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Pinned Topic Being a beginner is fun! (Pages 1 2 3 ... 24)
Here's why...
Deepika 231 5/3/15 7:20 AM by M0Zzy
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
balance wheels with chips and scrapes
pantsdontfit 7 Today at 12:13 PM by LynnRowe
bigger motors for sewing thicker stuff? (Pages 1 2 3)
pantsdontfit 22 Today at 4:22 AM by Terri A
hidden problem on slant-o-matic?
pantsdontfit 2 5/4/15 10:01 PM by pantsdontfit
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
About keeping fabric from fraying
Zyngawf 1 4/30/15 4:16 AM by Arlene1995
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
Serging raw edges
Lmn927 9 4/17/15 8:29 AM by acmena
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
half scale dress form (Pages 1 2)
1/2 scale dress form
sewsewmom 10 3/29/15 3:36 PM by thpattern
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
Help with twin needle hem coming out (Pages 1 2)
Tristinkpitts 13 3/25/15 10:07 PM by Tristinkpitts
tips for apply bias binding (Pages 1 2)
lulurose 17 3/25/15 6:45 PM by DonnaH
Best class to take to learn about knits (Pages 1 2)
online classes, knits
melise 14 3/24/15 12:48 PM by melise
Waistline
Getting a waistline to fit
Morley 7 3/24/15 10:50 AM by lefishes
Attach lining to a completed dress
antheathea 4 3/24/15 9:41 AM by Speech girl
Help me find a fabric for my boxers (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Woven Cotton....What??
BillTheSlink 36 3/24/15 1:26 AM by childoferna
Taking body measurements (Pages 1 2)
How to measure a tilted waistline
StitchyMama 12 3/23/15 5:37 PM by sewdoggie22
Need help with Simplicity pattern 2382!
Beginner skill level and Simplicity pattern 2382
ASDmom2010 4 3/23/15 9:16 AM by Marie367
Need help - missing pattern piece
McCalls 5752
TalyQ 6 3/23/15 5:33 AM by TalyQ
M6966
McCalls Skirt
Hockeygirl134 9 3/22/15 9:55 PM by Hockeygirl134
Pattern Fitting with Confidence
Do I really use a pattern that's 6 sizes to small to grade up?
StitchyMama 4 3/22/15 5:52 PM by Mariposa315
Extend the shoulder width
broad shoulders
beesnbutter 6 3/22/15 11:40 AM by sewsally
OK to sew bias tape necklines/armholes "in the flat"? (Pages 1 2)
Kid's swim cover-up, not couture
GoGayleGo 13 3/21/15 9:22 PM by GoGayleGo
Slippery underlining that's easy to work with (Pages 1 2)
Spacious Skies 16 3/21/15 7:30 PM by Vivienne
Heavy Pattern Paper (Pages 1 2)
Vocabulary Help Please
Mariposa315 14 3/21/15 6:29 PM by Nancy K
A box pleat that serves no function on a blouse?! (Pages 1 2 3)
What the ...??
Chococat 20 3/21/15 1:23 PM by Utta Retch
Scrub top pattern
Sallie Roos 6 3/21/15 1:20 PM by sings2high
Pattern Numbers
SewinBella 3 3/20/15 9:01 PM by acmena
Am I sewing for the wrong reasons? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 6)
TwinkleBoss 52 3/20/15 4:46 PM by Nancy K
Basting and seam finishing questions (Pages 1 2)
willowv90 16 3/19/15 9:52 AM by willowv90
Dress form christmas present for daughter
HELP!!
kelbell1 9 3/19/15 9:31 AM by TaylorMade07
Joann Fabrics and what to look for. . . (Pages 1 2 3 ... 6)
sewimpatientkelly 51 3/18/15 10:46 PM by Bernadette W
Stretch fabric seam problems (Pages 1 2)
Need some tips for sewing stretch fabrics
heeler 12 3/18/15 10:09 PM by cstarks
What is a spool pin shaft?
dannygirl 2 3/18/15 7:47 PM by dannygirl
Putting projects on hiatus? (Pages 1 2)
When to do it and when not to?
Chococat 15 3/18/15 5:04 PM by RunForIt
Bodice sloper issue - burda class with meg healy
numbers not working
EnyaNicole 7 3/17/15 5:03 PM by EnyaNicole
Pattern for A line Jersey Skirt
Easy Pattern
Morley 9 3/17/15 4:48 PM by Morley
Cutting down an adult dressing gown for a child
Mangosteen25 1 3/17/15 0:36 AM by SewLibra
Can I use poly/cotton denim thread on medium weight Italian jersey?
kellys4boys 1 3/16/15 8:57 PM by Julia C
Sewing with ponte knit
I'm used to wovens. What do I need to know?
dove29 9 3/15/15 4:26 PM by Marie367
Blogs by people of color (Pages 1 2 3)
looking for/to support
Pomegranate27 20 3/13/15 8:57 PM by Annieq
Advice for dealing with patterns?
Tips? Tricks?
corrado33 8 3/12/15 10:25 AM by DolphinDancer30
Anyone know about the Singer 9020??
Will it handle jeans ??
BillTheSlink 2 3/12/15 7:01 AM by BillTheSlink
Bogging down sewing monkey feet with ground nuts.
One side bulky and feed dogs can't move it along.
lovebitn 7 3/12/15 0:10 AM by Samantha82
How many layers of denim can I put a rivet through? (Pages 1 2)
corrado33 17 3/11/15 6:53 PM by skae
Advice - how to clean up technique? (Pages 1 2 3 4)
pattysewsnow 34 3/11/15 6:45 AM by pattysewsnow
Ideas please ? (Pages 1 2)
Bunk-bed curtains
HOWsMom 11 3/10/15 8:48 PM by beauturbo
Gathering with narrow seam allowance (Pages 1 2)
How to gather when there is only 1/4" seam allowance
SeaUrchin 19 3/10/15 10:33 AM by ThreadsofFaith
Is there a clothing book like this? (Pages 1 2)
one that describes different 'styles'
TwinkleBoss 17 3/9/15 3:12 PM by andye
What kind of fabric do I use?
Fabric suggestions for McCalls 4097
StitchyMama 8 3/9/15 0:48 AM by stirwatersblue
Close fitting kimono sleeve in a knit?
LDT2011 3 3/8/15 6:17 PM by Nancy K
Lining or underlining for jersey tshirt dress (Pages 1 2)
abuvia 12 3/8/15 4:28 PM by abuvia
Dumb question of the week 98% Cotton, 2%Spandex (Pages 1 2)
How do I sew this?
mizcorbie 13 3/7/15 9:37 PM by frame
getting worse with practice, not better (Pages 1 2)
the more I sew, the worse it gets
JenniM 18 3/7/15 8:54 PM by DOGLOVER389
Metal zippers (Pages 1 2)
Any tips to install?
Melcalifornia 11 3/7/15 11:45 AM by Andsewforth
swimsuit fabrics
polish mom1 3 3/7/15 1:40 AM by diane s
Seam finish on lining?
Spacious Skies 4 3/7/15 0:20 AM by SewLibra
Resources to learn tailoring/alterations of RTW?
TaniaMarie 9 3/6/15 9:17 PM by TaniaMarie
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