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Profile for malsews - Threads


Melbourne, FL, US

craft interests: crochet, embroidery, fashion, knitting, quilting, restyle, sewing

Member Since: 03/07/2012

recent comments

Re: Huge Handbags Giveaway!

I love making purses! Most of mine are like the Vera Bradley styles. Everytime I make one I have to make 5 alike for all my lady relatives!

Re: Christine Haynes Pattern and Book Giveaway

I love the vintage Emery Dress, but I no longer have the figure for it, so I will choose my second love - the Derby dress! I already have a detachable collar pattern.

Re: June 2014 Expert Chat Schedule

Hi Mary! I made your scrap lace blouse featured in Thread's #169 (Nov. 2013) and I used a different pattern, Simplicity No. 1620. I wanted to know how close you recommend your machine stitching of the grid. I did 5/8" between the seams and I think this was too wide. I posted the pic as my profile pic here for you to see.

Re: Expert Chat with Louise Cutting has Begun

I have a general sewing question: I've sewn garments for 50 years, yet my side seams pull up at the hem. Any suggestions?

Re: SewStylish Featured Giveaway!

I would love to learn to sew on different fabrics that I have not tried before; I like the challenge! I've always stayed away from knits even though I have a serger, but I hope to conquer my fear of knits and make myself some new clothes.

Re: Magazine Giveaway: "Designer Techniques Vol. 2"

I don't think there's a designer out there that I don't like! Everyone has their own point of view and the designers are able to purport that point of view into beautiful fashion. Chanel is one of my all-time favorites; Alexander McQueen, YSL, Givincy, Valentino, to name a few.

Re: The Bag-Lady Giveaway: Four handbag books and a quilted bag to carry them all!

I would love to win this! I have more purses than most women have shoes! ha ha! I just made myself a couple of purses and this pattern looks even better than the ones I made!

Re: Enter the Teach Yourself to Sew Giveaway Sponsored by Janome

I've been trying to re-teach myself to sew the correct way and break old bad habits; this would be a great refresher for me!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing"

I've found a dozen or more old vintage patterns (real ones!) and I would love to have this book to help decipher these relics!

Re: How to Attach Hooks, Eyes & Snaps

I too would like to know how she finishes the back side, and in addition, I would like to see how to cover snaps with fabric - the couture way. Can we see a video on this?