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Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: "Fit for Purpose" January 1-31 2021
« on: December 30, 2020, 15:00:51 PM »
Well I do have some black lycra for leggings, so that's a start. I'll use these for yoga.
Does coating count, I'll wear it when I'm going out for a walk   -<

Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Contests and Sewalongs for 2021
« on: December 30, 2020, 14:50:06 PM »
Thanks for organizing this @SewRuthieSews
Oooh! keeping fit, dunno about that!  :P

Apart from georgette and chiffon, I think I've gone and done It!  :toast: Yep, all used up!
Now what do you do with 5000 meters of flimsy fabric when you live in a freezing cold house   :S

Embroidery Machines / Re: Embroidery Software
« on: May 15, 2020, 21:01:48 PM »
Its always stopping or jamming and I can never work out why
Anything we can help with?

Embroidery Machines / Re: Embroidery Software
« on: May 08, 2020, 22:40:16 PM »
I use Bernina Software. You can import an image and let the software "fill" it in. You can create your own design from scratch or use an imported image for guidance. Another alternative is to edit bought designs. All you said and much more. You can download a trial version here
Not familiar with any of the others, so hoping someone else can chip in.

Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Contests in 2020 - here we go
« on: December 29, 2019, 13:55:55 PM »
Just looking through next years list, what great ideas.
Don't thing I'll be doing the pink month, can't stand pink! Oh but hang on, hmm, maybe...  :P 0_0
I'm off to search through my stash to see if I've got any animals hiding in there.
Thinking that 2 x 6PAC = SWAKOP
Thanks for organizing @Manuela

Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: We have winners...
« on: March 18, 2019, 19:12:10 PM »
Thank you, I'm thrilled! Don't think I've ever won anything before :)

Congratulations @SewRuthieSews  :toast:

Vintage Machines / Re: Kimball and Morton sewing machine
« on: March 17, 2019, 23:21:57 PM »
Saw it. Just, why....

A Good Yarn / Re: Is there such a thing as a "small" knitting machine?
« on: March 11, 2019, 20:17:36 PM »
The Silver Reed LK150 is a very light weight machine, which is easy to carry and set up, however it is still 4' wide when set up. They have to be that wide to house enough needle to produce fabric wide enough to make a garment.

Snap, @Bodgeitandscarper ,
DD has requested these rompers, in the way that you have adapted it. You've made a really good job of it.

What lies beneath... / Re: Novice bra maker having a blast!
« on: March 03, 2019, 22:57:04 PM »
Thanks @Francesca,
I was hoping to find kits. I know there is one for the Harriet bra.
I'm allergic to underwire, a nightmare if the escape from there casing. I had one snap when I was wearing it nearly stabbed me. can you imagine the newspaper headlines.

What lies beneath... / Re: Novice bra maker having a blast!
« on: March 03, 2019, 10:48:40 AM »
I'd love to give bra making a go, but where can you get supplies?

Lyn-J #2
Baby's Wardrobe for DGS7
Sew Over It: Strawberry Sweatshirt, Tangerine Trousers, Honeydew Hoodie, Clover Trousers, Dandelion Dungarees
Butterick 6030 for Hat, Shirts, Jogging Bottoms and Tee-shirt.
Sweat shirting and Navy nautical print is new the rest is from stash.
Started off making just a few things, then kept on making things out of left overs. Original project tripled in size. I used plastic poppers for the first time, much better than metal ones with spikes. I embroidered the tee shirt.

Lyn-J #01
Baby outfit for DGS7
Sew Over It Strawberry Sweatshirt and Tangerine Trousers

this is a test run using fabric from stash. Sewinf aroung the feet was easier than I expected, but because I used quite a wide overlocking stitch when I turned them right side out the seam went into "corners". Its the same on RTW, I'll try narrower overlocking next time. sorry blurred picture.

Has anyone tried to sharpen a rotary cutter blade when you get a nick in them?
Yes, I've tried, it doesn't really work, but there is a slight improvement.
I use the smaller rotary cutters (28mm ?) find that much more economical.
I have several rotary cutters (8  :| ), I use the newer blades on finer fabric, these are much more inclined to "notice" any nicks in the blade.
Some makes of cutting mat are much more inclined to dull blades than others.
I always pin fabric and use a small cutting mat.

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