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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
Help with new Vogue 9057 tops
I desperately need some help!
naptimemom 7 Today at 5:29 AM by acmena
Another knit waistband question
Is it normal to have the raw edges exposed?
stirwatersblue 2 11/25/14 5:51 PM by stirwatersblue
Suggestion for coat/jacket construction book pls!
BirdyBooo 7 11/25/14 3:24 PM by dmh1
Can't teach an old dog new tricks :( (Pages 1 2 3)
Using pressure foot as guide instead of 5/8" seam allowances
naptimemom 24 11/25/14 11:19 AM by naptimemom
making domed covered buttons, without a kit, from thick & fraying fabric
kellyhogaboom 3 11/22/14 7:32 PM by MaryDB
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
Jalie 2805 neckband (Pages 1 2 3)
"jewel neck" view
Liz in Cville 21 11/20/14 3:27 PM by Liz in Cville
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
Sewing over pins! (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
A graphic example of why you should not do this.
kcurtis 45 11/19/14 3:14 AM by RynV
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
Is there an easy shirt for a mature woman? (Pages 1 2 3)
Firebird 21 9/22/14 9:38 PM by Firebird
Sewing in Comfort? (Pages 1 2 3)
Jewel Smith 24 9/22/14 7:28 PM by m/m
how do you rate fitting skills? (Pages 1 2 3 4)
rmusic1 37 9/21/14 1:02 PM by dove29
Hemming jeans (Pages 1 2)
Using Jean Thread (Wawak)
Beaglemama 11 9/21/14 12:44 PM by lgrande
Overlock with double/triple needle (bernina 830e)
Nut2Sew 1 9/20/14 5:43 PM by denise60s
Decorative throw pillow (Pages 1 2)
best practices, machines, and expert knowledge
gizmoto 14 9/19/14 7:59 AM by gizmoto
Math and sewing (Pages 1 2 3)
Katedejong 26 9/17/14 7:27 PM by Vintage Joan
Marking on the fabric
tracing wheel and paper not working
LisaInAlabama 9 9/17/14 3:57 PM by LisaInAlabama
Pattern Practice (Pages 1 2)
Inexpensive fabric to practice for knit fabric projects
RoJonesDesigns 18 9/16/14 10:34 PM by kcurtis
Prices from 2 dealers (Pages 1 2)
Different prices, same machine, from 2 dealers in same city
soeasy123 14 9/16/14 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 9/16/14 2:46 AM by nanneke
Pencil skirt rotating as I walk (Pages 1 2 3)
JOshiro 29 9/16/14 1:50 AM by denise60s
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
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
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
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
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