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Susan's Blog – May 2012 Archive (6)

Bagging & Hiding Fabric, Congrats to FabricMart for 35 Years in Business


I have five-to-six garbage bags' worth of fabric I am trying to hide.  I do mean hide.  Maybe I should box it up and label it "winter clothes and coats"?  Ideas?   Must be done NOW.  Help me please.


Have you seen…


Added by Susan on May 31, 2012 at 1:26pm — 10 Comments

Tension Settings | Why Tension Should Be Adjusted

Imagine walking into your house one day and in the middle of your living room is a brand new 60-inch plasma screen TV. Your husband just spent $3,000 on the biggest and best. And then he says, "This is the best ever! Great picture, stereo surround sound, and it gets only one channel all the time . . . ESPN!! Sports, all day every day." $3,000 for a one-channel TV…


Added by Susan on May 15, 2012 at 6:30pm — 8 Comments

Sewing Escape - FAIL

So my better half is able to manage this week without me there and I was able to escape down the shore to my friend Cins place for a few days.  I brought my Elnita, and a car load of tools.  She tells me that her Kenmore 2 will not work and asked me to look at it. I re-threaded the top without any trouble and opened the door to the bobbin case, took the bobbin case out, and gave the thread a tug to see how much tension there was.  The thread snapped off...  sooo.... you know what that means.…


Added by Susan on May 15, 2012 at 8:47am — 3 Comments

New book shows how to be chic on a shoestring budget

By Emily Fredrix-Associated Press


Make flowers out of panty hose. A purse out of a tie. A necklace out of shoelaces.


Beautiful and inexpensive accessories abound if you know how to transform the everyday into the chic.


For do-it-yourself…


Added by Susan on May 10, 2012 at 7:53am — 1 Comment

Bobbin Tension: How and Why Tension is Adjusted

The Other 10%

We talk a lot about tension settings and tension adjustments on machines . 90% of the time, we adjust the top tension to achieve the perfect stitch. This time, we will discuss the other 10%, the bobbin tension. Many have been told to never touch the bobbin tension. It isn't as difficult as we have been led to believe. If you are one who has been told to never touch it, by the end of this page, hopefully you will realize that is perfectly safe and…


Added by Susan on May 10, 2012 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

"Sewing up a stylish storm"

Melissa Pretorius | 1st May 2012

SUNSHINE Coast fashion's new generation is sewing up a storm, determined to make its mark on the future of the designing world.

For many of its members, dreams of…


Added by Susan on May 2, 2012 at 10:38am — No Comments

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