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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 Being a beginner is fun! (Pages 1 2 3 ... 25)
Here's why...
Deepika 242 5/4/16 2:20 PM by EleanorSews
Pinned Topic McCalls new tissue fitting videos (Pages 1 2)
The Palmer/Pletsch Tissue Fit method
sacjeanie 15 11/7/15 4:13 PM by Ubik
Pinned Topic Reviews of Online classes at PR (Pages 1 2 3)
A request
Thaiyal 28 11/25/13 10:12 PM by Adrocan
Bwahahaha-whip out a top and pants in just 2hrs please... (Pages 1 2 3)
Impossible task on craigslist
sewwrecked 28 Today at 5:00 PM by DOGLOVER389
Circle skirt with half-circle lining? (Pages 1 2)
Is that a thing?
stirwatersblue 11 Today at 2:21 PM by kayl
Clover Chaco Tailor's Chalk (Pages 1 2 3)
luigiwu 22 Today at 11:56 AM by frame
Deciphering Pattern instructions
Help with steps 4-7 on simplicity 1426 view A
Reneerice 2 Today at 10:54 AM by Victoria Line
Simplicity 1600 (Pages 1 2)
Need Assistance
Amazingjs 12 6/29/16 11:11 PM by Amazingjs
armhole binding/strap help
(see, I really am a beginner)
ethelpea 3 6/29/16 8:24 PM by kayl
sewing reversible swimwear (Pages 1 2)
beginner
bikinicrush 10 6/29/16 4:09 PM by sewingsewfun808
Iron WITHOUT Auto Shut-off Feature! (Pages 1 2)
rachelt816 10 6/29/16 12:53 PM by Mittskitt
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
cutting on bias (Pages 1 2)
Laurie Heeren 12 6/26/16 4:34 PM by Victoria Line
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
Is cheapy muslin worth it? (Pages 1 2)
ethelpea 16 6/24/16 9:01 PM by kayl
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
I want a sewing basket but do I really need one? (Pages 1 2 3 4)
How do you use yours?
Ubik 35 5/7/16 9:22 PM by idontsew
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
Double fold bias tape to single fold
cakemix 4 4/30/16 11:37 PM by cakemix
Would you line or underline this blouse?
Sheer fabric for Deer & Doe's Airelle
Becca S 7 4/30/16 4:05 PM by auntie bellums
Would Rayon Challis Work For This Dress? (Pages 1 2)
sugrfree 18 4/26/16 6:40 PM by sugrfree
Lining a Kimono?
How would you go about lining this kimono?
Ladykate1980 9 4/26/16 12:36 PM by kayl
Circle Skirt or Adding to Pattern?!?! Help Please! (Pages 1 2)
How to/Advice/Make A Super Full Volume Skirt
ShanColo 19 4/26/16 11:51 AM by Victoria Line
iron spewing water and sediment (Pages 1 2)
omishev 13 4/24/16 8:49 PM by katlew03
What's your fave doll clothes/accessories pattern?
Bought my first Waldorf Doll
Pomegranate27 2 4/24/16 3:35 AM by Bongoramsey
To Interface or Not to Interface (Pages 1 2)
That is the question
EmmaSchwab 14 4/22/16 11:27 PM by ccris
Copycat pattern (Pages 1 2)
Delores9 11 4/22/16 6:41 PM by kayl
Question about cutting fabric and selvedge edges (Pages 1 2 3)
mohair3 27 4/22/16 4:56 PM by Debbie Lancaster
Is it me, or is this really confusing?
Bold & Beautiful - Easy Fit Clothes (Harem Pants)
mattg68 6 4/22/16 9:08 AM by PattyE
Handkerchiefs (Pages 1 2 3)
Suitable fabric
hoppysews 29 4/21/16 3:56 PM by vekirby
Beginner having troubles...
Bobbin troubles and threading
pinkjess 6 4/20/16 10:06 PM by pinkjess
getting used to wearing wovens (Pages 1 2 3)
nidomhnaill 27 4/20/16 9:15 AM by jynclr
Dog Collars are twisting when I sew them
Dog Collars are twisting when I sew them
richhouston 5 4/19/16 12:01 PM by Al Johnson
Contouring darts
cakemix 2 4/18/16 5:04 PM by Elona
Make pattern from old garment (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
pattysewsnow 42 4/17/16 7:32 PM by solosmocker
Taking in a polo or button down shirt
How to measure and cut to take in the shirt
Rob517 2 4/17/16 6:22 PM by Rob517
Swatch book?? (Pages 1 2 3)
Where can I find a swatch book with every apparel fabric?
Ladykate1980 21 4/16/16 8:51 AM by SimpleThreads
Extreme Beginner With 500A Singer Rocketeer
My Needle Will Not Engage!! ARGHHH!!
RealtaCogai 7 4/16/16 5:07 AM by BooBooBear
can anyone recall this post?
on handling junction between V-neck and placket . . . I think Contour Clone gave the answer
Mole Princess 4 4/15/16 1:20 PM by Mole Princess
How can I determine what fabric this is???? (Pages 1 2)
mohair3 18 4/14/16 8:14 PM by Nancy K
I already made a fabric boo-boo (Pages 1 2 3)
mohair3 24 4/13/16 4:30 PM by Nancy K
Bias Wool Coat
What type of wool?
baeksonghwa 5 4/11/16 7:36 PM by kayl
Confused on selecting fabrics (Pages 1 2 3 4)
mohair3 30 4/11/16 11:10 AM by kayl
Looking for a pattern like this... (Pages 1 2)
Wife has a honey-do for me. :)
BrianM 11 4/11/16 0:08 AM by a7yrstitch
Seeking underwire bra alternative
I'm new to the world of bra construction...
MaryGreyFox 8 4/10/16 1:31 PM by Needlededee
Thread and tension for HEAVY fabric
mendospot 8 4/9/16 5:37 PM by MartiP
help with s shaped centre front and back seams
kauki 4 4/9/16 3:57 PM by kauki
best sewing magazines? (Pages 1 2)
gloobella 14 4/9/16 11:19 AM by PattiAnnJ
Bunching Thread Stress -- Help!
Thread bunching up under my needle plate of my 1134D Brother Serger
lavivaneau 3 4/9/16 11:08 AM by PattiAnnJ
Best iron for $75 or less? (Pages 1 2 3)
preferably available on Amazon
chrizzie21 27 4/9/16 10:47 AM by PattiAnnJ
Supporting a ponte knit skirt waist on dress
NessyS 8 4/9/16 2:26 AM by NessyS
Patterns for Beginner's (Pages 1 2 3 4)
How to Start??
CourtneyBailey 33 4/8/16 8:14 PM by Enerostar83
5/8 Seam Allowance? Really? (Pages 1 2 3)
shakantala 27 4/7/16 6:05 PM by solosmocker
Will Batiste work for Simplicity 1662 (Pages 1 2)
Fabric advice needed
SimpleThreads 19 4/6/16 1:39 PM by SimpleThreads
What foot for narrow edges..
Trying to sew leather wallets
catman81056 5 4/5/16 6:11 PM by DonnaH
Sewing bride dolls
Years ago I made one for daughter
Nonnaof11 2 4/5/16 10:51 AM by SPOOKIETOO
Help with Vintage Singer T&S 648 (Pages 1 2)
Singer Machine Won't Thread Bobbin - Please Help :(
henryfrank33 10 4/3/16 5:17 PM by hossierphilly
How best to mitre a square neckband
NessyS 7 4/3/16 2:50 AM by NessyS
Sewing Amnesia (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Who else gets this?
stirwatersblue 33 4/2/16 10:36 PM by dianelwilson
I hate it when pattern directions are not clear (Pages 1 2)
Klingon in the pattern directions
mandeedee 19 4/2/16 7:24 AM by kalniete
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