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Creative Machine Archives


  • 1mm Embroidery Foam

    May 19, 2017

    Does anyone know where to purchase 1mm embroidery foam? Or is there such a thing.  I haven't had much luck on the internet & asking suppliers.

  • Decorative thread couching w/long arm

    November 18, 2015

    Does anyone use a long arm quilting machine to couch decorative threads on fabric for garments? I am considering buying a HQ Sweet Sixteen quilting machine for this. I would…

  • Rigged Ballet Skirt – Help?

    September 14, 2014

    Hello, I am working on a dance costume in which the character makes a transformation mid-dance, revealing a ballet skirt "seemingly out of nowhere". Previous to this, the dancer is…

  • No zig zag on back of twin needle stitches

    November 24, 2013

    I am using a twin needle for the first time. The top looks fine, but check this out: no matter what I set the tension to it shows a LOT…

  • Serger Lace

    February 1, 2011

    I happened to see an old Martha Pullen TV show that displayed "serger lace" that looked like diamond shaped lattice work on sheer material.  But since this wasn't the main…

  • Sergers vs. Babylock machines

    July 13, 2010

    Hope I'm in the right place, but I need to ask a question.  Is a Serger and a Babylock the same thing?  What do sergers and babylocks do exactly?

  • Double needle pin tucks

    May 17, 2010

    I have tryed double needle pin tucks and they always come out flat.  Is there a trick to getting  them to stand up?

  • Issue#149 Vintage Presser Feet

    April 29, 2010

    I found this article on page 36 fascinating and prompted me to open again the box of my 1936 Featherweight machine purchased when I was a six years old.  Found the…

  • type of sewing machine to purchase

    March 23, 2010

    I have a 12 year old Janome sewing machine although hardly used it got damaged when we immigrated to Nigeria.  Since there isnt really much to do over here I've…

  • Advice machine purchase

    October 10, 2009

    HI, new to this " forms ' so bear with me...I'm going to upgrade my sewing machine soon I have had a Viking Lilly 535 for quite some time and…