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The Lobby
Please read these guidelines before posting on TSF which explain the etiquette for posting and some of the Forum Rules. Following these should make your use of the Forum more enjoyable for everyone.
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Please introduce yourself, your interests and tell us about your sewing experience.
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This area is intended for guests to request help and information from the members of our forum. Please abide by our Forum Rules and respect the people around you.
by Jacky F
6th February 2016 17:10 Go to last post
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Share your current projects, keep us up-to-date with them and notify us when pictures are in the gallery.
by datcat
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Sub-Forums: Fabric care
by catllar
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A place to discuss all those odds and ends about sewing and fashion.
4th February 2016 10:12 Go to last post
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Hand and Machine sewing techniques eg. seams, setting sleeves, darning, prick stitching, collars & cuffs, understitching, hemming, zips, binding, etc.
12th February 2016 18:46 Go to last post
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Old and new, hand and machine sewing techniques to mend, protect or extend the useful life of fabrics, notions and clothing. A place to share your ideas and refashioning projects. (please post P&Q and Soft Furnishing projects on the dedicated boards)
by Missie
8th February 2016 12:06 Go to last post
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Need immediate sewing advice? Are you in the middle of something and stuck? Ask here for a quick reply to help you on your way.
12th February 2016 13:54 Go to last post
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Knowledge Base
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An area for members studying for a sewing related qualification eg City & Guilds, to discuss or request support and guidance from other members. Also post or ask about details of local sewing classes/courses. PLEASE NOTE: Suppliers and organisers of courses should NOT post details here. Please use the section provided in the TRADING POST.
12th February 2016 13:14 Go to last post
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Area for posting any UK sewing related events which might be of interest to members. List details, dates and location of clubs or social meetings.
by kwiksew
4th February 2016 23:39 Go to last post
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Not everyone is an experienced hand. Go on! Post your tips & tutorials (even the simple ones) here for all to see and learn from.
Sub-Forums: Product Review
7th February 2016 03:44 Go to last post
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A place to post website links or details of other sources of information which may be of interest to sewers.
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Patterns & Fitting
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by Morgan
20th January 2016 23:28 Go to last post
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17th December 2015 12:19 Go to last post
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Specialist Sewing Areas
10th February 2016 20:42 Go to last post
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For all Bridal wear, Prom Dresses and Evening Gowns.
by Plottie
4th February 2016 23:43 Go to last post
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Add new advice or benefit from others' experience of this popular area of sewing.
by Morgan
5th February 2016 01:50 Go to last post
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Discuss making all types of dance costumes especially tutus.
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A place to share and discuss techniques and ideas. (please post about software and machines on the dedicated boards)
by KellyH
2nd February 2016 22:50 Go to last post
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An area for discussing the tradtional hand techniques of times long past and the modern day methods used to recreate them.
5th March 2015 16:11 Go to last post
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9th February 2016 13:17 Go to last post
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Traditional and modern methods to make suits and more structured clothes, eg coats or trousers, jackets or suits for work.
1st February 2016 15:24 Go to last post
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Sub-Forums: Auto re-upholstery
by Nomele
6th February 2016 23:01 Go to last post
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PLEASE READ PRIOR TO POSTING Members do not always have the knowledge about repairs/problems. We advise therefore if you are relying on or need urgent information that you contact a machine repair specialist.
11th February 2016 10:36 Go to last post
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22nd November 2015 23:50 Go to last post
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Whether brand new or pre-loved find out about the ideal machine for your first adventure into sewing
16th January 2016 20:35 Go to last post
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12th February 2016 12:17 Go to last post
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Sub-Forums: Software
1st February 2016 09:08 Go to last post
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by Jacky F
Yesterday 17:40 Go to last post
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7th February 2016 00:42 Go to last post
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A place to discuss the ownership and use of older machines, particularly pre-1965
by Nomele
Today 02:46 Go to last post
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by annsa
25th November 2015 18:54 Go to last post
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Need general help selecting presser feet, machine needles, thread, etc? Ask here. (To see presser feet uses and videos of them working go to 'Tips & Tutorials.')
by helpme
31st January 2016 21:53 Go to last post
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Read members' reviews or write a review about a machine you have used.
by Marian
23rd December 2015 22:42 Go to last post
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Tools, Equipment & Accessories
5th February 2016 23:12 Go to last post
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by Jacky F
28th January 2016 22:56 Go to last post
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by Lizzy
Yesterday 12:20 Go to last post
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by amymac
Yesterday 19:55 Go to last post
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Irons, scissors, tape measures, etc - all those handy little tools we can't manage without.
8th February 2016 15:24 Go to last post
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Other Crafts
17th January 2016 19:55 Go to last post
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Discussions on any aspects of hand and machine knitting.
by Jessie
Yesterday 09:48 Go to last post
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Forum Rules and Terms & Conditions
This includes the rules that apply to all members whether using supplier status or not. Also, ask the Administators/Moderators here or send a private message for help and advice with Rules and Guidelines.
Members should read these prior to posting within the Forum.
by mrsh
4th September 2008 13:51 Go to last post
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The Trading Post
SUPPLIER MEMBERS: Note, this is the only area you are permitted to make any reference to your own business or website with the exception of your signature. Failure to comply with this may result in your membership being cancelled.
Discussions for sewers working from home or running sewing related businesses rather than just sewing for pleasure.
21st January 2016 19:31 Go to last post
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Not to be used by suppliers. Classified adverts section for members to advertise sewing related items you want to buy, sell or give away. All offers and transactions between members are undertaken completely at their own risk. TSF is not liable or responsible for any part of the process of offering, buying, selling, exchange or giving away of items or services between members or the nature or condition of the item(s) concerned.
by Mikeyws
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Not to be used by suppliers. Area to post if you know of any retailers/websites that have sales, special offers, discounts, freebies, etc that might be of interest to other members, particularly sewing related items.
by RFNicki
28th January 2016 11:19 Go to last post
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Area for members to ask where to source sewing/craft related supplies and to recommend or give feedback for retailers/wholesalers/websites. NB suppliers should NOT post about their own or competitor businesses other than to correct an error relating to their own business.
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Area for suppliers to post information about their businesses and interact with members.
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Area for suppliers to post information about courses they offer and interact with members
by Efemera
27th January 2016 18:35 Go to last post
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Suppliers notify members of special offers you may have. NB maximum of TWO new offers per week allowed. PLEASE DATE THE END OF THE OFFER IN THE TITLE>
12th August 2015 11:34 Go to last post
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Announcements, Feedback, Cafe and Help
News about the forum (including current Rules and Terms & Conditions of use), feedback from members about the forum, and help in using the forum.
Forum announcements
by mrsh
12th August 2014 10:43 Go to last post
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Suggestions and guidance to help you make better use of the forum and your computer. Ask for help here if you encounter problems using the Forum.
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Area for members to leave feedback and suggestions relating to the Forum. Your ideas and opinions are appreciated.
18th January 2016 08:32 Go to last post
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Come into the cafe for more than a caffeine boost and a cake. Share your everyday chitchat here - without consuming a single calorie!
by Helen M
Yesterday 23:59 Go to last post
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Area to learn how to upload pictures to the Gallery or attach them to posts. Ask here for help and advice if you are having difficulty with this.
by Anya
10th December 2015 11:19 Go to last post
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