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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / help with sewing leather PLEASE!? D: on: July 01, 2011 10:28:49 AM
well, i want to sew leather (thin leather) on my machine, and i mean.. i tried playing with the tension, but either the thread gets out of the needle, or it just doesn't sew (it just makes holes in my fabric) i'm using a scrap of it obviously until i can figure it out and sew the real deal. HELP?

IS it the tension? i really want to get this project done today):
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / how do i clean and oil my singer 401a? on: August 19, 2009 09:01:17 AM
i just got it,, and its all yucky inside, but i dont know how to go about cleaning it D:
i know where i can buy the oil, but i don't know how or with what to clean off all the old oil :/ help?
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / what the heck is an internal cam stack ?? on: June 13, 2009 05:26:29 PM
hello, i just recently got a singer 401a as a gift, and i haven;t even played with it yet, its kinda dirty and i should proooooobably clean it x)

well anyway, my question is what is this about its internal cam stack?
what does it do? how does it work??
what can i do with it?Huh??

garsh.. hmm it came with http://s522.photobucket.com/albums/w344/Sew-Classic/blog/1960Singercabinets.jpg the cosmopolitan style 88

and i want to know if anyone has owned this model, and could give me some basic tips (; thank you all soooo much <3
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / what should i make out of a man's button-down shirt?? on: May 22, 2009 12:17:19 PM
i have an XL men's button-down shirt my mom was going to throw away since my brother would wear it alot in highschool (which he graduated from in 2003) LOL. but i convinced her i wanted to use it for fabric (:

do you guys have any ideas on what i can do with it? Smiley
i was thinking a slouchy bag or something.. if i can get my hands on another shirt, i would make it with lining (:

ideass???  thaanks Grin
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / pattern sizing?? on: May 22, 2009 11:10:27 AM
i don't get it at all  Cry

im 33'' 26'' 33''

@_@ could anyone help me choose my size? xD its kind of hard to get started on sewing stuff with out having the right sized pattern right? xD
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / kenmores?/// newbie questions EDIT!! on: May 22, 2009 09:33:28 AM
ok, well I'm in the market for a sewing machine.. uhh i guess you could say I'm a beginner, but I'm taking sewing lessons at school (:

i was thinking a Kenmore could be what I'm looking for, so i have some questions.


for example, is sears an ok place to buy sewing machines? i was first thinking wall-mart, but i hear they aren't any good  Sad

and also, i would be making probably things along the lines of bags, hats, pillows, maybe curtains, most certainly clothing : skirts, shirts, pants, maybe jackets
once i get better at sewing of course (:
since i want to be able to make costumes (:

haha, thank you for the help!  Kiss
oh and *FIRST post everrrr!*

EDIT

never mind, what about kenmores in general, i was thinking maybe the kenmore 18221?
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