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I'm upcycling an UnderArmour shirt and I can't get my sewing machine to sew it. I can't get the thread to catch more than maybe one stitch. It works fine on other fabric, but not on this material. I'm considering using another fabric as a "catcher" fabric, I guess you can call it.
I know all people who sew have "family attachments" to certain brands and since there are many who can't afford "brand new". I am suggesting that when you shop for a new (different) machine, and I have had many great ones in my 60 odd years of sewing, be sure to find one with the manual.
The elastic in a Cal king bottom sheet is to short. It came undone. My question is what is the length of the elastic used, in inches, for a Cal king bottom sheet?
Save those Christmas wrap cardboard tubes and roll your patterns instead of folding. You'll find they last much longer!
Cut your sewing thread at an angle to thread it through the hole easier.
What is the best and cheapest material to use when making oven mitts?
How much elastic do I need for a queen size bed fitted sheet?
I saw a 2 sided blanket with a hole in the middle and hood attached. I was wondering if anyone could send me a pattern? Please.
If I have a 10 foot wide window, how wide would you make each panel? I know the rule of thumb is the curtain width should be 2 1/2 times the length of the window. I didn't know if it wasn't different with the drop cloth material.
Can you help please? I have no problem binding quilts with mitred corners, but I am now trying to bind around a rectangular hole that I have made into a quilt. I am making a cover for my sewing machine and am making the opening on the top for the handle to come through.
I need instructions or a manual on how to thread a Sears and Roebuck serger, model no. 385, serial No.7100862. I hope Thrifty Fun has the answer. Thanks
Where can I find a pattern for adult-sized diapers? Possibly pull-up style. I have a 38" waist and 42" hips. I need something that would be pull up style because of leakage at the sides. Disposable diapers run me over $300 a month and I can no longer afford them.
What is the best stitch to smock on the sleeve of a baby's bishop dress? How many rows should be smocked?
I was wondering if anyone had any pictures of the process? I am 15 and love to sew, but I kinda need some pictures. I hope to hear from you soon!
I recently acquired a Singer 319W. I was sewing 2 pieces of fabric together and it worked fine. Then I doubled up the fabric, but when I started to sew, the needle stopped when it hit the fabric, but the wheel kept turning. When I went back to the original 2 pieces of fabric, it was fine. Help!
Are there any free doll wardrobe patterns available anywhere?
Here is a tip to thread a sewing machine correctly and quickly. Once you have found the right way to thread your sewing machine take a close-up picture of the machine, make a drawing, anything you can think of to keep it in mind, but here's the trick.
I have been sewing for over 50 years; I make all my own clothes. I have noticed recently that the patterns have such lighter print, I can't read them and the pictures of the pattern pieces are much smaller. I have 20/20 vision.
I found a Singer 6235 by the dumpster. It runs. I can adjust tension, only if I knew how to thread the dang bobbin. I have the manual but still think I am threading it wrong or the winder reverse might be on.
I am looking for a pattern for a bed jacket that is made from towels. I remember my sister doing them in scouts back in the 70s maybe.
You may need to adjust your tension dial with your fabric you are using and kind of thread, also adjust to thickness of fabric. Always use good sharp needles with your sewing and keep machine clean and oiled.
This tip is too easy, but I never thought of it. I always wrapped mine in duct tape. My sewing machine instructor said that she puts her old ones in an empty medicine container, keeps it in the drawer till full then tosses. I love this idea.
Where can I find instructions for yo yos for crafters, like pumpkins and other small things?
When can I find a threading diagram for a Juki DLD 432-4 industrial sewing machine?
You can use dental floss to thread needles. Put a loop of it through the needle and use it as a threader to pull the thread through the sewing needle. Those cheaply made metal ones always break.
What is the length of elastic needed for a fitted queen size bed sheet?
How do you secure a stitch at the beginning and at the end with a Handy sewing machine?