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Rehoboth Beach, DE, US

craft interests: fashion, restyle, sewing

Member Since: 12/03/2008

recent comments

Re: Video: Make Your Own Tailor's Pressing Tool

I have been sewing for over 60 years and this is the first time I have heard this tip! Thanks you.

Love the video.

Re: Win a Copy of Serger Techniques on DVD!

Have been serging for over 25 years. Now I have a new Baby Lock Evolution. I love it but so much too learn. And I need help. The serger techniques DVD sounds like a great way to shorten the learning curve and learn it right!

Re: Oliso Pro Smart Iron Contest - Official Rules

When quilting or sewing with a fabric that can be starched, overspray starch on the wrong side of the fabric is a tip. The starch is absorbed into the fabric. The print ink on the front can compromise starch absorption.

Put a dollar store vinyl table cloth on surface. Spray (over spray)wrong size of fabric. Put next fabric on top of the first, then spray. I have sprayed and layer up to 20 fabrics. your some time...Allow this fabric to dry over night. When you iron, with steam, the next day, all wrinkles will disappear, including the seam fold.

With the Oliso Pro Smart Iron, I would watch wool sleeve caps mold into shape. Have lapels properly mold to your body without a gap in sight. Steam bias crepe to revile the vixen beneath.

Re: Prevent Bias-Fold Neckline Edges from Stretching

What type of organza? silk, cotton, poly ?

And where can a purchase good quality organza?

We lack sewing stores where I live and have a hard time getting quality items.

Re: A Beautiful Hem for a Four-Ply Silk Crepe

When i do a hem with fine, pin point stitches as in this hem, I give a gentile tough after several inches to keep the stitch from pulling too much.

Kenneth - Do you recommend doing this here?

Re: Oriental 'Refined' Creative Sweatshirt Jacket

Looks Great!

Re: Making a Side Seam Read True

Kenneth King can play with my pants anytime! He works miracles on fit.

Re: Making Pretty Buttonholes

I also add a light weight fusible such as Misty with the interfacing. This helps reduce/eliminate fraying once button hole is cut.

Re: Hand Understitching

I love using this technique. Often, I will add a seed bead for and added detail. Looks very rich along a zipper - the shimmer of a glass bead on that simple black dress...

Re: Spring Cleaning for Your Fabric Stash

I use my 6 x 24 quilting ruler and fold the fabric around it. I than fold this piece in half lengthwise. I keep the folded pieces in a bookcase with the folded edge facing out. I can see all my fabric at once. I group then by color and/or type (oriental, kids, etc). Having them in full view helps in my fabric choices and no hunting for that piece of fabric I know i purchased.

And it looks great!

Re: Book Giveaway: Successful Serging

I've been serging for 25 years and just recently updated to the state of the art serger. I love it but know there is always more to learn. This book sounds great!