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Pinned Topic Books for Beginners (Pages 1 2 3 ... 19)
please list your faves for our beginners!
MaryT 181 9/4/15 2:42 PM by Utta Retch
Pinned Topic McCalls new tissue fitting videos
The Palmer/Pletsch Tissue Fit method
sacjeanie 7 8/26/15 9:40 PM by carmenrita
Pinned Topic Being a beginner is fun! (Pages 1 2 3 ... 24)
Here's why...
Deepika 237 8/6/15 12:11 PM by DonnaH
Pinned Topic Dress Forms (Pages 1 2 3 ... 41)
what to consider before I buy
ivory 400 7/28/15 2:02 PM by Nancy K
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 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
Where to start? (Pages 1 2 3)
hushnel 26 Today at 0:07 AM by Sew27
zipper install (Pages 1 2)
suzykue 13 9/4/15 8:26 PM by solosmocker
personal style question (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
how to develop
rmusic1 43 9/4/15 8:21 PM by Immelu
Patterns with cup size choices (Pages 1 2 3)
sharon2013 23 9/4/15 6:54 PM by Nancy K
Bolt of fabric is 36" pattern calls for 4 and 7/8 (Pages 1 2)
Tankeryanker 11 9/4/15 12:07 PM by PattiAnnJ
Lekala Sewing Patterns
Can anyone comment on their experience with Lekala sewing patterns?
PinkinBoston 8 9/4/15 5:34 AM by jenna m
Ordering from PR
Tankeryanker 9 9/3/15 5:10 PM by Tankeryanker
Transferring Pinning from Right side to Wrong side Accurately (Pages 1 2)
Alterations Help
PinkinBoston 10 9/3/15 2:07 PM by Pamela R
Toothless Halloween Costume
Need help with pattern I created
Anedaria 2 9/2/15 10:41 AM by Emmysewstoo
Can anyone tell me how they bandeau without seams?
Seamripper815 1 9/2/15 9:07 AM by EleanorSews
Where do you foucus your eyes while sewing? (Pages 1 2 3)
How to get a straight stich
Tankeryanker 22 9/2/15 2:14 AM by Alpine Queen
My cheap muslin is here
Tankeryanker 9 9/2/15 1:13 AM by EleanorSews
Cutting out a pattern. I may have set a personal record... (Pages 1 2 3)
PammyJ 21 9/1/15 10:08 PM by HHKChris
What hoodie would you like seen in a sew-along? (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Taking suggestions!
kellyhogaboom 31 9/1/15 7:41 PM by Frappie
What does "if there is fullness, dart this out" mean? (Pages 1 2)
Sewing Terminology
PinkinBoston 19 9/1/15 1:39 PM by Arted
Why is hemming scary?! (Pages 1 2 3 4)
RobA. 35 9/1/15 10:39 AM by tourist
If you're having problems with your walking foot
sewwrecked 2 9/1/15 9:03 AM by sewwrecked
Ponte knits shrink?? (Pages 1 2 3)
Do ponte knits shrink? By how much??
fabricaddiction 23 8/31/15 3:49 PM by m/m
I bought the wrong pattern size for some pants (Pages 1 2 3)
Tankeryanker 20 8/31/15 1:45 PM by Tankeryanker
Help please with skirt vent (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Insufficient width of fabric to make extensions
annem54 31 8/31/15 7:17 AM by Pamela R
Lining a Border print bodice
Do I also cut the lining on the crossgrain?
julliams 1 8/31/15 5:42 AM by Grace Buchanan
Trying to sew with knits-epic fail! Is it me or the fabric? (Pages 1 2 3)
sewwrecked 21 8/30/15 8:43 PM by Quickie
Cheap muslin alternative sources (Pages 1 2)
Tankeryanker 11 8/30/15 5:02 PM by Nancy K
Ready to Give Up on This Jumper!! (Pages 1 2)
Throw in the towel or save my fabric for another pattern?
ToasterStrudel 14 8/30/15 4:51 PM by rmusic1
Baby bloomers
How to fit baby bloomers with no baby
nightowlgal 3 8/30/15 4:00 PM by nightowlgal
Collarless Coat
snoopmurph 4 8/30/15 3:28 PM by snoopmurph
How to sew this?
Found this online and seems like a great first project
Tankeryanker 4 8/28/15 10:37 AM by idontsew
id like to take advanced sewing/alterations classes. Any in the Midwest?
finding sewing classes -private or group-that are advanced close by. How to find information on the teacher and her expertise and reviews.
textilegram 8 8/27/15 5:03 PM by textilegram
Is there any good way to unpick *part* of a seam? (Pages 1 2)
Spacious Skies 19 8/27/15 4:46 PM by Elona
Rotary Cutters (Pages 1 2 3)
Good? Better? Best?
4LauraM 27 8/27/15 6:53 AM by Grace Buchanan
Dog Bandana
Dog B
Lexymarie 4 8/26/15 10:16 AM by ASiverson
2 way stretch vs 4 way stretch...? (Pages 1 2)
I'm confused
Foxsews 10 8/26/15 6:21 AM by labsrule
making a pattern smaller?
shrinking a pattern
polish mom1 9 8/25/15 5:42 PM by untherapy
Considering making a dress...am I crazy for it? (Pages 1 2 3)
Haven't sewed since I was a Girl Scout, but desperately want this dress!
DaniSchmannni 20 8/25/15 2:13 PM by Utta Retch
My Swatches from Mood fabric came today
Tankeryanker 3 8/24/15 11:43 PM by simplystitches
What dress should I make with this fabric? (Pages 1 2)
novelty print in a crisp cotton lawn
kellyhogaboom 12 8/24/15 9:59 PM by kellyhogaboom
I want a big, soft, warm and cozy... something (Pages 1 2 3)
Housecoat? Smock? Cardi? What?
stirwatersblue 24 8/24/15 5:17 PM by Vintage Joan
First dress!
Need fabric advice
barefootsewist 9 8/23/15 5:28 PM by barefootsewist
Help! My undies look like a huge pair of Depends (Pages 1 2)
Tankeryanker 10 8/22/15 10:25 PM by Stargirl7
pattern problem (Pages 1 2 3)
polish mom1 22 8/22/15 1:06 PM by SewLibra
In person learning vs online (Pages 1 2 3)
cristina mary 26 8/22/15 10:15 AM by cristina mary
Bias Tape for Rayon Top (Pages 1 2 3)
Do I hafta make it myself? lol
pocketmonkey 21 8/21/15 2:46 PM by Patti B
Topstitching on Cotton Lawn
I bought 40wt Aurifil but wonder if I should have bought 50wt
mrschin 4 8/21/15 8:41 AM by Doris W. in TN
Math and sewing (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Katedejong 30 8/20/15 2:39 PM by denise60s
simplicity 2255
sewing on sleeve
Bdawn 8 8/19/15 8:18 PM by Bdawn
Right/Wrong side (Pages 1 2 3)
How can you tell
jajoh 25 8/19/15 7:47 PM by GlButterfly
Help understanding edge-to-edge lining
Please help me understand what Claire Schaeffer means by "edge-to-edge" lining
MaryGreyFox 7 8/19/15 8:02 AM by MaryGreyFox
Singer 281-1
Im new to industrialmachines, need help
BrentK 1 8/19/15 2:36 AM by denise60s
I'm in love . . . (Pages 1 2 3 ... 6)
Rotary cutter
Mangosteen25 51 8/18/15 8:54 PM by Candy2
I DID IT!! I DID IT!! (Pages 1 2 3)
BillTheSlink 21 8/18/15 2:39 PM by marymary86
Can you cut Lycra knits against the grain (I'm short on fabric) (Pages 1 2)
kellys4boys 19 8/17/15 3:20 PM by simplystitches
What is pocket lining (Pages 1 2)
Also anyone done Kwik Sew 4045?
BillTheSlink 10 8/16/15 11:46 AM by Nancy K
I like making bathing suits (Pages 1 2)
A one piece has only three pieces....
mandeedee 16 8/15/15 11:49 PM by Kiwirose
Free ebooks
Tailoring instructions
Sheseams 8 8/15/15 11:23 PM by Samantha82
Neck / Armhole binding (Pages 1 2 3)
quick question about finishing
shumanata 27 8/15/15 10:09 PM by shumanata
Question on interfacing (Pages 1 2)
Are fusible and sew in interchangable?
BillTheSlink 12 8/14/15 3:52 PM by BillTheSlink
First Burda Pattern (Pages 1 2)
What's this piece?
AZGreyGirl 14 8/13/15 8:04 PM by AZGreyGirl
Are all snap on feet for all snap on machines?
JennaSaisPas 7 8/13/15 1:17 PM by Marie367
Thread Color Matching Problems (Pages 1 2 3)
DOGLOVER389 22 8/13/15 9:51 AM by PattiAnnJ
Adhesive Reinforcing Tape in Shape Shape (Pages 1 2)
Ssandss 17 8/13/15 5:26 AM by Alpine Queen
help sewing a basque bodice to the skirt
Makin an Elsa dress
Carole1 3 8/13/15 4:15 AM by Alpine Queen
I have my pattern now what? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
sharon2013 42 8/12/15 7:25 PM by frame
Thread Tension Gauge
Bikernando 5 8/12/15 6:42 PM by Bikernando
Chanel SS 2015 Couture Collection
a 30 sec video
Arlene1995 4 8/12/15 9:24 AM by Utta Retch
Sewing woes
Problem with thread
nhackwell 4 8/12/15 7:11 AM by rosehatten
To interface or not to interface (Pages 1 2)
That is the question
LDT2011 11 8/12/15 5:59 AM by Geejay
Argh! Which foot?! Or wrong sewing plate?! (Pages 1 2)
JennaSaisPas 12 8/11/15 3:11 PM by JennaSaisPas
I am new to sewing and the forum (Pages 1 2)
Tankeryanker 14 8/11/15 12:24 PM by sewchristi
My first simple project (Pages 1 2)
or I'm not too old to learn a new trick
hushnel 10 8/10/15 2:06 PM by PattiAnnJ
Frustrated with fine lightweight fabric that gathers (Pages 1 2)
Fabric Problems!
unhgoose 11 8/10/15 1:52 PM by beauturbo
Vogue Pattern mag or Threads (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Sewncooknmom 31 8/9/15 7:21 PM by pointdepatou
Adding a welt pocket to a finished vest?
Is this possible? And how fast can I do it?
stirwatersblue 8 8/9/15 5:35 PM by Nancy K
underlining a knit dress (Pages 1 2 3)
suzykue 21 8/8/15 8:47 AM by HelenM01
Do I have to cut the way the pattern says to? (Pages 1 2 3)
milanna 21 8/7/15 11:11 PM by sewwrecked
Welt Pockets! (Pages 1 2)
I'm getting there!!
MrsCharisma 12 8/6/15 5:13 PM by MrsCharisma
Simplicity 1462 neckline help
neck line facings
Rozt 4 8/6/15 3:48 PM by Marie367
New !!
have been on the forum for a while though
Vichysoisse 9 8/5/15 1:23 PM by BriarRose
Princess seams and patterned fabric
pocketmonkey 8 8/5/15 12:02 PM by a7yrstitch
Making a shirt for hubs
Need help & fabric suggestions
girlschmoopie 6 8/4/15 7:33 PM by girlschmoopie
Why Is Thiis Hard? (Pages 1 2 3)
VertOlive 24 8/4/15 5:09 AM by Alpine Queen
neckband with knit fabric (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
how to get it to lay flat
LindaK4 40 8/4/15 3:17 AM by NanaAnna
pooling of fabric in the back at the waist
Help
spbbritt 8 8/2/15 7:54 PM by Red Dragon
an odd shopping experience (Pages 1 2 3)
rmusic1 29 8/2/15 7:40 AM by esseesee
repairing pocket stress
FeedDog 4 8/2/15 7:30 AM by FeedDog
I love elmer's washable glue (Pages 1 2)
a sewing tip to share
maminstl 15 8/1/15 5:15 PM by maminstl
how to get the correct density on brother 6000D
spattah 3 7/31/15 4:44 PM by PattiAnnJ
Can we talk knits? (Pages 1 2 3)
Double-sided vs. not and how to tell when shopping online.
snipsnip 24 7/30/15 12:28 PM by snipsnip
Help! Sleeve allowances don't want to press toward sleeves (Pages 1 2)
kellys4boys 12 7/30/15 8:56 AM by cocosloft
surefit kits
polish mom1 4 7/29/15 8:54 PM by tytbody
how to turn straps right side out (Pages 1 2 3)
kjcaron 23 7/29/15 6:05 PM by treeberry
Enlarging bust in knit dresses
How to enlarge pattern
unger 8 7/29/15 5:19 PM by tytbody
Fixing finished seams sewn with sergers
How to make corrections when using a serger
sacjeanie 7 7/29/15 1:29 PM by solosmocker
dual feed
can i possibly get this foot to work on brother 6000D
spattah 1 7/28/15 11:19 AM by sew2006
Do you hate to trace off and cut out a pattern? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 10)
Tracing patterns, cutting out fabric are a chore
mandeedee 97 7/26/15 11:50 PM by carolynw
Godet troubleshooting? (Pages 1 2)
Getting a nice point at the top
stirwatersblue 10 7/26/15 4:47 PM by mmcp
Which side to install a side zipper in a dress? (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Does it matter? Just curious...
girlschmoopie 38 7/25/15 4:22 AM by Alpine Queen
want to use cotton-not listed as fabrics (Pages 1 2)
using stash
dixielover 18 7/24/15 12:41 PM by DonnaH
What is your favorite glitter paint for fabrics?
Halloween season starts *early* for me! :)
kellyhogaboom 3 7/23/15 11:15 AM by arianamaniacs
Non stretch cotton material for t-shirts-type please (Pages 1 2)
cutpinsew 15 7/23/15 8:44 AM by JTink
Blanket fleece for coats/capes? (Pages 1 2)
Are there different types of fleece?
quana577 11 7/21/15 5:13 PM by Tall Mary
Draping an oversize shirt on a dress form - help please! (Pages 1 2)
There are plenty of videos on how to drape a fitted bodice with darts - but what about when you want to drape a shirt that is meant to be loose fitting with dropped sleeves?
heidaj621 12 7/21/15 2:57 PM by Nancy K
Mc calls 4364
Layout question
chisgran 1 7/16/15 7:16 PM by rhetam
Need help extending fit on a marching band jacket
Trailia 7 7/16/15 5:32 PM by beauturbo
sewing through elastic
nitsel 6 7/16/15 12:46 PM by jjosiejo
sewing fleece
butterflygirl92 9 7/15/15 6:26 AM by ryan's mom
Bernina 350 - Straight Stitch Plate (Pages 1 2)
Sewing with lightweight fabrics
weebly 10 7/14/15 10:58 PM by Doris W. in TN
Skirt Waistband trouble (Pages 1 2)
Attaching waist band
milanna 15 7/14/15 7:08 PM by milanna
ISO Coat/Jacket Construction book
Frappie 6 7/14/15 2:50 PM by Candy2
Darts in multiple layers?
RobA. 7 7/14/15 1:34 PM by RobA.
Well, I learned two valuable lessons today. (Pages 1 2 3)
It was my first pattern and fabric store visit!
BlackTie 20 7/13/15 2:22 PM by sewchristi
Invisible zipper problems (Pages 1 2)
Fabric wavy with invisible zipper foot
TalyQ 19 7/13/15 10:01 AM by sewdance
Adding ruching to a t-shirt
StitchyMama 6 7/13/15 2:43 AM by EleanorSews
How to Evaluate a Tutorial
Construction Standards
pointdepatou 6 7/12/15 7:38 PM by SewLibra
last day for half price cutting table
JoAnn's Sew Essential Cutting table half price
mandeedee 9 7/12/15 7:14 PM by SewLibra
Dart placement question - would it be necessary in this design
dart shirt placement side-laced
Mscheveous 2 7/12/15 5:35 AM by rhetam
Okay to serge hem of bemberg lining? (Pages 1 2)
Spacious Skies 19 7/10/15 8:02 PM by ryan's mom
Using "burrito method" to apply cardigan neckband/collar
...Can you do it once the side seams are sewn?
stirwatersblue 8 7/10/15 2:19 PM by frame
neck facings (Pages 1 2)
RobA. 10 7/10/15 11:19 AM by RobA.
Cowl neck top pattern using a light wool?
Looking for pattern for a cowl neck top for light wool fabric
Kamots16 6 7/10/15 9:31 AM by Patti B
Creating a trim
How might you go about emulating this style of trim?
weiiswhy 7 7/9/15 8:26 AM by arianamaniacs
How to tell when fabric needs a lining (Pages 1 2)
Is there a trick to judging sheerness?
Spacious Skies 14 7/9/15 7:32 AM by marymary86
good tutorial for an angled welt pocket
please help!
kellyhogaboom 6 7/9/15 0:42 AM by pointdepatou
When are you no longer a beginner (Pages 1 2 3 ... 7)
When do you move yourself up to advanced beginner.
quana577 60 7/8/15 9:11 PM by pointdepatou
Simplicity 6374 neck band too short (Pages 1 2)
Neck band should extend 3/8" past front of shirt, but doesnt
bossmom4 10 7/7/15 10:52 PM by rhetam
Silk Noil Fabric - Nubby Texture Question (Pages 1 2)
silk noil fabric nubby
Mscheveous 19 7/7/15 10:48 PM by Mscheveous
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