I made a buttonhole! My friend Shawn (@dollsfromtheloft ) sent me a spare vintage Singer buttonholer and this was my second attempt. (The first time I was too nervous to video it.) But it knew just what to do and worked perfectly. Thank you, Shawn! As far as I know, this is the first time my Featherweight has ever done anything other than a straight stitch. #singerfeatherweight#buttonholer#vintagesewing#vintagesewingmachine
Our last pattern of the year is here and she’s party perfect! Meet the Full Circle Skirt! With ultimate twirlability and super easy construction, this one is such a satisfying quick sew, perfect for beginners. But there’s still lots to learn! The pattern comes with three zip options (centred, invisible and lapped!) for those of you who love to build your sewing skills ✂️ Raid your stash for your most sparkly fabric and you’ll have a new party outfit in no time! 🎉 (Find the link in our profile) #soifullcircleskirt
Need a quick vintage holiday top? I whipped up this brilliant stretch velvet top in half an evening! 💚 I used @gertie18’s Butterick B6285 wrap top pattern + my old blogged hack to make it a surplice tuck-in top. What a great 1950s style to pair with vintage skirts! And in velvet, perfect for the holidays (D.C. holiday meet and greet at @threelittlebirds.sewingco Dec 22nd anyone? *cough cough*). Or just to spruce up a gloomy winter day! ☃️
Search my blog for “surplice top tutorial”. The fabric is a slinky stretch velvet from @fabricdotcom and is lovely to wear and easy to sew. ❄️
This is one of my absolute favorite style tops to wear and make! ⭐️
Bonus, in velvet it may just make you feel like an extra in White Christmas. 😉❄️🎄⛄️
Friends... reality is sinking in. I've refolded and shelved about 2/3 of my fabric, with the rest smashed in boxes (or scattered around) and stuffed in the closet. The closet is full, and I've got bins of yarn waiting to go in. I sent home a giant bag of fabric with @maybeemily yesterday, but it didn't save me. I think a destash sale (words I thought I'd never say...) is in order-- prolly on IG over the Christmas holidays? If you're local and want to come over, I'll offload stuff on you-- for free! Because I love you! Extra points if you'll take scraps and small pieces. #vintagefabrichoardersunite#vintagesewing#overwhelmed
I wanted to make the call for help. Any and all those that know what the hell they are doing with a sewing machine please help! This machine belonged to my late mother in law. Its very special to me. However I have had no luck threading it. I don't have a manual but even if I did the vague description of how to thread it, just confuses me even more. When I think I have it right the thread is just so loose even if the thread is tight at the tension dial. I don't have the disk to go over the thread at the start. My other newer machine had one but I don't know if this machine even needs it. I really want to learn how to use this machine. I have spent years trying to figure a sewing machine out and I just can't seem to get the hang of it. Part of that reason was that my old machine was evil and,refused to work for me at all. But now I have a good quality machine. I just can't keep hand sewing everything. So please if anyone can help me. Maybe pictures with arrows showing which way the dang thread goes. I would be eternally greatful.
Also yes the machine is a little dirty because its been sitting around not being used 😫
#vintagekenmoresewingmachine . #sewing#sewingmachine#sewinghelp#vintage#vintagesewing#vintagesewingmachine#bjdsewing#bjdclothes
Going to be getting rid of lots of stuff. CDs, collage material, jewelry, sewing supplies and some 7" records. Probably some books too. If you want to know more before I post anything feel free to DM me!
Trying to get extra money for my trip to Seattle next month~