Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Reason Why My Sewing Machine Will Not Feed My Fabric

Why isn't my fabric moving forward as I sew? Here's one solution.

This is just a random post. But I think that it may help some people.  A sewing machine can be a pain in more ways. One pain is your sewing machine not feeding your fabric. In other words, as you "tried" sewing, your sewing machine stitches just want to remain in one place. Your stitches look fine, your fabric is not moving forward (or backward) as you sew. No, you wouldn't want to pull your fabric forward. This can mess up your machine and your stitches would not look even.  Anyways, I found the solution to this.  At least to my problem.

Problem: My sewing machine will not feed my fabric. My fabric does not move forward (or backward) while I sew.

Solution: I raised my feed dog. Yep! That's it. I must have accidentally moved the switch the last time that I replaced the bobbin.

How do I raise my sewing machine feed dogs? In my sewing machine, there's a switch next to the the bobbin holder. I pushed this little lever to my left to raise the feed dogs. That was it!


Lever pushed to my right and the feed dogs are down.


Lever is pushed to my left and my sewing machine's feed dogs are up and ready to sew.


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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Vogue Patterns 2620 Paris Original Pierre Balmain Tunic Skirt


This pattern is for a loose-fitting tunic and straight skirt designed by Vogue Paris Original designer, Pierre Balmain.




McCall's Pattern 7506 Misses' Dress and Jacket

McCall's 7506 Misses' Dress and Jacket Vintage 1980's Sewing Patterns



Cut-to-fit, 80s misses' dress and short sleeves jacket pattern. I love the style of this dress. It looks very simple and comfortable to wear without sacrificing style. The dress is perfect with or without the jacket.  Date of this sewing pattern  is 1981.

You can purchase this pattern here >> McCall's Pattern 7506 Dress & Jacket Sz 10-12-14 .

Vintage Vogue 7403 Overblouses Pattern

Vogue Pattern 7403, Misses' Overblouses, 1960's Vintage Sewing Pattern


Vintage 60s Vogue 7403 Women's Overblouses Sewing Patterns. This pattern is for 4 different overblouses. The overblouse has a V-neck, self ruffles, or pointed collars. Sleeve variations.

Friday, July 18, 2014

McCall's 4111 1970's Top & Skirts


1974 vintage sewing pattern - Extra-carefree, step-by-step patterns for misses' top and skirts in size 20 and bust 42.





New Look 6803 Easy Dress Patterns


NewLook 6803

New Look 6803 Patterns Easy Misses' Dresses & Tops


This New Look 6803 sewing pattern is for the misses' dresses and tops. Cute easy patterns. You'll be able to sew up to 5 different looks. Instructions are written in English, French and Spanish. Quality pattern - designed in the U.K. and made in the U.S.A. Suggested fabrics are lightweight cottons and cotton blend, silk and silk types, charmuese, challis, crepe, crepe de chine, soft lightweight linen, linen blends, double georgette, and jacquards.

New Look Sewing Pattern 6803 Misses Dresses, Size A (10-12-14-16-18-20-22)

The Colette Sewing Handbook with Inspired Styles and Classic Techniques for New Seamstresses

    
Colette Sewing Handbook
This handbook shows you how to start sewing your own wardrobe. This book includes: five simple fundamentals that can help you perfect your sewing projects; five patterns for beautiful modern outfits (scalloped skirt, flutter-sleeves blouse, sweetheart neck sheath dress, asymmetrical flounce dress, and an A-line dress with gathered sleeves); and easy-to-following instructions.

Topics in this book are designed for hands-on learning approach. You'll be able to sew with perfect details. You'll build confidence in your sewing skills, use your creativity and be proud to wear what you've sewn. You'll also learn to choose the right fabric for your project.