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Pinned Topic Are you a beginner looking for a machine? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 33)
Here's my advice. . . others are welcome to add to it
Talitha 321 5/29/15 11:25 PM by untherapy
Pinned Topic Being a beginner is fun! (Pages 1 2 3 ... 24)
Here's why...
Deepika 235 5/16/15 7:02 AM by angel bolden
Pinned Topic Dress Forms (Pages 1 2 3 ... 40)
what to consider before I buy
ivory 391 4/14/15 1:35 PM by joannakj
Pinned Topic Books for Beginners (Pages 1 2 3 ... 18)
please list your faves for our beginners!
MaryT 178 4/5/15 7:03 PM by corrado33
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 Reviews of Online classes at PR (Pages 1 2 3)
A request
Thaiyal 28 11/25/13 10:12 PM by Adrocan
When are you no longer a beginner (Pages 1 2 3 ... 6)
When do you move yourself up to advanced beginner.
quana577 55 Today at 4:09 AM by Alpine Queen
Matching my measurements to a pattern - seam allowance? (Pages 1 2)
Debbeg 14 Today at 4:07 AM by Alpine Queen
How to tell when fabric needs a lining
Is there a trick to judging sheerness?
Spacious Skies 7 Today at 1:22 AM by Arlene1995
Men Who Sew (Pages 1 2 3)
Beginning sewing for men
BlackTie 27 7/3/15 9:47 PM by AtiyaAfi
I've never sewn in bust cups.Need tips!
Sewing in bust cups- gel or not and how? And Machine or hand?
textilegram 0 7/3/15 8:24 PM by textilegram
Removing Tailor's Chalk (Pages 1 2)
I can't get tailor's chalk out of a tee shirt :/
pocketmonkey 12 7/3/15 7:39 PM by pocketmonkey
Well, I learned two valuable lessons today. (Pages 1 2)
It was my first pattern and fabric store visit!
BlackTie 17 7/3/15 4:23 PM by pointdepatou
Pfaff or Brother (Pages 1 2)
what would you choose
spattah 17 7/3/15 3:32 PM by spattah
good tutorial for an angled welt pocket
please help!
kellyhogaboom 5 7/3/15 2:53 AM by kellyhogaboom
Adding lace to v neckline
weebly 3 7/2/15 12:26 PM by stirwatersblue
Elastic waistband jeans (Pages 1 2)
Not staying up
waikikimum 14 7/2/15 6:43 AM by Maripat
Consew 231r what can I expect?
Waidrill 4 7/2/15 0:47 AM by kcurtis
Venting About Sewing (Pages 1 2 3 4)
I just failed and I needed to vent. I'd love to hear about other people's frustrations too!
pocketmonkey 39 7/1/15 10:36 PM by USMCMom
Zig Zag / Overlock stitch at Fabric Edge Help Needed! (Pages 1 2 3)
2nd Hand sewing machine help! Fabric keeps shifting to left.
dmarquez 24 7/1/15 8:34 PM by NanaAnna
Short back adjustment (Pages 1 2)
I'm trying to wrap my brain around it
lylagus 18 7/1/15 2:47 PM by Quickie
Adapting pattern for knits? (Pages 1 2)
Tips & Techniques?
Chococat 11 6/30/15 11:11 PM by Chococat
Kenmore 158.18033 HELP
users manual
wvcurlygirly 3 6/30/15 7:50 PM by frame
Bias tape v neck
weebly 3 6/30/15 12:53 PM by aqn
I'm confused by this dart!
a new (to me) method to a jacket front
kellyhogaboom 9 6/29/15 5:04 PM by pointdepatou
Disappointed with Dealers (Pages 1 2 3 ... 14)
ladyheather 139 6/29/15 3:26 PM by KolHeidi
fabric uses
Unnamed stretch fabric
GrammaSewn 6 6/29/15 12:12 PM by GrammaSewn
Elastic Width Question
mmeblue 5 6/29/15 5:54 AM by cocosloft
Godet troubleshooting?
Getting a nice point at the top
stirwatersblue 9 6/28/15 9:29 PM by solosmocker
can i just say I hate facings! (Pages 1 2 3)
Frappie 20 6/28/15 3:29 PM by Nancy K
What does "if there is fullness, dart this out" mean?
Sewing Terminology
PinkinBoston 4 6/28/15 7:49 AM by solosmocker
Cute and easy zippered pouch - with box pleats (Pages 1 2)
Nice for gifting
Melcalifornia 10 6/27/15 10:48 PM by lisalu
you know you shouldn't....but still do (Pages 1 2 3 ... 7)
rmusic1 61 6/27/15 8:10 PM by tigergirl
Rotary Cutters (Pages 1 2 3)
Good? Better? Best?
4LauraM 26 6/25/15 5:59 PM by pointdepatou
needles, thread, bobbins, oil, etc. for slant-o-matic rocketeer
pantsdontfit 9 6/24/15 12:42 PM by denise60s
Stitch Length (Pages 1 2 3)
How do you measure it?
Al Johnson 23 6/24/15 5:25 AM by Alpine Queen
Blanket fleece for coats/capes? (Pages 1 2)
Are there different types of fleece?
quana577 10 6/21/15 11:51 PM by quana577
Help! I have no idea how to sew a cap brim this way.
Sewing A Cap Brim
eliterank 9 6/21/15 11:16 PM by eliterank
PLEASE HELP ME FIND VOGUE 7571
Vintage double scalloped lace dress pattern
Courtneywhite 8 6/21/15 4:03 PM by frame
Learning to make alterations? (Pages 1 2 3 4)
beginner
wormhole 32 6/20/15 1:30 PM by MartiP
lining a dress
the lining made the dress too tight!
jennygolightly1 9 6/19/15 2:37 PM by jennygolightly1
Not adding lining fabric to dresses for summer. (Pages 1 2 3)
Does it make a big difference?
quana577 22 6/19/15 10:49 AM by quana577
Beginner working with knits (Pages 1 2)
Is there a way to accurately "tissue fit" knits like you do wovens?
quana577 10 6/18/15 10:11 PM by Nancy K
Adjustable dress form advice please (Pages 1 2)
Dress forms
KoraBell 18 6/18/15 3:17 PM by KoraBell
Viking Emerald 118 or Janome Magnolia 7325
variegatedknits 8 6/16/15 10:47 PM by lily whiteowl
Waistband fix
zebazga 6 6/16/15 7:55 PM by Maripat
Pattern Help! Lining odd shaped pouch. (Pages 1 2)
How to line an envelope pouch shaped like a bone!
dmarquez 10 6/16/15 12:54 PM by PattiAnnJ
How do you add seam allowances to a pattern? (Pages 1 2 3 4)
~thinking mainly of Burda~
ShantiSeamstressing 30 6/15/15 10:29 AM by PetitePear
Mc calls 4364
Layout question
chisgran 0 6/14/15 7:25 PM by chisgran
Horsehair in an enclosed hem
I am trying to use horsehair with an enclosed hem, and am not sure how it works
Turtlegrrl 1 6/14/15 0:28 AM by KolHeidi
cotton sateen
Which stitch and foot on standard sewing machine
Jothesew 6 6/13/15 5:22 AM by cocosloft
Looking for the right fabric
erikgoldman 8 6/11/15 11:34 AM by NevadaGrace
Pocket placement
LDT2011 6 6/11/15 3:48 AM by KayStitches
Haven't used a pattern in YEARS, and I am stumped by this.
ChessieSews 9 6/10/15 7:27 PM by ChessieSews
Urgent question about facings, interfacing and grain (Pages 1 2)
Please help!
Blaceyda 13 6/10/15 9:09 AM by Alpine Queen
Trouble hemming slippery, stretchy fabric
AZGreyGirl 4 6/9/15 9:40 PM by Nancy K
Jalie PDF patterns
Kellygreens 7 6/9/15 3:59 AM by Kellygreens
knit and straight of grain (Pages 1 2)
do I have to straight the fabric?
Dana Cetz 13 6/8/15 6:52 PM by Nancy K
Janome 2212 vs 2206
ForTozs 3 6/8/15 8:56 AM by ForTozs
my first sewing project will be knit m5241
listing my to do in consecutive order please advise if needed
Dana Cetz 5 6/7/15 6:11 PM by misssonja
lapped zipper bubble
aberry 1 6/6/15 9:38 AM by solosmocker
I want a big, soft, warm and cozy... something (Pages 1 2 3)
Housecoat? Smock? Cardi? What?
stirwatersblue 22 6/6/15 9:34 AM by lgrande
What kind of non fusible interfacing?
Kikulina 5 6/6/15 6:51 AM by jjosiejo
Neck opening measurement for Baby Bib?
Baby bib neck size
zoobird 4 6/5/15 9:56 AM by zoobird
Why are pants so hard to sew? (Pages 1 2 3)
Ripping a seam...again on the pants
mandeedee 25 6/4/15 5:38 PM by marymary86
Adding a lining to a a-line dress with straps
sew45 2 6/3/15 2:31 PM by sew45
european shopping
fabrics or textiles?
nancy parr 7 6/3/15 8:12 AM by esseesee
Too wide shirred dress!Help!
sew45 5 6/3/15 6:02 AM by rag doll
Zipper instructions
Fansella Question Lapped Zipper
Papuz 9 6/2/15 10:12 PM by marymary86
Patterns in modern style/not high waisted (pj's and shorts)
ekm0924 8 6/1/15 5:35 PM by Elona
relax the fabric
what does relax the fabric before cutting mean?
Dana Cetz 7 6/1/15 6:54 AM by dianelwilson
Transfer Pattern Marks (Pages 1 2)
Pattern Use
SeaUrchin 19 5/31/15 2:47 PM by USMCMom
sloper (Pages 1 2)
bdizzine 10 5/31/15 12:14 PM by Robin Denning
fixing a silk seam that has run
help repair a garment
nzach 7 5/30/15 9:15 PM by Vireya
ashamed newby (Pages 1 2)
help sewing machine covered with dust
Dana Cetz 13 5/30/15 1:59 PM by Utta Retch
Where to find patterns in this style? (Pages 1 2)
SimonOrdo 15 5/30/15 1:35 PM by childoferna
my first sewing project will be knit
several questions
Dana Cetz 6 5/29/15 4:01 PM by Nancy K
Brother CS6000i Question
Buttonhole looks wrong
Klunky 4 5/29/15 10:57 AM by Marie367
Double Fold Bias Collar Won't Lay Flat (Pages 1 2)
On Butterick 4790 Walkaway Dress
AGirlLikeI 12 5/27/15 4:56 PM by solosmocker
Altering Chiffon Sleeves
LiyaN 1 5/27/15 4:36 PM by PattiAnnJ
Most common beginner mistakes (Pages 1 2 3 ... 7)
Gittje 60 5/27/15 10:18 AM by Gittje
This beginner is spending Too Much Money on fabric! (Pages 1 2 3 ... 6)
:(
Ubik 56 5/27/15 9:27 AM by LizJ58
Lame Fabric to table runners.. Advice?
Advice needed on table runner project idea
GsusFreq 7 5/26/15 3:43 PM by GsusFreq
Stretch lace hemming woes (Pages 1 2)
how to get the hem length right with stretch lace?
bettina77 11 5/26/15 6:45 AM by Pamela R
Shortening pants
how to shorten pants that are slightly tapered
MaryPeg 2 5/25/15 1:35 PM by MaryPeg
finding the best serger (Pages 1 2)
buying a serger
heyjellybean 15 5/25/15 12:26 PM by HelenM01
Cannot turn front and back facing on a dress
Facing is winning
mandeedee 8 5/25/15 12:23 PM by Debbie Lancaster
Buttonholes (Pages 1 2)
Help
mommy2myboy 12 5/25/15 1:53 AM by poplin
Help making cape
Can anyone help me find a jig cape pattern!?
MarianneC 5 5/25/15 0:02 AM by MarianneC
Teaching kids??? (Pages 1 2)
What projects???
wildwinowoman 14 5/24/15 2:45 PM by sew4grands
Simple way to spruce up a plain collar? (Pages 1 2)
Making a simple tank top a bit fancier?
TwinkleBoss 11 5/23/15 7:05 PM by LynnRowe
How to deal with sheer knit for skirt
auntiecreates 4 5/23/15 7:00 PM by LynnRowe
Can i use a twin needle in my new machine? (Pages 1 2)
StitchyMama 17 5/21/15 9:23 PM by Andi247
thread for sergers (Pages 1 2)
polish mom1 16 5/20/15 11:46 AM by kcurtis
skull printed knits
polish mom1 3 5/18/15 7:46 PM by DOGLOVER389
mccall 6844
printable version
babe20042004 4 5/18/15 12:02 PM by MartiP
Singer 201k... broken needle, confusing walking foot (Pages 1 2)
Looking for needles and walking foot instructions
Write1A 18 5/16/15 9:28 PM by solosmocker
garmennt outlook
olubukki 7 5/16/15 6:14 PM by kalniete
Who knew?!
No sew fleece blanket!
4LauraM 6 5/16/15 8:05 AM by Doris W. in TN
am i too late to line a shirred skirt
lining a shirred skirt
lindajay 4 5/15/15 1:04 PM by lindajay
Simplicity 5540
Trouble making view F shorts
mona1949 1 5/14/15 8:45 AM by AnneM
Choosing the right size for a sundress
marymary86 7 5/13/15 10:33 PM by marymary86
sewing swimwear (Pages 1 2)
new machine, many stitches, which to choose?
diart 16 5/13/15 1:23 AM by SheBear0320
Sleeves are too small and no more fabric. (Pages 1 2)
sleeves
SeauxWhat 12 5/13/15 0:59 AM by sewdoggie22
Help, please? History of Sewing/Textiles self study
Rebeccca 7 5/12/15 8:18 AM by Pamela R
Fixing stretched "leg holes" in running shorts' underwear.
The underwear liner in my running shorts has lost it's elasticity.
corrado33 2 5/12/15 8:04 AM by sew2006
Burda Beginner questions about 7057 (Pages 1 2)
MadelineL 13 5/11/15 4:40 PM by stirwatersblue
Nightmare matching checks before I've even begun! (Pages 1 2)
Red Duck 11 5/11/15 9:18 AM by aqn
Changing a mistake into something wearable
Clown pants have become decent capris
mandeedee 7 5/10/15 11:54 PM by Nrs4lyf
shoulder adjustments colette crepe
gretchenross 3 5/9/15 5:40 PM by Nancy K
half scale dress form (Pages 1 2)
1/2 scale dress form
sewsewmom 11 5/9/15 2:44 AM by a7yrstitch
Can Sewing Defy Physics?
Can I keep a detailed fabric with a curved pattern?
ElnaBelle 3 5/8/15 2:06 PM by a7yrstitch
hidden problem on slant-o-matic?
pantsdontfit 8 5/8/15 0:17 AM by pantsdontfit
About keeping fabric from fraying
Zyngawf 4 5/7/15 11:56 AM by Marie367
Serging raw edges (Pages 1 2)
Lmn927 14 5/7/15 8:47 AM by marec
balance wheels with chips and scrapes
pantsdontfit 9 5/7/15 0:27 AM by pantsdontfit
SBA on Colette Moneta?
rfsews 2 5/6/15 7:59 AM by Lalena
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