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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Singer Serger 14u85- where to start on: February 27, 2009 03:11:40 PM
I bought this serger off Craigslist, it appears to be in good condition, I think that my problems are user error.  I've tried searching, but I'm not sure exactly where to start.  I'm pretty experienced with a regular sewing machine, but haven't used a serger before. 

I was trying to follow the directions for a 3-thread standard overlock.  I think I threaded it right, but sewing doesn't work, it's way loose and the top thread keeps breaking, and the needle fell out once.

It says it only uses the right top needle for the stitch I'm trying to do, does that mean I need to remove the left one?

I guess I'm just not sure where to even begin.  Any advice is greatly appreciated!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Almost reversible vest on: February 21, 2008 06:54:53 PM
I had decided to make a vest, thinking that it would be simple.  No sleeves!  But it wasn't quite as easy as I thought it would be, though the fleece was pretty forgiving.

I ended up sewing everything together but the arm holes, then pinning those and just doing a 3-step zig zag around that and as my top stitch. Next time I think I'll try a zipper, but this one is functional at least Smiley

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Reversible Vest? on: February 20, 2008 02:00:44 PM
Anyone know of free online instructions of a reversible vest... that has pictures?  I found a couple with no pictures.  Getting very confused  Undecided with all my arm holes and shoulders and what not  Huh

I'd love any help! I have a feeling it shouldn't be as hard as I"m making it... my brain just isn't wrapping around it Smiley

4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Oiling an Elna on: August 29, 2007 11:39:46 AM
I have an Elna 3007... and the instructions are oh so helpful and say that to oil it, you need to pay for the $70 tune up.  Does anyone have a link or an idea how I can oil it myself?  It's starting to get louder, and I'm guessing that's an indicator that it needs to be oiled.

I've been googling all morning, and come up blank.

thanks so much!

5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Pine cone fire starters on: August 24, 2007 05:23:45 AM

Pine cone fire starters Smiley I wasn't really sure where it goes, but these are simple to make and are sorta housewares to us.  We heat with wood heat only, and can use these for decoration as well, so here they are.  Smiley Fun stuff!  Great gifts if you know someone with a wood (NOT gas!) stove or fireplace.


6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Waldorf style infant doll (and tutorial link) on: August 02, 2007 06:52:19 AM

I have a tutorial up here for him Smiley I just wanted to share, I've gotten some great inspiration from Craftster and am just now getting around to doing tutorials.  Smiley It is image heavy.

7  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Felted pumpkin on: August 02, 2007 06:45:51 AM
You guys were so helpful with my beginning felting!  I've done a few things, but I got a tutorial for this felted pumpkin up.  I'll include the link to the tutorial on a felted wool ball as well Smiley
They're both image heavy
Pumpkin Tutorial
Wet Felted Ball Tutorial
8  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Snap Press (KAM?) on: July 13, 2007 09:32:05 AM
I just got a snap press from The Snap Store and I have no idea how to use it Tongue Anyone know of a tutorial on it?  I know there was one on the OneStopDiaperShop but their site looks like it's down right now.  Thanks so much!

I apologize if this has been covered, I tried to search and didn't come up with anything!  Thanks!
9  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Felted ball for the babe on: June 18, 2007 08:13:26 AM
I wanted to make a felted ball for my baby, I had seen the teacher at a waldorf preschool I worked at a long time ago had made a couple at her teacher's training, so I thought I'd try it.  I'm happy with it, but will try for more subtle colors next time.  It's wet felted, then needle felted, then wet felted again to finish it up.  I thought it was a lot of fun to make, but I broke 2 needles from not paying attention to what I was doing! 

10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Some questions- mirror image in Word 2000, Colorwear on: June 14, 2007 07:09:29 AM
I'm trying to make tags for clothing and for my store, and I can't figure out how to get a mirror image in Word.  Is there a way to do this? I can get 'M' just fine  Cheesy But I'd like to do some more Wink I was going to print them and then iron them onto satin ribbon and fold the ribbon over for my tags, for clothing and diapers. 

Also, I have 'Colorwear' paper.  I got it a looong time ago from someone on ebay, is this total garbage? Just curious, I have a pack of it so I guess I'll experiment with it.

Thanks so much!

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