Craftsy Chats: Sewing with Katrina Walker

We have another amazing instructor ready to answer all your sewing questions. Welcome Katrina Walker to Craftsy Chats this month! Come send her a warm welcome on Friday, October 22nd at 12:00 pm CT.

Grab some fun and free Halloween Projects from our Craft-o-ween Mini-series completed this week!

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22 Responses to “Craftsy Chats: Sewing with Katrina Walker”
  1. Sue
    Sue

    What sewing projects do you recommend to start out with for my 21 month old granddaughter (almost 2 years old). Clothing, crafts, play clothes. Also I have an old apron that my grandmother made for me and my m thinking about replicating it with new fabric.

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  2. Joyce
    Joyce

    Enjoying the CRAFTS! I have a problem with the top stitch showing through on the underside…I did a Halloween project with the black in the bobbin and orange top…I tried to adjust it to normal (auto) then tried 3 but no help (A Janome QCP). Will try rethreading. Do you think it could be adversely affected by two different threads (eg Poly cotton in top thread, cotton in bobbin)

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  3. Alice smith
    Alice smith

    Hello from Illinois! After you get the perfect fit can you then use that pattern as a sloper or block? Not sure of the difference between the two. Can you explain?

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  4. Peggy
    Peggy

    I am basically a new sewer. I am making a wall hanging design. I have a friend/mentor who tested the project herself and she told me that while the pattern calls for 1/4 “ seams, the reality is that I need scant 1/4” seams to make it work. I bought a magnet to align on my footplate but it slides. Any suggestions for SCANT 1/4” when machine doesn’t have the markings?

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    • Brenda Levin
      Brenda Levin

      You can tape a coffee stick or thick piece of cardboard (or something like this) with about a 3 inch length at the scant 1/4 inch mark to your machine with painters masking tape. so that the fabric slides along the edge at just a scant 1/4 inch. Otherwise use your 1/4 inch foot along the edge of the fabric but move your needle position one or two positions to the right to make a slightly narrower seam.

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  5. Kathymahoney
    Kathymahoney

    I can’t log in with my password. I’m trying to access my forever classes. Who can help me?

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