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Beginner’s guide to sewing with industrial machines. Posted by Kathleen Fasanella on Jun 7, 2011 at 4:43 pm / Machines & Equipment, Sewing / Trackback Based on the experience of my recent class, I thought an entry about how to feed or manage layers when sewing on an industrial machine would be helpful but realized I needed to provide more groundwork first.

Beginner’s guide to sewing with industrial machines

Speaking of the class, the context is I had two students who are primarily retailers (own 3 stores) who want to develop their own in-house sewing unit. One partner does a bit of sewing with home machines but is intimidated by industrials. To reduce the intimidation factor, I trained them on my three servo machines: Durkopp Adler Lockstitch model 271-140342 (basic sewing machine) Juki DLN 9010 SH Needle feed Reliable 3/5 thread overlock model 3316N GG740H That reminds me, you may ask what is a servo? Industrial machines are set up differently from home machines. You may ask which is best but it depends. Industrial machines are more specialized than home machines. Man Sewing - How to Hem Pants.

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Sew Serendipity: Making Bags: What in the heck is buckram?

One of my biggest pet peeves is a bag that simply doesn't stand up for itself! No wimpy bags for this chick! So, of course, that brings me to the topic of today's post which is buckram. "Buckram? ", you say, "What on earth is that? " "What is the story behind buckram? " Where can it be purchased? One other thing about buckram. Things to keep in mind when making bags: It is advisable that you should spray your finished bag with something like Scotchgard, as buckram should be dry cleaned only. I also use a machine needle suitable for denim when making my bags as I usually have several layers to penetrate and hate it when the needle breaks. Since buckram is not a fusible product, use a temporary spray adhesive such as Sulky's KK2000 or 505 to layer fabrics.

Be sure to check out all of the bags in the Boutique Chic line that use buckram. TaylorTailor. Closet Case Files. Sew4Home - Transform your space. Home Decor. Today's agenda. Oonaballoona. C Sews - Sewing, fabric, fashion, hats, design & making lovely things with a needle and thread. Sewing Pattern - backless reversible Tunic for woman - The V&A Dress. It's been very busy here at The House of Marmalade this summer.

The V&A Dress

Too much to do, and too little time as usual, but one of the things I have done, and enjoyed immensly, is visit the Victoria and Albert Museum in London to see the Grace Kelly Wardrobe Collection. Have you been? Are you in London? It finishes on 12 September, and I thoroughly recommend a veiwing or two if you can. Unfortunately, camera's were not allowed, and so I can't give you a complete run down of the display beyond the image of my pre-tour cup of tea and Programme. However, as the Museum have decorated their shop in a vintage style with patterns from their very famous "free couture" pattern which is downloadable from their website, I thought that this would be a good opportunity to re-post my workings on that very pattern - even though I still don't actually have a finished dress to show you. You can download the pattern HERE. Looks good doesn't it? Now Madge, give us a twirl! ....