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For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / For Sale: Vogue Patterns
« on: February 21, 2020, 17:35:28 PM »
I’m having a clear out and have several patterns that I am unlikely to use.
These patterns are uncut, but the envelopes may be a little tatty.
£3 each plus £1 P&P (payment by PayPal friends & family, please)

Vogue 8428, Custom Couture jacket, (12-14-16)

Vogue 7693, Mock wrap bodice dress (12-16)

Vogue 8550, Coat and belt (14-20)

For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / For Sale: Vogue Designer Patterns
« on: February 21, 2020, 17:28:57 PM »
I’m having a clear out and have several patterns that I am unlikely to use.
These patterns are uncut, but the envelopes may be a little tatty.
£3.50 each plus £1.50 P&P (payment by PayPal friends & family, please).

Vogue 1070, reversible coat, scarf, belt and hat (Xsm-Sml-Med)

Vogue 2875, jacket, top, skirt, trousers (12-14-16)

Vogue 2920,  top and trousers, (10-12-14)

Sewing Machines / Re: OMG How not to do it!
« on: February 09, 2020, 13:57:14 PM »
A UK sewing magazine has been using a similar photo to promote their Dressmaker of the Year on social media.

Welcome Lounge and Information / Re: Important!!! Please Read!!!!!
« on: February 06, 2020, 08:14:54 AM »
The news on Twitter about The Sewing Place can be viewed without joining Twitter - just use a web browser to view

Adding Zing & Bling / Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« on: February 05, 2020, 14:02:25 PM »
If you're looking at Barnyarns for threads, take a look at "Hugo's Amazing Tape" too - it was mentioned in a recent email from them and may solve your unravelling problem.

Welcome Lounge and Information / Re: Important!!! Please Read!!!!!
« on: February 05, 2020, 13:54:33 PM »
Thank you for sorting this and I hope it all goes smoothly otherwise I could end up having to do some work instead of spending time here and that would never do  :o

Is there any system in place for posting updates about the process should it take longer than expected?  For example, I think people could view a Twitter account using a web browser without having to sign up to Twitter.

I think it is a blouse and skirt, not a dress, but perhaps @Ann can confirm this.

Vintage Machines / Re: Janome Newhome 331
« on: February 01, 2020, 16:30:47 PM »
Oh dear, @Wychall , sorry to hear it was not as described. I wonder if people think if the needle goes up and down a few times it means a machine is in working order (or perhaps I am being too optimistic about human nature).

Vintage Machines / Re: My new treadle machine
« on: January 26, 2020, 11:24:23 AM »
There are some details about the different types of 201 machines on the ISMACS website.

From what I can tell, 201K refers to the class of the machine and where it was made (K for Kilbowie I. Scotland). There are then variations on the number for more specific models - for example, 201-1 is a treadle, 201-2 has a potted motor, 201-3 has a belt motor and 201-4 is a hand crank.

Could the 201K manual be larger because it includes details for treadles, motors and hand cranks whereas the 201-2 manual is specific to one model?

Vintage Machines / Re: Janome Newhome 331
« on: January 24, 2020, 12:35:59 PM »
Sounds a great find, @Wychall . If you need a manual for it, there's a free pdf download on Singer's American website.

Do let us know what it is like when you have collected it.

Patterns Discussion / "Big Four" pattern companies bought by UK business
« on: January 22, 2020, 10:29:02 AM »
I saw on another sewing forum that the company that owns the "Big Four" (Vogue, Butterick, McCalls, Simplicity) has been acquired by a UK business.

I've watched the video the company has issued about the acquisition and it seems to be full of wrapping paper, greetings cards, party stuff and Christmas crackers - no mention of sewing patterns at all.

I'm not sure where sewing patterns are going to fit in their portfolio of activities.

Access All Accessories / Re: The Great Digitakt Dust Cover Caper
« on: January 20, 2020, 10:27:09 AM »
That looks really good and I am not sure I can see the wonky seams etc even though you have told us they are there.

On my machine, if I select leather/vinyl as the fabric type it defaults to a longer stitch length (3) so you might want to try lengthening the stitch. This will mean the vinyl is less "perforated" and prone to ripping.

Similarly, rather than reverse stitching at the end of a line of stitching (which adds more holes), taking the top thread through to the wrong side to tie off in a knot would reduce the number of stitching holes and would be a bit neater. On fabric you can usually pull the top thread through (see photo 8 on the link below) but it might be bit more tricky on vinyl. If this is the case, leave a long enough length of thread when removing from the machine and use a needle to take the thread through to the wrong side.
(I hope this makes sense - pulling a thread through is something I could show you in seconds, but I can't seem to find internet instructions for it.)

If you can't get the knack of pulling a thread through on vinyl, try first on a cotton type fabric with contrasting thread and a longer stitch length.

Sewing Machines / Re: bernina 830 and foot pedal
« on: January 19, 2020, 10:12:44 AM »
If you are in the UK, it might be worthwhile contacting Bambers in Manchester. At least foot pedals are easier to post than machines, so you can look further afield as there are no local repair shops.

For anyone wanting a similar pattern, I've found the following gilet patterns with princess seaming:
New Look 6251
Burda 6337
Kwik Sew 4254
Kwik Sew 3813

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: Use of space
« on: January 13, 2020, 15:02:51 PM »
This blog post has some ideas for making a design wall, most of which use fabric or wadding as the blocks will stick to it (unlike a shower curtain).

I've not been able to find the portable design wall on Amazon UK, but I was wondering if you could do something with an old projector screen instead?

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