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« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2008 07:46:06 AM »

First off, let me say I am in love with that top.  I think i understand what you mean about the top but a tute would be wonderful.  I would defin use it a couple of times at least. 

Now I have a question about the whole double needle thing since we are talking about it.  My machine (a cheap brother xl-5340) came with a twin (i call them double) needle but no instuctions on how to use.  it just says i can.  Can someone explain how this would work and when you would use it (besides on this shirt).  Sorry, I am still teaching myself to sew and would appreciate any help on this.  Normally i would ask my mom but i don't recall ever  seeing her sew with more than one needle except on  her embroidery machine.  and where (if you use one) does the extra spool of thread go?
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« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2008 08:27:14 AM »

Nice!!!
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« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2008 09:04:19 AM »

Now I have a question about the whole double needle thing since we are talking about it.  My machine (a cheap brother xl-5340) came with a twin (i call them double) needle but no instuctions on how to use.  it just says i can.  Can someone explain how this would work and when you would use it (besides on this shirt).  Sorry, I am still teaching myself to sew and would appreciate any help on this.  Normally i would ask my mom but i don't recall ever  seeing her sew with more than one needle except on  her embroidery machine.  and where (if you use one) does the extra spool of thread go?

A little tutorial (and I apologize for my lack of English sewing terminology!!). I've used three different kind of colour to make it easier to distinguish the different seams. I couldn't find my stretch twin needle, so you have to do with a regular one. But the principle is the same!

Here is my old old old seventies coloured sewingmachine and the twin needle:


As you can see on the last picture, the needle head is shaped like a circle but with a flat side to it. The flat side, as on every other kind of sewing machine needle, is placed away from you.

The twin needle has only one part that goes into the "needleholder" just as any other needle:


On your machine there should be an extra spool holder, but if not, you can alway use a little understitching case. Here is a picture of my machine with two spool holders:


Then you quite simply thread as you would do with only one spool. Me holding the two threads:


When you get to the needle you simply thread each pinhole:


Here is pictures of the seam:
Front of seam: Back of seam:

When you have sewn all you want to sew, you cut off the excess fabric. If you are working with stretch fabric you will find the little snip of fabric will curl up and look even better than my hem.


I hope this is enough for you to try it out, supermedic!

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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2008 10:15:50 AM »

Thanks so much pseudo_pix.  Now I know why there is an extra little spool holder thingy with the machine.  I just thought is was a replacement.  I'll have to look and see where it goes.  Thanks sooo much for the pics too--I work much better with pictures than I do words.  I am really pissed that joanns was out of clear elastic when i was there yesterday--this would work perfect on the top i want to make and thats all i need to get to have everything.  I'll be stalking the store till they get it in now--lol.
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« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2008 11:25:49 AM »

All this about twin needles is something new for me and very interesting...I would like to know if it works with all types of sewing machines or if youd need a special foot or it should be especificated in the instructions...
Thank you

Nice top, too

P.D.: excuse my english
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« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2008 12:36:54 PM »

Now I know why there is an extra little spool holder thingy with the machine.  I just thought is was a replacement.

LOL, supermedic. Try pulling in the 'little extra spool holder thingy' - normally you can pull it up so it'll have the same hight as the other one  Wink  Tongue

I would like to know if it works with all types of sewing machines or if youd need a special foot or it should be especificated in the instructions...

Yup. It's just as when you buy a new ordinary needle, except the twin is a little more fancy Wink
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« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2008 03:57:53 PM »

that is a lovely top! the fabric's gorgeous. i was just wondering how you attached the gathered front to the rest of the top? was it hard?
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« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2008 04:06:36 PM »

great shirt!  i think the hem looks fine.

also, thanks psuedo pix!  i am trying to teach myself how to sew, so this will help me lots!
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« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2008 04:09:27 PM »

pseudo_pix you are so kind Smiley thank you

and the top is great, looks very pro, and the fabric is the same from "cheeky panties" on burdastyle, and i love it
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« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2008 04:16:42 PM »

oh My Good God. I Am In Love.
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