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Pattern 1100 I don't understand how piece 1A is joined to piece 1

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Take your pattern and project to the local fabric store and ask if any of the kind sewists there will help.

Posted on May 08, 2017

Testimonial: "Thank you. Pattern piece 1A is pinned to the bottom of pattern piece 1 matching symbols at the bottom of piece 1 to the top of piece 1A. This extends the length of main pattern piece 1."


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I don’t understand how to sew collar on in B 6107. I’m confused by whether I sew to facings and how I turn collar inside out

Hello, Joyce -

I hope I am correct in understanding you are referring to Butterick pattern 6107. If so, I don't own that particular pattern and accompanying instructions. Am I also safe to assume you do not have the sheet of written instructions with images to accompany the garment pattern? In case you have the pattern pieces but not the sheet of instructions, you may wish to contact the McCall Pattern Co. (Butterick is one of their brands) directly via email here: . Note: They may charge for replacement instructions.

In the meantime, assuming I am correct about your sewing Butterick pattern 6107, I see the coat has 2 collar styles - 1 a shawl collar and 1 a stand up collar.

If you are sewing the shawl collar version, perhaps this online tutorial (with pictures) on sewing a shawl collar will be instructive:

If you are sewing the stand up collar version, this online tutorial (with pictures) may provide the right instruction:

If neither of those resources seem helpful, then you may find an experienced sewer in your neighborhood who will offer to help show you what to do. How to go about that:
- If you are not already a member of the neighborhood web site, I recommend you join it (free.) You will be able to identify and limit your "neighborhood" when you register.
- Once you are a member, post a question asking if someone in your neighborhood could instruct you in how to sew the kind of collar you wish to sew. Note: I recommend using the private message feature to share addresses and phone numbers.
- There will probably be a kind neighbor or two who will be willing to come to your home and demonstrate to you one-on-one on how to sew the collar and turn it out.

If you would rather not follow the route, then, my last option is for you to contact the local public school system and ask for then name and contact information for the person / people who teach sewing (probably in middle school / junior high school) in the school system. Then contact a sewing teacher and ask her/him if you can arrange a lesson with her/him on how to sew your collar. I recommend offering to pay for the teacher's time.

Best wishes.

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The lay-out pattern will show those pieces placed on the fold before they are cut out.

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I have a Bernina 1230, that was a gift from my mother-in-law. I need help creating continuous decorative stitches and I don't understand the user guide directions.

What a Great Gift!!!

The manual is a bit confusing. From what I can gather, it looks like to program, press MEM, select the first stitch, press MEM, select the next stitch...end programming with MEM.

Press "pattern begin" to start and then "pattern end" to end.

If you are interested in joining a Bernina group who discusses all kinds of questions and tips about using older Bernina machines, look for a Yahoo Group called "BerninaThirtySomethings" The members are very helpful and some are Bernina technicians who know a lot about the machines.

Actually, you can also download the 1260 manual. It is very similar to your 1230 but may be easier to understand. Look at the memory instructions there (page 26...). It appears in order to perform multiples of a particular stitch, after selecting that stitch, press the MEM button that many times.



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usually the pattern is altered below the armpit area. Lengthening requires either tracing the piece and adding additional length by sliding the pattern piece the required amount. OR but cutting and adding in a piece of paper and retracing the cut lines.

This question doesn't really belong here... you need to go to a tailoring site. ;) I can suggest join and you will get lots of help from the forum pay a member fee and get online classes.

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