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Hi, I'm new... / Re: Newbie
« on: September 26, 2020, 15:41:41 PM »
Hello and welcome.

Do you do Facebook as I have a small Irish group on there called Sewing in Ireland that you’re welcome to join.
I’m in West Cork.  :)

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Derbyshire gal here
« on: September 25, 2020, 15:44:19 PM »
Welcome to TSP from an originally East Mids person.

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Sewing in Sheffield
« on: September 25, 2020, 15:38:50 PM »
Hello and welcome from me.

Looking forward to seeing your contributions.  :) :thread: :sew:

Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday September 23rd
« on: September 23, 2020, 10:04:22 AM »
Morning all!

Sunny this morning but a lot cooler, about 10°c.

Off to my sewing group this afternoon, just 5 of us, I think. I might cut out the fabric to make the purse that @Vezelay sewed the other day. I fancy having a go as it looks like a nice project to potter on with. Thank you @Vezelay.

Apparently, it’s going to be very windy overnight and tomorrow so I’ll have to make sure all the plant pots are moved to a sheltered site.

Congratulations @Greybird. How exciting.  :loveit:

Enjoy your day, wherever you are.

Access All Accessories / Re: Small purse
« on: September 22, 2020, 14:04:09 PM »
I forgot to add that I like her YouTube channel and in particular, her bags re-using old denim jeans.

Another similar style channel is this one.

Access All Accessories / Re: Small purse
« on: September 22, 2020, 08:09:31 AM »
@Vezelay  I like that, very much! It’s looks quite complicated though? Was it straightforward to put together?

Funnily enough, I was contemplating whether to buy the poppers set in Lidl yesterday but I couldn’t think what I’d use it for.... Oh dear  :)

Happy birthday to each of you.  :cake: :toast:

Hope you’re having a great day with good weather. xx

Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday 17th September
« on: September 17, 2020, 11:53:26 AM »
Morning all!

Had a lovely sewing session yesterday with 4 of my group members.
One of the ladies made herself a changing towel out of two large bath sheets for when she’s been swimming in the local lake. She cut a deep strip off the two bottom edges of the rectangles and made a long neck funnel and sewed up the 2 sides leaving gaps for the armholes. The idea is that when you get out of the lake, you shove this on over your cozzie and either change underneath it, or take off your wet swimsuit but drive home just wearing the towel, like my other friend does.  :laughing:

I’ve got cleaning to do today in preparation for DS’s 2 pals visiting for their homework club.

If the Covid numbers start to rise as fast as they’re doing in Dublin, we’ll have to stop both activities, but we’ll keep it going for now.  :)

Weather is very dullsville again today and quite cool.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday, September 16th
« on: September 16, 2020, 08:51:24 AM »
Morning all!

I’m very happy today because my sewing group is meeting this afternoon for the first time since March. I’ve been liaising with the community centre staff and we have been moved to the biggest room, even though there’s currently a limit of 6 attendees. The rooms are very big! Thankfully, several of the group have opted not to come back just yet, so we won’t have to draw lots to attend this week.

The weather here is pants. As I’m coastal, we have been stuck with a heavy mist and drizzle for the last few days, lifting a little in the afternoons briefly, although it’s ok in the town 5 miles away inland. It’s certainly not hot though. Probably 16° max.

Hope you have a good day wherever you are and especially the birthday crowd. x

Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday's super triple birthday wishes
« on: September 16, 2020, 08:41:40 AM »
The happiest of birthdays to




Hope the weather is lovely where you are and you have a great day  :cake: :drink:  :dance:

For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / Re: For sale Bra pattern and bits
« on: September 16, 2020, 08:36:48 AM »
Yes please. I have a UK address you can post to.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Tuesday 15th September
« on: September 15, 2020, 08:06:25 AM »
Morning all,

Thick mist here this morning.

I’m planning to get out my Christmas fabric later to see what I’ve got, stare at it awhile and hope I can feel inspired to start making stuff.  :S

Access All Accessories / Re: Pandemic bag
« on: September 14, 2020, 21:34:35 PM »
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I’ve made a few of these now as they’re really easy, no zips required and my phone slides neatly in the front pocket. I also don’t bother with a full purse but a simply sewn zipped purse for notes and cards.

(I think our American friends call purses wallets?)

Sewing Machines / Re: Our Sewing Machines
« on: September 13, 2020, 20:20:23 PM »
Erm, I clicked Old Singer because you don’t have an option for old Japanese HA1 machines, (that look like a Singer Class 15).  :S

Sewing Machines / Re: Anyone used Necchi Q132a? Looking for a new machine
« on: September 06, 2020, 08:54:21 AM »
Sorry, I’ve no experience with Necchi. The sewing teacher at the class I used to go to provided Husqvarna Emerald sewing machines for the class as she felt they were straightforward to use and very reliable. I certainly found it easy to use so I’m sure you won’t be disappointed if you decide to choose that model.

Regarding your current vintage machine. They’re fabulous straight stitchers and easy enough to service so definitely keep it as your spare. However, I’m pretty sure that the term ‘semi-industrial’ is a recently made up term used for marketing purposes to convince people to buy older sewing machines. The clutch motors and gearing on an actual industrial sewing machine are completely different to a domestic sewing machine. Domestic machines can do up to about 1600 stitches per minute at best, whereas an industrial stitches at 5000plus SPM.
I think it’s a bit like calling a 4x4 car a semi-truck, when it bears no real resemblance to a truck at all in terms of power.

However, there are other far more knowledgeable experts on here who might want to correct me if I’m mistaken.

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