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Happy birthday @b15erk and @Elnnina  :cake:  :cake: :flower: :flower:

Hope you manage to enjoy your special day and here’s to many more.  :toast:  :toast:  :dance:


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Username: WildAtlanticWay

What is it:

2 Christmas face masks for me to wear when doing the weekly food shop.

Pattern/Instructions:

self drafted pattern so they fit my face perfectly and don’t gape.

Materials/Tools used:

Christmas print cotton fabric and my new Brother Innov-is N1300 sewing machine which is brill. This was the first item I made on it.

A short description on how you made it etc:

Like most of us on here, I’ve made lots of face masks now so it was just a matter of repeating what I’ve done before, but I added a white snowflake stitch as my topstitching for a bit of fun  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  .  :)

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@SewRuthieSews  I’ve updated my text but lost my picture and it won’t let me attach a new photo? I’ve reduced the size of the pic, so it’s not that.  :(

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday 7th
« on: January 07, 2021, 09:53:03 AM »
Morning all!

It’s cold but not frosty and we’ve got rain here. DS (11) is disappointed as he’s desperate for a bit of snow but it rarely snows down here in the far south west corner of Ireland.

I made him some Pyjama bottoms yesterday by cutting up PJ bottoms of mine. I don’t wear them but I do wear the T-shirt part of a PJ set and as they were a dark check on brushed cotton, I decided they’d do fine. I used a pair of his jogging bottoms to draw a pattern on paper, and then fitted and pinned them. They’re actually not bad at all. Now I’ve got a template, I’m thinking I’ll try making joggers next. He grows out of clothes before they wear out and as I can’t go shopping, this seems like a good solution.


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Current Projects / Re: Bags
« on: December 12, 2020, 09:20:52 AM »
I bought a couple of books on bag making from Amazon but I haven’t made any bags recently.

These (I call them my Covid bags), are cross body bags from a YouTube channel ‘Shabby Fabrics’. There’s also a few dedicated groups on Facebook that make very professional looking bags with proper clasps etc. ‘Sewing bags and Accessories’.






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Courses & Classes / Re: Craftsy membership offer
« on: December 10, 2020, 17:54:58 PM »
@Roger

That doesn’t guarantee they won’t debit your bank account sadly. Something to do with you having agreed to an auto renewal. That’s why you have to specifically cancel the auto renewal with the company directly, rather than rely on the card company declining payment.

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Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: ....and done.
« on: December 07, 2020, 11:28:44 AM »
Oh my, that’s absolutely stunning.  :loveit:

How on earth do you keep track of all the pieces and sewing them in the right order?  :scream:


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Thank you.  :)
It’s my lovely new Brother Innovis-is 1300. Honestly, I love it. It’s so quiet and just quietly gets on with whatever’s asked of it.  :loveit:

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Your User Name and Entry Number: WildAtlanticWay

What is it and for whom:  2 Christmas face masks for me to wear when I do my weekly food shop.

Pattern/kit/instructions used: Self drafted pattern so that they fit my face perfectly and don’t gape.

Materials and tools used: Christmas print cotton fabrics. My new Brother Innov-is N1300 sewing machine, which is brill.  :)

A short description on how you made it, any problems overcome etc. : Like most of us on here, I’ve made lots of face masks now, so just a matter of repeating what I’ve done before but I added a white snowflake stitch as my top stitching for a bit of fun.

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Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hi!
« on: November 30, 2020, 18:59:05 PM »
Nice bus! I love your colour scheme too. 

I’ve had a few Splitty’s in my time but my days of camping are long gone now, I prefer a comfy hotel room.  ;)

Looking forward to seeing more of your work and chatting.  :)

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Vintage Machines / Re: Old Singer 28k - should I keep it?
« on: November 28, 2020, 13:47:29 PM »
Thank you. I knew you lovely people would have all the right answers.  :thumbsup:

I think I was a bit taken aback when he bought it because I’d just ordered a brand new Brother sewing machine the day before and hadn’t mentioned it to him yet.  :|

So it looks like I’ve yet another project to be working on over the winter months.  :laughing:



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Vintage Machines / Re: New to me Singer 348K
« on: November 28, 2020, 11:49:51 AM »
Oh that’s almost as beautiful as your pink Singer.   :loveit:

If you find a purple sewing machine, I shan’t talk to you ever again.  :D


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Vintage Machines / Re: Old Singer 28k - should I keep it?
« on: November 28, 2020, 10:46:09 AM »
It let me attach the picture today.

Can anyone advise where to buy replacement parts please?

Also, is there a way to find out where it was made? DH is from Glasgow and wondered if it could have been made in Clydebank?

In Ireland, you find both American stuff as well as U.K. stuff in the charity shops due to lots of people from the south west of Ireland having left for the States during the famine years. This area was the hardest hit during the famine.

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Vintage Machines / Old Singer 28k - should I keep it?
« on: November 27, 2020, 18:29:46 PM »
  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  DH spotted this in a local charity shop and bought it for me as my ‘Christmas present’.

He thinks he’s doing me a favour but I think it will end up being a dusty ornament. It has bits missing and I think he paid too much (€40) but he’s delighted with himself, so I’m pretending to be pleased for now.  :rolleyes:

I can clean it and it appears to work (handle moves and needle goes up and down), although I’ve never used that type of shuttle before.

Should I try to replace the missing bits and keep hold of it?



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Sewing Machines / Re: A plea from a Tech re these cheap machines.
« on: November 27, 2020, 13:49:32 PM »
Some of us rather like our Brother machines.  :P

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