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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 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 318 4/30/15 2:32 PM by fourkid
Pinned Topic Dress Forms (Pages 1 2 3 ... 40)
what to consider before I buy
ivory 390 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
Double Fold Bias Collar Won't Lay Flat (Pages 1 2)
On Butterick 4790 Walkaway Dress
AGirlLikeI 11 Today at 0:52 AM by AGirlLikeI
This beginner is spending Too Much Money on fabric! (Pages 1 2 3 ... 6)
:(
Ubik 55 Today at 0:06 AM by kajero
you know you shouldn't....but still do (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
rmusic1 42 5/26/15 10:45 PM by Michele Lommasson
Adapting pattern for knits?
Tips & Techniques?
Chococat 2 5/26/15 8:14 PM by plumfan
fixing a silk seam that has run
help repair a garment
nzach 3 5/26/15 4:38 PM by solosmocker
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
Adjustable dress form advice please (Pages 1 2)
Dress forms
KoraBell 12 5/21/15 7:12 PM by katlew03
Most common beginner mistakes (Pages 1 2 3 ... 6)
Gittje 59 5/20/15 6:42 PM by Towhee
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
bigger motors for sewing thicker stuff? (Pages 1 2 3)
pantsdontfit 22 5/5/15 4:22 AM by Terri A
do I need a zig zag stitch wider than 4mm? or a free-arm? (Pages 1 2 3)
pantsdontfit 27 5/4/15 9:52 PM by pantsdontfit
Rotary Cutters (Pages 1 2 3)
Good? Better? Best?
4LauraM 20 5/4/15 1:28 AM by CdnSkier
Help Buying 1st Sewing Machine (Pages 1 2)
Joey88 14 5/3/15 7:37 PM by idontsew
Need opinions on Vogue 1440 jacket (Pages 1 2 3)
I can't decide on how to finish the lapel
BirdyBooo 20 5/3/15 9:38 AM by Momadams
When is it better not to use fusible interfacing?
Zyngawf 8 5/2/15 10:10 PM by solosmocker
Why are pants so hard to sew? (Pages 1 2)
Ripping a seam...again on the pants
mandeedee 17 5/2/15 6:01 AM by catinthehat2
What to do with leftover fabric? (Pages 1 2)
SusanL13 13 5/1/15 6:11 PM by blueviola
100% cotton vs. poly/cotton blend batiste for lining (Pages 1 2)
Does it make a difference in breathe-ability?
Tinnu 14 5/1/15 4:16 PM by dmh1
Felting/Fraying thread (Pages 1 2)
Maxilock Cone thread used with a serger is felting/fraying after washing
alex5 15 5/1/15 12:47 PM by beauturbo
Safe to use gauze fabric instead of knit for this pattern?
kellys4boys 7 4/30/15 9:43 PM by kellys4boys
Thread colours for a serger (Pages 1 2)
Brayhead 12 4/30/15 4:47 PM by GretchenB
Patterns for A cups (Pages 1 2)
Who designs for A cup bust size?
gretchenross 10 4/30/15 2:07 PM by ShantiSeamstressing
Interfacing for a vest/waistcoat
Using
paulalou 6 4/30/15 6:53 AM by GlButterfly
How do I lengthen this pattern piece?
jillmc22595 9 4/29/15 8:55 PM by jillmc22595
Clear Elastic for Wrap Necklines
How to apply clear elastic to wrap necklines
almost 1 4/29/15 2:05 PM by Marie367
McCall's m6974 pattern help
bravsgrl 2 4/29/15 1:24 AM by bravsgrl
FBA
MacTay 6 4/28/15 11:13 PM by Darlene O
Dress closure (Pages 1 2)
Something other than a zipper...
kathleenepayne 11 4/28/15 1:35 PM by B
Why Is My Twin Needle Tunneling? (Pages 1 2 3)
This never happened before.
SewLibra 22 4/27/15 7:30 PM by SewLibra
How to finish the arm seam of a dress shirt
zynx1234 6 4/27/15 6:10 PM by Memaddiemike
Do you hate to trace off and cut out a pattern? (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Tracing patterns, cutting out fabric are a chore
mandeedee 37 4/27/15 2:25 PM by ShantiSeamstressing
Skirt waistband confusion--can anyone help?
Mom23 9 4/27/15 8:40 AM by Marie367
Clown pants....I did not mean to make these
Picked the wrong size...
mandeedee 3 4/26/15 10:13 PM by mandeedee
Stretch needles vs. ball point -- when to use them (Pages 1 2 3)
Delores9 20 4/26/15 7:40 PM by mkhpaintsew
Janome 334D My Lock vs Janome 2030DC (Pages 1 2)
Discuss keep one or both?
4LauraM 10 4/26/15 11:06 AM by sammyowner
modify waist
helpful hints to make waist with ribbed knitting
Dana Cetz 0 4/26/15 5:40 AM by Dana Cetz
Pintuck front and FBA?
Sybariticminx 5 4/26/15 0:35 AM by SewLibra
Turning my pants inside out so I can sew the waistband (Pages 1 2 3)
I am in tears now
kajero 29 4/25/15 1:05 PM by Sewcoastal
Cotton Thread
Does it get old?
4LauraM 8 4/24/15 8:26 AM by JanyceR
Can't decipher this bit of the instructions
Mangosteen25 3 4/24/15 5:45 AM by Mangosteen25
can you use double needle in Janome hd3000
How do you thread machine.
judy789 5 4/24/15 1:51 AM by kcurtis
Here's how you add a hyperlink to your message (Pages 1 2)
(since I've seen several ppl say they don't know how)
zeoplum 10 4/23/15 11:58 PM by GlButterfly
Summer skirt questions
Help with fabric selection and pattern
Tinnu 8 4/23/15 9:08 PM by Tinnu
wrong pattern size, can I just...
dannygirl 3 4/23/15 6:03 PM by dannygirl
Do you use different coloured top and bottom threads? (Pages 1 2)
Mangosteen25 18 4/23/15 4:08 PM by solosmocker
Best iron for $75 or less? (Pages 1 2 3)
preferably available on Amazon
chrizzie21 22 4/23/15 12:11 PM by AngieRose
Piping a waistband with a zipper
Sybariticminx 3 4/23/15 11:49 AM by EleanorSews
Smocking (Pages 1 2)
Smocking
mommy2myboy 11 4/23/15 11:47 AM by bkaitlin
T-shirt front riding up
katalyst220 3 4/23/15 1:14 AM by USMCMom
How do I know what pattern size to use
dannygirl 8 4/22/15 10:49 AM by silversewist
acronym--SBC ?
nitsel 8 4/21/15 10:31 AM by kcurtis
Random Serger Question (Pages 1 2)
siaramartin 10 4/21/15 8:40 AM by knitsgetsmail
Dolman Sleeve Seams
How to finish Seams
almost 4 4/20/15 8:28 PM by almost
Random questions . . . (Pages 1 2)
Mangosteen25 19 4/20/15 8:35 AM by sacjeanie
Jumping back in!
yet another hobby
4LauraM 5 4/20/15 8:15 AM by sew4grands
Hood question (Pages 1 2)
Mangosteen25 11 4/19/15 10:05 AM by Maripat
perfect patch pockets in double knit?
TasAllison 2 4/18/15 10:33 PM by TasAllison
"No provision in the pattern for bust adjustments" (Pages 1 2)
What does this MEAN?
BriarRose 16 4/18/15 9:15 AM by LuceLu
Twin needle tension issues. (Pages 1 2)
Seems like my bobbin thread tension needs loosened...
corrado33 12 4/17/15 8:59 PM by beauturbo
question about interfacing on a collar (Pages 1 2)
what side does it go on?
monicawoodward 11 4/17/15 9:12 AM by monicawoodward
Question about interfacing
Lmn927 2 4/17/15 0:29 AM by SewLibra
Wash and Wear Fabric
Looking for the best wash and wear fabric
Atti Girl 7 4/16/15 6:18 PM by stirwatersblue
Beginner Craftsy Class
The absolute basics
sewgirl 5 4/15/15 1:05 AM by KolHeidi
Still a bit nervous about putting zips in (Pages 1 2)
Mangosteen25 14 4/15/15 0:29 AM by kcurtis
What thread do I use for a silk scarf hem? Silk or poly? (Pages 1 2)
Not a beginner, but a beginner with Liberty of London and a bit scared!
blueviola 10 4/14/15 11:02 PM by blueviola
waist marking question
TwilightStorm 5 4/14/15 0:52 AM by rhetam
Pattern sizes are too big (Pages 1 2)
theanoli 16 4/13/15 8:04 PM by theanoli
Master Sewing Certification (Pages 1 2 3)
we could do this right here ...
marymary86 24 4/13/15 4:01 PM by Toulouse31
Beginner project...with duck cloth for a costume (Pages 1 2)
I'm making a costume jacket, and I want to use duck cloth (color-wise and because of it's sturdiness). Need help and pointers!
blimblamsam 12 4/13/15 1:04 PM by blimblamsam
I'm really bad with fabrics, is broadcloth ok for dresses? (Pages 1 2)
Jequila 10 4/12/15 10:40 PM by helenkosings
How do I do a swayback adjustment
On one-piece back of knit dress?
Spacious Skies 1 4/12/15 3:09 PM by Samantha82
How long to cut and mark a simple pattern? (Pages 1 2 3)
Mangosteen25 24 4/12/15 1:36 PM by PattyE
A Pattern for this dress
I am looking for a pattern for this dress
RoJonesDesigns 5 4/11/15 11:05 PM by atymonw
Scared of sewing (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
Delores9 43 4/11/15 8:51 PM by GlButterfly
Using two different fabric widths
violingirl84 8 4/11/15 2:27 PM by Nancy K
Bought some clip on feet, but they don't fit on the "clip."
The new feet have a skinnier "bar."
corrado33 9 4/9/15 10:58 PM by corrado33
Finishing seams on inside of pants.
Lots of choices for stitch, which do you recommend?
corrado33 9 4/9/15 8:56 PM by caren751
What is the "right" side of interfacing? (Pages 1 2 3)
corrado33 22 4/9/15 5:29 PM by solosmocker
Kimono with French Seams
Looking for some help with French seams on a kimono
amiriaaa 4 4/7/15 2:26 AM by Annie P
Quilting Cotton for Garments? (Pages 1 2 3)
Quilting Cotton Drape
Mariposa315 28 4/6/15 7:50 PM by blueviola
2-piece sleeves: how do you tell which is which?
File this under "Totally daft beginner questions!"
stirwatersblue 6 4/5/15 8:23 PM by stirwatersblue
Simplicity 4975 Big and Tall/Husky Boys Shirt and Vest
What to do if your collar size is bigger than your chest size and you need to button up
BillTheSlink 9 4/4/15 10:00 PM by BillTheSlink
Missing Pattern piece
greg s 3 4/4/15 8:58 AM by greg s
Husqvarna 500 help
husquarna14 2 4/3/15 6:47 PM by diane s
Cotton Broadcloth
BillTheSlink 6 4/2/15 8:08 AM by dianelwilson
Making men's jeans, always loose before waistband?
Before putting on the waist band, my pants are far too loose, is that normal?
corrado33 4 4/1/15 2:41 PM by stirwatersblue
How to calculate what to charge others (Pages 1 2 3 4)
What's my time worth?
Beaglemama 32 4/1/15 8:00 AM by Maripat
Deer and Doe Plantain PDF Pattern woes (Pages 1 2)
sewimpatientkelly 11 4/1/15 3:55 AM by Alpine Queen
What to use when muslining a stretch woven
lyndle 5 3/31/15 9:23 PM by lyndle
Unsure what's going wrong? (Pages 1 2)
Thread is knotting up
ShannonC77 16 3/30/15 11:23 PM by PattiAnnJ
Topstitch needle not working but universal will? (Pages 1 2 3)
I got a set of topatitch needles for thicker fabrics but they aren't even catching when the universal needle will at least catch but will skip stitches.
siaramartin 23 3/30/15 11:57 AM by solosmocker
sling backpack pattern
looking for a pattern
newman2sewing 5 3/28/15 11:39 PM by 61sew4fun
Seam Allowance
jcrisch 7 3/28/15 5:08 PM by childoferna
Wavy hemline on woven shirt (Pages 1 2)
lefishes 12 3/28/15 5:03 PM by childoferna
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