Thank you SO much to everyone who took part in the first ever Readers Questions. I hope you all enjoyed reading through the questions and answers. Well I have some more sewing teasers and dilemmas for you today.
What can help out with experience and advice in these areas:
SOS – What is so special about twin needles? (Except they break easily..)
I have tried sewing with a twin needle twice now. It is so frustrating. I know that twin needle are perfect for knit seems, but I broke both needles very quick each time I give it a try. And as you know, they are quite expensive so my sewing heart broke each time. I kind of developed a great fear about sewing with them and I have the feeling that my sewing machine cannot deal with the standard size of 4mm. but it is so hard to get smaller ones nearby.
I only tried regular straight stitch and in a trial the needle fitted, as soon as I add fabric (very thin knit) it was over 🙁
Do you know good alternatives to making Tee hems instead of using twin needles?
Thank you very much for your help.
I am interested in buying a good quality multi-adjustable dress form. Does anyone know of a good comparison of what is available or have any suggestions? Thanks!
I have a large bust and a small waist. (Well, it used to be ‘small.’ Now it is more ‘medium!’) I have a very hard time fitting so I have ‘given up’ sewing for myself. I often look frumpy and my bust looks saggy (even with a good and well fitting bra.)
Any suggestions from the braver and more seasoned bust-ier sewers … would be greatly appreciated!
I would like to known what the best seam would be to make reversible jersey knit clothing. Specifically yoga pants. I am using 2 layers of light weight fabric. I was thinking a flat felled seam would be perfect but I was told that the weight of the fabric would cause rippling in the drape. Any thoughts? Thank you!
Thank you everyone for the really interesting questions and answers. Please leave your advice in the comments below. It’s Ok to leave links to helpful and relevant articles on your own site or someone elses.