What is this machine sewing technique called? I read a sewing encyclopedia a while ago that had a section on an unusual method of loading the machine that involved pulling the bobbin thread from the bottom part of the machine through the needle... [more inside]
posted by ostranenie
on Jun 13, 2014 -
I read the same few web forums and am looking for some new ones. Am especially looking for the best threads--threads that are long running, get lots of posts, and are generally interesting and high quality. Any subject.
posted by aerotive
on Sep 3, 2013 -
There are black threads coming off the sides of my bike tires - do the tires need to be replaced? [more inside]
posted by valleys
on Apr 25, 2010 -
Over the past year or two, I've noticed an increasing use of the phrase "thread the needle" in news stories and blog entries. The problem is, I don't know exactly what "thread the needle" means, and it appears in a variety of contexts that don't appear entirely consistent with each other. [more inside]
posted by Powerful Religious Baby
on Jan 11, 2009 -
For a friend: What kind of thread do you use to hem stretchy pants? Any pointers on this would help. [more inside]
posted by cmchap
on Dec 1, 2008 -
Help me not sew my own finger to the machine! I recently bought a Singer 99 model from the 30s (I think) and can't get it to work for the life of me. [more inside]
posted by Sijeka
on Jun 9, 2007 -
Deceptively unchatfilter =P I am looking for good discussions on Occam's Razor -- which I think is obscenely absurd. Looking for links to discussions, not necessarily petitioning comments (although welcome). [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold
on Feb 13, 2007 -
I recently decided to re-visit one of my favorite summer activities: making friendship bracelets. I am looking to a) remember some of the techniques I used to know b) learn new and interesting bracelet patterns. [more inside]
posted by nekton
on Jun 25, 2006 -
What does 4-40 mean when I'm looking to buy some machine screws? How big is that in real units?
posted by anonymoose
on Feb 2, 2006 -
When using my sewing machine, large loops and tangles of thread are generated on the bottom side of the fabric. What am I doing wrong and what do I need to do to remedy the problem?
posted by kc0dxh
on Apr 12, 2005 -
Can someone please point me to an old Metafilter FPP? It was about an annual test or exam given at a university (I believe in the UK) that was supposed to be extremely difficult. It was a general knowledge quiz, and 10 out of 10 is impossible, according to the professor who administers it. Does this ring a bell with anyone?
posted by Oriole Adams
on Jun 28, 2004 -