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tzyg0nka

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18 July, 2014



9 July, 2014

  • 07:52 PM

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    tzyg0nka commented on the pattern Alison

    I love this pattern. I’ve used it for two tankinis and the bottom for another tankini. Thank you Burda.



29 June, 2014

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    tzyg0nka commented on the forum topic Keep and repair or buy new machine?

    Keep your old machine and get it repaired. You cannot buy as good a new machine for the money you want to spend. Check out the repair shop before they fix your machine to make sure they are relia…



18 May, 2014



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18 January, 2013

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    tzyg0nka commented on the forum topic What brand is the best sewing machine

    I have two Janomes and I love them. They stitch beautifully and stand up very well. I personally would never buy either a modern Singer or a modern Brother because they are both made in mainland …



23 December, 2012

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    tzyg0nka commented on the forum topic Do I Need an Overlocker?

    I’m sorry, but my Janome makes overlock stitches identical to those used on commercial garments, That is not to say that an overlocker wouldn’t save a lot of time or make my sewing easier.



14 December, 2012

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    tzyg0nka commented on the project Next Wintercoat...

    Simply fabulous. Great tailoring.

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    tzyg0nka commented on the forum topic Looking for a new sewiing machine

    For your price range I would take katexxxx’s advice and buy a good used machine. You don’t need all those extra stitches and computerized machines that cheap are not worth the aggravation. Janome…

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    tzyg0nka commented on the forum topic Looking for a new sewiing machine

    For your price range I would take katexxxx’s advice and buy a good used machine. You don’t need all those extra stitches and computerized machines that cheap are not worth the aggravation. Janome…



2 December, 2012



29 November, 2012

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    tzyg0nka commented on the forum topic FREE PATTERNS

    Currently Lekala has only one free pattern for a blouse. They have added charges to all their other patterns. However, they charge less than $2 each for all of their patterns if you join and buy …



12 November, 2012



11 November, 2012

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    tzyg0nka commented on the forum topic 1950's Swimwear

    In the early 40’s (yes I really am that old) I had a cotton suit with elastic thread shirring and open midriff. I later had a 2 piece made of nylon jersey with a shirred skirt attached to pants an…



27 October, 2012

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    tzyg0nka commented on the forum topic Re- Fashioning a dress

    depending on the style of the dresses you could make a false hem or for more length add a contrasting band to the bottom.



22 October, 2012

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    tzyg0nka commented on the forum topic Sewing fur

    Cotton flannel wouldn’t be bad, it just wouldn’t be very warm. I once interlined a coat with a moth-eaten wool blanket (free). Aside from being a bit heavy it worked. See what you have lying aro…



19 October, 2012

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    tzyg0nka commented on the forum topic Sewing fur

    Thinsulate interlining is usually applied to the outer fabric not the lining like a wool interlining and is very warm and lightweight. The Sunback lining acts as both a lining and an interlining.



18 October, 2012

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    tzyg0nka commented on the forum topic Sewing fur

    The special lining is called Sunblock and is available online.if you can’t find it in your fabric store. It has a satin face and bonded interfacing back.
    thinsulate is also available online at V…

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    tzyg0nka commented on the forum topic Sewing fur

    I would interline it with thinsulate or use that lining that has an interlining built in.



9 October, 2012

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    tzyg0nka commented on the project Basti's new fall overcoat

    Fabulous job. Great tailoring

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    tzyg0nka commented on the forum topic Sizing ?!?

    Katexxxxxx explains it better than I did, but that is what you should do. It is easier to pick a size that corresponds to your shoulder measurement and adjust the rest , if necessary.



8 October, 2012

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    tzyg0nka commented on the forum topic Sizing ?!?

    Buy whatever size pattern fits your shoulders. You can check this against your sloper or a well fitting garment you own. Then adjust the waist , hips and length if necessary. It doesn’t matter w…



27 August, 2012

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    tzyg0nka commented on the forum topic one step buttonhole RS200 Toyota

    Electronic machines with one step buttonholes definitely make better buttonholes than the gadgets. Machines with 4 step buttonholes ordinarily have only one style buttonhole and also cannot be set…



26 August, 2012

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    tzyg0nka commented on the forum topic one step buttonhole RS200 Toyota

    Over 40 years ago I used a buttonhole attachment with my straight stitch machine, and it worked very well. However if your fabric is very heavy, it won’t work, and you will have to make the button…



7 August, 2012



11 July, 2012

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    tzyg0nka commented on the forum topic Elastic thread

    I just saw your post. You are supposed to wind the elastic thread by hand on the bobbin. The package usually has instructions. Hope this helps



8 July, 2012

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    tzyg0nka commented on the forum topic Adding neckline pleats as a design feature

    The book I use is Rene Bergh’s “Make Your Own Patterns” available at the public library or very inexpensively in paper-back. She gives instructions for a similar blouse without the extra fullness …



26 June, 2012

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    tzyg0nka commented on the forum topic What exactly happened to the patterns?

    The user patterns are still there, usually at the end of the categories in the pattern store. I have a different problem. A lot of the patterns I have downloaded can’t be used a second time from …

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