Discussion in 'Disney for Families' started by teresajoy, Aug 13, 2012.
Did you get the pics I emailed?
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I did, thank you! The stroller bag is absolutely beautiful (though way out of my league ). Kindly, another disboutiquer has offered to sew each of the girls a cross body bag. Thank you for sending me the pictures I may try something like that once we're home from our trip, since Ja spends so much time in the stroller here at home, too.
Happy Easter, everyone! I hope you all enjoyed a nice day! We had our usual morning craziness since dh and I both sing in the church choir. Then a huge family dinner at my MIL's house, made a little more nuts since today is my middle child's birthday. But, now all the kids are in bed and I can sit for a few minutes.
Looks like the outfits are a hit! I hope you all have kicked the yuck for good by now!
I'm sorry it wasn't a fun pattern to work with, but the result sure is cute! I love that bug fabric!
Welcome, and great job on the backpack! It turned out very nice! The piping looks great!
Did we already know you are having a girl? How fun! Is your dd excited?
The pants turned out very cute! (Add me to the Not a Tink fan list, too. )
Very clever idea for your table! Your dd costume looks great, too!
How wonderful! Congratulations!
The tic tax toe boards are cute! Glad to hear your grands enjoyed all their little gifts!
My only sewing for the week (other than embroidering charms) was to repair two split seams on a stuffed KISS (the rock band) doll. Not something I would normally do, (not a KISS fan at all!) but it was for a little cousin. He was so thrilled and gave me a huge hug, so I guess it was worth it.
Have a great week, everyone!
Just to let you know, everything on the Five Star Fonts Embroidery website is on sale 50% off until april 3rd. I've used a couple of her In-the-hoop designs and her instructions and projects are wonderful. Haven't stitched out any embroidery yet.
I am so glad you've gotten back to sewing and it has proved to be therapeutic for you. I'm sure you and your DH will be great influences in your cousin's life.
DH and I have been twice in December. In 2010 we froze. Only wore shorts 1/2 of one day. (out of 8 days) Last year we went and wore shorts every day. It was beautiful weather. No matter the weather, though, it's such a great time of year to go. You will not be disappointed by the Candlelight Processional. Or the Osborne Lights. Or the park and resort decorations. So glad you are getting to go at that time!
Welcome! I hope your new machine will bring you many hours of sewing pleasure. Please share what you make with us. We love pictures!
I'm glad you have learned how to use your machine and that you will have lots of fun playing with it. I see lots of people told you about Heather Sue. Love her designs!
Glad you're getting over everything. The coughing sticks around forever it seems! Love the outfits and the pictures of the boys! (Do I see a lizard sticking out of one of the pockets??)
Very nice work!!
The outfit turned out darling, but I'm sorry you didn't enjoy making the top.
I see in a later post you have decided to wait on a machine. I didn't know anything about either of the machines you were wondering about, but just wanted to welcome you and wish you luck finding the perfect machine!
Great job on everything!!!
So true about D~
Great news about your PET scan! I hope it's more exciting than scary once you get used to the idea.
Very good job! And your daughters are adorable!
How cute! And what a great job you did. I've never sewn a zipper in that wraps around like that, although I plan to on a project really soon. Hope mine turns out as nicely.
Computer problems are the pits! Hope yours stays up and running now.
Help !! found a sewing machine at a Saver's and couldn't resist. It does not have a model number on it so I am hoping someone here can help.
I think it is 1951 and I tried calling Singer but keep getting the "all circuits are busy" speech.
I'm in the process of making my first tiered twirly skirt. 3 tiers plus a ruffle. The first tier is one width of fabric, 2nd tier is 2 wof, 3rd is 4 wof, and the double ruffle is 6 wof! I've finished the first 3 tiers, I just have to do the ruffle. My question is are these skirts always such a pain in the tush?? It's not they're hard exactly, just rectangles sew together and gathered to the tier above it. I've found several tutorials for one online. But trying to do the gathering, then distributing the gathers and fabric evenly makes me nuts. And trying to handle such large quantities of fabric, the ruffle should be a lulu I'm just looking for some tips for making these skirts. I know you folks make them all the time, I see gorgeous ones posted regularly. So any help would be appreciated.
I am sure D~ will chime in here, but if you put the serial number in on the Singer site, you can find out the model info and approximately when it was made...
I can only find out it is from 1951 but I want to download the manual and need the actual model number for that. I am on hold with Singer for over 30 minutes now.
After an hour on hold with Singer, They told me it was born on July 26, 1951 and is a model 15 something. I think it's 15-91. I downloaded the manual and maybe I can figure out how to clean it ???
D will chime in when she gets online and can give you all sorts of resources. NOt sure if she still has the resources in her table of contents on her PTR though that may have been her last PTR.
Your sewing machines was made in 1951 and is a model 15 if I'm reading the tag correctly. http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/serial-numbers/singer-sewing-machine-serial-number-database.html This is a great resource for looking up the serial numbers of Singer machines. I don't know anything about your machine, but you should be able to find the exact specs for it.
It came. My sewing machine is here. I got it set up sort of and was able to sew a straight line. I have my getting to know your sewing machine class scheduled and then my next in the series of sewing classes.
Once I get it to stop bunching up, I will be happy.
So happy to come home to it after my crappy day at work.
I already went over board on patterns that I found at Joanne's for $1.
It's a Singer 15 model - thinking it's a 91. Made approximately between 1951-52. There were 50,000 made in that lot.
It does look a lot like my Patience... except that Patience did not come in a case - she was in a desk. Does yours run? More importantly, does it make a stitch?
Here's a couple of links for you if you are interested:
The differences between the Singer 15 models: http://blog.sew-classic.com/2008/10/05/singer-1591-sewing-machine-review.aspx
HTH!!! COngrats on your new machine - you will love him/her!
Oh and I forgot to mention - yours is a bit more rare because it has the "Centennial badge" Super cool!
Sorry to hear that you had more computer problems. I hope you will be able to share pictures soon.
Sounds like you had a busy day! I think it is cute that your cousin gave you a hug for repairing his doll!
Thanks for the information about the sale. I am very happy to be back in the sewing room. I have been thinking about outfits to make for our trip so it sounds like I better plan to make both warm and cool weather outfits!
Welcome Mary! I cheat and use a ruffling foot for patchwork twirl layers. I hope other people will be able to give you some tips.
Congrations! Please post a picture of your machine when you get a chance. I wish I could get patterns at $1 each, even though my pattern box is already overflowing with patterns!
So sweet! I'll bet they were adorable on Easter. I saw them on FB but wanted to comment again.
Great job on the backpack! I've never made one because the whole zipper thing looks challenging.
I know that D would be able to give you some good information. What a cool find! I hope it works!
Yes, they are absolutely always a big pain in the rear end! Anything with ruffles is a pain. There are a few things you can do to make it a bit easier. If you are making a ton of ruffles, buying a ruffler will help but it is something new to learn. Also, with the bottom ruffle on a tiered skirt, if you don't have a serger to make a rolled hem, cut your fabric a double width. So if you ant a 4 inch wide ruffle, cut an 8 inch wide piece of fabric. Sew all your ruffle sections together and then iron the whole long strip in half so that it is double. Then sew the doubled ruffle to the bottom of the skirt. That gets rid of needing to hem the ruffle. It does take a bit more fabric though.
I agree with D, looks like a 15-91. I just bought one in a cabinet off Craigs list a few weeks ago. I love the way it sews! Your decals look like they're in a lot better shape than mine were. It should clean up nicely! Here's a like to a site I used to clean mine up and it was way worse than yours. http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintag...oat-vintage-sewing-machine-heads-t193635.html
These are awesome machines!
Pretty girl! I love the Centennial Badge! Her decals and stitch plate look fantastic. How does she run?
I would love to see a pic of the silver plate on the left end. It looks like she has the striped plate like D's Patience? (My Beth has scrollwork.)
Thank you for those links. I will be checking them out thoroughly. The 91 manual looks more like mine. It doesn't have any fancy scroll work on the silver metal but it still has original shine and not one speck of rust on the whole machine. It honestly looks like it was never used before or cleaned to perfection . I just tried it out and it runs beautifully and makes a perfectly straight stitch, I just have to play with a tension a bit and only slightly but I think I am going to love it !
My DH saw it on the floor when I was Gchatting him and asked me how many machines I need. This is only my second, the green one is my son's. She doesn't even make hardly a sound when I run her, it is so nice. I can't believe it only cost $30 and it came with a buttonholer, the green one that looks like it came out of the Jetsons TV show. I can't wait to use it for my next project. It even came with Singer machine oil in a can, cost 30 cents on it. My only wish is that it had a removable arm so i could do sleeves easier.
Here it is, sorry for the pic overload.....
$30!! That is a HUGE bargain, especially for a Centennial model! Be sure to check out all her internal wiring, though. Unless it's been redone already, there is a good likelihood you'll want to re-wire her for safety. Not sure if this is among D's links, but this blog post, http://vssmb.blogspot.com/2012/01/complete-how-to-re-wire-potted-motor.html?m=1, and lots of others on his site were a huge help to me with my 15-91.
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