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@BrendaP & @realale   your tops all look great.  If I re-use a pattern I don’t usually make too much of an alteration perhaps the length but nothing major.
 
I’m the other way one lot of fabric and two patterns so don’t qualify for the competition.

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Sewing Machines / Re: the etiquette of buying a sewing machine
« on: June 30, 2022, 07:41:43 AM »
@Gernella   the tacking stitch on my Bernina is the same as your Pfaff in that I have to move the fabric.

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Machine Accessories / Re: Bernina bobbin case
« on: June 23, 2022, 19:13:48 PM »
The Bernina accessory book says it should but I would check direct with Bernina or one of their dealers.

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Your Favourite Suppliers / Re: Newcastle upon Tyne area fabric shops?
« on: June 15, 2022, 14:56:28 PM »
I bought fabric from BST for pyjamas for my OH which was cheapish but it has washed well and OH is pleased with them.  My order was delivered quickly even though I made a mistake which was dealt with by phone.

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Sewing Machines / Re: getting a flat zigzag stitch in thin fabric?
« on: June 08, 2022, 20:08:45 PM »
It’s 2 straight stitches, a zigzag then 2 stitches and a zigzag and so on.  All the manufacturers seem to call this type of stitch by different names so I think it’s a case of looking at what stitches your machine does.

I have just looked at the Janome stitch chart and 10, 13 and 40 all look similar to the Bernina varilock.

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Sewing Machines / Re: getting a flat zigzag stitch in thin fabric?
« on: June 08, 2022, 13:18:26 PM »
I found with my Bernina that using the overlock foot with a vari-overlock stitch gives a flat edge which is much better than a three-step zigzag.  I only found this out by reading the manual more closely.

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Sewing Machines / Re: Battery operated Bernina?
« on: June 07, 2022, 14:37:10 PM »
I seem to remember a programme on TV where some one was using a sewing machine on a narrowboat but I can’t remember if it was electric or not.  I wouldn’t risk using a computerised machine off a battery.

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A Good Yarn / Re: Show featuring weaving
« on: June 02, 2022, 09:05:49 AM »
I couldn’t find the Sky Arts channel last night but I will try to watch it on catch up.

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In the wardrobe / Re: Fabric lengths
« on: June 01, 2022, 12:49:24 PM »
I would complain and ask for a replacement cut in one length or a refund.

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I might have a go at a quilted jacket as I’ve found a Grainline pattern that looks easy but I would do patch pockets instead of welt pockets, much easier to match evenly.

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Sewing Machines / Re: getting a flat zigzag stitch in thin fabric?
« on: May 03, 2022, 18:49:23 PM »
Is your daughter using the right foot with a zigzag stitch to finish seam edges? 

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I was going to enter the pyjama trousers I've made for my OH but decided against as I found the check, which is very large, difficult to match so they look a bit odd.  He's pleased with them and has asked for another couple of pairs.

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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.

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I have a friend who volunteers in a charity shop and he says they’re always grateful for men’s clothes as they don’t receive that much. 

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Technical Help / Re: Overcast stitch is wrong way around
« on: April 22, 2022, 18:58:58 PM »
I don’t know the answer but I considered buying a F & R machine in the early 1970s but was advised against it by the dealer because the needle only swung to one side. 

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