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    Yes sewing is coming back big-time. Especially in home dec. You don't need a big fancy machine just one that sews well. I love to do Machine Embroidery so I have a Viking SE. It is a sewing machine and an Embroidery machine as well. I have sewn since I was about 10. Judy in MI/FL
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    Judy I made reversible curtains. I like to sew too. I am teaching
    myself to try new ways of sewing to make home decor. I have been
    folowing patterns in books. I've only been sewing for 15 years. I
    taught myself. Have you read any good books for sewing? And I wanted to
    ask how do you like that sewing machine that does embrodiery? I am
    thinking of getting one.
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    I keep saying I'm going to take sewing lessons. But haven't done it yet. I have had a sewing machine for 8 yrs. and made 1 small pillow when my daughter was a baby and attempted to make a dress for our new baby when she was born 4/05. I got both sides done and when I went to sew them together, something went wrong w/ my bobbin. The thread looked great on one side and terrible on the bobbin side. I tried figuring it out and got so frustrated I gave up. Needless to say the unfinished dress sits in my dresser. Would you recommend taking lessons from an individual (if I can find someone) or @ a community college. Also, any thoughts on the thread issue? I never did fix it.

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    Kristina, This sounds like a tension Problem, check your top thread tension, and it could be the thread you are using, I have to use good thread with my machine not a cheap brand. These so many in a pack for a great sale are no help if you can't use it...Always get good thread.. You might want to get the Simplicity or Sewing for Dummies Book, These are two good books to help out in sewing Jams....or go to your local Library and check them out...
    Hope this helps...

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    Kristina, This sounds like a tension Problem, check your top thread tension, and it could be the thread you are using, I have to use good thread with my machine not a cheap brand. These so many in a pack for a great sale are no help if you can't use it...Always get good thread.. You might want to get the Simplicity or Sewing for Dummies Book, These are two good books to help out in sewing Jams....or go to your local Library and check them out...
    Hope this helps...

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    I'm not an expert sewer, but that has happened to me when my tension
    is not set properly, or when the thread is not fed through all the
    posts properly.
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    Kristina, I have been sewing for almost 40 years. I learned how in High
    School. I would recommend learning how to sew from an individual
    if possible. If you have to learn from a class make sure you ask lots of questions,
    and do take a beginners class. It sounds as if you are having a problem with the
    tension on your machine. There is a bobbin tension and an upper tension.
    The best thing to do would be to take your machine to a fabric store like
    Joann's or Hancocks. Both stores have machine repairers that are there at least
    once a month. Call them first to find out if and when they have a a person there that
    could set your tension.

    Good luck. sewing can be great fun but it is almost always frustrating!

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    I just checked it again and I think I might have to have it serviced. I found sewing machine repair shop so I will take it in next week. They might even know where I can get lessons for a reasonable price.

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