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Your Favourite Suppliers / Fabworks
« on: April 30, 2022, 12:28:21 PM »
Good service from Fabworks as I ordered samples yesterday afternoon and they arrived this morning so all I have to do is choose what colours I want.

Your Favourite Suppliers / BST - fabric shop
« on: April 15, 2022, 16:39:48 PM »
Has anybody used this company either visiting or on line?  I want to make pyjama trousers for my OH and they seem to have a good selection of brushed cotton suitable for men.

Your Favourite Suppliers / English Couture Company
« on: April 02, 2022, 13:34:54 PM »
I ordered a silk organza pressing cloth late yesterday afternoon, it arrived in the post this morning, that's what I call good service.  I know they're are not the cheapest supplier but their products are good.  I know I could have bought the fabric a bit cheaper but this came with the edges overlocked so saves me doing it.

Your Favourite Suppliers / Jaycotts
« on: February 22, 2022, 12:33:30 PM »
Another vote for Jaycotts excellent service.  I have just received a new foot which I ordered late Saturday and it was free postage.

I often sneak a look at the Dark Side and feel I must make the effort to join in but the book I have is not very helpful so can anyone recommend a good book for a beginner.

The Haberdashery / Hemostats
« on: June 05, 2021, 15:56:22 PM »
Help please - after looking at Kenneth King's tutorial on invisible zips I've decided I need a hemostat but can anyone recommend the best one for sewing as there seem to be so many on the market.

Your Favourite Suppliers / Schmetz needles
« on: November 25, 2020, 13:59:15 PM »
I can recommend The Ironing Press Company as I placed an order for needles Sunday evening not expecting to receive them until Thursday or Friday this week but they arrived yesterday and no postage charges.

Vintage Machines / Singer Touch & Sew 720
« on: October 21, 2020, 13:08:21 PM »
I inherited my MIL's machine and it's been in our loft for about ten years if not more.  I've had a look at it and it's in very poor condition, it works but sounds awful.  What I'm wondering is should I have it serviced and try to sell it, donate it to a local charity which repairs equipment and then sends it to third world countries, or just chuck it out.  I would be grateful for any advice on this.

For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / Fabric for dolls clothes
« on: September 23, 2020, 14:02:53 PM »
I have a bagload of fabric left over from various dressmaking projects, some are fairly large and could  be used for dolls' clothes or possibly children's clothes.  If anyone would have a use for it, could they please PM me.  I don't want paying for it and I would pay postage (2nd Class parcel post) as I just want it to go to a good home.  It seems such a waste to just throw it in the recycling bin.

Sewing Machines / Singer Heavy Duty Machine
« on: August 23, 2020, 11:38:10 AM »
My neighbour has asked me about these machines as he wants a machine that will sew canvas.  I would be grateful for any advice about heavy duty machines not only Singers.  Thanks in advance.

Tech Know How / Sending Word documents in a PM
« on: July 19, 2020, 18:24:56 PM »
I'm sure this has been asked before but how do I send a Word document in a private message to another member?

The Haberdashery / Petersham Ribbon
« on: June 09, 2020, 14:49:31 PM »
Help, does anyone know of a reliable supplier of petersham ribbon for making waistbands?  I've trawled through the internet but some places don't seem to know the difference between petersham and grosgrain.

For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / Bernina Foot 7
« on: June 04, 2020, 14:46:48 PM »
I have an unused Bernina Foot 7 which is used for tailor tacks, fringing, faggoting, and terry cloth embroidery.  It fits Activa, Artista, Aurora, and Virtuosa machines and I'm asking £20 + postage for it if anyone is interested; they currently retail at about £50.

I also have a copy of Sewing Basics for Every Body by Wendy Ward complete with patterns and I'm asking for £5 + postage for this.  I bought it as a present for my niece but she had already bought a copy.

Tech Know How / Mentions
« on: April 22, 2020, 11:46:18 AM »
How do I delete "mentions" when I have checked them?

I saw this & I thought you may be interested! / Free FaceMask pattern
« on: April 15, 2020, 12:13:25 PM »
Minerva Crafts are offering a free download of McCalls mask pattern.

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