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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: green with envy ruffle apron on: March 09, 2012 08:58:43 PM
I love the color, it is so spring like, and perfect for St. Patrick's day. You did an excellent job. Cheesy
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Learning to sew. First projects: dress, shorts and a skirt. (Picture fatty) on: February 08, 2012 12:47:15 PM
Those are very nice for beginner projects. I think the "charlie & willow" collection is a success. Why did I call it that? Well when a designer makes a mistake or error, it is called a designer detail because that makes the item very unique. Sometimes a mistake ends up being a signature style of a designer.  Grin May you have more fun in the future with your sewing.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Polka dot Maxi ! on: February 08, 2012 12:20:01 PM
This is most attractive on you. The lines are great, the fabric is very nice, and it shows just enough skin for a beautiful woman. It has that classic look that can be worn to either a casual or dressed up occasion with just a change of accessories. This would be great for an awards banquet.  Smiley
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Apron, regency-style-ish on: January 16, 2012 03:04:41 PM
The apron you made is perfect, simple, yet useful. It is great that you made it long, that way it works for pants as well as skirts and dresses. You are a very thoughtful sister. Cheesy
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Halloween Apron on: October 25, 2011 09:36:21 AM
I think it is cute and would be great for this season. You can always do a parody of a 50's house wife and be the mad house wife or housemaid.
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need help from vets; tension issues w/more than one machine +fleece toys on: October 13, 2011 05:06:19 PM
When sewing fleece you will need a heavier needle then the one you are using possibly a 12/80 universal or some swear by ballpoint needle. A walking foot or roller foot will help also with the thickness of the fleece.  Sone even use tear away tissue on the top and bottom so that it will glide through instead of change the feet. Fleece projects put a lot of wear on the needle so change it often.

7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Janome Sew Petite (I'm too poor for servicing!!Some has to have fix this once!) on: October 13, 2011 04:50:28 PM
Sorry thinking of an much older machine. But it still might be thread caught in the bobbin shuttle area of the hook race or your hand wheel pulled for bobbin winding. On the Janome sight there is a free pdf manual http://content.janome.com/documents/File/ManualFile/Inst%20book%20for%20MyStyle100%20(EnFrSp).pdf

But always remember to change your needle first when experiencing skip stitches or problems with a mess of threads at the bobbin area.
8  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Janome Sew Petite (I'm too poor for servicing!!Some has to have fix this once!) on: October 13, 2011 04:28:17 PM
Okay you might have some thread struck in the bobbin shuttle, that is the part that holds the bobbin. Pull out your bobbin, then look at the clips holding the bobbin shuttle. You will pull on the knob at the top of each clip and turn it to release each side of the shuttle. This will release the shuttle so you can take it out. This will give you better access to cleaning out any threads. you will put the shuttle back in after cleaning but run a little sewing machine oil on the out edge of the shuttle and wipe with a clean cloth the excess before putting it back in. You will put it in the same way you took it out with the clips. The shuttle is the part that moves and your bobbin does not. Now put your bobbin back in.

Put a fresh needle in your machine and thread it. On the handwheel wheel there is a smaller round knob on the inside make sure you have tighten to sew, as when it is loose that is for bobbin winding and sometimes on older machine that have this, we forget to turn this knob all of the way to start sewing.

Hope ths has helped, happy sewing.
9  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Kenmore 10 on: October 13, 2011 04:07:58 PM
There are a couple of review on this machine on Pattern Review http://sewing.patternreview.com/SewingMachine/Kenmore

One mentions the macine has problems with Singer sewing needles.
10  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Perfect seams when handcranking but a huge mess when using the foot on: September 03, 2011 02:55:11 PM
New needle needed, wrong needle for the thread and fabric, lint in the bottom of the machine near the bobbin and feed dog. Check to make sure the feed dogs are completely up, some machines have feed dog setting that they are half way down for embroidery or darning and the setting when they are all the way down for free motion embroidery and basteing.
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