1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Bag Making, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Sewing, Sewing machines, Singer sewing machines, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

What to do with a box of upholstery fabric …

In my quest for the perfect bags, which seems to be a never-ending quest, I have been looking at plenty of styles and sizes, and learning a lot along the way!  My sister was kind enough to provide to me an overflowing box of upholstery fabrics she found while cleaning up and clearing out during… Continue reading What to do with a box of upholstery fabric …

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What can I say? I still had some denim strips left!

And I'm certainly not one to waste recycled denim!  So let's make another bag.  This one is not quite big enough to hold my iPad, not like the last one I made.  This one seemed to go together quicker too!  Perhaps it wasn't as "fancy" or perhaps I'm actually getting used to throwing them together?!?… Continue reading What can I say? I still had some denim strips left!

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Photos really help!

Every time I make a pair of pants (trousers) for myself I first take a look at this photo.  No, I did not make these.  This is how RTW (ready to wear) fits on my body - and this is the right size.  Just awful!  This photo reminds me that no matter how little or how much… Continue reading Photos really help!

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Amber is put to work …

Perhaps you remember my Singer 421G, a convertible free arm sewing machine made in Germany in 1954.  "Amber" for short!  Since purchasing Amber, she has received a good cleaning and oiling, and I took apart her tension assembly and put her back together again.  She runs smoothly now with a nice stitch. I love the sound she… Continue reading Amber is put to work …

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Hopeful for a new cardi and avoiding some tension problems …

A while ago I purchased two fabrics - both 85% polyester and 15% rayon knits - a Chevron pattern, one a Hunter Green and one a Red.  Just on a whim.  These fabrics spread out are a bit overwhelming for my taste - but they were too beautiful to resist.  I had to figure out what I… Continue reading Hopeful for a new cardi and avoiding some tension problems …

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Not quite a Rocketeer…

My new Baby is a 1954 Singer Slant-o-matic Convertible, model 421G.  I'm calling her "Amber".  She was "Made in Germany".  She's not quite the Rocketeer (the 500 models) I have been looking for, but being in the 400 series, Amber is close!  My sister says Amber's just a Rocketeen!  🙂   Amber not only has an extension bed, but… Continue reading Not quite a Rocketeer…