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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Halloween Help!!! on: October 16, 2009 10:33:51 AM
my advice would be to get a thrift store long coat and buy a capelet pattern and attatch one to the other? or even use the thrift store coat as a pattern to make it all in a patterned fabric like shown.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME WITH SHIRRING!!! on: October 16, 2009 10:31:20 AM
When i shirr, I put the elastic in the bobbin, stretching it some( people say not to though) and slightly tighten the bobbin tension. I uses the longest straight stitch on the machine. on a subsequent row i DO stretch the previously shirred line out so that the shirring is even.
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: 1921 Singer 66 Treadle machine (1 million pictures and many questions) on: October 12, 2009 06:09:45 PM
This here is the page i used to find out what mine is:


http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Sandman-Collectibles/Singer-Identification-Template.html


And if you were curious about what my machien looks like you can check my blog and click estate auctions label
4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Singer 306 on: October 12, 2009 06:06:51 PM
i went to singerco.com and looked up the 306k. It says you can buy the manual( hardcopy) for 15 dollars. Also, its the same manual for the 306k, 306w and 306.

I found a website where you can view and download the manual for free( 306w). all you have to do is click on the little pdf icon and rate the machine and then download it.


its 16MB

http://safemanuals.com/user-guide-instructions-owner-manual/SINGER/306-_E

I hope this is the right manual for your machine
5  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: 1921 Singer 66 Treadle machine (1 million pictures and many questions) on: October 12, 2009 04:41:49 PM
ahhhh!!! I believe that is a red eye machine! what class of 66 is it?
 I have a singer 66-16( 20 years newer than yours) with the same filigree detail and yea i died when i saw it too!( snapped mine up at an estate auction for TEN BUCKS!)

That stand is lovely though! I dont know much about preserving or refinishing actual valuable furniture so i cant help you there. I just wanted to comment on your machine!
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Beginner having issues with the thread coming out of needle on: October 12, 2009 06:42:02 AM
Glad you found out what the problem was!!! the simplest things are often the hardest things to find it seems!
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: My Singer Stopped Sewing! on: October 12, 2009 04:53:48 AM
 a few things come to mind. Either there is tangled thread somewhere under the feed dogs, the tension in your bobbin case went awry, too much lint underneath the needle plate or un the upper part( thread uptake). It is even possible your wound bobbin is funky( happened to me a few times). Make sure there are no metal burrs or plastic burrs possibly from pieces hitting together and making the thread snag when it goes around the bobbin casing.

Take the needle plate off or get into the bobbin case area and make sure everything is cleaned out( having a can of air is handy for the lint). rethread everything from scratch, with new needle and hopefully that will get you squared away.
8  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Do scissors ever go on sale at Hancock or Joann's? on: October 11, 2009 11:01:20 AM
I am not sure about their coupons.. they alway get me.. but you JUST missed their scissor bogo sale :(i finally got my pinking shears ive been waiting 5  years to get Shocked
9  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Newbie question: Buying a zipper foot on: October 09, 2009 02:35:43 PM
you definitely have snap on feet, especially if you have one of these on the shank

  i am not sure if they make slant shank snap ons or not,  but all my snap ons are for low shank. Once you identify  that it should be easy.





 i suggest getting one that can have the needle on either side of the "boat"

 This is the one i have( which is the snap on style that can go left or right)

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Zombie brain embroidered fleece mohawk hat?lol on: October 09, 2009 06:47:17 AM
Thanks! My kids have both worn it out, have gotten compliments.. Luckily the next day it was crazy hat day my youngest got to  wear it during school and show it off Smiley Everyone asked how to make one( even teachers) Tongue
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