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The Haberdashery / Interfacing?
« on: June 25, 2018, 17:19:32 PM »
Does £1.25 per mt sound too cheap for 36" lightweight fusable interfacing. I'm sceptical because the stuff I've been looking at today has been priced at £6 per mt upwards and I don't want to order a load if it turns out to be a load of rubbish! (No samples)

Has anyone seen or got this guys book please?  I'm thinking about buying it but if you tell me it's rubbish I'll not bother.  I know my body problems but trying to sort them out alone is proving difficult.

Your Favourite Suppliers / Overlocker needles?
« on: June 06, 2018, 07:17:54 AM »
Can anyone point me in the right direction to find non ballpoint needles for my Janome overlocker please? All I seem to be able to find are ballpoints  :'(😡
Thanks in advance

For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / Baby's Buttons
« on: May 26, 2018, 15:14:57 PM »
Are these any good to anyone?
There are
5 teddy buttons. White
10 elephant buttons. White
10 ladybird buttons. Red & black
7 duck buttons. White
10 rabbit buttons. White
For free

I don't know why but I can't attach a photo!

I ordered 4 x 10,000mt cones of what was advertised as white overlocker thread but it is in fact white industrial serger thread.  My overlocker will not take it no matter what I do. 
If anyone has an industrial serger and you want it, it's yours for the cost of the postage, it is heavy though.

Fun with Fabric / Fabric search?
« on: May 16, 2018, 17:25:05 PM »
I'm trying to track down a type of fabric I used to use many years ago but can I heck as remember what it's called.  It looks a lot like moss crepe but it's a lot thicker and you can't see through it, I just used to refer to it as crepe in the 60's but there are so many kinds now and I've sent for sample after sample I'm sick of seeing them!
Does anyone know what it is or can help please?

I saw this on another site I visit and thought it may help anyone like me who are starting to struggle threading fine needles with small holes.  I haven't tried it yet so can't say if it works or not  :o

In the wardrobe / 50's fashions.
« on: April 06, 2018, 21:23:18 PM »
I know we have some sewers who are big into 50's fashions.  Fornanyone who's into these styles I got an email from Sew Magazine today with these in it.  I hope the link takes you to the right place, my favorite is the burgundy one and I only wish I was young enough and still had the figure to get away with wearing these.


Fun with Fabric / Question about elastic?
« on: March 22, 2018, 19:18:29 PM »
I'm sorry if this is in the wrong place, I haven't a clue which section to post it in.
Which is best between knitted elastic and knitted honeycomb elastic in waistbands?  I want to make some pull on pants for wearing around the house, I'm not too keen on ordinary elastic and it's been years since I used knitted elastic on anything, I can't even remember what it's like to be honest  :S.
Thanks in advance.

Tech Know How / [SOLVED] Flagging posts?
« on: March 03, 2018, 17:18:18 PM »
I'm not tech savvy enough to know how difficult it would be but I wondered if it would be possible to have some way of flagging posts so we can go back to them at some point.  There's been a couple I've seen today alone that I would like to go back to but know I'm going to forget where I've seen them  :S

A Good Yarn / Aldi UK
« on: February 02, 2018, 21:58:05 PM »
Just to let anyone who's interested know Aldi have yarn, looms and fat quarters from Sunday 4th Feb.
I've used the Aran yarn and it's not bad yarn, I haven't a clue about the looms as I've never used one.

The Haberdashery / Teasle brush?
« on: January 23, 2018, 20:50:04 PM »
Does any one know where I can buy a proper teasle brush from please?  We don't have a proper haberdashery anywhere near us and the ones I've looked at on Amazon and ebay look rubbish.
Thanks in advance.

In the wardrobe / Any ideas?
« on: November 25, 2017, 22:30:41 PM »
I'm most likely posting this in the wrong place so apologies in advance if I have.
I've got a piece of cashmere I'd like to make a skirt with, the only problem is I'm allergic to any form of wool that comes into contact with my skin for long I end up scratching like I've got fleas.  I don't wear full underslips and hate tucking blouses etc into waistbands because I've got a bit of a belly nowadays 😢. 
Has anyone got any ideas what I can do with the waistband to stop it touching the skin on my waist without it looking dreadful please?

Your Favourite Suppliers / Half price sale at Minerva
« on: September 05, 2017, 20:45:52 PM »
Minerva fabics are having a half price sale on some fabrics including some lovely looking quilting fabrics.
Not that I needed more fabric but I've just managed to spend another £80  :S :fish: :fish: :fish:

Vintage Machines / The Husqvarna is here
« on: August 30, 2017, 20:39:55 PM »
As promised, pics of the Husqvarna 21E I bought a couple of weeks ago. 
It needed a new bulb (no problem) and I've cleaned the parts I've got the tools to get it apart with, it really was incredibly dirty!
I've also given it a good soaking in oil as it looks like it hadn't had an oil can near it in years, it sounds as sweet as a nut when it's running so I'm so I'm really chuffed with it.
I'm going to take it to my mechanic on Friday and will let him give it a good service, I don't know what damage may have been done to it if it's been used without oil for a while plus I think in view of its age PAT test wouldn't be a bad thing.
Hope you like it but I really have got to stop buying them now  :'( :S

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