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Pinned Topic Being a beginner is fun! (Pages 1 2 3 ... 23)
Here's why...
Deepika 220 11/22/14 11:37 AM by JeanieR
Pinned Topic Dress Forms (Pages 1 2 3 ... 39)
what to consider before I buy
ivory 385 11/20/14 11:04 AM by petite.dee
Pinned Topic Books for Beginners (Pages 1 2 3 ... 18)
please list your faves for our beginners!
MaryT 172 10/25/14 10:38 PM by Metta13
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
Buttons for my 1 year old Grandson's Fleece Shirt
kajero 6 Today at 2:14 AM by Oceanpeg
making domed covered buttons, without a kit, from thick & fraying fabric
kellyhogaboom 4 Today at 1:03 AM by kellyhogaboom
Dressmakerís carbon paper (Pages 1 2 3)
Your recommendation????
jijichan 23 12/21/14 10:15 PM by Cant Decide
Beginner sewing machine (Pages 1 2)
Sweetmomof2 12 12/21/14 9:44 PM by ShantiSeamstressing
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
Butterick 5948 help please
if you've done this pattern, view D
Liz in Cville 6 12/21/14 12:59 PM by dianelwilson
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
Fusible vs. non-fusible
OK to sub non-fusible for fusible?
Liz in Cville 5 12/18/14 9:04 PM by CM_Sews
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'm hand sewing buttons and borrowed an idea (Pages 1 2)
straight from the cross stitchers' playbook
marymary86 11 12/18/14 8:17 AM by jacquiJB
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
Need Advice on What Size Butterick B5627 Misses' Fitting Shell
freshflow 2 12/1/14 8:57 AM by Tizmehr
Full Bust Adjustment
sharon2013 3 12/1/14 5:38 AM by sharon2013
Sewing and fitting books in French.
Do you know any ?
VeroSewsStuff 7 11/30/14 8:17 PM by ShantiSeamstressing
cotton lawn for a dress with an a-line skirt
am i setting myself up for disaster?
jaelh 6 11/30/14 5:04 AM by jaelh
What should a seam look like before pressing? (Pages 1 2)
Is wavy normal? (woven)
RMJ 18 11/29/14 6:49 PM by TStevens
fabric called Silky Faille
Would this be difficult to sew
cricket363 2 11/28/14 5:07 PM by beauturbo
Suggestion for coat/jacket construction book pls! (Pages 1 2)
BirdyBooo 14 11/27/14 9:22 AM by Patti B
Help with new Vogue 9057 tops (Pages 1 2)
I desperately need some help!
naptimemom 12 11/26/14 11:43 PM by GlButterfly
Another knit waistband question
Is it normal to have the raw edges exposed?
stirwatersblue 2 11/25/14 5:51 PM by stirwatersblue
Tulle Table-skirt attempt (Pages 1 2)
Help
Zen14 13 11/22/14 4:08 PM by Zen14
binding for stretch charmeuse
Can i do cross grain as the fabric is stretchy?
FromHeadToFoot 2 11/22/14 11:14 AM by FromHeadToFoot
I want to make this but... (Pages 1 2)
Trying to figure out the best way to make this coat I found online
YoungBeginner 14 11/22/14 9:54 AM by MrsCharisma
simpicity pattern 2406
Help with the sleeves
marsy82 1 11/22/14 9:47 AM by MrsCharisma
Seam finish for lined knit tank?
stirwatersblue 1 11/22/14 9:34 AM by Annette Wright
Converting yoga-style waistband to standard elastic wb?
Is it as straightforward as it sounds?
stirwatersblue 4 11/21/14 8:14 AM by detroy
Men's pants - alter for female
Clara55 6 11/20/14 1:34 PM by SewLibra
Beefing up a slinky knit
Fusible Interfacing? Tricot?
Beaglemama 9 11/20/14 12:11 PM by LynnRowe
Petite dress forms?
rfsews 6 11/20/14 11:16 AM by petite.dee
Lining help
amykay2012 3 11/19/14 10:53 PM by Margaret
Newbie sewists (Pages 1 2)
things you don't learn in school
solosmocker 12 11/19/14 3:15 PM by solosmocker
Easy wrap type knit pattern?
Pattern Recommendation Wanted
Lisa5Lynne 4 11/18/14 8:40 AM by Lisa5Lynne
Pattern Help Needed!
cosplay woes
studiothriller 6 11/18/14 8:26 AM by NancyZL
Free Sewing Classes at Mood Fabrics
gribzoid 0 11/16/14 1:11 PM by gribzoid
Need help for flared gown
ratan 8 11/12/14 1:05 PM by HelenM01
Sewaholic Alma Blouse
Missing pattern piece
saraatkin 2 11/11/14 3:53 PM by saraatkin
I need help in choosing sewing patterns
lacanon09 3 11/11/14 10:21 AM by TStevens
Singer Sewing Reference Books (Pages 1 2)
Sewncooknmom 17 11/10/14 9:40 PM by mastdenman
Brother 1034D serger won't sew at all
ariadnep 6 11/10/14 7:25 PM by Melcalifornia
Children's pattern sizing (Pages 1 2)
Pattern sizing
Wintermoons 12 11/10/14 9:06 AM by JOshiro
I hate grommets..... (Pages 1 2)
help please!
rmusic1 14 11/9/14 6:53 PM by KiwiWendy
CONFUSED
Help with Interfacing
Js1747 4 11/9/14 3:51 PM by Julia C
Jacket Trepidation (Butterick 5683 or Burda 7582)
Beginner seeks advice re: fabric subs and/or muslin and/or opting out ;)
Liz in Cville 7 11/9/14 3:44 PM by Julia C
What is the fabric on the edging of commercially made baby bibs?
kajero 3 11/9/14 3:17 PM by diane s
Upholstery thread is running low in thread - what to do??
When the thread is low, it unwinds in the bobbin and creates problems - what to do?
fabricaddiction 7 11/9/14 12:31 PM by PattiAnnJ
Reinforcing knees in jeans (Pages 1 2)
JennaF 11 11/9/14 0:05 AM by Al Johnson
Pattern for a fly-front skirt
buy a new pattern or modify what I have?
SpitfireGal 6 11/8/14 6:33 PM by SpitfireGal
Protecting my t-shirts from holes at the center front waist (Pages 1 2 3)
Sick of those tiny little holes
JOshiro 22 11/7/14 1:10 PM by Elona
Store bought lesson (Pages 1 2)
rfsews 17 11/6/14 6:37 PM by TStevens
Tips for curved insets?
am about to attempt V7910 view B
SpitfireGal 2 11/6/14 2:44 PM by arianamaniacs
Basic Machine (Pages 1 2)
9 yr old wants to sew
skittles2u 13 11/6/14 1:02 PM by Mufffet
Simplicity 1760 Help Please?
I'm making a skirt and the instructions got confusing
queencailo 2 11/5/14 11:57 PM by queencailo
squaring up
easiest and best way to square up fabric
donellar 3 11/5/14 11:47 PM by PattyE
Resizing a skirt pattern
Need to enlarge
mendospot 3 11/4/14 7:12 PM by mendospot
Reusing patterns by tracing? (Pages 1 2 3)
Mama2Athena 28 11/4/14 11:09 AM by CraftAddict
another corset question
boning
rmusic1 6 11/4/14 8:19 AM by tailored
scatter cushion size (Pages 1 2)
what size?
maide 10 11/4/14 7:16 AM by annsew65
What Pattern Next? (Pages 1 2)
ammorgan03 16 11/4/14 6:21 AM by marymary86
Bulky seams are defeating me!!
bijou13 3 11/3/14 11:19 PM by TGWGWS
Jacket collar interfacing: How to make firmer
Seems too light, can I pile it on to make firmer?
abuelita2 6 11/3/14 5:36 PM by Nancy K
Interfacing Crinkling (Pages 1 2)
Anri 12 11/2/14 9:11 AM by mhk
Crafty Class "One Pattern, Many Looks"
Has anyone taken? Appropriate for a beginner?
Melcalifornia 2 11/1/14 3:40 PM by Melcalifornia
Gunk on my iron! (Pages 1 2)
Glue from 606 spray adhesive all over my iron :(
Melcalifornia 12 10/31/14 2:47 PM by Marie367
What steam iron do you use? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
I need a new iron and am not sure what to get
Erplab 44 10/30/14 11:24 PM by ShantiSeamstressing
Removing bulk from darts
Nofuelleft 6 10/29/14 9:48 PM by Nofuelleft
What is a hem facing? (Pages 1 2)
Nancy1955 15 10/29/14 4:42 PM by solosmocker
Questions about Pattern Review
Questions, membership
Rhonlynn 7 10/28/14 10:17 PM by Rhonlynn
How can I decipher Burda's notion pictures?
Burda Notions
Soday 7 10/28/14 5:33 PM by Soday
Adding Length to A-Line Dress?
ammorgan03 3 10/28/14 5:05 AM by cocosloft
Serged finish on lining fabric?
Advice please
Miatagirl 5 10/27/14 10:34 AM by Melcalifornia
Bra making? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 30)
Skratchie 293 10/27/14 6:33 AM by Quickie
Yarn stash sale
Abundant yarns has gorgeous stuff on sale
GretchenB 2 10/25/14 8:41 PM by ldpaulson
Best sewing parts sequence?
zekia 6 10/24/14 9:41 PM by Arlene1995
Reason for not cutting skirt on the fold?
myriaml 8 10/24/14 8:53 AM by marthamckeon123
Downloadable Patterns - Info please : ) (Pages 1 2)
downloadable patterns
Vancouvergirl 15 10/23/14 11:52 AM by DonnaH
Simplicity 5839 kimono madness!
What's with those SLEEVES?
Dorion 1 10/22/14 8:41 PM by Dorion
Question about straight stitches (Pages 1 2)
Metta13 17 10/22/14 8:38 PM by GretchenB
Maternity Panel
Where to find good ribbing fabric
cricket363 5 10/22/14 8:27 PM by swerve2sew
Shortening A Dress Strap?
ammorgan03 3 10/22/14 6:03 PM by diane s
Kenmore Sewing Machine Help (Pages 1 2 3)
Thread Jamming
lolanicoleblogs 20 10/22/14 9:56 AM by Marie367
Finding This Pattern
I Need Help Finding A Pattern Like This...
jayedommi 7 10/21/14 12:24 PM by BumbeB
New sewer. (Pages 1 2)
Introduction
CandyDarling 17 10/21/14 11:49 AM by idontsew
i am petite and know i will need alteration to patterns...
sprissy 9 10/21/14 11:23 AM by Mufffet
See&Sew B5442 Help
ammorgan03 5 10/18/14 10:35 PM by ammorgan03
The Sewing Party November 8th 2014
Anybody signing up?
idontsew 2 10/18/14 9:02 AM by knitsgetsmail
Lekala #5742 Decorative Closure Pants Woes
Need help with pattern #5742
Twisted E Ranch 1 10/17/14 8:13 PM by beauturbo
New Juki Machine Woes - Pics Attached (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Switched from factory settings and now everything has gone haywire
sosat 32 10/16/14 9:16 PM by simplystitches
Sewing knits to wovens? (Pages 1 2)
ahrizel1 10 10/16/14 11:12 AM by Deepika
Lining a knit skirt? (Pages 1 2)
What to use?
JennaF 13 10/15/14 5:11 PM by Deepika
Learning to sew from online sources (Pages 1 2)
My student asked me fro recommendations
lakaribane 12 10/14/14 10:10 AM by lakaribane
Pressing seams on faux suede?
weekendstitch 5 10/14/14 9:29 AM by weekendstitch
Serged seam ripped straight out of my fabric! (Pages 1 2)
Help!
lisawray 18 10/13/14 10:11 PM by Quickie
Lining a Robe
I need help lining a robe
shearay752 2 10/13/14 6:43 PM by shearay752
what to buy
spoirier 5 10/12/14 6:53 PM by Marie367
attaching underwear elastic to fabric cut on the bias (Pages 1 2)
Help! :)
jaelh 11 10/12/14 6:48 PM by Sharon Rose
WAIST BAND GRIPS OR STAYS (Pages 1 2)
I don't know what this item is actually called - need help!
idontsew 10 10/12/14 7:52 AM by Maripat
Absolute beginner question - Should the back of a shirt exactly mirror the front?
Having trouble matching the back and front pieces of a pattern
fabricaddiction 9 10/11/14 7:36 PM by solosmocker
Finding the Grain on a Knit (Pages 1 2)
I seem to have trouble with all of the techniques I've read about
amysayssew 10 10/11/14 7:08 PM by BLMLB
How do I size-up a pattern ?
sizing
HOWsMom 1 10/10/14 10:52 AM by Mole Princess
Burda small armholes in jacket
Cut larger size armhole?
abuelita2 1 10/9/14 3:19 PM by lca
My mother contends that making pants is easy. (Pages 1 2 3)
demoiselle 29 10/8/14 10:27 PM by Sewcoastal
How do I strengthen the shoulder seams in my heavy coat?
Shoulder seams in heavy coat
Soday 1 10/8/14 12:58 PM by Kathhhhhy
HELP!!! I'm Stuck!
McCall's 6993 Skirt A, Can't figure it out!
Js1747 5 10/7/14 9:25 PM by Js1747
against the grain (Pages 1 2)
cutting pattern piece against the grain
jenfog77 12 10/7/14 0:00 AM by jenfog77
Headbands using fabric and elastic (Pages 1 2)
StacieG2002 11 10/6/14 5:08 PM by kajero
cutting patterns
multisizing pattern question
guineapigme 5 10/6/14 5:06 PM by DonnaH
Colette Guide to Sewing Hems
Free ebook now available
DonnaH 6 10/3/14 3:51 PM by dmh1
Ribbon
Do you Need to Pre-shrink 100% polyester ribbon?
elna2 2 10/2/14 10:37 PM by elna2
How would you get this topstitching look? (Pages 1 2)
Tailypo 11 10/2/14 5:49 PM by beauturbo
Second/backup machine? (Pages 1 2)
second sewing machine
Jsbarto1 11 10/2/14 3:32 PM by Al Johnson
Why NOT line a skirt? (Pages 1 2)
demoiselle 15 10/2/14 1:23 PM by Kwaaked
Drop yoke issues
trying to work out a ratio for a workable shirt
Stuggy 1 10/1/14 11:16 AM by tg33
clothing construction handbook (Pages 1 2 3)
demoiselle 26 10/1/14 11:08 AM by tg33
What is better? More efficient? (Pages 1 2)
duckydubz 12 9/29/14 2:47 PM by CM_Sews
Butterick B6070 (Pages 1 2)
Hmmmm ...
Skratchie 13 9/29/14 11:53 AM by tlc7
next sewing machine? (Pages 1 2)
moving from a singer featherweight to a new machine with zigzag stitching
Cnoelj 12 9/28/14 7:35 PM by atymonw
Bobbin issues with Brother Sewing Machine
Brother Compal Deluxe - Bobbin issues
redtulips 7 9/28/14 4:26 PM by beauturbo
Invisible zipper not invisible! (Pages 1 2)
brandywine 12 9/28/14 10:40 AM by SheBear0320
Question About Gravity Feed Iron
Bob Loblaw 7 9/26/14 5:30 PM by Barbara3
Somebody come to my house and lay out my pattern on this striped fabric (Pages 1 2 3)
Tailypo 22 9/26/14 2:15 PM by Mole Princess
Questions about darts in tops
Probably a stupid question, but all these patterns have darts
Firebird 7 9/25/14 7:24 PM by stirwatersblue
Why so many pants patterns? (Pages 1 2)
Are they really all that different?
Miatagirl 16 9/25/14 2:01 PM by Marie367
half scale dress form
1/2 scale dress form
sewsewmom 4 9/25/14 9:47 AM by petro
Help making Paule Ka dress from Burda 02/2013
cathytxtwfr 7 9/24/14 11:44 AM by PattiAnnJ
METALLIC THREAD woes
Can it be used to make maxi stitches on Pfaff P5?
idontsew 6 9/23/14 3:17 PM by gmaz
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