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Machine sewing with only bottom thread - is this possible?

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 - 3 answers

What are your favorites ongoing message board threads?

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 - 9 answers

Why won't this sewing machine work?

Why is the top thread on my sewing machine unable to catch the bobbin thread? [more inside]
posted by christinetheslp on May 5, 2012 - 16 answers

What are the best comments or threads you've ever seen on reddit?

What is the best comment or thread you've ever seen on reddit? [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on May 5, 2012 - 19 answers

What kind of knob will thread on to this lamp control?

What kind of knob will thread on to this lamp control? [more inside]
posted by thebigdeadwaltz on Nov 2, 2011 - 1 answer

This is a thread-thread.

How do I measure the thread pitch of a mason jar? [more inside]
posted by furnace.heart on May 4, 2010 - 6 answers

Do loose threads mean I need to replace my bike tires?

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 - 11 answers

What sex is my kitchen tap?

What sex is my kitchen tap? [more inside]
posted by domeheid on Feb 20, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me thread the needle.

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 - 16 answers

How to work with Strechy Fabric?

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 - 8 answers

Outlook 2003 Wont "include original message text" in my email replys?

Why won't Outlook 2003 "include original message text" in my email replys? [more inside]
posted by complience on Aug 1, 2007 - 4 answers

Help me not sew my own finger by mistake

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 - 5 answers

Occam's Razor hypocritical? Discussion links request.

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 - 28 answers

When it falls off, your wish will come true

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 - 5 answers

What does 4-40 mean when I'm looking to buy some machine screws?

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 - 13 answers

Sewingfilter: loops on bottom of fabric

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 - 15 answers

What was this impossibly-hard university general knowledge exam or test?

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 - 4 answers

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