Sewing for everybody and every body.
This is a community specifically for the hobby of sewing including, but not limited to: machine sewing, embroidery, quilting, hand sewing, tapestry, patchwork, and help/suggestion threads.
/r/sewing is a community specifically for the hobby of sewing including, but not limited to: machine sewing, embroidery, quilting, hand sewing, tapestry, patchwork, and help/suggestions threads.
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Quick trip there a few days ago, bought all of these there (most of these from Tomato, the precut Japanese fabric from Mihama, and the white with flower fabric + peach patterned fabric from Elegance) except for the pattern books which I got from Kinokuniya 🥳
Hi everyone, I've been sewing for over a decade and I finally decided to branch out and get a newer/better machine with different stitches and abilities. This one has free-motion sewing, various buttonholes, embroidery and quilting options. (details here)
I have the chance to buy a brand new Juki HZL K85 for $270, but before making the purchase, I wonder if anyone has experience with this model.
It's an amazing deal since Juki is fairly hard to find and on the costlier side, but I want to hear thoughts from people who've owned domestic Jukis before. And whether it's worth getting or maybe I should save up for a bigger/better sewing machine.
Is there a secret??? I've been a beginner for about 27 years lol. Help!
Ive been sewing for two years, and have a lightweight brother sewing machine. I love it but want to start sewing things like jackets mainly. What are your recommendations. I live in canada btw
I have had my Pfaff Ambition 1.5 for several years. My first machine with a computer. It is starting to behave strangely at times. Keeps sewing for a few stitches after I take my foot off the pedal. This occurs with no special stitches or sequences involved--just plain old straight stitches. Also the automatic buttonhole feature is insane. No matter what size button I put in the buttonhole foot, I get a tiny circle about a quarter inch in diameter.I can't figure out a way to do buttonholes manually because I don't have full control over the needle position.
Anyway, I suspect a software update or reset would solve my problem, but I haven't had much luck finding information relevant for my specific model. I don't think Pfaff made the Ambition 1.5 for very long, and I just don't run across much in the way of support for the machine.
Has anybody else had similar problems with this particular machine? Were you able to find a solution?
I got this amazing machine gifted to me this last weekend. It has an overlock foot. I just cut out the pattern pieces and want opinions on if I should overlock all the edges before sewing my pieces together or after. Most of the sewing youtubers I watch finish their seams by hand or not at all but I have two small toddlers and my clothes go through a lot of washing and I’m done with the by hand option with this gadget at my disposal. The one who doesn’t does all her pieces all the way around at first but it seems like an extra step. Which way do you think is better based on your experience? Side note: I’ve made this dress twice with bag lining and I’d rather just wear a shift underneath and skip that step to save time. Not sure if exposed poses any difference on the option to use.
Super irked about some fabric I bought, online. The retailer said I cannot expect this fabric not to shed.
I have a swim suit with adjustable straps but they attach with these hooks that of course pop off when I move or even try to put the suit on. I'd like to keep the option to adjust them open but I need something more secure than an open hook. Any suggestions for a different type of hardware for this? Currently considering small key ring.
Hi everyone! I’m looking for pattern that will be the closest representation of Barbour Classic Wax Jacket.
Does anyone know where I can find free cloche hat sewing patterns ? I'm in love with Elsewhen patterns on Etsy but before I buy them, I'd like to try millinery for free and see if I'm any good at it.
I'm making some bats which are going to be bunting when finished but whenever I try to machine sew them the machine chews up the ears and points, is there any way to prevent this? I have a Brother LS14 which is what chews them up and a 1918 hand crank singer which might work with a smaller needle potentially. The pictures are of the finished bats and the raw fabric
I love this dress and I want to try to make it, any ideas how to do this ruffles on the bottom? If you guys can give me more details on how to make this dress or any tips I’ll take all the help I can get!! :)
Ideally something that would work in softshell, but open to anything really, we can only seem to find womens or childrens patterns
I came across this on Pinterest and was hoping to find out more about it but none of my search words yield results: partial collar, flap collar
I’m looking for a jersey fabric men’s t-shirt sewing pattern with a slimmer, more tapered cut. Most of the ones I’ve found look very baggy and tend to have a homemade look.
I have a Brother XM2701 machine, a cheap little thing and the rotary hook is made of plastic. The tip of the hook broke and I am having trouble finding a replacement part online. Had anyone had this issue, did you find a replacement? Fix it yourself or take it to a shop? Sorry for the poor picture quality. It’s not the bobbin case, but the thing the bobbin case goes into. Thank you
I managed to find this for $35 at a local thrift store. It just came with the machine and the accessories that come in the part that slides out and has storage (not sure what it’s called). The accessories are still factory sealed which and the machine seems generally unused.
I can confirm that it is in working condition as I have tested it. However, I am very unfamiliar with this machine in general so if anyone has any advice/tips/products I would could for it please let me know!
I am familiar with sewing machines but I have never been able to afford an embroidery machine so I am clueless with them.