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Originally posted by ThoughtCouture ThoughtCouture wrote:

yes midna get a sharpener.  also, i'm sure you already know this...but ONLY use your fabric shears/blades for cutting fabric.


YUP. I'm getting a sharpener purely because I'm afraid someone will come in my room, see my shears, and dull it on paper or hair! Angry
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glad you didnt call it the sewing circleLOL

10pts for whoever knows the reference
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Originally posted by ThoughtCouture ThoughtCouture wrote:

i also think people don't respect the need to press press press especially where any seems or curves will be.  pressing will mos def make the difference between looking crafty vs professional...
OMF YES!! Or clipping notches where your curved seams will be. It really is the little touches-- especially if you don't have a serger. I've wanted to try "french" to give a finished look on the reverse, but it seems a bit time consuming.

I'd definitely try on a small project-- like a pillow though.

And those panels on pg1 are TOO cute.

Eta: Bent scissors save wrists.

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I wish I could sew.....I may take it up in the summer while I do absolutely nothing...
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I haven't sewn fabric since high school home ec.
I bought my machine to  use   to make wigs (2 1/2)
I use my moms antique singer in wood cabinet... for decoration lol
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I want to learn. It would be cool to whip up curtains and such for a home. What's a good starter machine?
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^^^ i had a basic brother 10 stitch. the sewing was smooth, tension accurate and it covered all the basic bases. unless you're trying to do clothing construction, home projects with "heavy" decor fabric, embroidery, massive quilting, etc -- it's really versatile. 



i used mine with light to medium weight fabrics (cotton, linen, twill, jersey, etc the heaviest was duck cloth) and made pillows, pillow covers, skirts, shirts, a baby bag, chair slip covers, aprons... 

now that i use heaver fabrics, i have "project runway" brother. why? because it was on sale and the feed dogs can grip and steer my fabric and i don't have to worry about thread snaps and skipped stitches. in addition, i'm also able to do decorative stitches, light embroidery, pique stitching for edges... blah blah blah, easy load bobbin, self threading needle, led lights-- so it's not radiating heat. 



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Midna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar 12 2014 at 4:45pm
Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

glad you didnt call it the sewing circleLOL

10pts for whoever knows the reference


I almost did. But I was like, 'too generic!' LOL

I wanted some alliteration too but I couldn't think of a word that begins with S and has a definition that provides a sense of camaraderie so hey, audio alliteration!
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I nearly bought that one, Neka! Brother was originally my first choice since it was more affordable and I ignored Singer since some people say Singer is more of its name than its quality.


But I wanted a sewing machine that will grow with me. A sewing machine that will be effective when I'm starting simple and dinky little projects and be just as effective when I'm making a nice coat!

I learned things like a metal skeleton being imperative to a machine's ability to do heavy duty work and this machine consistently got the highest praise all around the internet. I usually check Amazon for reviews but I considered this an investment and did my research.

After months of researching, I never once changed my mind about this machine being my machine of choice. The price went up on Amazon during the holidays making it $300 and it usually sells elsewhere for $200+ (I've seen it on sale for $400. Yikes!), but I'm patient and it went down to $170. Strike~!

Anyway, to describe her, she is computerized, LED light, automatic needle threader, has about 100 stitches, and runs like a smooth and quiet dream.

That's my baby, Miss Singer 7258.
She really does sing~


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Originally posted by Midna Midna wrote:

I wanted some alliteration too but I couldn't think of a word that begins with S and has a definition that provides a sense of camaraderie so hey, audio alliteration!
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