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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

Dresses, pants, whatever.

I will make you a dress but I will also make you pants. [more inside]
posted by bendy on Oct 3, 2009 - 10 answers

Automatic sewing machine - I provide the design, the machine does the rest!

Do programmable sewing machines exist? I want to be able to provide the sewing machine with a design or logo and have it sew it for me - in this case, a nice little dog to go on the breast pocket of a golf shirt. [more inside]
posted by WhereAmI on Sep 30, 2009 - 13 answers

What kind of fake fur is this?

What kind of fake fur is this? Bonus points for where I can find 20 yards of it cheaply. [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Aug 23, 2009 - 6 answers

Cheap, good dressmakers in London?

I have a dress that I love. I want more dresses just like the dress that I love. Help me find someone in London who will make me cute dresses! [more inside]
posted by shewhoeats on Jul 14, 2009 - 6 answers

Can Nylon/Plastic gears be recut in steel?

Sewing Gear Filter: I have a number of sewing machines that have nylon or plastic composite gears that have broken. Some of them I can have replaced, some of them are no longer made. I am wondering about DIY bionic sewing machine parts. [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Jul 1, 2009 - 10 answers

Help label me!

CraftyFilter: Help me find a woven or pvc label maker! [more inside]
posted by bunnycakes on Jun 18, 2009 - 1 answer

What kind of weaving method is this?

In this picture, what particular kind of sewing? knotting? weaving? technique is being used? It looks super difficult, and I want to try. Help me, MeFi! [more inside]
posted by Xere on Jun 4, 2009 - 9 answers

Backpack repair 101

One of the two straps on my backpack is literally (no, really, literally) hanging on by a thread. The strap itself, where it's detaching from the bottom of the bag, is very frayed. How can I reattach the strap to the backpack? Specs inside. [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on May 18, 2009 - 11 answers

Zipper For My Lovesac

I have a Lovesac (circa 2003) with a microsuede cover in the 'Ton-O-Love' size (now called MovieSac) that has a broken zipper. I've been to three alterations places trying to get the thing fixed with no help. Finally, I found someone who will replace it if I can find the zipper (she was unable to). It's 140" long and the color is white/gray. Is this something I can purchase online? I'd like to find one that won't break again. [more inside]
posted by shew on May 6, 2009 - 8 answers


I'm looking for a conversion chart that converts VA and Trebla/Duchess thread to one of the major brands (DMC or Anchor). A lot of googling hasn't turned one up - any leads? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Apr 16, 2009 - 2 answers

Help me win the lace race.

I have become fascinated with cable lacing in lieu of zip-ties. I want to do it in a plenum ceiling, but I read that's a no-no... [more inside]
posted by ostranenie on Apr 15, 2009 - 9 answers

tent repair - sewing canvas help

Sewing-filter. I need to replace the fly-screens in a canvas tent. Hints/Tips? [more inside]
posted by bystander on Apr 14, 2009 - 5 answers

Where's the "make a shirt" button?

My sewing machine is on its last legs. What should I look for in a new one? [more inside]
posted by tomatofruit on Mar 24, 2009 - 7 answers

Cross my heart

I've been doing some cross-stitch after a break, and have been enjoying it. Where can I find some cool, non-chintzy designs? Especially if something other than cards or big projects. Recommendations for pattern software good too! [more inside]
posted by mippy on Mar 13, 2009 - 13 answers

How does the bobbin work on this sewing machine?

I can't figure out how the bobbin works on this sewing machine. It's a Kenmore model 148.19370. This is a picture of the important parts. [more inside]
posted by gregr on Mar 2, 2009 - 7 answers

Yoga Pants Pattern?

Looking for a sewing pattern for yoga pants. [more inside]
posted by gomichild on Feb 8, 2009 - 5 answers

SewingFilter: How to set in a gore without it looking bad?

I can't get the hang of inserting a triangular gore (godet?) into a slit in the fabric. All the online instructions I've found gloss over the really tricky bits (the point, and finishing the seams afterward.) Can anyone point me to the broken-down-for-complete-newbies instructions? I will be sewing by hand and need to use a historical seam finish. [more inside]
posted by oblique red on Jan 23, 2009 - 4 answers

What can I do with this wonderful fabric?

I fell in love with some fabric yesterday but it's a nubby thermal knit (like for long-johns). I don't sew with a sewing machine but have done a lot of hand-sewing. Do you have project ideas for me, using this potentially hard-to-work-with material? [more inside]
posted by faunafrailty on Jan 19, 2009 - 16 answers

Does anyone have a bobbin I can borrow?

What tools should I bring to my first sewing class? [more inside]
posted by ginagina on Jan 17, 2009 - 7 answers

What is this? Domestic Sewing Machine part, but what is it? Pictures inside!

What is this? It's to a Domestic Sewing Machine, definitely an older machine, pictures inside. [more inside]
posted by MMALR on Jan 3, 2009 - 6 answers

Who in San Francisco can fix my coat for me?

Can you recommend a seamstress or tailor in San Francisco? I need to replace the lining in my favorite vintage winter coat. [more inside]
posted by gingerbeer on Dec 19, 2008 - 5 answers

Helful tools for sewers and crafters with chronic pain?

My mother-in-law loves to sew and knit, but fibromyalgia is slowing her down. Can you recommend any tools or gadgets that might help her? [more inside]
posted by palmcorder_yajna on Dec 9, 2008 - 17 answers

Help me find a sewing-kit-in-a-pen.

Please help me find another sewing-kit-in-a-pen like the one I bought at Brookstone in the 1990s. [more inside]
posted by ScarletPumpernickel on Nov 17, 2008 - 4 answers

How do I find the source of embroidery clipart

Where do machine embroidery people hang out? I'm going cross-eyed trying to find the source of a clipart Conestoga wagon embroidered on an award bandana our club uses. [more inside]
posted by cairnish on Nov 9, 2008 - 3 answers

Sewing Machine upgrade worth it?

"Gift" of a sewing machine upgrade - do I want it? [more inside]
posted by GardenGal on Oct 23, 2008 - 16 answers

Sewing a dust-cover. No sewing experience. Looking for "good enough".

I need to make a dust-cover for a plotter (dimensions: 36" x 11" x 10"). I would like it to be: cheap, easy, functional. I have no sewing experience, but can follow directions. I am also open to other suggestions. More detailed information and questions follow. [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Oct 11, 2008 - 13 answers

Cheater Quilt Fabric? What?

I am making a toddler-blanket for Christmas, but I've managed to buy fabric that I don't know how to work with. I know, smart, right? [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Oct 9, 2008 - 7 answers

DenimFilter: Help me patch my trendy jeans.

DenimFilter: Help me patch the hole over the knee in my trendy designer jeans. [more inside]
posted by nayten on Oct 7, 2008 - 13 answers

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