sewing

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Posted by baconnlegs 9 years ago


sewing

Can sewing instructables be entered in the Fiber Arts Contest?

Posted by Susan Cirigliano 5 years ago


dome canvas cover

Anyone can explain how to sew a fiting canvas cover for a dome shape?

Posted by toot.sweet 5 years ago


Free Sewing Patterns

I'm trying to find a bunch of patterns for various pieces of medieval garb. The idea is that I want to make a bunch of outfits from my book, mostly as visual aids, but also as cosplay (because it's way more fun to dress up as your own characters than someone else's). If anyone can help me find the patterns, I need them for: Tunics (both laced and otherwise) Trousers Hooded cloaks Kirtles (sleeveless and long-sleeved) A buckled leather jacket (i.e. a jacket with buckles in place of buttons) (it's for a male character, by the way) I would preferrably like the patterns to be free, but, if not, I need them to at least be downloadable. The jacket will probably be a little tricky, since it's leather and not a very common design, but if anyone can find somewhere that sells them fairly cheaply, let me know. Of course, I'm not going to dump the work on everyone else and then slack off. I'm going to keep searching as well, so I can compare ideas and suggestions from everyone.

Posted by timmycutts 6 years ago


Where is my sewing entry -CRY-

Why isnt my sewing contest entry showing up? It has been published....

Posted by genag2000 9 years ago


My entry is not showing up in sewing contest

Can someone advise me as to why my entry is not showing up in the sewing contest? its been published a while back...HELP..i need to get some votes and cant if its not there.

Posted by genag2000 9 years ago


HELP!! Why is my instructable not showing up in sewing contest??

My instructable has been published but is not showing up in the contest..Can someone tell me why or if there is something I need to do?

Posted by genag2000 9 years ago


How to Sew?

"Do you have any sewing machines?" I asked the voice on the other end of the phone. "Yes, we do." said the voice. "Great!" and I hung up and hopped on my bike, out the door before they even heard the click. Minutes later, I was home with my new $30 White sewing machine. It had electrical problems, but that's okay 'cause I'm an electrical engineer! So I fixed the wiring and set to work. The trouble is.. I'm not a sewing-engineer. In fact, I've barely ever sewn before. There are all these knobs and buttons. I played around with them to see if I could figure out what they do, but there are still mysteries. Maybe you can help me out. How do I throw it into reverse? As far as I can tell, there are two possible selector knobs for stitches. What's going on there? What should R-C-L-TN do? What am I choosing, when I turn the knob more towards SS or M? Why does the bobbin thread bunch up underneath like Gandalf's beard? The pink button in the middle of the stitch length wheel?? Anything else I should know? Muchos gracias! PS - who wants to be the first to post a "How to Sew" instructable?

Posted by stasterisk 10 years ago


Why does it hate me?! (plus an actual question)

I'm trying to make something for an instructable but my sewing machine must be out to get me! The zig-zag stitch will not work and just ends up as a straight line. I was sewing it like that for a while and it worked but then on the bottom the tread from the top kept getting all bunched up. It will also skip stitches and generally is trying to make me mad. I've tried changing the stitch length and width and type and adjusting the tension but it still won't work right! What might be the problem with it?

Posted by Sunbanks 10 years ago


Sewing Machines are on their way!

Sew Useful Contest winners- I just got in touch with Singer, and the sewing machines will be mailed out tomorrow.When you use them to sew something awesome, be sure to post the project here- we want to see what you've made!

Posted by canida 11 years ago


Broken sewing machines?

Hi guys. Thought of a project and i really need a sewing machine motor. Anyone has one that they don't want? Will pay shipping. Pls help!

Posted by micraman 6 years ago


rabbit

Hi there! I'd like to sew a toy rabbit for my niece, does anybody have a pattern (model) of soft toy rabbit? I'm going to use my sewing machine. thx a lot!

Posted by ankapolanka 4 years ago


Brother embroidery sewing machine

 I have a jpg design that I want to have written to a brother embroidery card. Does anyone have the card writer & PE Design software?

Posted by Marsh 8 years ago


Sewing Machine Retrofit

Just ran across this blog post by someone who has altered his sewing machine for significantly improved performance, and several modes of operation. I particularly love the mode where the needle follows the pedal, up, or down.  You basically make one stitch at at time each time you press the foot pedal.  Want!

Posted by rachel 8 years ago


sewing machine...help, please?

I'm trying to sew 2 layers of spandex over 1/8 inch of foam rubber. I have ball point needles that the sewing store recommended. I have the 90/14 needle in the machine. There is thread above, and in the bobbin. The machine goes through the motions well enough, but wont produce stitches. I also tried running it on a t-shirt, in case the fabric was an issue. Still not working. So, what might I be doing wrong? dk

Posted by Toga_Dan 5 years ago


How do I care for my Sewing Machine?

Sooooo...How do I care for my Sewing Machine? My singer instruction manual isn't very though rough. It is written as if I should know all this stuff already! Where should I squirt oil on it? How often should I clean it? What is that weird smell it makes when I'm sewing, is that normal? It doesn't quite smell like burning...but doesn't not smell like burning!!! What is a good setup for sewing(table/chair/light ratios)? Does the dust jacket really do anything besides keep dust off the machine, does dust matter? What is the deal with metal and plastic bobbins, is there a difference in uses? How long should a needles life usually be? After I pinned the fabric should I take the pins out before the needle reaches them? So many questions!!!!!

Posted by goosezilla 10 years ago


HELP

Good day, can anyone help please? My 7550 displays what seems to be a computer icon on the left hand side of the screen and a sewing machine on the right. I have pushed every single button, but it won't sew... Browsed through the owner's manual to no avail, disconnected all the cords and electrics, still nothing. The only thing functionning apart from the screen is the lightbulb. Many thanks!

Posted by texstyles 2 years ago


Sewing:Any other way to do the tailor's tack?

I suck at sewing, is there another way I can make the Tailor's tacks? Maybe by stickglue? any type of material that would temporarily glue the parts i want and wash off?

Posted by DIAGONALLIS 1 year ago


Can you guys help me?

I have a large piece of white fabric.I also have several squares of solid orange, pink and sheer orange embroidered fabric. I am trying to make a dress for my sister with this. I attempted to do this free handed without having a sewing machine available. I am going to my grandmothers this Sunday and she has a sewing machine. Can some one help me with a pattern for a dress that I can make before Christmas?

Posted by TheDreamer 5 years ago


Welt Pocket

Would anyone be served by a welt pocket instructable? I've made these a bunch, and understand how complicated they can be to understand. But I'm not sure if there's an audience for it. Thoughts? Thanks!

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


Need Help With Harley Quinn Patter

I have a friend wanting to make a Harley Quinn Costume and we are having trouble finding a pattern. Any Help is greatly appreciated.

Posted by boliver3 6 years ago


Patter For A Backpack

I am looking for a pattern or tips/tricks for making a backpack like the ones in the photos I have all of the materials I need and will be using ripstop nylon to make the backpack. Anything would help. Thanks

Posted by naish27 5 years ago


Men's Suit Pattern?

I'm looking to make my own men's suit - i.e. jacket and pants. Does any have, or have a link to, patterns for a suit? I can't find anything using google, but not having looked for patterns before, there may be an awesome resource out there that I don't know about. We are hosting a Zoolander-theme party, and I want to make an awesome suit out of animal/snakeskin print material. As a side note, how much effort would it be to make a suit? I'm not talking something that you could display as art, just something that looks the part, and wont fall apart on the night. Thanks! Alex

Posted by trialex 10 years ago


Joining carpet pieces

I'm looking for ideas on how carpet pieces might be joined together into a whole (e.g. rugs made from carpet samples). The gaffer tape solution which is posted all over the web in tutorials isn't strong, only lasts a few months and doesn't work well with small carpet pieces.  I've successfully sewn carpet piece in the past with fishing line (so the stitches are strong and invisible) however this technique only works well with larger pieces due to the time it takes and amount of work.  Has anyone here tried any other techniques and been successful with both large and small carpet pieces?  My other idea was to use wood glue to glue the pieces to a hessian sheet.  I haven't tested this but the hessian base on most carpet pieces should merge well with the hessian sheet. thoughts or ideas appreciated.

Posted by garrettlynch 1 year ago


Instructables Robot Plushie Preview v2.0!!!

So here he is! He's naked and without his upgrades, but you get the general idea! He's going to have little yarn wrapped washer wheels, a face, buttons, and later models will probably have arms closer to the body as well as shorter legs, I think. Oh, and some cardboard put in the butt because right now he has some serious junk. ;) And for all the boys - terribly sorry about how cutesy he came out. That's just how it works. Someone could tell me to make a werewolf plushie and it would be adorable in the end. I don't know that you can make macho plushies. I can't, at least. :P And sorry about the color difference in the pictures. Bad lighting and a loooong day, haha. Oh, and the stitching is a little bumpy on this butt and in other areas since he's just the prototype and all. I was doing a quick running stitch and slipstitch. :P So.... comments? Questions? Suggestions? Dancing? Indifference? Criticism? BRING IT ON! :D

Posted by jessyratfink 10 years ago


Sewing Machine Part Identification.

I need to know what the name for the part of the sewing machine that the presser foot is attached to. It's missing on my machine and I don't know where to get a replacement.

Posted by masterochicken 8 years ago


How to sew leather handlebars ?

Anyone knows how to hand sew leather handlebars ? I'd be glad if someone could post an 'ible about it. Thanks.

Posted by lordofthedonuts 10 years ago


Where do I post my sewing items

Where do I post my sewing items?

Posted by modestdresses 7 years ago


"Summer Sewing" or just "Sewing" contest

As an un-indicted co-conspirator on one of the finalist entries, I hate to seem like a sore loser, but I think the judges missed the boat on a few of the winners. Considering it was a "Summer Sewing Contest" that was looking for "Summery" projects that were "celebrating summer", Upcycled Quilts and Pokemon Snuggie Costumes, without even a hint of summer theme, seem a little out of spirit. Fine instructables to be sure, but best saved for the next iterations of SEW SCARY and SEW WARM. To give credit where credit is due, the Grand Prize winner could not have been more appropriate. It was unquestionably "Summery", most definitely a sewing project, and very well done.  I hope the judges will weigh more heavily the theme of the contest in the future.

Posted by jed.watkins 8 years ago


So You Think You Can Sew

Check out Anna Maria Horner's new book, Seams to Me: 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing and enter their "Sew Like a Pro Sweepstakes" to win a bunch of awesome stuff like a new Singer sewing machine, and more!So you think you can sew?Can you sew like a pro?Then enter this sweepstakesAnd make your skills glow!You could win a machineFabrics, thread and a bookWant to learn more?Here, take a look!Now show us your crafts,A dress for the prom!Share your mad skillzWith Instructables.com!Killer sweepstakes brought to you by our buds at Wiley Publishing, Singer Sewing Machines, Westminster Fibers, and Coats & Clark.

Posted by scoochmaroo 10 years ago


Request: sewing + cosplay + shirt cut out

See picture.

Posted by 7SinNerd 7 months ago


Etsy Sew Useful Contest Closed

The Etsy Sew Useful Contest is now closed to further entries. We'll start judging, and get back to you with results soon!

Posted by canida 11 years ago


Coming Soon: Sew Warm Contest

Planning on sewing something together to stay warm this winter? Then get ready for our upcoming Sew Warm Contest with SINGER. We will have some excellent prizes from SINGER to give away to any excellent project that helps you fight the cold this winter. All we ask is that you involve sewing in some way. So get your sewing machine and needles ready! More details coming soon. As with all our contests, entries must be published during the contest. Previously published Instructables are not eligible. UPDATE: Contest is live and can be seen here

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


sewing basics

I probably know more about sewing as far as hands on, visual stuff, but lack vocabulary. As such, a verbal, or wordy description doesn't help me much. Is there a good site for novices to learn more? Or are there specific -ibles for those of us who don't know a ball point needle from an inseam?

Posted by Toga_Dan 6 years ago


Sewing a Rolled Hem with Fusible Thread

Don McCunn shares the lovely Sandra Betzina's (whose own Instructables you may be familiar with) technique for sewing tiny rolled hems perfectly every time.  The secret?  A bobbin full of fusible thread!  Check out his great video for more details, and be sure to share your own inspiration here on Instructabes! Click here: Sewing a Rolled Hem via http://deofsf.com/blog/

Posted by scoochmaroo 8 years ago


Upcoming Summer Sewing Contest with Singer

It's getting hot in herre! So sew some summer clothes*! It's time for another sweet contest with our friends from Singer!  You know what that means - you show off your mad talents and we give you awesome prizes. So start planning your new summer projects, and get ready to hit the ground sewing! *projects need not be limited to items of clothing.  clothing was referenced merely for cheap Nelly tie-in.

Posted by scoochmaroo 8 years ago


Would someone make an Instructable for a manly workshop apron?

I would like to know if any of our sewing experts can design a masculine apron for workshop use that could fit a large man with a 48 inch waist (121.92 cm).  It should be made with a strong fabric and a few pockets to store small parts. Your help is greatly appreciated since I have no experience sewing (although I have a sewing machine ready for use).

Posted by blkhawk 6 years ago


How can you sew a cauter pin into a belt?

I'm making a prop replica belt hustler for a sci-fi ray-gun, & it has a cauter pin to hold the belt. Anyone know of any crafts or sewing items or just how to sew a metal rod into a belt?

Posted by elkaddalek 1 year ago


Does anybody know how to replace fabric on a sewing basket/box?

I want a really pretty sewing BASKET (I could do a plastic box kind too). ....but I really don't like the lame fabric prints on them...except one at walmart that has peacock feathers ...its ok...but it's defective. I would really like to know how to take one apart and replace the fabric. I would just buy one and try it but I dont have the money to buy one and possibly mess it up or not be able to put it back together. Right now because of my budget Im not able to do that. Thank you for time. Leah :)

Posted by angelleah1981 4 years ago


Somebody please do this one. How to replace fabric on a sewing basket/box.

I want a really pretty sewing BASKET (I could do a plastic box kind too). ....but I really don't like the lame fabric prints on them...except one at walmart that has peacock feathers ...its ok...but it's defective. I would really like to know how to take one apart and replace the fabric. I would just buy one and try it but I dont have the money to buy one and possibly mess it up or not be able to put it back together. Right now because of my budget Im not able to do that. Thank you for time. Leah :)

Posted by angelleah1981 4 years ago


Bernina + BurdaStyle's "Party Through the Decades" Competition

Bernina and BuraStyle are teaming up to bring you a chance to win a Bernina 3 series sewing machine by putting your design skills to the test in the Bernina "Party Through the Decades" International Competition! They are asking you to create a party look that represents your favorite era in fashion history.  BurdaStyle asks: Which decade represents the epitome of style: Are you mad about the 50’s? Do you swoon over the roaring 20’s? Your party look can be a dramatic evening gown, a dress, or even a tuxedo! Inspiration could be found in a painting, an architectural monument, film or fashion— we just want to see your best skills put forward towards creating a dazzling party look! So get your materials together and get sewing for your chance to win a Bernina 3 Series sewing machine or one of three cash prizes!   Get the full details here, and be sure to share your creation on Instructables.  We can't wait to see what you make.

Posted by scoochmaroo 7 years ago


Need a cutting table design.

I need a cutting table in my sewing room which is really a small bedroom. I have two single beds in the room and need to be able to put up a table that will stradle one of the beds. I need to take it apart and store the parts under the bed if someone comes to stay. And of course it needs to be easy to make and inexpensive. Come on guys I have seen how clever you are, get your thinking caps on.

Posted by Celticangel 5 years ago


Hyundai FHSM-702PLU249739 sewing machine (66 stitch) user manual

There are loads of messages on the net from people who've lost or never had the instructions for the Hyundai FHSM-702PLU249739 sewing machine. They are not downloadable anywhere that I've found. So here's a copy (pdf attached). Hope it helps.

Posted by LDW 5 years ago


Singer Scarf Contest

CRAFT and Singer are teaming up to bring you the Me, My Scarf  & I Contest!   Show off your own personal style in scarf-version for a chance to win a new Singer ProFinish serger or a universal carrying case + $25 to the Maker Shed. All you need for entry is a Flickr photo of you wearing the scarf, but I bet a full-on Instructable of how you made the scarf would give you a winning edge! Deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. PDT November 23, 2009. Each entry will be judged based on the following criteria: creativity of design, description of how the scarf represents the creator, and the use of a sewing machine in the creation process. via: CRAFT

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


sewing machine repair

I dumpster scored an old Sears/Kenmore sewing machine recently and don't quite know where to start to wire it for power and replace the foot pedal. Anyone done this? Cheaply?

Posted by el eliel 9 years ago


Cutie Plush Cupcakes

Make these super sweet, calorie free cupcakes for all your friends!Need a quick hand-sewing tutorial? Get the scoop from jessyratfink's How to Sew.Via: CRAFT

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


Sew Useful Winners Interviewed in Etsy's Storque

Check out Etsy's Storque newsletter: they have interviews with the Sew Useful contest winners, and with OLPC. (How-tos and proceeds from the Sew Useful contest were donated to OLPC.)Watch the video, and listen to the interviews! Featured:blondietheblondlakerri9494donovanbeesonopcppauljuliadesignsdjlz lemmingsolution kimchal.

Posted by canida 11 years ago


Etsy & Instructables Sew Useful Contest results are up!

Check out the results here!

Posted by canida 11 years ago


Error Message when Clicking on Sewing Channel at Bottom of Screen

A "500 Servlet Exception" error appears whenever I click on the "Sewing" option under the "Explore Channels" header. I am currently running Mac OS X Version 10.5.8 using Safari Version 5.0.6. See the screenshots below for before and after views:

Posted by sporekat 6 years ago


Easy Chocolate Truffles, Mother's Day Ideas, Sew a Custom Bag

  Easy Chocolate Truffles Mother's Day Ideas Sew a Custom Bag Guy's Guide to Buying Flowers No Sew Duct Tape Pouch Double Chocolate Cheesecake Make Bath Bombs DIY Faux Pearl Necklace Waterproof Tablecloth Apron Sewing Spa Slippers Cook an Impressive Meal Kids Wall Art Paper Bead Bracelet Hands-Free Book Pillow Gifts for Women

Posted by randofo 8 years ago