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Latest Activity: Jan 15, 2016
Listen to and watch Denise Wild as she shows us how to use those huge pattern catalogs you see at the fabric store.If you're new to commercial tissue patterns and sewing, you're probably wondering…Continue
Started by Susan Dec 30, 2015.
Hi Patricia!I not only remember my first pattern, I still have them. I was taught hand sewing and embroidery and then dressmaking at school. I enjoyed it, but I didn't like the Dressmaking…Continue
Started by Karen. Last reply by Carol Fryer Mar 3, 2013.
If you have enough fabric to do it, the easiest way to hide a small flaw is enclose it in a small seam, do one on the other side, same place, it will look like a dart, or an extra piece of the skirt…Continue
Started by Betty Walker Feb 23, 2013.
I found a cute 2-piece skirt suit at a thrift store the other day. It still had the price tags from the original department store. I suspect they had to eat it because the skirt has a length-wise…Continue
Started by ididrtmhonest. Last reply by Karen Feb 22, 2013.
Hi GuysJust popped in to share something with you. I don't do much garment making any more, I find taking my measurements too depressing! However, I am into Rockabilly Music and Clothing, and came…Continue
Started by Karen Feb 17, 2013.
There are many parts to the sewing machine that many people have no idea exists. This video will help you get familiar with the many parts of the sewing machine that you may or may not use. Take…Continue
Started by Susan Dec 13, 2012.
and you had exactly what kind of fabric you wanted, and any other supplies... as well as all of the time and peace and quiet in the world, as well as the skill, what would you make? I would make…Continue
Started by Susan. Last reply by Stormee Bryant Sep 25, 2012.
Started by Susan. Last reply by nusewer Mar 1, 2012.
When you're sample cutting, being able to identify these characteristics of the fabric is important. The warp and weft can have different results of shrinkage and this may distort the garment if…Continue
Started by Susan Mar 1, 2012.
I inherited numerous reels of polyester and cotton, and am looking to buy some new ones. I have searched ebay and come across several shops selling multi - packs, which look great to me.However, my…Continue
Started by Judith Mercer. Last reply by Judith Mercer Feb 27, 2011.
A flat-felled seam is created when sewing two lines of stitching at the seam while at the same time, enclosing the raw edges of the fabric. This seam finish prevents unraveling and fraying. It also…Continue
Started by Susan. Last reply by Judith Mercer Jan 21, 2011.
This video covers all the basics of how to sew with a sewing machine. It also covers what basic sewing supplies are needed, how to wind a bobbin, how to correctly place the bobbin in the sewing…Continue
Started by Susan. Last reply by Jennifer Minnick Jan 14, 2011.