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Pinned Topic Books for Beginners (Pages 1 2 3 ... 17)
please list your faves for our beginners!
MaryT 168 9/11/14 6:50 AM by Stuggy
Pinned Topic Dress Forms (Pages 1 2 3 ... 38)
what to consider before I buy
ivory 371 9/7/14 12:35 PM by soeasy123
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 Being a beginner is fun! (Pages 1 2 3 ... 22)
Here's why...
Deepika 214 7/18/14 9:11 AM by JeanieR
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
clothing construction handbook (Pages 1 2)
demoiselle 13 Today at 6:56 PM by 98761234
Bra making? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 17)
Skratchie 165 Today at 6:23 PM by HarrietHomeowner
Decorative throw pillow
best practices, machines, and expert knowledge
gizmoto 9 Today at 5:45 PM by gizmoto
Prices from 2 dealers (Pages 1 2)
Different prices, same machine, from 2 dealers in same city
soeasy123 14 Today at 2:24 PM by soeasy123
Why you shouldn't sew in your non native language (Pages 1 2 3)
Baffled by a french pattern
cathytxtwfr 27 Today at 2:46 AM by nanneke
Pencil skirt rotating as I walk (Pages 1 2 3)
JOshiro 29 Today at 1:50 AM by denise60s
Pattern Practice (Pages 1 2)
Inexpensive fabric to practice for knit fabric projects
RoJonesDesigns 16 9/15/14 9:35 PM by sewbusy888
Freezer paper as stabilizer?
Instead of buying tear away stabilizer
Melcalifornia 2 9/14/14 2:51 PM by Melcalifornia
help with: low rise boxer brief project
logicallybiased 6 9/13/14 2:17 PM by Debbie Lancaster
Janome 2030 (Pages 1 2)
Janome 2030- reviews please
soeasy123 11 9/13/14 10:42 AM by soeasy123
trimming, marking, hemming circle skirt (Pages 1 2)
demoiselle 18 9/12/14 5:30 PM by demoiselle
What have you learned that improved your sewing dramatically? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 13)
Things that aren't necessarily in the sewing books ...
marymary86 125 9/12/14 11:41 AM by Chococat
Why NOT line a skirt? (Pages 1 2)
demoiselle 13 9/11/14 11:52 PM by Melcalifornia
Hemming jeans
Using Jean Thread (Wawak)
Beaglemama 6 9/11/14 11:02 PM by Sew Cool
Sewing in Comfort? (Pages 1 2 3)
Jewel Smith 21 9/11/14 10:37 PM by ShantiSeamstressing
What the What? "Grown on Handle" (Pages 1 2 3)
What the heck does it mean?!
ldpaulson 24 9/11/14 7:58 PM by stirwatersblue
Invisible Zipper
ambeachler 8 9/11/14 6:38 PM by kcurtis
Making patterns from RTW in my closet
I'd like to create new patterns from my old clothes
duckydubz 3 9/11/14 2:56 PM by aqn
Cones of all/general purpose thread?
What brands are out there & where to buy?
Bob Loblaw 8 9/11/14 1:57 PM by Bob Loblaw
How much fabric do I need?
baby quilt
anmeeks 0 9/10/14 3:08 PM by anmeeks
walking foot (Pages 1 2 3)
how much will it help?
demoiselle 24 9/10/14 1:21 PM by solosmocker
horrible knit straps (Pages 1 2 3)
and bindings too... can't get the hang of it
Chopinzee 25 9/9/14 7:35 PM by Chopinzee
Darts with Flat tops
Lekala 8000
demoiselle 3 9/9/14 5:38 PM by Nancy K
Overlock with double/triple needle (bernina 830e)
Nut2Sew 0 9/9/14 2:37 PM by Nut2Sew
Old sewing books and elbow darts (Pages 1 2)
Just curious
pferdfarm 11 9/7/14 11:11 PM by KiwiWendy
What is your fave sewing tool? (Pages 1 2 3 4)
hyattrocillo 32 9/7/14 4:44 PM by LisaInAlabama
Beginners Dress Patterns
Easy dress patterns
suejw 4 9/7/14 9:11 AM by demoiselle
Melan, Mellan, Mellon, Interfacing
MissyH 2 9/6/14 9:22 PM by MissyH
Waist idea for knit skirt
Cutting off top of a stretchy knit dress to turn into skirt - need waist ideas!
Melcalifornia 4 9/6/14 5:30 PM by Catina
Skirt waistband help (Pages 1 2)
Which side does the interfacing go
Estelle in Aus 10 9/6/14 7:29 AM by demoiselle
When would you consider youself 'not a beginner' anymore? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
Beginner vs. Intermediate?
fabricaddiction 40 9/6/14 6:44 AM by Stuggy
Tension help?
Wavy bobbin thread
cjacobs 4 9/5/14 7:23 PM by caren751
Marking on the fabric
tracing wheel and paper not working
LisaInAlabama 8 9/5/14 6:15 PM by grey ann
Uh oh, I used too much Mistyfuse!
Janalice 2 9/5/14 2:56 PM by Janalice
simplicity 1283
8erin5 6 9/5/14 10:53 AM by demoiselle
Wardrobe-Poor (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
demoiselle 46 9/4/14 2:10 PM by KabitTarah
Burda 7100 (Pages 1 2)
Don't understand the neckline
Loralea 12 9/4/14 1:13 PM by Loralea
My third kilt project
Nkthompson 6 9/4/14 8:31 AM by Nkthompson
Sewing stretchy knits giving me headaches - fabric "flagging" ? (Pages 1 2 3)
flagging, skipped stitches, breaking thread
HOWsMom 20 9/3/14 3:45 PM by HOWsMom
Where to shop in Milan?
Where to shop in Milan?
Marieke1975 3 9/3/14 9:06 AM by dresscode
Help me with bias tape! :)
Need help determine how this to cut fabric for bias tape makers
Melcalifornia 9 9/2/14 8:50 PM by stirwatersblue
Simplicity 2822 Wheelchair Bag
rimna5 2 9/2/14 8:29 AM by JTink
what fabric to use for a slip
suzykue 3 9/2/14 0:14 AM by Samantha82
Brother xl2600i buttonhole foot (Pages 1 2)
buttonhole foot missing bracket?
JennyQNY 16 9/1/14 11:54 PM by chika85
facings and when you can get rid of them (Pages 1 2 3)
demoiselle 23 9/1/14 11:39 PM by GlButterfly
Skirt Yoke Facing in Contrast Fabric
The difference between 1 skirt and 2
demoiselle 4 9/1/14 10:11 PM by tinflutterby
Singer ideal 1014 sewing machine
I NEED HELP!!
livp47 2 9/1/14 4:42 PM by sew2006
help me please (Pages 1 2)
can't get fabric on grain
demoiselle 11 8/31/14 9:52 PM by plazaglass
ETA SEWING EXPO
It was great!
TJSEWS 3 8/31/14 8:53 PM by idontsew
New Look 6128
saraatkin 1 8/31/14 2:52 PM by DonnaH
burda.7966--what do these instructions mean?!!
SewerInTraining 5 8/31/14 8:19 AM by stirwatersblue
Looking for a Winnie the Pooh Pattern... (Pages 1 2 3)
Nyreth 23 8/30/14 9:31 PM by fraserco
Kick pleats
How do I get KPleats to hang straight?
cornish swede 7 8/30/14 5:47 AM by cornish swede
How can I salvage this project....
bad fabric choice
sosat 8 8/29/14 12:44 PM by stirwatersblue
New to sewing (Pages 1 2)
1st project Plaid Kilt
Nkthompson 12 8/28/14 3:27 PM by weekendstitch
Cutting on the lengthwise and crosswise grain in the same garment
cimmanon 9 8/25/14 11:10 AM by cimmanon
Sewing Cotton Bras (Pages 1 2)
choosing correct fabric
Concrete Blonde 10 8/25/14 0:30 AM by Concrete Blonde
Simple basic pattern for ultra-beginner (Pages 1 2 3)
Basic pattern that allows room for variation but easy to sew
HoboCamel 22 8/24/14 9:48 PM by idontsew
Just Ask (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Disaster Zone
Dawnabbey 30 8/24/14 1:29 PM by LisaInAlabama
How do you measure waistbands? (Pages 1 2 3)
Mystery numbers
demoiselle 26 8/24/14 8:02 AM by solosmocker
Broke my Bernina Button Sew-On Foot (#18)
rfsews 6 8/23/14 12:11 PM by Maia B
Order of sewing for neckline and shoulders
What order am I proceeding in?
fabricaddiction 3 8/22/14 9:07 PM by GretchenB
Simplicity 1462
invisible side zipper
Rozt 2 8/22/14 9:02 PM by GretchenB
Butterick B6070 (Pages 1 2)
Hmmmm ...
Skratchie 12 8/21/14 6:25 PM by tbot
Sewing pattern needed or help!
danby86 8 8/21/14 4:42 PM by HelenM01
New to sewing
2nd kilt with a heavier material
Nkthompson 7 8/20/14 11:59 PM by Nkthompson
Silk Charmeuse (Pages 1 2 3)
Questions about stabilizing and washing silk charmeuse
bettina77 26 8/20/14 7:40 PM by Catina
Easiest way to thread a needle
*sigh* I love a man who can sew
marymary86 7 8/20/14 6:07 PM by stirwatersblue
Beginner looking for Sewing Machine
Sewing machine used for heavy denim
slomeli92 4 8/19/14 10:31 PM by Ubik
Adorable printable for making a matchbook needle case
Just print, add felt and staple
marymary86 2 8/19/14 2:55 PM by a7yrstitch
Project to make with 2.5 year old (Pages 1 2)
Pomegranate27 14 8/19/14 2:34 PM by DonnaH
needle size for denim
what size is best
aquamarineerica 4 8/18/14 11:18 PM by travel4fabric
pattern 1484
Help[
RooseveltAZ 2 8/18/14 10:35 AM by diane s
suggested fabric issues!
costuming troubles...
studiothriller 5 8/17/14 6:01 PM by studiothriller
New Look 6176
Help with collar
fliggie 3 8/17/14 1:38 PM by fliggie
Swimwear elastic
What's the difference
Liamsmama 4 8/17/14 11:23 AM by MartiP
What I really need is . . . (Pages 1 2 3)
(this beginners need-to-have)
demoiselle 26 8/16/14 7:57 PM by simplystitches
Oh no! I cut it too small. (Pages 1 2)
I guess I need a friend one to two sizes smaller than me, too.
demoiselle 10 8/16/14 8:24 AM by demoiselle
using knit fabric in place of cotton
cjw22 7 8/15/14 4:37 PM by cjw22
First Garment (Pages 1 2)
First garment since jr. high school
ak3e 12 8/15/14 4:01 PM by ak3e
I'm sick of making bias tape...Can I skip it this once? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
Need finishing method suggestions for armholes and neck edge.
Ubik 40 8/14/14 8:58 PM by Ubik
I love Jalie videos
look how easy ...
marymary86 8 8/14/14 6:40 PM by kcurtis
Practice fabric for knits (Pages 1 2)
fabricaddiction 12 8/13/14 9:57 PM by Rae D
Hong Kong Seam Binding
first attempt... now what?
ToileAndTrouble 5 8/13/14 7:41 PM by kcurtis
Help me find this book? (Pages 1 2)
I know the book's contents.....just not the title, or anything else useful to find it!
fabricaddiction 15 8/13/14 1:02 PM by woole bully
mccall 6884 (Pages 1 2)
8erin5 10 8/11/14 10:45 PM by 8erin5
Save your scraps! ...is what they tell me. (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Fabric and interfacing
GardenGal7 32 8/11/14 7:58 PM by emilyibis
duck cloth for little girl's outfit, will it work? (Pages 1 2)
grahamfam2001 19 8/11/14 7:52 PM by grahamfam2001
Trimming interfacing and losing notches (Pages 1 2)
flowerprint 11 8/10/14 3:52 AM by flowerprint
Selvage edge
zigzag ohio 3 8/9/14 9:14 PM by frame
Butterick 5862
Stuck on Step 1
sacjeanie 8 8/9/14 8:31 PM by lorie_sk
Metallic Thread
wonderboyny 9 8/9/14 5:52 PM by wonderboyny
beginner needing help interpreting a pattern
reading a pattern
jennylupoo 8 8/8/14 5:40 PM by jennylupoo
Patterns: To Cut or Not to Cut? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
Tracing to Spare Pattern or Cutting Them
LibertyBelle10 40 8/8/14 2:30 PM by Carol Mendoza
Tailoring RTW Pants (Pages 1 2)
JeanieR 11 8/8/14 6:59 AM by JeanieR
How to lengthen a finished blouse (Pages 1 2)
Finished pattern and blouse is too short
KCT8675 18 8/8/14 6:13 AM by Geejay
Bernina EmbS/W -- No dongle = won't work
warning to folks new to Bernina embroidery software
LisaInAlabama 3 8/7/14 6:16 PM by LisaInAlabama
shirring with a drop-in bobbin (Pages 1 2)
babylock tempo
linaml 15 8/7/14 3:53 PM by linaml
Stripes on the bias, how bad will my darts look?
cimmanon 6 8/6/14 10:54 AM by cimmanon
Peak-and Valley/Zig-Zag Waistline (Pages 1 2)
Need advice for how to sew an uppy-downy waistline :)
bettina77 10 8/6/14 1:01 AM by Arlene1995
How much more fabric for fabric with nap
Kikulina 6 8/5/14 5:27 PM by solosmocker
a good sewing machine for a start
what's the best yet affordable sewing machine to use?
reichsantos 7 8/5/14 5:06 PM by Ubik
When are you no longer a beginner? (Pages 1 2)
turtleandi 14 8/4/14 8:35 PM by Speech girl
Please Help Me Choose a Fabric for Simplicity 2594 (Pages 1 2 3)
Ubik 23 8/4/14 7:19 PM by GretchenB (formerly fetch)
Will this pattern translate to a V.Beckham lookalike? (Pages 1 2)
pattern QUESTION
AmandainDC 15 8/4/14 11:19 AM by jenleeC
Kenmore Sewing Machine Help (Pages 1 2)
Thread Jamming
lolanicoleblogs 14 8/3/14 5:19 PM by Mobycat
Fashion Sewing Supply (Pages 1 2)
First Order
MartiP 11 8/2/14 10:58 PM by MartiP
Men's Tracksuit - Help me choose a natural fabric
childoferna 9 8/2/14 7:27 PM by Arlene1995
Sewing together shorts
Shorts help
Mdkanne1 6 8/2/14 10:48 AM by Mdkanne1
Very drapey pattern only gives amounts for 60" width fabric
Matching fabric width to pattern for best results
fabricaddiction 5 8/2/14 10:16 AM by MrsCharisma
a-line skirt lining and interfacing (Pages 1 2)
I want to add an interfaced support plus lining to Deepika's a line skirt patter to aable zipper but trying to figure out the order of it...lining is next to body, then the support? and do I attach the zipper to the support and main fabric first?...it's
NiCaam 10 8/1/14 11:07 PM by NiCaam
Does this fitting problem have a name? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 14)
Addressing question to Catina
ccris 136 8/1/14 10:05 PM by Brine
Fitting front to side front (Pages 1 2 3)
UrbanFool 21 7/31/14 9:52 PM by FantasticButt
Simplicity 1757: Instructions are driving me bonkers!
Instructions are written partially in English and mostly in French and Spanish.
pecbotbrown 5 7/31/14 10:29 AM by pecbotbrown
What steam iron do you use? (Pages 1 2 3 4)
I need a new iron and am not sure what to get
Erplab 39 7/31/14 1:07 AM by dscheidt
Couture Sewing Techniques Neckband
for a v-neck
RedRockin 6 7/30/14 11:20 PM by DOGLOVER389
shirring (Pages 1 2)
Comes LOOSE! :(
Tommy1969 10 7/30/14 10:40 PM by Arlene1995
Pre Washing? (Pages 1 2)
LDT2011 13 7/30/14 7:37 PM by tigergirl
Miss Sophie and the measuring tape
Tales of a kitty and her desire to help me sew
renjon7798 5 7/30/14 5:50 PM by Zapkat
attaching a t-shirt collar
MariaESchneider 9 7/30/14 0:02 AM by a7yrstitch
Looking for good pants patterns for a beginner (Pages 1 2)
Erplab 15 7/29/14 2:15 PM by Nancy K
Your Very First Item (Pages 1 2 3 ... 6)
What was the first item you successfully sewed?
DonnaH 54 7/29/14 2:04 PM by cheshire cat
Thread bunching, could it be a timing problem? (Pages 1 2 3)
Thread bunching, timing,
Stuggy 24 7/29/14 11:59 AM by GretchenB (formerly fetch)
How to prevent a flipped hem on a knit? (Pages 1 2)
Leu 17 7/25/14 7:52 PM by beauturbo
Needles, how do you dispose of them? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 6)
Is there a safe way or correct way to discard needles?
GardenGal7 51 7/25/14 5:30 PM by Annie P
Lame fabric? (Pages 1 2)
Idk what this fabric is or how to hem it!
theVeganHippie 10 7/25/14 1:12 PM by CdnSkier
Selecting size
renjon7798 3 7/24/14 9:43 PM by Speech girl
fabrics to donate - Los Angeles area
fabrics to donate
dogyeargirl 2 7/24/14 11:11 AM by Kemish
Making my first short-sleeved men's shirt. Help! (Pages 1 2)
Can I use a solid color for the sleeves?
naptimemom 12 7/23/14 2:25 PM by denise60s
Beginners mistake
Too much interfacing
GardenGal7 4 7/23/14 1:22 PM by GardenGal7
Sewing classes
Good sewing classes in Calgary
marcelazafra 1 7/23/14 10:49 AM by jacqui583
Layout and Grain Confusion (Pages 1 2)
Please help me figure out what I'm doing wrong.
Ubik 18 7/22/14 5:26 PM by Catina
On-Grain Binding for Garment?
100% Broadcloth Binding
Alpinebixby 5 7/22/14 4:46 PM by Nancy K
Another beginner's plea for help with knits. (Pages 1 2 3)
Fabric ID and a few other questions.
craft keeper 26 7/21/14 11:35 PM by frame
Please help me figure out how to duplicate this simple outfit (Pages 1 2 3)
marymary86 28 7/21/14 8:24 PM by marymary86
Help with Vintage Singer T&S 648
Singer Machine Won't Thread Bobbin - Please Help :(
henryfrank33 9 7/21/14 12:05 PM by PattiAnnJ
Anyone purchased one of these button machine? Need advice (Pages 1 2 3)
BirdyBooo 25 7/21/14 7:15 AM by BirdyBooo
Neue Mode Coat/Jacket Pattern 3331
Has Anyone Translated the Instructions Into English?
abcameo 1 7/21/14 2:39 AM by abcameo
Pattern recommendations for a first blazer/jacket tailoring project? (Pages 1 2 3)
I really want to sew a jacket, but find it terrifying to contemplate
ToileAndTrouble 20 7/20/14 10:43 PM by Marie367
Sewing Jumbo Cord
Question about the need for a specific foot for sewing cord in general
Stuggy 9 7/20/14 9:56 PM by Renata
Lining a rayon skirt with tricot
adding a lining that acts like a slip
sk8rcruz 3 7/20/14 4:51 PM by sk8rcruz
Forum Help (Pages 1 2)
How to post an image from my computer desktop to forum
VickeyJ 18 7/20/14 11:24 AM by VickeyJ
Ms. Velvet Cake's order...IGNORED! Beginners; USE A STRAIGHT STITCH ON KNITS. (Pages 1 2 3 ... 17)
LynnRowe 168 7/18/14 10:22 PM by Catina
Interfacing for totes/handbags (Pages 1 2 3)
Have you tried sew-in canvas?
GardenGal7 20 7/18/14 10:13 PM by kcurtis
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