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Embroidery Machines / Re: Sewing + Embroidery machine
« on: Yesterday at 19:04:34 »
Well, my embroidery unit finally arrived!!! :) So exciting!
I've stitched two test designs, both turned out really well :) I now need to buy some stabilizer though. Most of the things I want to embroider are stretchy, and it seems I need some cut away stabilizer. Any advice?
I wanted to order from, but I've noticed that ordering is not available until Sunday (which Sunday tho?!).
Edit: it seams Sunday the 20th, so I'll wait until Monday to place an order. She seems to have a great assorment of stabilizers and decent prices.

Hi, I'm new... / Re: newbie... sort of!
« on: August 14, 2017, 19:58:40 PM »
Hi Lynn :) Welcome!  :drink:

The Cafe / Re: I Haven't forgotten, I really haven't
« on: August 14, 2017, 19:27:59 PM »
Aw, thank you so much everyone! :) I'm very grateful for all your lovely wishes!
I did have a lovely day, we came to Rome for my birthday (after all, turning 30 is a big deal :) ) and had a great time. Tomorrow morning we fly back home. Not much of a traveler me. Rome was lovely and all, but I can't wait to be back home :)

In the wardrobe / Re: Help help! Sleevies!!!!
« on: August 08, 2017, 09:49:59 AM »
Special folding technique :)
There you go:

Embroidery Machines / Re: Bobbin thread showing on top
« on: August 06, 2017, 19:56:38 PM »
Maybe it's just this design? Did any bobbin thread come with your machine? Mine does have some, but it doesn't say what weight.
I'm not sure if your machine is sewing + embroidery or just embroidery. Mine has different bobbin cases (drop in) for sewing and from embroidery, with different tension settings, to avoid changing the tension on the bobbin when you switch between sewing and embroidery.

Embroidery Machines / Re: Sewing + Embroidery machine
« on: August 06, 2017, 18:39:51 PM »
Got word from the dealer: embroidery unit is defective, could have happened during shipping, they couldn't fix it and are sending me a new one :)
+ a good discount on an extension table.
I have to say I'm very happy with them.
Other than that, the machine is just amazing and I'm loving it. Have yet to go through the hole manual, but normal sewing and buttonholes are awesome!

Embroidery Machines / Re: Bobbin thread showing on top
« on: August 06, 2017, 18:37:33 PM »
First thing I'd try is use a different stabilizer and see if things improve.
What does your manual say about prewound bobbins? Mine says specifically that prewound paper bobbins should not be used.
Do you have a special embroidery bobbin case?
If this just happens on just a couple of patterns and is fine on the guess would be it's the patterns.

Tutorials / Re: Great tutorial for invisible zip finish
« on: August 03, 2017, 09:34:52 AM »
Thank uuuu!!  :toast:

Tutorials / Re: Great tutorial for invisible zip finish
« on: August 03, 2017, 08:07:39 AM »
Any idea how we could get it if we're not in the Uk?  :'( I'd be really interested in it.

That sounds quite luxurious!  0_0
Maybe post some pictures along the way for our delight?  :loveit:
I saw Suzy Furrer has a new Craftsy class on drafting a tailored coat/jacket. Already added it to my cart, just waiting for a discount so I can get it for 19.99 or less  :D

In the wardrobe / Re: Sewing darts - where do you start?
« on: August 02, 2017, 12:18:03 PM »
I was also used to sewing from the wide end. But lately I've been sewing from the tip and find I get a much better result that way, especially with bigger darts.

The Cafe / Re: New Dyson?
« on: August 01, 2017, 15:20:30 PM »
I wouldn't get another Dyson even if it were free  :D
Yes, it might be a little cheaper because you don't have bags and you can wash the filters. But when it came to actually washing the filters and emptying the can, man do I hated those. Always had to empty outdoors, otherwise I'd get half the dust back in.
When my Dyson broke after just 4 years, I decided to get a Miele instead. Yes, it has bags. I use 4 for a whole year (got two cats and a dog and vacuum once or twice a week). No dust, no mess, no anything. Loads more suction power and a lot more pleased overall. Plus, it was cheaper than I paid for the Dyson a few years back. Also lighter.
Your heart might be set on a new Dyson, but I just wanted to add my two cents about Miele :)

The Cafe / Re: and today's task is....
« on: July 29, 2017, 07:46:10 AM »
Good luck! And keeping my fingers crossed for everything to go according to plan :)

The Cafe / Re: Kitten has landed!!!
« on: July 28, 2017, 16:28:31 PM »
Yes, definetly let her adjust first. You can stay in the room with her if she'll allow it (as in she doesn't hide when you are there), but don't try to pet her/ pick her up if she's avoiding it. If she seems eager to be held, pet, go ahead and do that.
It really depends on the kitten :)

Patterns & Fitting / Re: Men patterns
« on: July 27, 2017, 07:44:44 AM »
Yes, it's cm  :D
I'll do the second test fit today. First one was ok around the chest, but was also for someone that's 1.86 tall, so it was a bit too long for him, which might have added to the "way too big" feeling.

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