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Valdosta, GA, US

craft interests: fashion, paper-crafts, restyle, sewing

Member Since: 04/30/2013

recent comments

Re: How to Make Slippers

I downloaded the article & it's just a pattern not an article. That doesn't help to make a pair of slippers

Re: Two-book Giveaway

I would love to have both of them!!

Re: Video: Double Your Tape Measure

I use retractable tape measures. Love them! I found one that has a carabenier hook on one end, it is so useful! Another one has metal rings so I can hook it to anything as well, I keep it in my purse. When I'm done using them I just pull a lil harder & they retract all the way back into their housing. I can pull out just a certain amount & stop or pull again & get more. They r so convenient & have inches on one side & metric on the other.

Re: More Images from Louise Cutting's Sewing Room

Only 2 pictures showed the actual room, all the other pictures were close up shots of items in the room. The article mainly talked about the items used to decorate room and nothing seem to discuss about the actual function of the room. For once I am disappointed in an article in Threads, unfortunately.

Re: Add Stylish Details to a Shirt

I tried downloading it 3 times. It said there was an error with the file. I have downloaded 2 pdfs this morning with already with no problems. The ext to the file was .pdf but it was only 30kb big. That seemed pretty small to me.
I'm pretty tech savvy but I will take any help I can get.

Re: Simplicity Pattern 1664 Giveaway!

I thought D & E would be good in twill & the rest in silk & rayon blend. In sizes 12-20!

Re: Christine Haynes Pattern and Book Giveaway

I'm torn between the Emory Dress & View A of the Derby Dress!

Re: Underlining with Fusible Interfacing

I was wondering the same thing as Whisper "Wouldn't it save a step to fuse the interfacing to the fashion fabric, then cut them out at once?" & I can see Concordiabelle's point when they stated, "If the pattern has several small pieces, someitmes it is easier to fuse a larger piece of fashion fabric and cut those pieces from it instead of fusing each piece individually." so why wouldn't that apply to larger pieces?

I was also wondering something similar to spjcbjp's comment, "I have some "stash" fabric that is just too thin to wear without a camisole and I wondered if I could underline it with fusible interfacing and then be able to wear the garment with the fusible interfacing close to the skin." but my question is I have ready to wear clothing, can I apply fusible interfacing to it?

Your article did help demystify fusibles a lot though and now I know which type do what. Thank you!

Re: Book Giveaway: "The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction"

I need help with everything! So I know I would love this book!

Re: Bust Dart Pressing: Cup Size is a Factor in Which Technique You Choose

I am so glad I am getting to learn this before I try to sew anything I want to wear! I have only sewn home decor, blankets & purses so far but I am finally ready to venture into sewing my own clothing!

Re: Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

Use a pressing cloth! I will sew everything I have been planning on sewing! My iron is ages old and makes sounds now!

Re: Notions Giveaway: Dritz Pressing Mitt

I love knits, cotton and fleece.

Re: How to Care for Your Sewing Machine

I had no problems downloading & opening. My web browser always does a virus scan before downloading. I would try to use a different web browser. I use Chrome & Opera. Some websites work better in certain browsers. You may need to update your browser too or update your pdf reader. The article was very informative. I really liked it.

Re: Understanding Thread Tension

I learned about using the right size needles for specific fabric, right type of thread for specific fabric such as polyester for polyester fabric & cotton for cotton fabric, not to use old or cheap thread not just color, even how to hold the fabric as it goes thru the machine matters but I could never get the tension right. I even learned about maintaining it regularly, using a new needle for every project but this is the first time I have learned this much about tension! I don't understand what you mean about how to "floss" between the tension discs. I'm not even sure where they are exactly and how to get to them. Can you give me for information on that please?

Re: DVD Giveaway: Design Your Own Wardrobe with Mary Ray

I haven't even started sewing my own clothes yet! That's why I subscribed to this magazine. So I desperately need this DVD! I can sew pillows, curtains anything home decor & hem clothes but actually sew an article of clothing? No, help!