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Today... One thread per day / Monday 25th January
« Last post by Sandra on Today at 06:05:56 »
I'm early again today. I've been awake over an hour.
It looks very cold out. We had even more snow fall last night and it's frozen. I couldn't open my bin lid this morning. It's frozen shut.
The road looks dangerous for driving.
I dragged all the 'bulky items' onto my front lawn last night and they now have a snow covering which disguises them slightly so they're not such an eyesore.  :thumbsup:

It's the cats 10th birthday today. She's been outdoors, which surprised me. She didn't go out yesterday... She was out for about 10 minutes.

Another day where I don't know what I'll be doing.

Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: "Fit for Purpose" January 1-31 2021
« Last post by mudcat on Today at 05:25:55 »
I think the tankini is great with the way the print is and how it works with the solid color.  I know I couldn't bring myself to make bathing attire last year when I really needed it but now that I have my cover stitch under control I may try in the spring.  Or not.
Technical Help / Re: Shirts
« Last post by badgermat on Today at 04:38:55 »
@badgermat -   I was just poking around the site this morning and noticed your September post.  Not sure that the information below is of any use now - being as it is so late -

Thanks for the detailed description. And while I've (kinda) got to grips with flat-felled seams, there's always something new.

In this case, I'm interested that you start your side seam at the arm. Hadn't occurred to me to go that way, but I can see it has advantages.


The Haberdashery / Re: Vecro for Fastening Dog Bandanas
« Last post by suburban on Today at 01:53:06 »
I suppose that's true. :o
Sewing Machines / Re: Lidl sewing machine £69
« Last post by Maughanorama on Today at 01:18:33 »
Thanks all... I thinl ill service mine I already had the front off its only onw screw. Its weird the tensioner works fine but soon as I try to do a zip it seems to leave loads and loads of thread underneath.. ill strip clean and oil
Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday 24th January
« Last post by Lachica on Yesterday at 23:36:30 »
I had an email from the Forum saying my subscription runs out very soon. I have it set to auto renew but presumably someone will tell me if it doesn't? I think last year @Iminei did. If I suddenly disappear please come looking for me.
Sewing Machines / Re: Best sewing machine for bag making
« Last post by Morgan on Yesterday at 23:32:06 »
There is a FB Group called British Bag Makers -A group for bag makers in the UK.  The membership is custom bag makers from professionals and designers to absolute beginners.
This question is asked quite often on that group -
the machines I see recommended there most often for bag making are

Janome HD9
Juki DX7
Jack H2 (with walking foot)

Also any industrial, set up for punching through layers

Those who use a vintage Singer (often a 201K) mention having the presser foot reset so that there is a deeper clearance

Most have another machine with decorative stitches for pretty stuff and other sewing.
Hope some of that helps.
Access All Accessories / Re: You can have too many bags!
« Last post by fajita on Yesterday at 22:56:20 »
What a lovely collection.

Once this ‘episode’ is over, the fairs will start up again. People will be wanting new stuff. You’ll be there, raring to go!
Sewing Machines / Best sewing machine for bag making
« Last post by Curious Gem on Yesterday at 22:20:56 »
Hi all. What are your recommendations for machines for bag making? A friend is looking at a Necchi Q321a but the few comments on here seem to suggest Necchi isn't the best. She already has a Singer quilting machine. Thanks
Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday 24th January
« Last post by RJR_38 on Yesterday at 22:02:39 »
A fair bit of snow this morning. I wish we could post video clips on here as I took next doors dog for a walk as usual and seeing him in the snow was hilarious!

I can’t believe how low on stock fabric sites are. I really want some printed denim/ that effect on cotton canvas but have not found a thing. It would be used for a for a gorgeous bag for/ Mother’s Day. Today at least, I have had to give up. 
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