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13 September, 2011

  • 07:21 PM

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    josew333 commented on the forum topic Picture to Pattern

    The link didn’t work for me. Try You Tube and see if they have any instructionals to look at. They have all kinds of things on there. I have a wooden stool that needs a new rush top and darn if …

  • 07:17 PM

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    josew333 commented on the forum topic Pressing and ironing....

    Just be careful with some fabrics. Make sure you know which fabrics can have steam and which can’t. I love sewing with cotton blends and they do well to use steam.

  • 07:13 PM

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    josew333 commented on the forum topic Name that Fabric :)

    Email fabric.com and see if they have something similar to what you are looking for. They are a great company to deal with and the fabric comes right to your house!

  • 07:10 PM

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    josew333 commented on the forum topic Different size charts?

    Go buy the cheapest fabric you can. Make it on the largest size 12 there is and try it out. My philosophy is you can always take in something that is huge, but if it’s too small you are out of luck.



18 May, 2011

  • 11:57 AM

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    josew333 commented on the forum topic Angelina Jolies dress

    It sort of looks like a long strapless dress with a slit going up one side. Then overtop of that a large sarong with a flower-like adornment from what I could see.



20 April, 2011



10 December, 2010

  • 10:43 PM

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    josew333 commented on the forum topic A six-gore skirt in plaid/checks?

    It’s going to be hard, but I do it somwhat like you are talking about. I would cut out a plaid skirt or shirt or whatever. The best way is to take one pattern piece and cut it out. Next I’d take…

  • 10:40 PM

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    josew333 commented on the forum topic Using seam tape

    I would have to see a picture to understand exactly what you’re asking. But you can do this. Take a 2" section of leftover fabric. Use the amount of seam tape you need and make a sample. This s…

  • 10:34 PM

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    josew333 commented on the forum topic Sizes

    I’ve already made clothes according to the pattern size and then found they came out too big. It all depends on what I make and which pattern company. Some patterns will come out the right size. …

  • 10:31 PM

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    josew333 commented on the forum topic Button holes

    My buttonholer is simply worn out. I’ve sewn with it for 16 years and made tons of clothes. I went to the library once and found a book on alternative sewing techniques. I use this one now. For…



23 February, 2010

  • 08:12 PM

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    josew333 favorited the pattern Pitágoras handbag
  • 08:06 PM

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    josew333 commented on the forum topic Patterns

    It takes some testing to get it right. I have been sewing for 31 years and printed out some patterns last year since I became a grandmother, not once but twice. (2 daughters). Anyway, I printed …

  • 08:00 PM

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    josew333 commented on the forum topic I have pointy boobs! (It's the darts)

    I have been sewing for 31 years and this may be outdated, but this is what I did to make darts lay flat. Once you have sewn the dart and you are sure it can’t come undone, then take your smallest …



1 December, 2009

  • 02:51 PM

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    josew333 commented on the forum topic Sewing Burlap? Any tips?

    I would use a thick needle – like a jeans needle (size 18). Practice on some scraps first. I don’t know if you’d need some heavy duty thread or if the regular would work.

  • 02:48 PM

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    josew333 commented on the forum topic Scoop Neck to V-Neck

    I would take a sccop neck pattern and lay it on some plain paper so that the pattern is on the fold of the fabric, Go down as far as you want on the paper and make a dot where the bottom of the V…

  • 02:40 PM

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    josew333 commented on the forum topic adding sleeves to a sleeveless dress pattern

    You can take the cap sleeves and cut 4 pieces. Now use 2 of those as facing on the sleeves. Where the hem would be is where you sew so that you have rough edges on the top part of the sleeve and …



7 October, 2009

  • 06:28 PM

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    josew333 commented on the forum topic newbie!

    If you have never sewn, please try some other small projects first. You need to get used to using your sewing machine. Secondly, stretch fabrics are so different to sew than non-stretch fabrics. …



31 August, 2009

  • 09:56 PM

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    josew333 commented on the forum topic Heat Transfers

    You can, but it might not last in the wash. I did this years ago. Maybe if you do it then outline with fabric paint it might stay on.

  • 09:53 PM

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    josew333 commented on the forum topic Maternity wear

    Well 26 years ago when I had my first child I took several pair of stretch pants and I cut the fronts out and replaced them with store bought maternity panels. It worked.



21 August, 2009



17 August, 2009

  • 05:50 PM

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    josew333 commented on the forum topic Where do you shop for fabrics online?

    Fabric.com is the nicest online store. If you recommend them and that person buys fabric, they give you credit for it. Also, they once e mailed me a coupon. I forgot to use it and I told them so…

  • 05:39 PM

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    josew333 commented on the forum topic McCalls M5429 Waistband

    I saw this pattern on the McCall’s site. I’ve never made it, but you can do one of two things. Using scrap material, cut the waistband from another pattern to see if it would work. This is a test…



19 June, 2009

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