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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Singer Touch n Sew 604 on: February 21, 2012 11:54:58 PM
Nice! Cheesy Good luck with your table, it looks pretty nice in the pictures, but you were focusing more on the machine. Wink As for the machine itself, Ebay and Google for parts will go a long way. ID what kind of bobbins/feet/needles it uses, and you should be able to get all sorts of parts for it.

As for cleaning, outside cleaning can be pretty straight forward, dust it, maybe take a magic eraser to any stubborn spots (be sure to dry any drips.) Check the bobbin area for oil/goo/lint, clean that out. The machine itself will probably need to be oiled if it's been unused for more than a few years. As it's a straight stitch only machine, if I am reading up on it correctly, don't ditch your Kenmore entirely unless you really want to. Unlike your Kenmore (possibly, depends on the model,) the Singer can probably sew through concrete given the time. Wink

Good luck!
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Good machine for sewing through lots of fleece and faux fur? on: February 21, 2012 11:48:06 PM
Honestly, it really depends on the price range you are looking at. Some of those old machines, even home ones, could sew through steel given the opportunity, so don't dismiss them all out of hand. Wink

My machine does very well with lots of bulk, but even used it averages about $1k on Ebay right now, so that may be more then you are looking at. Did you have a specific brand or anything you were looking into?
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Review: Husqvarna Viking Topaz 20 on: February 21, 2012 11:44:00 PM
If you ever need some pointers, I used to teach those Owners Classes myself at the local HV store. Wink I might actually be going back, preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'actually...something') to do on the weekends. ::laughs:: Your machine reminds me of the ol'Platinum series, just far more awesome then those.

Good luck!
4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Husqvarna Viking - Designer 1 Review on: February 21, 2012 11:40:47 PM
Topaz, huh? I've noticed them at my former workplace, although they were introduced after I left. They look like nice machines (they don't use floppy discs, that's a plus already.) Cheesy

I've had great luck with mine, and due to my former employment status with HV, I know how to fix minor issues on my own most of the time. (Yay.) But they are pretty much all great machines, and I'm sure you are loving yours! Cheesy
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: The Brave Little Toaster on: February 21, 2012 11:29:44 PM
Wow Cheesy They are completely adorable, and you are clearly an awesome sister for making them for him. Cheesy Did you hand-draft your patterns, I'm guessing? Great work!
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: MLP-inspired - Tony Pony (Iron Pony) and Captain Equestria on: February 21, 2012 11:28:11 PM
BROHOOF!!!!!!!!!

Also, this pretty much rawks my world. What kind of pattern did you use? I've seen a couple up on Deviantart, but I'm in no way a good enough seamstress to even try making a pony. I can't wait to see what else you can make!

I had a pattern for a "cutsy" deer, which I adapted heavily (and inflated, the original pattern was tiny) for this. I still tweak it a bit with every pony. xD

Thank you!


Those are adorable!!! You did a wonderful job. Would love that pattern....

Thank you! It's honestly not scanable, but a lot of simplified animal patterns would be easily modified for this. Smiley

eee I want the Tony Pony! Robert Downy Jr is one of my favorite actors! I wonder what a Superman/Clark Kent Pony would look like


Tony Pony is awesome. Wink Admittedly, not a big DC fan, but I think a Clark Pony (with removable Superpony costume, of course) would be darling. Cheesy

oh these are so cuuuuute!!! Cheesy
I'd love to see your Rarity as well!!

Thank you! My Rarity isn't quite as cute (to me, at least) but she was very educational. I have her at my DA, I should put it in my sig or something...
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Chewie, the Wookiee Cookie w/ a function! on: February 16, 2012 07:09:54 PM
This is insanely cute! Cheesy What a great idea!

...I expect to see Han "Solo" soon, yes? Wink
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: MLP-inspired - Tony Pony (Iron Pony) and Captain Equestria on: February 16, 2012 07:07:04 PM
fun stuff! I like them!

Thank you! Cheesy

These are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Grin
Do you have a pattern? I love my little pony and would love to make some. Batman, Wolverine, Frankenstein, oh I got so many ideas!
Really though great job. There awesome. Well done. And I can't wait to see more.

I butchered a pattern I had laying around until I liked it for the pony look, it's really not scanable. xD; But I know doing some peeking around Deviantart helped me pick up some ideas Cheesy

Thank you!

I love them. What a great idea, mixing my little pony and superheroes. I'd love to see the pattern as well. Did you hand embroider the logos? They look really good.

I'm a big Avengers fan, so it was an easy choice for me. The eyes and cutie marks are machine embroidered. Smiley  Thank you!

Those are super adorable! I totally want them Smiley Wisted!

Thank you! Cheesy I'm considering selling them, as they are collecting dust, but I believe I'm not supposed to mention anything further here. ^^; Still new to this forum and all....


These are gorgeous! Maybe a Thor themed pony next?  Smiley

Thor is a maybe, I had definitely thought about it. I have a headless Pinkie Pie and a headless and tail-less Rainbow Dash to finish first, however. xD Thanks!

So cute! I love the Iron Pony!

Tony approves of your devotions. :3  Wink

My inner 2nd grade geek is squeeing, "WAAAANT!"  Wonderful job getting the details to work for character!

2nd grade geek? ::gasps:: Geekdom is eternal Tongue Thank you! Cheesy I had fun!
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: MONSTERS!! (lots o' images) on: February 15, 2012 05:54:12 PM
Wow, what an awesome idea! I do agree, they would make great lounge pillows. Wink They all look so cuddly! Smiley
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Camus, guardian of Aquarius (Saint Seiya) poppet on: February 15, 2012 05:52:49 PM
Oh, Saint Seiya. Smiley Memories, there. He looks fantastic, I hope he enjoyed his gift, because it's clear you put a lot of work into it! Cheesy
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