on a t-shirt
Which needle to use?
Melcalifornia 6 6/12/14 10:41 PM by Melcalifornia
Armscye--I look, but cannot see
alpenrose 2 6/11/14 5:03 PM by Laurie Lou
striped top
suzykue 6 6/11/14 9:35 AM by jacquiJB
Construction help for tutu skirt
Tutu skirt is for runner participating in charity run
D Hart 6 6/10/14 7:45 PM by Sewliz
Fabric cutting layout
PinkPetals 9 6/10/14 12:55 PM by ccris
project: to review my failures/stalled projects (Pages 1 2)
want to join me?
demoiselle 10 6/10/14 11:37 AM by AllNewtoMe
Bottom Weight Fabric?
Best use of
HDWen 6 6/10/14 8:30 AM by Nancy K
Seam Allowance not included
How to cut?
WantToSewAgain 8 6/9/14 5:44 PM by Anthony Ray
Get together in NYC?
demoiselle 3 6/9/14 5:31 PM by anae
Which Craftsy knits class is best for a beginner? (Pages 1 2)
Have you taken any of these?
Ubik 15 6/9/14 11:18 AM by frame
Question on sewing a yoga waistband
marymary86 4 6/9/14 9:21 AM by SecondHandRogue
Choosing Patterns (Pages 1 2)
miaowmix 17 6/8/14 10:33 PM by Vintage Joan
knit and ease
Calendria 9 6/8/14 6:47 PM by Calendria
sewing for kidz
Calendria 7 6/8/14 4:36 PM by Calendria
simplicity pdf patterns
mars119 1 6/8/14 3:10 PM by misschris
challenge to self (Pages 1 2)
making a skirt, today
demoiselle 16 6/8/14 10:05 AM by demoiselle
My Sewing Manifesto! (Pages 1 2 3 4)
A bit of a vent and self-realization
marymary86 37 6/7/14 9:45 PM by marymary86
Gathering with automatic tension
niceli 8 6/7/14 10:41 AM by SandiMacD
Serrated Shears (Pages 1 2 3)
Can you recommend
scheri 25 6/7/14 9:18 AM by Shellia
Order of construction for a dress with a waist seam (Pages 1 2)
Can the order of construction be changed?
Blaceyda 16 6/6/14 0:25 AM by SpitfireGal
janome blue bobbins (Pages 1 2)
sideseams 11 6/5/14 6:43 PM by Jacqui315
Why am I afraid to wear my clothes? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 14)
strasfamily 131 6/4/14 9:22 AM by AllNewtoMe
Have you made your own dress form? (Pages 1 2)
Mangosteen25 18 6/4/14 5:01 AM by LDT2011
inserting a full lining in to a sleeveless dress (Pages 1 2)
has anyone else tried this?
rmusic1 13 6/3/14 9:41 PM by SecondHandRogue
Big Four - Do you routinely sew a size smaller? (Pages 1 2 3 4)
demoiselle 30 6/2/14 4:10 PM by HDWen
Cover for a 3"x5" trailer wheel
Allen McClung 4 6/2/14 3:04 PM by PattiAnnJ
Lapped zipper? (Pages 1 2)
Any instructions out there with pictures?
dove29 10 6/2/14 8:25 AM by Sharon Rose
Help with McCalls 6503 View D -Collar
LiinSd 0 6/2/14 0:15 AM by LiinSd
Pattern cutting
Can I cut a skirt pattern on cross grain
Liamsmama 3 6/1/14 11:05 PM by Liamsmama
How would you apply bias binding to a Square Neckline?
H E L P
HDWen 4 6/1/14 7:52 PM by Silknmore
Ease in back of sleeve vs. front of sleeve of blouse (Pages 1 2)
This just doesn't seem right
Sewandwrite 16 6/1/14 9:15 AM by blue mooney
Needle Plate
saraatkin 4 6/1/14 4:04 AM by saraatkin
Sewing times (Pages 1 2 3 4)
do you time your sewing?
LDT2011 31 6/1/14 0:25 AM by SpitfireGal
a year in the life of a dressmaking course student
all the notes
rmusic1 9 5/30/14 4:37 PM by rmusic1
Comparing Kenmore 385 and Singer Stylist 834
clothfarmer 6 5/30/14 10:20 AM by clothfarmer
BurdaStyle Videos
Angela64 1 5/30/14 7:35 AM by nothy lane
Looking to buy a new dress form?
Deal at Staples
sherezada91 7 5/29/14 5:50 PM by andye
Fabric on grain
laceyworks 6 5/29/14 5:18 PM by PattiAnnJ
Bias Binding Twisting
Chococat 9 5/29/14 4:44 PM by solosmocker
Sew Essentials Printed Fabric Dress Form
Dress Forms
AndieOH 0 5/29/14 2:08 PM by AndieOH
Help! Problem with the back panel of trousers
the basic idea of increasing the length of the centre back??
jsbach 8 5/29/14 11:58 AM by Brine
getting fabric on-grain before cutting out pattern (Pages 1 2)
Angela64 13 5/28/14 7:39 PM by solosmocker
Iron-away marking pen
Marking Pen
2 Airedales n Me 9 5/28/14 4:13 PM by bunnypn
Help! Problems with the yoke of a jeans (Pages 1 2)
jsbach 17 5/28/14 3:00 PM by Marilly
How do you tranfer your block to something more durable (Pages 1 2)
StitchyMama 12 5/27/14 7:37 PM by marymary86
old fashioned dry starch to mix with water for bulk fabric starching (Pages 1 2 3)
where to find the old fashioned dry starch
Sharon Rose 22 5/27/14 12:10 PM by lakaribane
Simplicity 6176 step 6 HELP!
Can't figure it out
Mocha6 2 5/27/14 6:49 AM by Andee
Marking Problem (Pages 1 2)
Ubik 11 5/26/14 6:57 PM by SandiMacD
At last! (Pages 1 2)
demoiselle 10 5/26/14 6:13 PM by marymary86
Overlocker mishap
Forgot to thread a needle
stumbleon 7 5/25/14 12:04 PM by sewdoggie22
Knit help
Feeding knits
Sjwyman 5 5/25/14 8:46 AM by PattiAnnJ
Help with Knit Fabric (Pages 1 2)
Knit Top too Big in Neck Area
pamyjo2001 17 5/25/14 6:42 AM by stumbleon
Tailored sleeve advice (Pages 1 2)
LDT2011 14 5/24/14 11:01 PM by cst designs
How is this possible?
back waist measurement oddities
demoiselle 4 5/22/14 10:30 PM by demoiselle
Turning seams and facings (Pages 1 2)
SecondHandRogue 19 5/22/14 9:26 PM by SecondHandRogue
Replacing elastic gathering
RobA. 3 5/20/14 10:40 AM by RobA.
Favorite silly mistake? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 7)
Let's share those OOPS! moments!
stirwatersblue 61 5/20/14 10:06 AM by badcooker
DA 767, Pfaff 335, Singer 104
BabelFish 2 5/19/14 10:20 PM by BabelFish
Chiffon....oh NO!
Help with puckers!
lka674 1 5/19/14 7:52 PM by Catina
Do you over-muslin? (Pages 1 2 3)
Not overfit, just over-muslin.
demoiselle 25 5/19/14 2:14 PM by sew2006
How do I take the width out of the bottom part of a pants pattern.
Pattern fits through the waist and hips, but is too wide from knee down
MissyH 4 5/19/14 9:46 AM by marymary86
Stitch Width Juki MO-735
How to adjust stitch width
JennXi 5 5/19/14 9:12 AM by JennXi
An alternative to boning (Pages 1 2)
jynclr 14 5/19/14 7:18 AM by Catina
Fusible interfacing glue on iron plate (Pages 1 2 3)
Did something really dumb!
Muldini 26 5/17/14 10:28 PM by Marie367
phaff 4872 coverlock
presser feet
mauijana 2 5/16/14 8:55 PM by Sjwyman
jumpsuits seem to be in this year . . . (Pages 1 2 3)
in all the stores . . .
demoiselle 20 5/15/14 5:32 PM by CM_Sews
Has Anyone did one of the Burda Style Webinars?
Burda Style Webinar/ Sew along
tobygal 4 5/15/14 8:45 AM by geniknits
Taunton Press Couture Techniques Workshop DVD: Basics With Claire Shaeffer
renjon7798 2 5/13/14 5:03 PM by Fictionfan
Which one? (Pages 1 2)
Couture methods books
renjon7798 10 5/12/14 12:36 PM by Sakura58
Kenneth King Book or Surefit (Beginner Sewer)
weebly 7 5/11/14 9:37 PM by weebly
large bust small shoulders
Frustrating
cornish swede 7 5/11/14 8:20 PM by KiwiWendy
Coverstitching Swimsuit Elastic (woes) (Pages 1 2)
dlm4001 10 5/11/14 3:33 PM by needlbobs
getting decent pictures of your projects
demoiselle 9 5/11/14 10:26 AM by tourist
deciding on size (Pages 1 2)
renjon7798 17 5/10/14 10:55 AM by SheBear0320
How would I adjust this top?
suzykue 2 5/9/14 10:30 PM by plazaglass
What did I do wrong?
issues with jacket fitting
LDT2011 1 5/9/14 4:23 PM by bunnypn
Button Placket inserted into a one-piece back
can anyone point me to a tutorial?
SpitfireGal 4 5/9/14 3:08 PM by SpitfireGal
Lining up cuffs or hem band to a shirt
...and serging it. How keep it lined up?
Beaglemama 5 5/8/14 5:20 PM by NhiHuynh
Glue stick for interfacing?
Looking for experience from others
Melcalifornia 5 5/8/14 10:58 AM by PattiAnnJ
Iron or not? (Pages 1 2)
stumbleon 12 5/8/14 6:54 AM by annakeeton
Needle & Thread -- a new generation
kajero 5 5/7/14 1:43 PM by HanPanda
Is there a difference between boys & girls elastic waist pants?
Lori9999 2 5/7/14 1:52 AM by Lori9999
Seams
debbieparks 5 5/6/14 8:13 PM by Vireya
Threading problems
Threading problems!
Indyroma 6 5/5/14 12:52 PM by Marie367
Shirring elastic advice?
LDT2011 9 5/5/14 8:39 AM by gramma b
Still confused about picking pattern size by high bust measurement (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
sarasotagirl 41 5/5/14 6:23 AM by jjosiejo
Looking for pattern (Pages 1 2)
High waisted, flat front, elastic back
MissyH 10 5/4/14 6:26 PM by MissyH
Brocade Seams
snoopmurph 3 5/4/14 4:31 PM by snoopmurph
mccalls m6646 pattern
help with lace overlay
eflinner 6 5/4/14 11:45 AM by KathySews
RTW vs sewing patterns
Does anyone find that sewing patterns fit poorly compared to RTW garments?
Yobtaf 6 5/4/14 5:57 AM by SandiMacD
Serger or stick with the SM Overlock/zig zag stitches? (Pages 1 2)
Can't decide- buy awesome SM or buy so-so SM & Serger
Pomegranate27 10 5/3/14 6:38 PM by Pomegranate27
sewing for toddlers: designs and patterns (Pages 1 2)
rmusic1 12 5/1/14 4:58 PM by bunnypn
Why is it so hard to get going? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 11)
cascadia 106 4/30/14 3:49 AM by cascadia
Scalloped Border
saraatkin 4 4/29/14 10:36 AM by JuneHawk
How to apply interfacing to fleece?
zynx1234 9 4/28/14 7:11 AM by clt3
Best strategy for this muslin?
BHL Victoria Blazer
Izybel18 1 4/26/14 9:15 PM by jmosew
Large hook and eyes - such a pain to sew (Pages 1 2)
And always seem to come undone
tourist 19 4/25/14 10:17 AM by tourist
How to fix mesh edge warping
sherezada91 3 4/25/14 8:00 AM by Pamela R
Interlinings, Linings, Facings...Do I need all of them? (Pages 1 2)
Vyci 15 4/25/14 7:08 AM by Addierecoy
Interfacing
up to or including the seam allowance?
GardenGal7 2 4/23/14 1:49 PM by TGWGWS
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
sewing a bra
heartstringz 3 3/24/14 10:03 AM by ASiverson
Dress forms
Sharon ann 640 0 3/24/14 3:27 AM by Sharon ann 640
Wearing Ease
How much do you like in your garments?
Sheseams 9 3/22/14 6:53 PM by bunnypn
Sleeveless top reshape sleeves?
Jenniel73 1 3/22/14 4:24 PM by EleanorSews
Sewing purchases acronynm list?
cathytxtwfr 7 3/21/14 4:21 PM by cathytxtwfr
Bought a new Iron, but we are on a well ... (Pages 1 2)
Manual specifies using tap, NOT softened, water??
lindawantstosew 12 3/20/14 4:53 PM by kkkkaty
Not happy with my projects.... (Pages 1 2)
pmbrcb 18 3/20/14 8:50 AM by pmbrcb
bias tape or binding tape?
prkrgrp 8 3/19/14 11:00 PM by prkrgrp
Boys Tie
Husband volunteered me to make a tie.
Mobycat 1 3/18/14 7:34 PM by Mobycat
How could I stop my knit hem on V8379 from swaying when I walk
Sunshine12242 9 3/18/14 9:00 AM by Sunshine12242
Lining a Stretch Lace Top
construction question
jacqui583 9 3/17/14 11:35 AM by jacqui583
How to get a straight hem on a knit top (Pages 1 2)
bicrafty 13 3/17/14 8:37 AM by JTink
Singer 9960 Buttonhole foot question
marsaili 2 3/17/14 0:47 AM by bestgrammy
Can I do this?
chisgran 5 3/16/14 3:59 AM by TGWGWS
New to New Look patterns - neckline finishing directions question
The instruction doesn't make sense to me, help!
lindawantstosew 6 3/16/14 0:02 AM by SewLibra
Pant lining
Lining for cotton sateen pants
mig 6 3/15/14 7:54 PM by Nancy K
Fabric With Elastic Band
Sewncooknmom 4 3/14/14 10:43 PM by Sewncooknmom
Leotard straps
Help with Lycra
lizardl 6 3/14/14 3:44 PM by Speech girl
Directional Sewing (Pages 1 2)
know a good tute, explanation, class?
Sauvage 19 3/14/14 3:40 PM by bunnypn
HELP! Confused on Pattern Layout
lka674 4 3/14/14 2:42 PM by lka674
Lining a knit sheath dress
dragonzflame 7 3/14/14 0:56 AM by SewLibra
Using RTW dress for fabric (Pages 1 2)
shakantala 10 3/13/14 8:31 PM by goodworks1
American Girl (Pages 1 2 3)
Inexpensive (?) doll to use as form
chickenmom 20 3/13/14 1:07 PM by diane s
Making a seem less prominent? (Pages 1 2)
stirwatersblue 10 3/13/14 1:31 AM by stirwatersblue
Quilting Cotton for Men's Ties?
DOGLOVER389 3 3/12/14 11:02 AM by chacha45
what's a good underlining material for this project?
stabilizing a silk twed
FromHeadToFoot 5 3/12/14 1:25 AM by Scrnme007
Confused! (Pages 1 2)
Looping thread vs differing suggestions
Kraehi 11 3/10/14 6:33 PM by sewme47
Pattern for A line Jersey Skirt
Easy Pattern
Morley 6 3/10/14 6:24 PM by Red Dragon
Pre-washing linen (Pages 1 2)
ISewedIt 12 3/10/14 1:20 PM by a7yrstitch
Sewing for Cats (Pages 1 2)
wonderboyny 18 3/9/14 7:46 AM by jacqui583
Raglan T-Shirts
Never worked with knit fabric.
kayakpeak 9 3/9/14 7:37 AM by jacqui583
Congratulations
RE: Do you believe sewing is a gift?
ThreeThreads 3 3/8/14 1:05 PM by Vintage Joan
Do you believe sewing is a gift? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 6)
Soday 50 3/7/14 12:59 PM by ThreadsofFaith
The Owners Manual to your sewing machine..... (Pages 1 2)
When's the last time you looked at it?
Sheseams 17 3/6/14 8:25 PM by ShantiSeamstressing
Ease w.r.t. the bodice of childrens' garments.
How to work with ease to get a good fit on a little girl's dress.
tacittalk 4 3/5/14 10:48 PM by meleliza
help (Pages 1 2)
material is jammed in feed dogs
JessicaJean 10 3/5/14 7:36 PM by lgrande
Mens shirt sleeve cap
Gathering
kayakpeak 3 3/5/14 3:07 PM by Elona
applique
Making appliques for sewing on later
christie99 1 3/5/14 11:05 AM by PattiAnnJ
Brother SE 400 Embroidery Problem
Embroidery Unit Won't Move
bebblanco 4 3/3/14 2:31 PM by PattiAnnJ
Cosplay Helo with Hi-Lo Ball Gown
Help With a Cosplay Costume
mchugh8705 2 3/3/14 10:06 AM by tourist
Help - Rotary cutter and cutting mat !! (Pages 1 2)
How to use rotary cutter and cutting mat for dressmaking
cweetgal 12 3/3/14 7:52 AM by cweetgal
bag lining
what is it?
aquamarineerica 4 3/3/14 7:35 AM by Andee
shawl collar confusion
is there just a rule?
slimey 2 3/2/14 4:45 PM by kalniete
differnt types of knits?
Whats the differance?
Zeldagirl413 8 3/2/14 3:52 PM by kcurtis
Colorblock Dress - How to Choose Correct Zipper and Thread Color
jgiveans 5 3/2/14 3:42 PM by diane s
Hooded jacket with neckline facings
Sewing order question?
kayco 4 3/1/14 1:07 PM by kayco
Questions About Needles
DOGLOVER389 3 3/1/14 12:18 PM by PattiAnnJ
How to Dye Nylon Fabric without using heat ??
Dyeing Nylon
Robbbie 7 3/1/14 4:12 AM by Vireya
Vest Turning Help!? Please?
How to turn lined vest
cdogsgo 6 2/28/14 2:05 PM by QuiltsShoots&Leaves
fusible interfacing (Pages 1 2)
autumnnn 16 2/28/14 1:47 PM by a7yrstitch
Good paterns? (Pages 1 2)
Need advice on patterns
Nachoqtpie 16 2/28/14 0:50 AM by autumnnn
Things No One Told Me (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Odd Little Tips That Really make things Easier
DonnaH 32 2/27/14 4:26 PM by autumnnn
Machine for Heavy Fabric and Multiple Layers?
Searching for the Right Machine
Kangkairen 8 2/27/14 3:15 PM by Brine
Fess up did you quit sewing in your past? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
Please tell me why you quit sewing and than later started sewing again.
Dana Cetz 45 2/27/14 12:24 PM by AdaH
Keep this Brother LS2125i machine?? (Pages 1 2 3)
factorygirl 24 2/26/14 11:33 PM by ShantiSeamstressing
Hy Mark Glace Cotton Thread
What is it used for?
Nubiesan 4 2/26/14 8:37 PM by bunnypn
Book Reviews
Reading book reviews
Desert Maille 4 2/26/14 12:33 PM by ASiverson
Which fabric/textile is for what? (Pages 1 2)
textile or fabric
time2learn 13 2/26/14 5:43 AM by DonnaBT
Starting again (Pages 1 2 3)
How to get back into sewing
MommytodaZs 23 2/25/14 5:13 PM by DonnaH
Burda pattern confusion
bfisher5560 4 2/24/14 5:11 PM by ASiverson
Shirting unavailable? (Pages 1 2 3)
Cannot find shirting material anywhere
Sartor 24 2/24/14 9:28 AM by kushami
how to create the perfect bow
odd question I know...
rmusic1 5 2/22/14 7:27 PM by PattiAnnJ
Can you substitute an invisible zipper for a regular one in a garment? (Pages 1 2)
invisible zipper
Soday 13 2/22/14 3:14 PM by Soday
great advice for all sewists (Pages 1 2)
advice from singer
JaxOz 13 2/21/14 10:25 AM by Sewsy1
How do guys learn how to sew? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 19)
PeterT 189 2/21/14 10:22 AM by Sewsy1
Sewing without pressing? (Pages 1 2 3)
Anyone sew without pressing? or know where to get a HE iron?
violetrays 24 2/21/14 6:09 AM by Kwaaked
Craftsy Iconic Tweed Jacket vs Classic Tailoring The Blazer (Pages 1 2)
Has anyone tried these classes?
Sakura58 13 2/20/14 10:24 PM by Elona
Free ebooks
Tailoring instructions
Sheseams 7 2/19/14 8:33 PM by biochemistress
West Valley College sewing tutorials
Real time detailed instruction on You Tube
kathi s 3 2/19/14 1:41 PM by kathi s
Thread tracing (Pages 1 2)
tg33 13 2/18/14 4:10 PM by Nancy K
How do you take care of your commercial sewing patterns? (Pages 1 2 3)
How do you take care of your commercial sewing patterns?
hyattrocillo 25 2/18/14 4:30 AM by wenznz
Magnetic closure on handbag
Magnetic snap is too STRONG! Any way to fix after-the-fact?
DG212 7 2/18/14 3:50 AM by goodworks1
stitch witchery, seams great, wondr under? (Pages 1 2)
uses for these tapes
ev35 15 2/16/14 10:42 PM by SueC56
Stitching thru interfacing
Acceptable on Collar band.
kayakpeak 4 2/16/14 7:50 PM by bunnypn
A few questions about my first project
I am going to make pants from Mccalls 5890
Dana Cetz 9 2/16/14 1:13 AM by SewLibra
Threading elastic through casing that only has one opening? (Pages 1 2)
How do you remove the safety pin at the end?
blythebyname 13 2/15/14 10:01 AM by dscheidt
Help with German language!
Cute pattern, if only I could read it
angi_nagel 2 2/15/14 8:27 AM by angi_nagel
I've forgotten how much you have to learn....
rmusic1 5 2/14/14 6:00 PM by Sheseams
Tension Problems with my Elna 1000
kaibea 4 2/14/14 3:07 PM by Mufffet
Pattern size (Pages 1 2)
How do pattern sizes relate to store bought?
dcap 13 2/13/14 7:55 PM by Elona
Fusible interfacing on fashion fabric or self fabric lining? (Pages 1 2)
When to stick to what and WHY?
hoyhoy 10 2/13/14 6:59 PM by Marie367
A cleaner wrong side single welt pocket?
cathytxtwfr 7 2/13/14 2:57 PM by Erin Sooit
Girls Pattern Sizing
Are girls sizes true to RTW?
carrie18584 3 2/13/14 8:23 AM by SewMentalMama
Need help how to cut out fabric using pattern weights and scissors. (Pages 1 2 3)
I always use pins but sewers have been saying to use weights for knits
Dana Cetz 28 2/12/14 7:42 PM by tourist
Fabric widths
A handy chart for converting fabric widths
StitchyMama 9 2/12/14 7:34 PM by clt3
Equipment questions for dyeing at home (long)
Pot sizes, weighing fabric, washing machines, and more...
stirwatersblue 8 2/12/14 3:47 PM by bunnypn
Help! New Pfaff Ambition 1.0 doesn't do buttonholes properly? (Pages 1 2)
Aliandre 13 2/12/14 11:18 AM by JenniferMM
Pockets
T-shirt pockets
Deejames08 2 2/11/14 0:51 AM by SewLibra
help! problem with bobbin thread knotting up (Pages 1 2)
kare1983 17 2/9/14 9:53 PM by bestgrammy
Burda Style Magazine
saraatkin 7 2/9/14 1:08 PM by Vintage Joan
Symbols in the patterns
Symbols in the patterns
hyattrocillo 6 2/9/14 1:04 PM by Vintage Joan
lining for pajama bottoms
which method to use? which fabric?
KathleenWH 8 2/9/14 9:47 AM by PattiAnnJ
Wonky Stitches! Pic included. Please help (Pages 1 2 3)
sunnysnowflake 21 2/8/14 4:03 AM by bestgrammy
hello all
help with a sewing machine please???
fireflie 2 2/7/14 11:40 PM by skae
When to serge (Pages 1 2)
MrsRing 10 2/7/14 5:41 PM by DonnaH
New Look 6150 - Step 4 Confusion (Pages 1 2)
Pattern Assistance
Tonya P 11 2/7/14 2:25 PM by Tonya P
Is it "legal?" to sell clothing, using commercial patterns (Pages 1 2)
Are ppl. allowed (is it "legal?") to sell clothing made from commercial patterns (e.g., on your blog or site or Etsy store)
BJHM 12 2/7/14 1:52 PM by bunnypn
Blackout drapes (Pages 1 2)
Are these easy to make?
cutestcutie 10 2/7/14 5:21 AM by poorpigling
What does P5 and R5 sizes mean
sizes
hyattrocillo 5 2/6/14 9:32 PM by hyattrocillo
I have a serger, now what? (Pages 1 2)
project ideas
kearnshippy 11 2/6/14 12:47 PM by Speech girl
A Confession . . . . (Pages 1 2 3)
Ineedaname 25 2/5/14 9:08 AM by mssewcrazy
Interfacing for Simplicity 3685
Need help choosing interfacing for jacket
violingirl84 2 2/4/14 5:06 PM by violingirl84
Bra making? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 48)
Care to chat??
JennaF 472 2/4/14 1:22 PM by GoSewGirl
burda sleeve pattern markings (Pages 1 2)
confusing....
rmusic1 11 2/4/14 3:25 AM by rmusic1
Sergers for dummies (Pages 1 2 3)
Need help finding a serger
Zeldagirl413 28 2/4/14 3:08 AM by CdnSkier
Burda pattern pieces
No explanation of markings
OlgaT 3 2/3/14 11:31 PM by OlgaT
Burda patterns (Pages 1 2)
gwennita 14 2/3/14 7:18 PM by Vintage Joan
What can I use to weight a minky coat hem?
Weight Coat Hem
Cant Decide 5 2/3/14 6:49 PM by Cant Decide
Beginner wowed by classic 50s (?) dress & fabric (Pages 1 2)
what is it?
Taryn1 11 2/3/14 3:20 PM by Taryn1
Sweatshirt fleece (Pages 1 2)
Which side is the right side?
Stking49 10 2/3/14 12:31 PM by MrsCharisma
Sewing machine recommendations for wedding gowns, alterations and uniforms
Sewing machine recommendations
Katlin1224 7 2/3/14 1:18 AM by Katlin1224
Sewing for others................ (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
Should I?
Sheseams 40 2/2/14 7:34 PM by Mobycat
Interfacing
beethie 6 2/2/14 12:16 PM by diane s
Getting the Back to fit
How to know what adjustment I need?
Kathleen127 4 2/2/14 11:54 AM by Nancy K
replacing pants pocket
suzykue 2 2/2/14 1:38 AM by dscheidt
Can I simply decrease seam allowance to size up a pattern? (Pages 1 2)
quirktastical 13 1/31/14 9:29 PM by makingtheflame
First garment finished (Pages 1 2)
Could be better
Blondey 10 1/31/14 8:25 PM by KathySews
Arrow Cabinet shakes like crazy when I sew (Pages 1 2)
We are sure the screws are tight the machine has feet etc.
treasuremapper 16 1/31/14 7:29 PM by Elona
Help with Grainline Archer collar stand
Can't figure out a step
lslovin 2 1/31/14 7:15 PM by lslovin
Simplicity 1645
So confused
Sailor83 3 1/31/14 1:02 PM by frame
Walking foot (Pages 1 2)
Do I really need one?
Blondey 18 1/30/14 7:52 PM by croixmom
Excellent Youtube Channel for learning.... (Pages 1 2)
Westlake College Youtube Videos
kcurtis 19 1/30/14 3:31 PM by mendospot
new look 6670
problems with pattern
Bea Deguez 3 1/29/14 5:28 PM by Laurie Lou
V8636 attaching neckband
jwitt 3 1/29/14 10:49 AM by PattiAnnJ
Free Video Instruction from West Valley Colledge
Youtube find
Sheseams 5 1/29/14 8:46 AM by kcurtis
Need help figuring out this pattern
Confused about pattern pieces
violingirl84 8 1/29/14 2:15 AM by Leora
Vogue 1387
Pleats in front
Immelu 1 1/29/14 1:02 AM by SewLibra
Finding A Pattern???
ReneeFLL 1 1/28/14 10:48 PM by wenznz
I am sooo in love with the internet for sewing advice (Pages 1 2)
Mangosteen25 11 1/28/14 7:13 PM by Sheseams
help with hoops
JessicaJean 8 1/28/14 10:42 AM by JessicaJean
To hand wash by hand or to "hand" wash by machine... (Pages 1 2 3)
instructions say to hand wash or dry clean
Dana Cetz 28 1/28/14 0:07 AM by ccris
Lining stretch denim?
Tricot?
JennaF 3 1/27/14 10:24 AM by ASiverson
Tracing/Cutting Crotch on Burda Pattern
Please help me figure what to trace.
kajero 1 1/27/14 9:41 AM by Amanda.Claire
Yikes, stacked it on over Christmas
Mangosteen25 6 1/27/14 8:12 AM by Mangosteen25
facing
need help with instructions
Sanrey1949 5 1/26/14 2:34 PM by MartiP
Sewing leggings (Pages 1 2)
Info on fabrics
mmollett 13 1/26/14 12:04 PM by PattyGee
How do You Know When To Give Up on a Project (Pages 1 2 3)
Purposeful "UFO's"
IsaboeR 26 1/25/14 4:32 PM by nitsel
Thread (Pages 1 2)
Newbe1 12 1/24/14 10:38 PM by dscheidt
So frustrated with pattern fitting for my daughters! (Pages 1 2 3)
How do I do this correctly? Urg!
Jenniel73 22 1/24/14 3:06 PM by Jenniel73
Following comments to my Pattern Reviews
ColorFiberTexture 2 1/24/14 11:25 AM by ColorFiberTexture
Serging elastic in leotards
Having trouble serging elastic to leotards
CorrynHartman 3 1/24/14 1:21 AM by CorrynHartman
Is there a "top" to a bobbin?
CallaF 8 1/23/14 9:54 PM by beauturbo
Custom Garment questions
Sewing with specific materials
missamazingrae 6 1/23/14 10:47 AM by Kathleen Fasanella
Elna q7200 and the Elna 7200 dream sewing machines?
What is the difference between the Elna q7200 and the Elna 7200 dream sewing machines?
Neddy 0 1/22/14 3:25 PM by Neddy
fusible tricot and fusible bias interfacing
phillykitty 6 1/22/14 1:47 PM by Nancy K
Walking Foot
Am I misusing it?
ceedee 6 1/22/14 8:27 AM by ceedee
Cabinet support for sewing machine
kangolo 5 1/22/14 3:55 AM by beauturbo
Tracing different size sections from a pattern
Mangosteen25 5 1/22/14 1:19 AM by SandiMacD
A whole batch of all over the place newbie questions. (Pages 1 2)
Seriously, these are all over the place but I'm confused!
Jenniel73 16 1/21/14 10:57 AM by Mufffet
Sewing station (Pages 1 2)
Ideas for a fold away sewing station.
Blondey 10 1/21/14 0:44 AM by BrendaR
Do you use the next pattern size down for a men's garment?
men's pattern size
Soday 8 1/20/14 11:50 PM by Soday
Sleep sack zipper help
SophinaM 6 1/20/14 1:15 PM by Sunny Gerry
Left handed Scissors (Pages 1 2 3)
Looking for quality left handed fabric scissors
D Hart 21 1/20/14 8:01 AM by D Hart
Fabric suitable for a wiggle dress?
VariousGubbins 5 1/19/14 11:11 AM by Nofuelleft
Pants Pockets (Pages 1 2)
MrsCharisma 18 1/18/14 9:08 PM by bunnypn
Abbreviations and terminology (Pages 1 2 3)
Not a clue what the mean
Blondey 20 1/18/14 5:33 PM by Rainspa
Does this look too tight? (Pages 1 2)
Mangosteen25 18 1/18/14 11:14 AM by AnneM
what is meant by ease in the sleeve ?? (Pages 1 2)
confusion regarding sleeves of shirt patterns for women
cweetgal 10 1/18/14 4:59 AM by cweetgal
Tips on evening out the hem on a full skirt, please! (Pages 1 2)
j Renee Design 10 1/17/14 7:54 PM by Cant Decide
What size pattern to make up for my 3.5 yo?
Mangosteen25 5 1/17/14 11:22 AM by diane s
Stuck on a pattern
Im very confused
Zeldagirl413 2 1/17/14 0:25 AM by Rosalaya
Help with identifying a machine
Just bought a machine, don't know what it is.
Flyfisher 9 1/16/14 9:32 PM by Al Johnson
WASHing Fabric (Pages 1 2 3 4)
What's the rule?
Desert Maille 32 1/16/14 7:54 PM by kitphantom
serging in-seam pockets
serging in-seam pockets
lizzieblatt 3 1/16/14 2:41 PM by lizzieblatt
Instructions and reading them
Mangosteen25 5 1/16/14 12:06 PM by ShantiSeamstressing
Getting an invisible zipper to lay flat on silk jersey....
beesnbutter 6 1/16/14 11:22 AM by LynndaH
upgrading from my machine
ideas?
Zeldagirl413 6 1/15/14 4:53 PM by aquamarineerica
Pinking shears? (Pages 1 2 3 4)
ideas for beginners
Zeldagirl413 35 1/15/14 4:43 PM by GlButterfly
Yoshiko Tsukiori's Sew Chic- Help!
mjn245 3 1/15/14 10:47 AM by jannw
My bra is *killing* me! Can I alter it? (Pages 1 2 3 4)
JOshiro 33 1/15/14 1:11 AM by CdnSkier
Fleece and grain line
Help
Zeldagirl413 5 1/14/14 7:32 PM by wendyrb
What troubles have you guys found in terms of following a pattern? (Pages 1 2 3)
Lizzycccc 21 1/14/14 5:48 PM by DolphinDancer30
Practical Reasons for Adjusting Stitch Width? (Pages 1 2)
Shopping for a sewing machine, considering the Janome Sewist 509, can't find info on stitch width
Lorelai 18 1/13/14 9:55 PM by tigergirl
Ethical Sewing (Pages 1 2 3 ... 7)
mjn245 66 1/13/14 8:49 AM by VivianZ
Best finds
Blondey 2 1/13/14 5:00 AM by Blondey
Buttonholer does not work (Pages 1 2)
Mangosteen25 13 1/12/14 4:00 PM by Pamela R
Kenmore 12 Stitch (Model 385 - made in the 90's) (Pages 1 2)
Help...
sonew88 15 1/12/14 11:46 AM by squeakysquirrel
Best sewing machine under $200 (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Need some advice from the pros
TalonStrife 35 1/11/14 7:44 PM by Sheseams
Adding sleeves from a different pattern
Mangosteen25 5 1/11/14 5:57 PM by Mangosteen25
How to gather poly cotton side seams
Mangosteen25 2 1/11/14 6:17 AM by Mangosteen25
Hair Canvas? Hair Cloth? Hymo? ?????? (Pages 1 2)
Which do I need?
croixmom 11 1/10/14 10:18 AM by croixmom
McCalls skirt pattern 3830
Blondey 8 1/10/14 8:42 AM by Blondey
a few observations about sewing... (Pages 1 2)
rmusic1 13 1/9/14 12:48 PM by DonnaH
where do I begin? (Pages 1 2)
starting out
fireflie 16 1/8/14 1:30 PM by bestgrammy
Making sense of my instructions!???
I am stuck
Mangosteen25 2 1/8/14 7:50 AM by Mangosteen25
New beginning, not a beginner (Pages 1 2)
Help me get sewing back into my life
RosalieG 16 1/7/14 8:40 PM by Sharp
Simplicity 1760
Need Help with Directions
Edrele 4 1/6/14 1:40 PM by Edrele
Seamstress needed (Pages 1 2)
men's pajamas and robes
JefferyBailey 12 1/6/14 7:09 AM by frame
Edge stitching a lining?
caren751 1 1/5/14 10:23 PM by UrbanFool
Knits
Am I ok with this?
Zeldagirl413 9 1/5/14 5:43 PM by Nancy K
Breast pocket placement
help needed with fit/feature placement
jjosiejo 9 1/4/14 1:06 PM by jjosiejo
Dress too big (Pages 1 2)
tochid 14 1/4/14 9:59 AM by KathySews
I made my first dress!! (Pages 1 2 3)
kare1983 24 1/3/14 7:53 PM by PattyE
Should I line these fleece jackets? Or half line? (Pages 1 2)
Junia 11 1/3/14 3:49 PM by Brine
Where to post Bridal Fitting?
kowgiirl.up 4 1/3/14 1:10 PM by ASiverson
Serging ? crotch seam? Sew then serge?
Jenniel73 7 1/3/14 11:37 AM by Pj3g
happiness from your successes
share your stories!
rmusic1 7 1/2/14 10:54 PM by Cant Decide
Wound bobbins left over (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
Do you keep them wound?
Al Johnson 44 1/2/14 4:09 AM by bestgrammy
Digital pattern
What is a digital pattern?
Jill Neilson 2 1/1/14 10:59 AM by Speech girl
buttonhole question, how do you know what's ideal stitch width and density?
Junia 8 1/1/14 9:54 AM by Junia
Help with Simplicity 2745 child's coat - facing vs lining
If you have made this pattern, advice would be appreciated.
Junia 7 12/31/13 12:29 PM by Junia
Burda 7091 pants
Adjusting pant length, 2 options? Which do I use?
SquishSews 2 12/29/13 12:50 PM by SquishSews
Waistband lower in front, higher in back...how do I do this?
Jenniel73 3 12/29/13 10:18 AM by Andsewforth
How do I fix this?
Jenniel73 2 12/29/13 4:52 AM by Datcat23
Material Slipping Through Machine?
kare1983 6 12/28/13 10:32 PM by simplystitches
cutouts in sewing table
What's the purpose of the cutouts?
Desert Maille 4 12/28/13 9:52 PM by kathleen1304
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