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Advice for mending/repairing holes along seams in pants?

Despite trying different fits and brands of pants, I keep running into the problem of them eventually getting holes in them, typically around the seams of the crotch where of course you least want them. The rest of the pants are generally fine, so it feels like a waste to toss them, but I’m not sure how well one might be able...

[Request] How Should I Repair this Coat?

I have this nice heavy winter coat that I accidentally tore a small hole in the shell near a chest pocket. It’s a tiny rip, but I don’t want it to get any larger. Any advice for how I should go about repairing it? I want to try a visible mend instead of a simple patch. The tag says the shell is listed as 61% cotton 39%...

I got an awesome vintage sewing machine! (

I wanted to share this awesome Singer 611g I bought over the weekend. The person I bought it from told me it was her great aunts. It came with everything and more! It’s in fantastic shape and still works great despite possibly not being used since the 80s. I put in some sewing machine oil following the manual (it had the...

Rabbit Runner (

I’m a little embarrassed to post this since I’m a beginner, but I’m pretty happy to have finished this table runner. This is my very first attempt at free motion quilting! I’m not very experienced with applique either, but I do like the 3D effect from the dense quilting around the shapes....

Cinderella from Cranston VIP (

I found this vintage printed panel for making a Cinderella doll, and it was so much fun to assemble and embellish. I added lace, ribbons, gemstones, gold thread, silver fabric paint, sequins on the crown, various beads, gold ric-rac around the pillow, and white piping on the cape. The cape is detachable (using small snaps). I...

One of my favorite projects, a paper pieced pillow of my kitty. (

It’s weird but since quitting Reddit I feel like I lost all the connections in my life. I’m glad to be here with y’all, and I look forward to sharing more! I’ve been in a rut and seeing your beauties has inspired me to dust off the ole sewing machine and finish up my newest kitty’s portrait.

A wiki for repairing anything (

“Our philosophy is that if you can’t open it, you don’t own it. Once you disassemble, repair, and put back together your laptop or iPod, you have a much better understanding of what goes into it. It’s astounding how just 20 minutes of work can make an iPod good as new – but most people have no idea that there are...

The asymetrical flowery dress. (

It took me about four month between buying the fabric and completion. I had other things on my list and spent way too long on the design (two months to decide). I wanted a long flowy dress, but this quilting fabric is too stiff for that. So I attempted a tailored, more serious look, balanced by the print. I could have done it a...

[answered] Front-load bobbins -- any advantages? Or only downsides?

I watched several sewing videos in preparation to buy a machine. The consensus is that drop-in bobbins are easier for beginners than front-load. Well I’m the kind of person who wants to get to the /expert/ stage & if that means doing things the hard way, so be it. But then the question is, what are the advantages of...

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