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Ellyloo
« on: June 20, 2004 01:53:38 PM »

Okay, so I finished my 2nd project! First was a pair of fisherman pants...but i'm not going to be wearing them much.

THIS is more like it.

http://www.ellyloo.com/pjs1.jpg

http://www.ellyloo.com/pjside.jpg
And I learned a bit.  I made some mistakes, and now understand what the consequences are... Smiley  *picks wedgie*   Wink

And my sewing machine is still 'acting out'. 
(Does tension change on it's own? I have loops on one side near the end of the project... I hadn't changed anything when it started--I changed thread for the project, and was sewing into flannel.)

And now my dog LOVES my lap. Smiley  I think I might make her a little bean bag cover from the scraps for her to snuggle with.  Or a jacket with fleece inside and out.

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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2004 03:25:16 PM »

Those are too cute! I love the fabric! I like the idea about making a bed for your dog. I bet she'd love that.
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Ellyloo
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2004 07:51:45 PM »

this is something I did for fun to match my pants:

http://www.ellyloo.com/coatpants2.jpg

(I thought the pic was large for the board)
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2004 05:53:05 AM »

Aww! That's adorable! Your dog is pretty cute, too.
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2004 01:22:23 PM »

I made a little bed for my dog out of old swatches that my mom had lying around and an old king size pillow. now I can't get him to get off the thing.
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2004 01:36:16 PM »

Did you try unthreading the whole machine, including the bobbin, and rethreading it? Sometimes that fixes it.

Cute pants...
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2004 01:36:41 PM »

My cats prefer the hard, cold ground to a soft, warm bed. I wish they would sleep in something I made, but I'm not going to waste any fabric cash on them!
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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2004 01:51:23 PM »

Check the bobbin - Ive found that sometimes my bobbin thread escapes from its little tension-regulated hole - and that wreaks all kinds of havoc
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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2004 02:35:56 PM »

Also, the tension sometimes needs to be changed if you're sewing on different fabric-say you go from a sheer to a flannel. I've found it needs to just be tweaked a little when I go to totally weird fabrics. Love the fabric!
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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2004 03:26:51 PM »

aww how cute and great job!!

If you put the thread going the wrong direction in the bobbin I think that can cause looping too. Mine needs to go clockwise not counter-clockwise....Something else to check anyway.
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« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2004 03:57:51 PM »

I have a sneaking suspicion it's something to do with the bobbin.
once in a while as I'm whirring along, I'll feel/hear a little "chunk"  IF I hear it loudly and often, and at the beginning.. .it's a mess down below.

But recently, when I've come to the end of the seam, backstitched and lifted my fabric, there are *THREE* threads to cut... and then I have to pick the third out from below.

Eh.. I'll sort it out.
The tension seems to be okay.  I wonder if the bobbin gets wound looser/tighter at times?  If I wind the bobbin with varying speeds.. does that mess it up?
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