Wednesday, 26 March 2008

'This Is...MY CHOICE!!!'

Ha! I won! I get to choose what the next 'This is...' topic will be. The last thing I won was an Adam Ant calendar circa 1982! Thanks Angela!
The options I put forward were either 'This is ...my fave colour combination' or 'This is... the contents of my handbag' , now after ooh about 3 seconds of deliberation, I've plumped for
'This is.......The Contents of my Handbag!'
Did I ever mention I'm a nosey so and so......?!


Now on a totally unrelated note: does anyone have any top tips for stitching jersey? My machine has decided to skip stitches on the most lovely polyester jersey trousers that I'm shortening, they have mesh panels- I'll not inflict further description on you. Well, I think I've got the right needle in, a nice new one. Maybe my machine is just objecting to man-made fibres!

12 comments:

Nicola said...

Love your choice for This is ........... this week.

I think for working with jersey you need a ball point needle not a sharp one. Also set your stich to a slight zig-zag to allow for strech in the fabric. Appologies if you already know all of this.

AnastasiaC said...

yeahhh a good choice....now i need to clean my bag haha....i carry so much rubbish around!!
i think with Jersey you need to stretch as you sew so pull from the back...im no sewing expert though...

Jodie said...

Ok , I have a few days to go and clean out my handbag before I post its contents.
No help at all with jersey - a ballpoint needle I think?

Kyla said...

Great pick. Im excited to see what everyone carries around all day...are we able to show what purse we are carrying at this moment???
Cheers
Kyla

Drewzel said...

Yay! Done mine! :D

Sorry, no tips on stitching jersey though.

Sarah C said...

LOL Congratulations on your win - It sounds like your next win is bound to be something big!
I look forward to opening uip my handbag to share with others however unexciting it is.

Sorry I can not help with the sewing I am stuck on this problem also.

Lisa said...

This comes from the SCHMETZ needle company.

JERSEY use BALL POINT #70 or #80 or STRETCH #75 or #90.

Also a good quality thread, the same in needle and bobbin. Use a walking foot if you have one.

Just suggestions, but they may help. I teach sewing at a patchwork store so don't work with jersey fabric often. Hope you suceed.

Great 'This is.........', I don't think my handbag contents are very interesting, just the necessities.

cloud9 said...

My machine does exactly the same when I try to do fake coverstitch,I'd go with the ball point option.I do love knowing the contents of other people's fridges, cupboards, handbags cant wait! Good choice Sharonetta!

cloud9 said...

My machine does exactly the same when I try to do fake coverstitch,I'd go with the ball point option.I do love knowing the contents of other people's fridges, cupboards, handbags cant wait! Good choice Sharonetta!

cloud9 said...

My machine does exactly the same when I try to do fake coverstitch,I'd go with the ball point option.I do love knowing the contents of other people's fridges, cupboards, handbags cant wait! Good choice Sharonetta!

Sharon said...

Eh Cloudcake! 3 comments? Are you developing a stutter?!

Dees said...

Hi Sharon,
Just saw the comment on Angela's blog about the content of my handbag,just wanted to let you know I was only kidding and think the theme you picked is great.I hope I didn't sound awful to you because that was not my intention.So see you on sunday with the content of my handbag.
xoxo Dees