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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: What is the best needle to use for a seam that varies widely in bulk? on: May 27, 2015 03:01:13 PM
Yeah....sometimes sewing really is diy with tools and all 😜
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: What is the best needle to use for a seam that varies widely in bulk? on: May 25, 2015 06:19:29 PM
Couple of ways;

Assuming your machine goes crazy when you are at a " crossing".
Stop sewing just before you get to a different height, needle down.
Raise the pressure foot and put a piece of paper under it, not touching the needle but next to it.
Fold it if you have to.
The piece of paper needs to be as thick as the new height you will have to sew.
Lower the pressure foot  and it should be level with the new height.
Most of the times you just need to raise/ use paper on 1 side of the pressure foot but you can use 2 pieces , so on both sides , if you need to.

Or
Clipping the fabric seams at an  90 degrees angle.
Top layer is gonna be the " longest" and cover the rest.

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Advice about stretchy fabric on: May 23, 2015 06:56:04 PM
You can try sewing it on the bias, hell you all ready paid for it.
That will give you some stretch in all directions, but i dont know if its enough for you while performing.
I would use a stretch stitch ora small zigzag if you dont have a stretch stitch.


If it aint working out , since you like the fabric , i'd cut of the bottom part and turn it into a top.



4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Polka Dot Mumu Dress to Sundress! on: May 06, 2015 03:26:26 PM
Love it!
5  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Important diagram! on: April 24, 2015 05:19:28 PM
Damm.....been getting it wrong the whole time!
Love it!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help needed with waistband on: April 21, 2015 03:04:09 PM
Its basically a princesseam top with a band attached to it.
Just figure out where you want the band to sit .
Cut the pattern there.
Sew up top.

Band you should look at as two strips of fabric:
-fuse interfacing to them both.

Pin everything together : one band you pin good sides on the front , the other good side to wrong side of the inside top.
Your " top " will be sandwiched in the middle .
Sew together and you should have the perfect band.
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Whats a good sewing machine for clean top stiching. on: April 21, 2015 02:55:33 PM
I'd go for a old singer.
I have a singer 7102 and no complaints.
8  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Stretch horizontal or vertical on: March 10, 2015 07:42:40 PM
Wierd....
I think the picture is wrong in the way the fabric is folded
If the picture would be correct the grainlines would be drawn vertical.

9  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Serger not stitching properly??? on: January 25, 2015 06:01:51 PM
What kind of serger do you have?
Tried another kind of thread?
Tried it on another kind of fabric?
No rolled hem button/ lever you might have pushed unknowingly?

I know you said you threaded it correctly, but did you threaded it in the correct order?
Sergers sometimes really can be a pain in the ****

10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Plus size 40s style pants pattern? on: January 25, 2015 12:50:36 PM
Think thats because it's european....
And we are spoilt with a new issue every month that you can get everywhere.
If i walk into a bookshop there atleast 8 different sewing magazines i can buy each month.
And burda is a big one .

If i than read that you can sometimes get a burda in the states. With a couple off paterns and than you can download the rest....... I wouldnt think of burda either lol
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