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Not sure why this is happening, my machine is making a weird noise then the bobbin thread breaks. Any ideas?
Hello! I’m trying to find help sizing up a size 18 (us) pattern to a size 26 (us). The guide line on the printable pattern I have is 5 cm (1.96 inches). so by my math I would have to size up that guide line to 26.4 cm (10.4 inches) in order for it to print to the right size. Is that correct or am I completely off? I’ve sized this same pattern up by hand before but the sleeves came out all sorts of wrong so that’s why I’m trying to just print it out to the right size right off the bat.
I suck at sketching out my ideas and I have no idea where to start. Any ideas? Thank you!
I am not really a sewer but I bought these used jeans and I didn’t notice the holes, normally I’d be fine with it but these ones are slightly too big for comfort and they look like they will get bigger easily
I tried just like resewing the corner back on but it came undone very easily and looks like it might just cause the hole in the denim to get bigger if I do that again
I’m very new at sewing and I can’t tell if this is a dumb question or not but a have a plain denim skirt that I would like to turn in jorts but I have no idea where to start
I started sewing and the sewing keeps breaking, but, if a person has to sew together their clothes, is it common that a person uses a glue stick and puts it on the thread after it is done on the inside of the stitching, so that it doesn't come undone and isn't seeable, to keep it together?
I'm working with lightweight fusible interfacing. I'm trying to figure out if you're supposed to have interfacing in the seam allowance. Should it protrude through that line or is it supposed to be cut far enough back that you don't sew through it?
I am looking for a similar pattern to this dress:
Its super cute! I have some sewing experience - mostly been quilting for a few years but have a few garments under my belt. I consider myself an advanced beginner. This dress is adorable but I feel like I could find something similar and make it myself! Let me know if you have any good pattern dupes :)
I've seen Singer flat felled seam feet out there, with these guys offering three different options, but nowhere that I've looked has indicated that any of them are for the 4411. I haven't seen anything explicitly saying 'this WON'T work with the 4411', either. Can I use one of them anyway, or is there a stitch setting on other models of Singer but not the 4411 that I'd have to use?
Hi! I'm new enough to sewing and I've started to sew dog leads. ( polypropylene webbing wrapped in cotton) Everytime I go to turn for the second side of my box stitch either my needle breaks or bends? I have made some notes of things I've tried that havnt worked below. To be fair I have a Uten sewing machine ( not even a year old) and I know I probably need a stronger machine but I want to rule out other fixes first. The strange thing is that it can handle sewing in straight lines with not much problem at all.. it's just when I turn the fabric with the needle still down? The machine does make a metal clonk noise sometimes when the needle goes back down threw the fabric for the first time after the turn.. then it bends or breaks? I have tried various needles and even when using the thicker needles they bend or break. I have tried changing the tension up and down( doesn't seem to make any difference) I don't hold or push the material threw at all as I know that can cause them to break I could only afford a machine under £300 if it's the machine causing it and I can't seem to find any semi industrial ones or heavy duty for around that price except for the singer heavy duty that a few people warned me off but others love? I'm in such a pickle and would appreciate any advice at all.
So I'm a wheelchair user in need of a really decent coat, for cheap. I'd also like to alter a military jacket (I'll be on the hunt for something waterproof) just to make it look more feminine. Plus looking for something to place over my legs to keep them nice and dry, possibly a waterproof duffel bag for kit or something similar. My only qualm is ruining the waterproof effectiveness by sewing it. Is goretex tape simple enough to use to tape seams and where I've sewed?