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I had a Combi 20 years ago, sold it when I upgraded to a new machine and overlocker. It's the only machine I regret selling and I've been sewing for more than 50 years and owned many machines. 

Patterns Discussion / Re: Lekala patterns and FBA
« on: January 22, 2019, 11:42:48 AM »
I've sewn a lot of Lekala tops and dresses. I had to do a small - 1inch- fba to one close fitting top. I regularly do a 3.5 inch fba on most other patterns. I'd suggest making a toile for your first one just in case.

Patterns Discussion / Re: Ottobre 5/2018
« on: September 09, 2018, 04:23:54 AM »
From Ottobre Design Facebook page
A lovely customer find and informed us about a tiny mistake on OTTOBRE woman® 5/2018, pattern sheet B, design # 8 printed in pink. 
On pattern piece 4, the size numbers in hem line are upside down. See in the photo how they should be (light pink area).

Pattern itself is perfect and tested, just the size markings were mixed. We are so sorry about this and promise to be more careful next time.


There's an image which I'm having trouble grabbing on mobile, which shows the correct numbering - smallest size on the outer line, largest size on the innermost line.

Disclaimer - I don't own a convertible machine but have owned 2 different coverstitch machines.

Are you threading in the correct order? On my Janome, it didn't matter, but my Juki must have the looper threaded first.

When you finish chain or cover stitching, raise the needle/s to the highest point, raise the presser foot, pull the needle thread/s forward and cut, then pull your work away from you and cut the looper thread. This locks the threads so they don't unravel.

Tech Know How / Re: What's th@ all about.
« on: June 24, 2018, 13:03:08 PM »
@ambro0 , not rubywishes but another Melbournite.  Tessuti is on Flinders Lane near Russell St in the city. Take a short tram ride on the 96 (East Brunswick) tram from Bourke St to The Fabric Store in Brunswick St Fitzroy.  If you're looking for less expensive,  there are multiple shops slightly further out -  approx 30 mins travel.

Patterns Discussion / Re: Love Style Arc
« on: June 18, 2018, 08:19:48 AM »
I'm fairly sure they don't as I've not seen it mentioned anywhere but could someone please confirm - can you get Style Arc pdf patterns in A0 format?

From their Etsy store
Send us a message if you would like another range of sizes, print-shop files or to make a special request for us to add a specific PDF pattern from our full hard-copy range.

Access All Accessories / Re: Books about bag making
« on: May 08, 2018, 02:20:04 AM »
The Better Bag Maker  by Nicole Mallalieu. Lots of techniques for a professional finish. Each bag is a variation of the first pattern - a basic tote bag - with instructions for the alterations required to achieve lots of very different looks from one pattern.

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