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Pinned Topic McCalls new tissue fitting videos (Pages 1 2 3)
The Palmer/Pletsch Tissue Fit method
sacjeanie 20 7/27/16 8:44 PM by sewingcanary
Pinned Topic Being a beginner is fun! (Pages 1 2 3 ... 25)
Here's why...
Deepika 245 7/2/16 9:17 PM by denise60s
Pinned Topic Books for Beginners (Pages 1 2 3 ... 19)
please list your faves for our beginners!
MaryT 182 6/27/16 4:55 AM by Becky7777
Pinned Topic knit sewalong for beginners (Pages 1 2 3 ... 55)
knit top
LynnRowe 540 6/11/16 5:27 AM by SAmdsd
Pinned Topic Dress Forms (Pages 1 2 3 ... 42)
what to consider before I buy
ivory 411 6/10/16 6:19 PM by Skymall007
Pinned Topic Are you a beginner looking for a machine? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 34)
Here's my advice. . . others are welcome to add to it
Talitha 330 5/10/16 2:56 PM by Ordained888
Pinned Topic Reviews of Online classes at PR (Pages 1 2 3)
A request
Thaiyal 28 11/25/13 10:12 PM by Adrocan
I want a sewing basket but do I really need one? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
How do you use yours?
Ubik 41 Today at 3:15 PM by DonnaH
Help fitting back of Simplicity 1108
Fit diagnosis Help
kscrrt 4 Today at 2:33 AM by kayl
Choosing Cotton Fabrics For Apparel (Pages 1 2 3)
jessad 22 7/28/16 6:16 PM by SPOOKIETOO
setting sleeves
setting in a woven sleeve flat or in the round...which?
maggs.n 8 7/28/16 1:28 PM by Nancy K
Iron WITHOUT Auto Shut-off Feature! (Pages 1 2)
rachelt816 12 7/28/16 1:26 PM by annsew65
Double fold bias tape to single fold
cakemix 5 7/28/16 12:54 PM by sewingcanary
ballpoint vs. stretch needle (Pages 1 2)
Can someone explain the difference?
ethelpea 11 7/28/16 10:56 AM by ethelpea
Back-neck to waist help
Grading up simplicity 2444, what to do with back-neck to waist?
foofooboopeep 5 7/28/16 4:40 AM by sewingcanary
How to rip out stitches in a lightweight rayon? (Pages 1 2)
Seems impossible
KathleenWH 10 7/28/16 2:33 AM by Geejay
Stretched side seam on half circle skirt (Pages 1 2)
cathydavison 10 7/28/16 2:23 AM by sewingcanary
Baby leggings cuff placement problems!
vickyzoki 7 7/27/16 1:18 AM by vickyzoki
Help with neckline on McCalls 7192
Neckline is not clear
DebbieAnne 5 7/26/16 10:06 AM by lakaribane
help with lining a simple sleeveless dress
McCall 6098 (1 hour dress)
ethelpea 7 7/24/16 9:27 PM by sings2high
Using Shot Cotton and Wovens for Pants (Pages 1 2 3)
Help! Advice Needed on Suitability of Fabric
ldpaulson 23 7/24/16 5:28 PM by ldpaulson
Is cheapy muslin worth it? (Pages 1 2)
ethelpea 18 7/20/16 10:27 PM by dresscode
cutting on bias (Pages 1 2)
Laurie Heeren 13 7/20/16 2:14 PM by pointpatou
turtleneck dilemma
Calendria 5 7/17/16 4:45 PM by Calendria
How much would you charge to hem 3 pairs of pants (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
Sewing for hire
sewwrecked 41 7/16/16 10:36 PM by Elona
Juki f600 tension
OregonMom 2 7/15/16 5:14 PM by kayl
Making PDF Patterns (Pages 1 2 3)
Best Paper to Use
janedoe0a 21 7/15/16 4:52 PM by janedoe0a
pickstitiching
Calendria 7 7/13/16 5:27 PM by Calendria
Having problems understanding Pleats
esteveze 5 7/13/16 12:08 PM by esteveze
Clover Chaco Tailor's Chalk (Pages 1 2 3 4)
luigiwu 32 7/9/16 6:46 PM by pointpatou
Coverlock issues on Janome 2000 CPX
rrc124 6 7/8/16 9:21 PM by julie w
pattern making software
markp 9 7/8/16 10:49 AM by Kathleen Fasanella
Successful rolled hem - tips? (Pages 1 2 3)
Melcalifornia 29 7/7/16 11:43 PM by carolynw
stablizer (Pages 1 2)
what stabilizer should I use with sheer fabric
Phazie 12 7/6/16 3:51 PM by PattiAnnJ
paying it forward - sewing (Pages 1 2)
rmusic1 11 7/6/16 11:39 AM by teagg
armhole binding/strap help
(see, I really am a beginner)
ethelpea 4 7/6/16 11:15 AM by ethelpea
Pattern Suggestions for Beginner Child (Pages 1 2)
MelissaCaryn 11 7/6/16 3:56 AM by panzerakc
Bwahahaha-whip out a top and pants in just 2hrs please... (Pages 1 2 3 ... 6)
Impossible task on craigslist
sewwrecked 53 7/5/16 10:34 PM by Tall Mary
Invisible zipper foot for Kenmore - where to buy? (Pages 1 2)
Need one desperately
Thaiyal ('thigh-el') 17 7/5/16 7:57 AM by Marie367
Applying Appliques with Wash-Away Stabilizer?
AvantGardener 2 7/4/16 9:01 PM by kayl
sewing as a business (Pages 1 2 3 ... 11)
tinyskids 105 7/4/16 9:28 AM by esseesee
Tricot stitch and walking foot (Brother 2600)?
WordyGirl 9 7/1/16 3:41 PM by kayl
Circle skirt with half-circle lining? (Pages 1 2)
Is that a thing?
stirwatersblue 11 6/30/16 2:21 PM by kayl
Deciphering Pattern instructions
Help with steps 4-7 on simplicity 1426 view A
Reneerice 2 6/30/16 10:54 AM by Victoria Line
Simplicity 1600 (Pages 1 2)
Need Assistance
Amazingjs 12 6/29/16 11:11 PM by Amazingjs
sewing reversible swimwear (Pages 1 2)
beginner
bikinicrush 10 6/29/16 4:09 PM by sewingsewfun808
Sewing machine feet? (Pages 1 2 3)
How do I know if one will fit my machine?
friendscript 22 6/28/16 7:30 PM by Becky7777
Sewing machine pedal is nothing to 90 (Pages 1 2 3)
Is there a way to make it LESS sensitive?
BrianM 29 6/27/16 3:01 PM by PattiAnnJ
Fabrics for leggings or jeggings
What have fabrics have you used with good results for these garments
Sonut 6 6/25/16 0:02 AM by Becky7777
trouble with bulky shoulder seams
ethelpea 5 6/24/16 1:22 PM by Elona
FBA for knit top (Pages 1 2)
bolero tie top in jersey
Badger13 13 6/23/16 6:27 AM by Badger13
McCall's Pattern M6184
help understanding how collar is attached
harpendaz 3 6/22/16 10:58 PM by fantail
Lace straps (Pages 1 2)
Adding lace straps to a bodice for a dress.
BettyBlue 11 6/21/16 6:57 PM by BettyBlue
Pleated Skirt with Image on pleats
Pleats skirt
robs40 8 6/21/16 2:13 AM by Marilly
Dress to skirt waistband
nestle 7 6/20/16 4:07 PM by nestle
Apex marking
Had to start over on fitting :(
Becky7777 5 6/20/16 12:41 PM by silversewist
Help with collar buttonhole (Pages 1 2 3)
JTRinRoswell 29 6/19/16 6:53 PM by kayl
Raising my arms in a shift
Mexichick 6 6/19/16 10:54 AM by Mexichick
Pattern fitting questions
oolijan 7 6/19/16 1:01 AM by solosmocker
Has anyone used Paverpol? (Pages 1 2)
Textile hardener question
Becky7777 14 6/16/16 9:11 PM by Becky7777
Should knits be cut out using nap directions? (Pages 1 2)
Victoria.Lynn 10 6/16/16 8:55 PM by Nancy K
Transferring pattern markings from muslin
ngitanjali 6 6/15/16 8:20 AM by kayl
elastic waist repair
where did i go wrong
klhdoc 9 6/14/16 2:18 PM by kayl
Ugh...armhole facing woes... (Pages 1 2)
Butterick 3131
Melcalifornia 19 6/14/16 11:58 AM by Quickie
Cutting a skirt with border fabric?
mehitabel 7 6/14/16 11:05 AM by Charbucks
Hemming a skirt (Pages 1 2)
How to?
RepetePete 18 6/14/16 0:52 AM by RepetePete
Maternity wrap dress!
So many questions for such a simple pattern....
nightowlgal 2 6/12/16 11:49 PM by nightowlgal
casual jacket
Calendria 6 6/11/16 10:48 PM by Elephun
Ripples on knit neckline (Pages 1 2)
How to fix?
HarrietHomeowner 16 6/11/16 7:36 PM by kcurtis
Help with Simplicity 1221
Tessie J 5 6/11/16 12:41 PM by Tessie J
Walking foot is eating fabric (Pages 1 2)
Is it broken?
sewwrecked 12 6/11/16 12:03 PM by Elona
Sizing adjustments, first garment top (Pages 1 2 3)
BrianM 23 6/11/16 5:25 AM by SAmdsd
Question about hemming knit fabric (Pages 1 2 3)
Chococat 25 6/9/16 7:39 PM by Chococat
Question about Brother PE 770.
Pule 2 6/9/16 9:05 AM by jmziegler
Anyone have knit sheet mending tricks? (Pages 1 2)
Becky7777 14 6/7/16 5:00 PM by kayl
I finally did it! (Pages 1 2)
Knit tank top
sewwrecked 11 6/7/16 12:13 PM by Sewcoastal
Help with Simplicity 2284
bijou13 1 6/7/16 4:17 AM by Victoria Line
Successful fusible interfacing application (Pages 1 2 3)
kayl 24 6/3/16 12:57 PM by Debbie Lancaster
Substitute for lightweight interfacing (Pages 1 2)
willowv90 14 6/3/16 3:12 AM by Becky7777
mistakes = design opportunity
rmusic1 6 6/2/16 7:46 PM by kayl
Seam finishing lightweight rayon/viscose fabric
never sewn with rayon before...or overlocked it
Badger13 8 6/2/16 12:12 PM by Badger13
Suggestions Please (Pages 1 2)
Too low v neck on linen tunic.
cbgwynette 15 6/2/16 10:44 AM by Nancy K
Altering mother of the bride dress
dress back too long
Maguertae 1 6/1/16 7:43 PM by Nancy K
Neckline Facing - how to make it lay flat and also not FRAY! (Pages 1 2)
luigiwu 10 6/1/16 1:41 PM by solosmocker
removable tape on pattern tissue? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
Becky7777 43 6/1/16 8:06 AM by Becky7777
Grippy stuff on athletic wear
becbec1987 3 5/31/16 5:45 PM by frame
Circle skirt made of quilting cottons
Izzywizz 1 5/31/16 3:40 AM by esseesee
Practice patterns
polo placket, double & single welt pockets
Becky7777 5 5/30/16 10:45 PM by Sewcoastal
Easy knit skirt Simplicity 1368A
Using serger
Linnie73 3 5/29/16 9:28 PM by Linnie73
I just don't understand bra underwire channelling
How do I sew it?!
Doja 7 5/29/16 7:09 PM by tourist
Looking for tips on sewing binding
Binding
D Hart 7 5/29/16 10:48 AM by carolrv
pattern sizing doesn't make any sense (Pages 1 2)
new to sewing apparel
smartgirltami 14 5/28/16 12:43 PM by kayl
Reinforcing adhesive backed velcro (Pages 1 2)
Helen in CO 12 5/28/16 1:48 AM by Helen in CO
improving your sewing skills - a different approach (Pages 1 2)
rmusic1 15 5/28/16 0:12 AM by marec
Waist facing of different weight then fashion fabric?
annadorothy 3 5/27/16 5:23 PM by rmusic1
Question on combining sizes in a pattern
measurements between 3 sizes
Becky7777 4 5/26/16 8:42 PM by Nancy K
I've Been Chicken.... (Pages 1 2 3)
Laurianne 22 5/25/16 11:43 PM by Helen in CO
need advice on selecting a fabric for slipshorts (Pages 1 2 3)
wicking fabric
bcrxgirl 23 5/25/16 4:47 PM by Michelle T
What I really need is . . . (Pages 1 2 3 4)
(this beginners need-to-have)
demoiselle 31 5/22/16 4:35 PM by rmusic1
zipper in side seam
sewsewmom 7 5/22/16 3:23 AM by sewsewmom
Cutting on the cross grain
what is the worst that can happen?
kauki 7 5/22/16 2:59 AM by kauki
What type of hem...
cakemix 6 5/21/16 10:21 PM by taylormade
Cutting squares/rectangles (Pages 1 2 3)
Omnigrid rulers or make pattern first?
Linnie73 26 5/20/16 8:12 AM by Fran G
lost again - Burda instruction woes
help please!
rmusic1 2 5/19/16 6:23 PM by rmusic1
Ruffle not laying down
mohair3 4 5/18/16 7:18 PM by mohair3
Looking for another shift dress pattern :)
samsig 7 5/18/16 4:28 AM by samsig
Spool holder on Janome 3160 QDC (Pages 1 2)
Spool holder not clicking onto spool
Sconnors 10 5/16/16 1:51 PM by Sconnors
Shoulder Pads for RTW Clothes?
Is this a sensible alteration for RTW?
demoiselle 6 5/15/16 11:30 PM by sings2high
Nelco SZ 217
Seeking manual, even a photocopy
Season 7 5/15/16 8:06 PM by DOGLOVER389
Hand sewing leather needle
AnitaCocktail 2 5/15/16 11:24 AM by Delores9
My 1st pattern troubles
I just received my 1st pattern bought from ebay
Zowienyc 6 5/14/16 10:16 PM by dalachin
This beginner is spending Too Much Money on fabric! (Pages 1 2 3 ... 6)
:(
Ubik 58 5/14/16 7:12 PM by a7yrstitch
Help me find a pattern like this (Pages 1 2)
searching for pattern
ladyinblack1964 16 5/12/16 7:11 PM by ladyinblack1964
Blank Slate Prepster shirt (Pages 1 2)
Placket makes no sense to me!
nestle 10 5/12/16 0:02 AM by kayl
Blogs by people of color (Pages 1 2 3 4)
looking for/to support
Pomegranate27 38 5/11/16 8:45 PM by Pomegranate27
Do you hate to trace off and cut out a pattern? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 11)
Tracing patterns, cutting out fabric are a chore
mandeedee 102 5/11/16 3:04 PM by Tiesje
Problem with Snaps
Pattie123 3 5/11/16 8:56 AM by geniknits
Overcasting gets tinier and tinier (Pages 1 2 3)
mohair3 24 5/10/16 4:58 AM by kcurtis
Tops to disguise a mastectomy (Pages 1 2)
Mastectomy sewing
susancache 19 5/9/16 2:57 PM by Elona
New here with a needle question
AnitaCocktail 3 5/8/16 11:50 PM by PattiAnnJ
what's wrong with my machine (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
cakemix 46 5/7/16 2:26 PM by cakemix
HELP!!! Skirt project gone wrong! (Pages 1 2)
Skirt with wrong pattern
Samkino 15 5/5/16 6:01 PM by DonnaH
Help me understand the differences between these two patterns?
Vogue 8772 and Decades Everyday Buttons and Bows blouse
Becca S 5 5/4/16 5:17 PM by echolalia
Dying bright pink shirt black? (Pages 1 2)
Will it turn into some crazy gross color?
retrogradient 15 5/3/16 8:11 PM by retrogradient
Losing steam? (Pages 1 2)
Falling in and out of love with your projects
Chococat 11 5/3/16 4:46 PM by Laurianne
Burda sizing: Boy, do I feel stupid (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Burda sizing
gogo548 37 5/3/16 3:19 PM by gogo548
polyester burnout
need help on sewing this fabric
Lshepperd 4 5/2/16 3:07 PM by Debbie Lancaster
Years since I last sewed anything help
I think I have bitten off more than I can chew
CountryCharmer 9 5/1/16 8:06 PM by PattiAnnJ
facings for a french terry sleeveless vest
kauki 9 4/30/16 11:51 PM by treefrog
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