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Pinned Topic Dress Forms (Pages 1 2 3 ... 39)
what to consider before I buy
ivory 386 1/29/15 5:49 PM by weekendstitch
Pinned Topic Being a beginner is fun! (Pages 1 2 3 ... 23)
Here's why...
Deepika 228 1/23/15 5:34 AM by rmusic1
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 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
Do I really need fusible wadding?
Mangosteen25 9 1/30/15 10:10 PM by Vireya
Help with Joining Moneta Bodice and Skirt
writerchicknyc 8 1/30/15 5:01 PM by LizJ58
Help with Coat Lining
Total beginner to outdoor/jacket stuff
Chococat 4 1/30/15 2:53 PM by ShantiSeamstressing
Fabric left overs etiquette??
Mangosteen25 7 1/29/15 5:58 PM by beauturbo
Does my machine need service or not? (Pages 1 2)
stumped my problem which spontaneously solved or partially solved itself
Liz in Cville 10 1/29/15 12:54 PM by weekendstitch
Fabric for quilt binding (Pages 1 2)
Tape maker or "fold tape in half lengthwise" method
Melcalifornia 13 1/27/15 9:28 AM by kitphantom
Sanity check my body measurements please (Pages 1 2)
And, can I successfully use the pattern I've chosen?
gretchenross 18 1/26/15 9:20 PM by Red Dragon
making your own form
Bdawn 9 1/26/15 7:10 PM by Bdawn
Problems with rolled hem foot (Pages 1 2)
Ina Maria 10 1/26/15 11:52 AM by PattiAnnJ
How many times do you make a pattern before you get it right? (Pages 1 2 3)
Making mistakes
Debbeg 22 1/26/15 11:40 AM by chisgran
Serging slippery fabric (Pages 1 2)
AZGreyGirl 19 1/25/15 4:42 PM by LynnRowe
Problems with Collar Stand
DOGLOVER389 8 1/25/15 12:50 PM by beauturbo
PATTERNS - True confessions - need advice & emotional support (Pages 1 2)
I have NEVER actually sewed something from a "real" pattern ... scared ... HELP!
natkat 15 1/25/15 2:46 AM by natkat
Zippers - Replace or repair? (Pages 1 2)
Zipper Pin
DianeDrexel 15 1/24/15 10:31 PM by allorache
Choosing a pattern size (Pages 1 2)
Picking the right measurement
Debbeg 13 1/24/15 7:18 PM by happytobehere
Messy bottom stitches
Beginner questions
RoJonesDesigns 8 1/24/15 5:52 PM by emmasgranny
Simplicity 2255 neck band has me stumped
stringfigures 2 1/24/15 3:15 PM by beauturbo
Brand new to the sewing world (Pages 1 2 3)
Dicanio89 21 1/23/15 7:32 PM by Vintage Joan
Leather jacket repair
how to repair v-shaped tear in hubby's leather jacket
gneebee 8 1/22/15 10:30 PM by Al Johnson
Do you sew buttons on by machine or by hand? (Pages 1 2 3 4)
It seems I am terrible at both
kajero 34 1/21/15 7:07 PM by Sewcoastal
Help with back neck facing (on a lined jacket/cloak)
Facing piece seems too long?
stirwatersblue 4 1/21/15 6:30 PM by Sewcoastal
Taking the shine out of poly satin?
How can I make shiny satin, um, un-shiny?
bettina77 6 1/21/15 2:59 PM by detroy
Simplicity 1716 - I feel clueless!
Can't understand the directions
Debbeg 9 1/21/15 8:08 AM by Debbeg
Buttonhole problems! (Pages 1 2 3)
ok on test fabric, but not on garment
C_M 25 1/19/15 6:38 PM by C_M
Silk Charmeuse (Pages 1 2 3)
Questions about stabilizing and washing silk charmeuse
bettina77 28 1/19/15 5:46 PM by BriarRose
Husband Buying for Wife (Pages 1 2 3 4)
coro32 33 1/19/15 12:27 PM by PattiAnnJ
Armhole Conundrum!
Armholes in a coat should not be too small
nestle 9 1/18/15 8:28 PM by Arlene1995
Elna 1010 or Elna SU???
Which has solid dependable operation?
Sibe 2 1/18/15 7:44 PM by Sibe
((GASP)) Skip Interfacing? (Pages 1 2)
Apron Strings 13 1/18/15 12:47 PM by PattiAnnJ
flannel problems (Pages 1 2 3 4)
BlueSkysAhead 34 1/17/15 2:13 PM by coffeebreak
Trying out bias for New Look 6803 View D
So what do I do with the Y neck facing?
LiinSd 4 1/17/15 0:29 AM by LiinSd
Attaching toggles or leather buckles
Alternative to buttons or clasps
stirwatersblue 6 1/16/15 10:17 PM by skae
Shoulder fitting question
frecklesforever 5 1/16/15 9:12 PM by Arlene1995
Step 31 Simplicity 1456 Is that a typo?
becknbob 3 1/16/15 3:55 PM by becknbob
Are Knit Jeggings Appropriate for Toddler Boys? (Pages 1 2 3)
kajero 21 1/15/15 3:40 PM by Arlene1995
Sewing pattern from crochet picture
How to make a pattern from only a pic
sewmesilly 9 1/15/15 1:35 PM by NobuMurakawa
How do you identify DRESS FORM
Found one on CL - without maker name but other markings
idontsew 7 1/14/15 8:19 PM by idontsew
Drop yoke issues
trying to work out a ratio for a workable shirt
Stuggy 2 1/14/15 2:08 PM by Stuggy
Mending super soft socks (how?)
sewpapa 5 1/12/15 9:49 PM by WTG
correct sewing posture means I can't see what I'm doing (Pages 1 2 3)
any suggestions?
meleliza 23 1/12/15 2:36 PM by Apron Strings
Adler 187
uwansee 1 1/12/15 1:56 PM by weekendstitch
Tartan Polyviscose fabric - which side?
Can't tell if it's important which side of the fabric needs to be the outside out
Stuggy 7 1/12/15 5:38 AM by Stuggy
Lost my instructions!
Mangosteen25 4 1/12/15 4:11 AM by Mangosteen25
Step 7 on McCalls 6563,help please!
frecklesforever 4 1/11/15 7:10 PM by Samantha82
Sulky thread is fraying and breaking while sewing. (Pages 1 2)
HOWsMom 17 1/11/15 12:56 PM by sammyowner
Sewing machine recommendation for 5 yr old (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
What would be a good beginner machine for my crafty girl?
rosannec 40 1/11/15 9:36 AM by ryan's mom
pear shaped patterns
suzykue 4 1/10/15 8:05 PM by kajero
New Look 6150 - Step 4 Confusion (Pages 1 2)
Pattern Assistance
Tonya P 13 1/10/15 4:52 PM by Meg McKinney
Best serger (new or used) for the money?
hgs2014 5 1/10/15 11:23 AM by sacjeanie
Hong Kong finish on zipper seam
Spacious Skies 2 1/8/15 1:07 PM by Spacious Skies
Questions about sewing knits for the first time
Beansmarie 4 1/8/15 11:02 AM by sewsally
What width bias tape should I get?
Pattern says to cut 1-1/2" strips. What size do I buy?
mizcorbie 6 1/8/15 9:46 AM by mizcorbie
Need help with back dress zipper, please
Zipper is final step, but how to squeeze the dress onto the machine?
mizcorbie 9 1/8/15 9:45 AM by mizcorbie
Sewing with ITY Knits (Pages 1 2 3)
anniem404 22 1/7/15 11:15 PM by RLL
sleeves
polish mom1 5 1/7/15 1:51 PM by solosmocker
Beginner sewing machine (Pages 1 2 3)
Sweetmomof2 22 1/6/15 12:29 PM by sditz1
Machine embroid thread - just for a bit of glam?
Mangosteen25 6 1/6/15 0:21 AM by Mangosteen25
Question About Boxed Cusion Covers
Boxed Cusion Cover
BeginnerBob 3 1/5/15 10:52 PM by GretchenB
Brother vs bernina (Pages 1 2)
New sewing machine decision
mrsgulliver 11 1/5/15 5:30 PM by stirwatersblue
I'm hand sewing buttons and borrowed an idea (Pages 1 2)
straight from the cross stitchers' playbook
marymary86 12 1/5/15 2:48 AM by SharonBridges
What did people use before fuisble interfacing? And . . .
Mangosteen25 8 1/4/15 8:02 PM by GretchenB
French seam question
Can I put an interior wrap around belt hole into one?
PriorPatterns 7 1/4/15 2:40 PM by PriorPatterns
Using FBA, other adjustments, or patterns with cup sizes...
Which size to buy yardage for?
CityChik 4 1/4/15 1:15 AM by diane s
so I ask myself, exactly how did this happen?... (Pages 1 2 3)
a comic tale
rmusic1 20 1/3/15 9:16 PM by solosmocker
Singer 550-c Bobbin Insertion
budvar 3 1/3/15 8:27 PM by budvar
Dart Dimples (Nipply Darts)
How to Correct a Dart with a Dimple
amysayssew 8 12/31/14 7:23 PM by amysayssew
My machine doesn't have seam allowance guide (Pages 1 2)
gretchenross 11 12/31/14 1:02 PM by travel4fabric
My knit is being a nightmare (Pages 1 2)
Springhaas 10 12/31/14 0:40 AM by Geejay
New Look 6176
Help with collar
fliggie 5 12/30/14 5:15 PM by Laurie Lou
Sewing Questions About Pattern
Burda Mod Shift Dress #107
erinschaaf 5 12/30/14 11:06 AM by erinschaaf
Butterick 5948 help please (Pages 1 2)
if you've done this pattern, view D
Liz in Cville 13 12/29/14 10:24 PM by Tommy1969
Fusible vs. non-fusible
OK to sub non-fusible for fusible?
Liz in Cville 7 12/29/14 7:28 AM by LynnRowe
just bought a Juki 562 and a Singer 107w
mixmkr 3 12/28/14 9:07 PM by mixmkr
Brother Serger 1034D New won't sew
Serger won't sew
happysewone 8 12/27/14 7:59 PM by BrendaJoyce
Thread shred at fabric on Pfaff P5 -tension issue?
What am I doing wrong?
idontsew 6 12/27/14 2:32 PM by idontsew
Whew... (Pages 1 2)
just finished my dress
marec 12 12/26/14 7:55 PM by stirwatersblue
What is this unknown attachment ? (Pages 1 2)
imagine enclosed
HOWsMom 17 12/24/14 11:34 AM by beauturbo
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
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
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 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
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