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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
How do you measure waistbands? (Pages 1 2 3)
Mystery numbers
demoiselle 20 Today at 9:45 PM by GlButterfly
Order of sewing for neckline and shoulders
What order am I proceeding in?
fabricaddiction 3 Today at 9:07 PM by GretchenB
Simplicity 1462
invisible side zipper
Rozt 2 Today at 9:02 PM by GretchenB
what fabric to use for a slip
suzykue 2 Today at 8:43 PM by GretchenB
Just Ask (Pages 1 2)
Disaster Zone
Dawnabbey 17 Today at 9:28 AM by demoiselle
New to sewing (Pages 1 2)
1st project Plaid Kilt
Nkthompson 11 Today at 0:29 AM by DOGLOVER389
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
Bra making? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 14)
Skratchie 136 8/21/14 9:47 AM by annenet
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
When would you consider youself 'not a beginner' anymore? (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Beginner vs. Intermediate?
fabricaddiction 38 8/20/14 10:20 PM by Melcalifornia
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
Simple basic pattern for ultra-beginner (Pages 1 2 3)
Basic pattern that allows room for variation but easy to sew
HoboCamel 21 8/19/14 1:45 AM by fabricaddiction
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
Cutting on the lengthwise and crosswise grain in the same garment
cimmanon 3 8/17/14 8:15 PM by frame
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
Wardrobe-Poor (Pages 1 2 3 4)
demoiselle 30 8/17/14 6:53 AM by Vibekeinyork
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
Broke my Bernina Button Sew-On Foot (#18)
rfsews 4 8/11/14 12:50 PM by annenet
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
What have you learned that improved your sewing dramatically? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 11)
Things that aren't necessarily in the sewing books ...
marymary86 109 8/8/14 11:43 AM by ChristianeFFM
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
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
I'm hand sewing buttons and borrowed an idea
straight from the cross stitchers' playbook
marymary86 8 7/13/14 1:55 PM by frame
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
Why you shouldn't sew in your non native language (Pages 1 2 3)
Baffled by a french pattern
cathytxtwfr 21 6/27/14 5:54 PM by lakaribane
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
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