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How to heat-proof oven mitts?

When making oven mitts, do I need that special reflective insulating, or can I use regular cotton batting? [more inside]
posted by Carlotta Bananas on Nov 20, 2010 - 8 answers

How do I sew leather trim?

Where might I find a sewing site (or a book) that shows how to sew leather edging (or binding or piping) on to fabric? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Nov 10, 2010 - 5 answers

What is this mystery fabric?

What type of fabric is this shirt made from? Nobody at the fabric stores can give me an answer. [more inside]
posted by scrowdid on Oct 27, 2010 - 12 answers

Online resources for a cross-stitch newbie

I'm getting really interested in cross-stitch. Problem: I haven't actually done any since my grandmother first taught me when I was 7. What are some great online resources that'll help me get back into the swing of things? [more inside]
posted by Catseye on Oct 12, 2010 - 12 answers

Looking for sewing notions supplier.

I'm looking for a supplier of sewing notions. [more inside]
posted by wwartorff on Sep 21, 2010 - 6 answers

Antique mail?

In the cabinet of my grandmother's ancient Singer, I found an attachment for the machine which had been mailed to her from Chicago, Ill., to Yakima, Wa. It was mailed in a small manila envelope, and the postmark is unreadable, except for the postage meter "stamp" which says 3 cents. The instructions inside have no copyright notation. My question is how would I ascertain what year this was mailed to her?
posted by ljoct on Sep 14, 2010 - 12 answers

A stitch in time ...

Sewing. Need online resources and recommendations for tools and a basic machine. [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Sep 1, 2010 - 9 answers

Looking for a guide to sewing men's clothing

I'm interested in learning to make clothing. I'm looking for a book that goes from basic sewing skills to basic garments. Difficulty: for men. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Sep 1, 2010 - 8 answers

Sew frustrated

Chicago Filter: I would like to take a hand sewing class - but NOT embroidery. [more inside]
posted by bibliogrrl on Aug 26, 2010 - 5 answers

Black mesh fabric with large holes?

Where can I find large-holed fishnet/mesh fabric like this? [more inside]
posted by thesmallmachine on Aug 17, 2010 - 6 answers

Help Me Stitch!

I suck at sewing. I'd like to be able to mend my own clothes, but this isn't enough of an issue for me to buy / support a sewing machine. How can I get better? [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Aug 8, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me find techical, outdoor, and industrial fabrics in LA.

I'm looking for industrial, outdoor, military, technical, and specialty fabrics in the Los Angeles area. [more inside]
posted by fake on Jul 13, 2010 - 4 answers

Where can I find geek fabric?

Help me make the ultimate geek baby blanket. I need a source for fabric! [more inside]
posted by christinetheslp on Jul 8, 2010 - 11 answers

How do you print and use downloaded sewing patterns?

How do you work with sewing patterns that have been purchased and downloaded from on-line? [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Jul 7, 2010 - 21 answers

Bobbin Along

I need a sewing machine; how much should I budget, where should I look, and what features should I be looking for? [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Jul 3, 2010 - 19 answers

Help me find the name for my new favorite pants

What are these pants (on the girl) called, so that I can I find them/a pattern for them? From the Bollywood routine on So You Think You Can Dance last night. The slit and the billoweyness when she spins are the key aspects of why I love these.
posted by Sweetdefenestration on Jun 24, 2010 - 3 answers

Sew Open

I have a long rectangular cushion/pillow I'm in the process of making, probably about 20cm by 60cm. When I sew it up, should I just sew the cushion pad into it (which means it would have to be opened up to be washed, which would annoy me) or should I make an envelope-type fastening - and if the latter, should it go width or lengthways? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Jun 22, 2010 - 6 answers

Where can I buy a nice sewing kit?

Where can I buy a comprehensive and well-made hand sewing kit, one that is nicer than the Singer plastic kits you find at stores and hotels? [more inside]
posted by Fortran on Jun 18, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me find fabric for my dress!

I want to make this dress. I love the fabric used in the photo, but I'm not sure what to search for to find something like it. Please hope me.....
posted by hilaryjade on Jun 14, 2010 - 14 answers

Help me buy the right industrial sewing machine

I need an industrial sewing machine. But which one? [more inside]
posted by tim_in_oz on Jun 10, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me hack my wardrobe

How do I convert a skirt into shorts? [more inside]
posted by Eumachia L F on Jun 7, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me finish sewing my pajama pants so I can go to sleep!

My sewing machine is bunching up thread and jamming up. Do I have it set up wrong or is it broken? [more inside]
posted by elvissa on Jun 4, 2010 - 9 answers

Jellabiya?

I need a sewing pattern for a men's jellabiya. So far, I haven't had much luck finding one on the internet. I was hoping that the hivemind could help.
posted by Parasite Unseen on Jun 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Designing for the decadant belly dancer!

Looking for book recommendations for bead work and belly dance costuming. [more inside]
posted by Attackpanda on Jun 3, 2010 - 3 answers

What stitch is "S.S."?

My new old sewing machine has a blind stitch lever with three settings: "B.S.", "M", and "S.S.". What is "M", and especially what is "S.S."? [more inside]
posted by mendel on May 31, 2010 - 10 answers

CraftFilter: How to attach applique with embroidery, for dummies.

Crafters, please help. What I'm trying to do is apparently called "applique" and "embroidering," as part of a quilt project. I'm totally clueless and kinda need to finish today. [more inside]
posted by slidell on May 22, 2010 - 10 answers

Anyone in Seattle want to make their own pajama pants?

Now that I'm freshly unemployed, I'm thinking about teaching sewing lessons out of my apartment. I'm in Seattle, and my target demographic would likely be young adults on the hipster spectrum, like myself, and perhaps kids 8 and above. What do I need to consider about 1. the business side of an enterprise like that (bookkeeping, taxes, advertising, setting prices, etc.), 2. keeping things safe and pleasant while inviting basically strangers into my home. Bonus item 3. what would you want your lessons to be like if you were my student? [more inside]
posted by doift on May 21, 2010 - 14 answers

Where can I find this dress from RENT?

Have you seen this dress? My wife loves it. I would love to see her in it. Win squared. [more inside]
posted by duckus on May 11, 2010 - 6 answers

How do I put my bobbin case back in my Singer 403A?

How do I put the bobbin case back in my Singer 403A? [more inside]
posted by Ylajali on May 5, 2010 - 1 answer

Where can I buy velcro or stretchy straps of varying widths in New York City?

I'm looking for a velcro or a stretchy strap that's about as wide as a ski goggle strap, and I live in New York City. [more inside]
posted by hoobichu on Apr 8, 2010 - 3 answers

How can I salvage my clothes into something Frankencool?

I want to start making clothes for myself. I have basic sewing skills. [more inside]
posted by invitapriore on Apr 6, 2010 - 20 answers

Help, help, they're not being repressed!

How do I make the bands on my bras smaller? Or make them fit snugger in some other way? [more inside]
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 on Apr 1, 2010 - 13 answers

Sewing construction help needed!

I need some help figuring out construction of a vintage dress from pictures. [more inside]
posted by oneirodynia on Mar 25, 2010 - 5 answers

How best to sew this to that?

[sewingfilter] What is the best way to applique a piece of one t-shirt to another t-shirt? [more inside]
posted by luazinha on Mar 25, 2010 - 5 answers

making the aesthetic useful again

Turning faux pockets into real pockets on a jacket. Can it be done? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Mar 24, 2010 - 6 answers

Best way to put an image on dress?

Best way to put an image on dress: screen printing or fusible interfacing and machine sewing? [more inside]
posted by jaynedanger on Mar 22, 2010 - 6 answers

favorite craft and sewing blogs?

What are your favorite craft and sewing blogs? Thanks!
posted by hollyanderbody on Mar 6, 2010 - 17 answers

Self-taught designer needs help

Does anyone know of any sewing/fashion workshops around chicago? [more inside]
posted by shesaysgo on Mar 4, 2010 - 2 answers

I want to make a great ironing board, not warp one.

I want to do this Ikea hack , but I have some questions about how to make it durable, since I will be, well, ironing on it. [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Mar 2, 2010 - 9 answers

Copy my work shirts, one piece of material at a time!

Copy my dress shirts - Is there a tailor who can make exact replica's of my best fitting button down dress shirt? [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly on Feb 4, 2010 - 9 answers

Can I make this sweater at home, and if so how?

How can I knock off this super cute cardigan by hand? Is it worth trying? [more inside]
posted by telegraph on Feb 1, 2010 - 12 answers

Hey, kids! Let's put on a show!

I'm "THAT" mom - and it's that time of year. It's time to plan the Spring Concert performance for a Kindergarten class, having a "Jungle" theme; and aside from the limitations imposed by circumstances, only one rule applies: "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" has been banned after five consecutive years of being performed in every concert no matter what the theme. [more inside]
posted by peagood on Jan 31, 2010 - 11 answers

Ex-pat sewing classes in Europe - Possible?

What type of international work will I be doing and how do I do it? [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Jan 18, 2010 - 9 answers

Please, God, no more novelty prints.

Where on Earth can you find BORING fabric? [more inside]
posted by Vavuzi on Dec 31, 2009 - 24 answers

Stuff a sewing stocking swiftly!

I need some sewing related stocking stuffers! [more inside]
posted by WinnipegDragon on Nov 30, 2009 - 25 answers

Will putting cloth through a paper shredder kill the shredder?

I have old clothes, I have a paper shredder (confetti style), can the two come together and make stuffing for pillows? [more inside]
posted by patheral on Nov 29, 2009 - 10 answers

Why'd I lend clothing to a man named Rip Torn?

I have several pairs of blue jeans which have ripped in the posterior section by the left pocket after about a year's worth of wear. Here's the damage: Pants #1 and Pants #2. My hackish, non-seamstress attempts at mending these rips utilized a needle and thread, repeating the stitch across the rip multiple times, but this repair tends to fall apart in the wash after a wearing or two. The jeans are otherwise in fantastic shape. I recall as a little kid deploying iron-on patches on the inside of ripped pants, but this didn't work so well and eventually came loose. Does anyone have strategies to get these rips effectively mended? I have a Jo-Ann Fabrics store on my corner where I can purchase supplies.
posted by porn in the woods on Nov 27, 2009 - 7 answers

Correct parts for a Bernette/Bernina 812 sewing machine?

Correct parts for a Bernette/Bernina 812 sewing machine? [more inside]
posted by Perplexer on Nov 6, 2009 - 4 answers

All about sewing machine cabinets

So I've been coveting a sewing machine cabinet for a couple of reasons. They're expensive, but I find affordable used ones at a local thrift store and on craigslist pretty regularly. However, I don't know what I'm doing! [more inside]
posted by dilettante on Oct 18, 2009 - 3 answers

I ripped my pre-ripped jeans... oops?

So I have these pre-ripped jeans. But, then I actually ripped them. What now? [more inside]
posted by Jacen Solo on Oct 5, 2009 - 7 answers

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