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Fabrics / Re: Micropleated fabric
« Last post by Moes2blackcats on March 14, 2018, 09:09:33 PM »
I finished my blouse today and it was a success. 
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Sewing Machine / Re: Beginner sewing machine
« Last post by Saverio on March 13, 2018, 02:50:04 PM »
Hello all.  I'm a newbie and a beginner.
What got me into sewing was finding an old Kenmore 158.1813 at a Habitat for Humanity Restore for $15.00.
Paid $50.00 to have it serviced and it works like a dream.
The technician said it should last another 50 years with proper maintenance.
Anyway, I'm only in it for $65.00 total, and I have an awesome machine that will do everything I need for at least a few years.
Maybe that might be an option for someone just starting out and not wanting to spend a lot of money.
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Fabrics / Re: Micropleated fabric
« Last post by Moes2blackcats on March 12, 2018, 08:18:21 PM »
I've got most of this project done and so far so good.  I just have to do the hem and button holes & buttons.  Here's what I've done, which may be overkill, but it seems to be working so far.  I've used a size 10 sharp needle, polyester thread, walking foot, loosened the tension on the presser foot and thread, small zigzag stitch, and used stabilizer (Sulky, Solvy - water soluble stabilizer, light weight).  Prior to stitching, I laid my project out on my cutting table.  I laid the pattern piece on top and made sure the fabric wasn't stretched out.  I put stabilizer on the top and underside of the fabric, then laid the pattern piece on top just to make sure the fabric wasn't stretched out.  Then I used lots of pins.  One more time I made sure it wasn't stretched out prior to stitching.  Yes overkill, or paranoia, but I thought for the extra time this took it was better to be safe than sorry.  Nothing has stretched out at all.  To press the seams, I made sure it wasn't stretched out and just laid the iron on briefly - no sliding at all.  That seemed to work as well.  I'm posting this prior to sewing the hem on purpose.  This part is going to be the challenge of all challenges.  I hope I don't blow it at this point.  Fingers crossed.
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Beginners Question And Answers / Re: sewing a pillow form
« Last post by Administrator on March 10, 2018, 07:01:36 AM »
Yes, they are the same thing. Any other questions feel free to ask. That's what the forum is designed for - many others check these posts every day, so it isn't just helping you!
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Beginners Question And Answers / Re: sewing a pillow form
« Last post by kayla on March 09, 2018, 01:54:10 PM »
Thanks for that Sharon and sorry it took me a while to get back, thats shift work for you, and the cushions covers look lovely so i will keep using that measurements, also when you mention forms is that another word for inserts lol
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Sewing as a business / Re: Still somewhat of a beginner but want to start a business
« Last post by kayla on March 09, 2018, 01:46:56 PM »
Hi over the past few weeks i have tried to sign up but everytime it says invalid sign up link thanks
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello from Linda in Texas
« Last post by Administrator on March 05, 2018, 10:13:22 PM »
Great meeting you Linda. Glad to be getting more and more experienced seamstresses joining the forum!
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Introduce Yourself / Hello from Linda in Texas
« Last post by racin4him on March 05, 2018, 04:31:40 PM »
I have sewn since I was 14 years old in a high school class, but have not sewn much in the last years.  Recently retired and looking forward to some sewing time. 
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello from Alberta, Canada
« Last post by Administrator on March 03, 2018, 08:27:29 PM »
Wow you are experienced Alberta! Look forward to your comments and knowledge here. Good to have you.
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