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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sewing machine question - please help on: October 27, 2006 12:44:04 AM
Yes perfect sense!  I thought it would be the tension but i didn't want to start fiddling with it without getting advice first.  Some people have told me not to touch the tension and just change the length of the stitch but that didn't work so i just wanted to get some other advice before i adjusted my machine. Don't worry - i have the manual and can see how to do it! *fingers crossed*

Thank you so much for your advice - really appreciated  Smiley

SS x
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Sewing machine question - please help on: October 26, 2006 06:37:41 AM
Hello!


I am quite new to sewing and have just got my very first sewing machine.  I have done a few pieces on it but have noticed that after i put some wadding in a project i was doing, the next time i went to sew on a different piece of material, the bottom stitching was very lose and sometimes got caught up in the fabric.

Do i need to change tension on my machine when i change material depth (i.e. if sewing with thicker material)?

How do i stop the bottom stitch from being loose and not stitching properly?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Many thanks

SS x
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Bride's toiletry and wedding day survival kit on: August 17, 2006 07:37:28 AM
:blush:

I have to admit i like the bordello one.....but then they are also my wedding colors too!  Cheesy
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Bride's toiletry and wedding day survival kit on: August 17, 2006 03:35:45 AM
PS - do you have a pattern or tutorial on how to make those? I love them!
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Bride's toiletry and wedding day survival kit on: August 17, 2006 03:32:50 AM
Fantastic idea! Such a thoughtful present and so practical as well as beautiful - well done you!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Looking for pattern - ladies suit - sewing in tweed on: August 17, 2006 03:31:24 AM
Thanks everyone - i have looked at the big pattern houses but not found anything that i am really looking for.  Will continue to search - thanks all so much Smiley
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Looking for pattern - ladies suit - sewing in tweed on: August 16, 2006 09:20:39 AM
Hi - i've just bought some lovely jazz tweed and want to make a suit with pencil skirt (ideally) and jacket but am having trouble finding any patterns - can anyone help?

Also - is there any particular setting i will need to use on light tweed or can i just get sewing?

Thanks for your help in advance

SS  Smiley
8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Major DIY wedding crafts completed so far.... on: July 11, 2006 01:30:23 AM
Wow! All looks so amazing - well done you! Really impressed. Smiley
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Making a Tiara on: June 29, 2006 06:53:02 AM
Cool. Smiley

I live near Manchester, getting married in September... I'm now considering attempting a tiara - hmmm! Did you use a basic headpiece to begin with? How did you attach the jewels along the base? Not sure if that makes a huge amount of sense, but never mind!

I bought a box of cheap beads and wire from john Lewis and had a practise and twisting the wires and attaching them to a tiara band first.  You just wrap the wire round the band and then snip off any loose bits and tighten the grip with your pliers.  Once i felt comfy with the twisting and adding of new beads onto the wire i went ahead with the real one - a little fiddly but took about an hour all in all to put together.  I then finished off the piece by going along the band with the technique below and it was finished!(except i used crystals as the larger piece and pearls as the smaller pieces, whilst in the tutorial it's the other way around)

http://www.io-mareas.com/tutheadband.htm
10  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Making a Tiara on: June 28, 2006 03:21:43 AM
That looks really lovely - I've seen tiaras in bridal shops, not as nice as yours, that cost up to 85. Well done! Smiley

Whereabouts in the UK are you?

awww - thank you  Smiley

I live in London.  I got the wire and beads and everything from a bead shop on Beak Street (near Carnaby Street).  I used 4mm wire and a selection of swarovski beads and pearls - probably cost less than 20 all in all (i have loads left over but that also includes buying the wire clippers etc)

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