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What is the best way to transfer a stitchery pattern onto fabric, other then using a light box. Something like transfer paper, iron on pen etc? Thanks
I have a question about my sewing machine.
I have been very happy with a Singer Touch and Sew 626. The machine was built around 1966. I have not had any problems with it until just recently. The machine won't sew neatly. The bobbin winds, but then when I sew, it is a mess. I took it in for service and was told I would need a new ‘bobbin winder drive' . The part would have to be ordered and it would cost $65. Labor would cost $150.
I could buy a new machine for around $100 – but should I? I'm not inclined – but am I being impractical? I do household sewing – I want something practical and durable. I really want to keep my old machine, but is that practical?
I would really like your opinion.
Hi there, I'd like to make a good quality A line shift dress. Structured and wrinkle free. Also I'd like a satin type lining matching dress. Could you recommend a lining fabric? Thanks Tina 🙂
I am a really new seamstress, and am enjoying learning!! I am really trying to learn the nuances of sewing with knits, and purchased 3, 2-yard pieces of material to make (presumably) skirts. Only one of the pieces of fabric was heavy enough to make a skirt that I could wear without a slip! 🙁 I am wondering if anyone has pattern ideas for a 2 yard piece of fabric of very light weight knit? Thank you!!
Thank you for such interesting questions. I hope you'll take the time to leave your answers below.