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Lily Do
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Please help me !!!!!!!!!
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I need some advice badly.  I want to start sewing thin fabric like those chiffon, sheer see through kind.  But don't know what thread to use.  I ordered a size 8 needle already, but the thread I have…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michelle L Mar 11, 2013.

What's the theme for next week?
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I just joined so I missed this week.  What is next week's theme?  Can someone let me know?  I see Apr 2 on the main page but don't see anything after that. TIAContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sully Liz Apr 12, 2012.

Pattern suggestion ~~~ Help me find this one
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I have a dress just like this, but after I had my baby, my body grew and I can't fit into it any more.  I still keep it hoping I can wear it one day but I guess not since my hip grew bigger.  Please…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lily Do Apr 12, 2012.

What year is the pattern?
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Please help !!!! How do I know what year is the pattern?  I read the whole package and it doesn't say what year.  How can I find out please?  I got some dresses from Simplicity. And also, how can I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tia Apr 13, 2012.

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Michelle L replied to Lily Do's discussion Please help me !!!!!!!!!
"I just use ordinary polyester thread but use a slightly longer stitch length, tissue paper under your stitching line stops any jams from the fine fabric into the feed dog, a new sharp needle is essential,,also allow the fabric to feed naturally into…"
Mar 11, 2013
Sully Liz replied to Lily Do's discussion Please help me !!!!!!!!!
"I agree with Anna about the thin paper, that might help. But have you checked your tension? Experiment with a few strips before sewing your garment.  Regular thread should work, but I find that Gutterman's Silk thread is thinner than…"
Mar 10, 2013
Anna Krutulska replied to Lily Do's discussion Please help me !!!!!!!!!
"I hope my advice works and my bad english won't scare you :) When I sew chiffon I always use normal polyester tread, and remember -- put the same colour in "upper" and "down" thread (oh my, I don't know how this is…"
Mar 3, 2013
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Please help me !!!!!!!!!

I need some advice badly.  I want to start sewing thin fabric like those chiffon, sheer see through kind.  But don't know what thread to use.  I ordered a size 8 needle already, but the thread I have seems too thick for it and it puckers. Please help.What type of thread do I need?  There are so many kind and I have no idea what to get.  Maybe a thin kind, but which one is thin?Polyester?  Spun poly?  I have no clue.  Usually I just buy whatever color matches the fabric ... HELP!!!!!!!!!! TIASee More
Mar 2, 2013

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