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Knowledge & Questions About "Sewing"

What is the easiest clothing item to make?

I have just bought this vintage dress makers mannequin from a lady on Facebook Marketplace. I have been wanting to have a go at making my own clothing for a while. This popped up for the bargain of on...
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Sewing - What is the easiest clothing item to make?
Asked by Astrid Parker
11 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Where can I get soft toy sewing patterns and fabrics?

I was helping my Auntie clean her bedroom at the weekend and she gave me a huge bag full of soft toy sewing patterns, and some leftover soft toy faux fur fabric. I have so many good memories of my Aun...
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Sewing - Where can I get soft toy sewing patterns and fabrics?
Asked by Annie Lane
14 days ago
3 likes | 2 comments | 1 votes | 0 follows

What can I make with fat quarters?

I have seen some beautiful fabric fat quarters in my local Hobbycraft store. I took a few pictures to try and remind myself where I saw them for when I decide to buy some. I really love all of the dif...
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Sewing - What can I make with fat quarters?
Asked by Celia Rogers
38 days ago
4 likes | 1 comments | 1 votes | 0 follows

What are the best types of fabric for sewing clothes for dolls?

I have seen these sewing patterns for dolls in my local Hobbycraft, and I would really love to make some clothes for my daughters new dolls for her Birthday in February (It will no doubt become an ong...
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Sewing - What are the best types of fabric for sewing clothes for dolls?
Asked by Alison Elizabeth
59 days ago
5 likes | 1 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

What Christmas things can I sew with Christmas fabric fat quarters?

I found these beautiful Christmas fabric fat quarters in my local Hobbycraft, and I would really love some ideas as to what I can sew with them? Also, are there any interesting Christmas sewing patter...
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Sewing - What Christmas things can I sew with Christmas fabric fat quarters?
Asked by Alison Elizabeth
59 days ago
4 likes | 2 comments | 1 votes | 0 follows

What are the best sewing patterns for making things for dogs?

I always love to get my friends dogs a little gift for Christmas, and I thought that this year I would make them something. I would like to make things like toys, beds and winter coats. I saw these se...
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Sewing - What are the best sewing patterns for making things for dogs?
Asked by Andrea Scott
63 days ago
4 likes | 1 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Where can I get my old sewing machine serviced in Northamptonshire?

I was recently given this lovely vintage Husqvarna Viking sewing machine by a family friend. Of course, I don't know how to use it at the moment as it is very different to my other old Toyota sewing m...
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Sewing - Where can I get my old sewing machine serviced in Northamptonshire?
Asked by Jessy Louise
64 days ago
2 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

What are the best fabric and sewing scissors?

I am in the market for some new fabric cutting and sewing scissors as mine have seen better days, they had actually seen better days 2 years ago. I need to buy new ones as I have got back into sewing ...
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Sewing - What are the best fabric and sewing scissors?
Asked by Annie Jackson
67 days ago
6 likes | 2 comments | 10 votes | 0 follows

How can I restore this old vintage sewing machine?

I was recently given this beautiful vintage sewing machine by a lovely elderly lady in my area. It is really lovely and I would love to restore it and get it serviced properly before using it. I inten...
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Sewing - How can I restore this old vintage sewing machine?
Asked by Nina Potter
71 days ago
4 likes | 2 comments | 4 votes | 0 follows

Vintage custom sewing machine what was it used for?

Hello, I have a bit of an odd question, hope there is a sewing expert out there who can help me. It's bugging me a bit :) I was in a cute, little shop recently. It was just a vintage clothes shop a...
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Sewing - Vintage custom sewing machine what was it used for?
Asked by Emma Cavan
97 days ago
3 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Are these old sewing patterns really trendy or am I losing it?

Having recently had my own child, I had expressed an interest in taking up sewing, to my mother. So she went away and came back with a huge pile of old sewing patterns. I mean some are so old, that th...
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Sewing - Are these old sewing patterns really trendy or am I losing it?
Asked by Deborah Issac
101 days ago
7 likes | 4 comments | 9 votes | 0 follows

Are Gutterman threads really the best?

Hello, I have limited experience of sewing and before I started, I remember reading a bit about threads. And the consensus was that Gutterman threads really were the best. Well, at least on the couple...
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Sewing - Are Gutterman threads really the best?
Asked by Susan Murphy
106 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

What can I make with these fabric books?

My best friend is an interior designer and she has given me a load of fabric books that are out of date. I love crafting and sewing, and I would really like to use them as the fabrics are all so beaut...
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Sewing - What can I make with these fabric books?
Asked by Christina Linslade
108 days ago
6 likes | 1 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Where is the best place to buy paper sewing patterns?

I have started looking at sewing patterns as a way of teaching myself to sew beautiful things and would like to know where are the best places to buy sewing patterns from? Something fairly simple to s...
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Sewing - Where is the best place to buy paper sewing patterns?
Asked by Evie Carter
108 days ago
7 likes | 2 comments | 6 votes | 0 follows

Where can I get good sewing pins?

I am looking for somewhere to buy really good sewing pins. I have bought loads in the past and they have all been really flimsy and bend really easily because they are so small and thin. Admittedly I ...
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Sewing - Where can I get good sewing pins?
Asked by Lou Hanson
109 days ago
10 likes | 4 comments | 17 votes | 0 follows

Where can I get affordable fabric offcuts for kids?

I have just got into sewing, for the last four months and I would like to know if there is anywhere to get some affordable fabric offcuts, please? I am not too picky about pattern or design as I am st...
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Sewing - Where can I get affordable fabric offcuts for kids?
Asked by Ella Ara
112 days ago
2 likes | 1 comments | 1 votes | 0 follows

Are feather filled or polyester filled cushion pads better?

I make cushions of various shapes and sizes and I was wondering if feather filled or polyester filled cushion pads are better? I think I prefer the feather, but I wanted to check what others would rec...
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Sewing - Are feather filled or polyester filled cushion pads better?
Asked by Joan Anne
114 days ago
6 likes | 5 comments | 14 votes | 0 follows

Is this sewing machine suitable for sewing curtains and upholstery?

Hello friends, I want to try and learn about sewing and make some curtains and upholstery pieces maybe and some soft furnishings. But I have to say I have slightly fallen in love with this sewing mac...
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Sewing - Is this sewing machine suitable for sewing curtains and upholstery?
Asked by Keith Xander
114 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Are older sewing machines better than new sewing machines?

Hello, I wanted to buy a sewing machine and try and make some fun outfits for my daughter but I am a little confused on what type of machine to buy. I am a total beginner and don't need a machine...
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Sewing - Are older sewing machines better than new sewing machines?
Asked by Jessie Esmund
115 days ago
4 likes | 2 comments | 1 votes | 0 follows

Where can I get cheap designer fabric remnants?

Hi, I have just started getting into sewing and am really loving it. I have collected a few bundles of fabric remnants from various places on the internet. And that has been fun to play with. But d...
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Sewing fabric remnants
Sewing - Where can I get cheap designer fabric remnants?
Asked by Jane Loves Sewing
115 days ago
2 likes | 2 comments | 2 votes | 1 follows
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