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Want to make the kids clothes for next year. Qu on machine p

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Re: Want to make the kids clothes for next year

Postby teganplus2 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:53 pm

Watching this with intrest as despite the fact i've never made anything I'd love to try xx

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Re: Want to make the kids clothes for next year

Postby MissFrodo » Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:45 pm

Get a good machine, try a few in a local store and get a decent brand.
Make sure you use ballpoint needles for knits.
Start with wovens as they are easier and good to learn before you start with stretchy stuff.
Pattern can be found in blogs, in magazines, in stores (I love Simplicity ones).
And what helped me a lot when I started: Farbenmix patterns, lots of basic and easy patterns with a very good tutorial and pics online and many options to make stuff look unique.

And most important; HAVE FUN SEWING!

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Re: Want to make the kids clothes for next year

Postby happytails » Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:42 pm

How does this one look ladies?

http://www.singerdiscount.com/4423%20Heavy%20Duty

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Re: Want to make the kids clothes for next year. Qu on machine p

Postby happytails » Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:07 pm

Anyone? x

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Re: Want to make the kids clothes for next year. Qu on machine p

Postby MissFrodo » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:11 am

My last machine was a Singer, not bad. Though it wasn't easy to get parts for it, somehow Singer isn't famous anymore overhere. They are asian machines nowadays.
Tbh I wouldn't buy another Singer anymore, I love my Husqvarna and Janome seems to be very good too.

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Re: Want to make the kids clothes for next year. Qu on machine p

Postby MissFrodo » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:12 am

Oh and if you have a local sewingmachine store near by; get there and try out several ones to see what fits you best ;)

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Re: Want to make the kids clothes for next year. Qu on machine p

Postby happytails » Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:37 pm

MissFrodo wrote:Oh and if you have a local sewingmachine store near by; get there and try out several ones to see what fits you best ;)


Might be a while until I'm child free to have a play :( I have heard of janome, I shall search some more :)

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