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Compatible Presser Foot for Brother FS 40

As I bought my Brother FS 40, I looked for optional presser feet to use for different type of stitching techniques. After a thorough search on Brother website in the technical support section and other websites, I found the following compatible presser feet for Brother FS 40. F058 Brother 7 Groove Pintuck Foot F021N Brother Braiding Foot F028N Brother Piping / Pearl Foot F020N Brother Multi-hole Cording Foot (7 HOLE) F014 Brother Bias Binder F039 Brother Picot Foot F035N Brother Stitch Guide Foot F012N Brother Gathering Foot SA184/F056 Brother Edge Joining Foot SA126 / F002N, SA127 / F003N  Narrow Hemmer Foot       SA187 / F061 Brother Open Quilting Foot  SA129 / F005N Transparent Quilting Foot  SA140/F033N Brother Double drive W alking Foot (Parts code XC2214052 ) SA132 / F016N Brother Sewing Guide used with Walking Foot I bought the Narrow hemmer foot F002N and will soon post a video of its testing.

Bag for my Sewing Machine

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Although my Brother FS 40 came with a cover, still I needed a bag to keep dust away from my new machine. So I decided to sew the bag myself as my test for sewing skills and processing the information available in books I was reading. The design is adopted from internet especially Pinterest  but I needed the instructions which I found on   Les carnets de Del   and chatchiffonne . Lets get to making the bag. Dimensions: First you need to know the dimensions of your machine. My machine's dimensions are: Length = 39 cm; Width = 17 cm & Height = 29/30 cm The finished bag dimensions will be: Length = 43 cm, Width = 21 cm & Height = 34/35 cm You will have to cut the fabric according to the finished bag dimensions and the seam allowance you need. Materials required for this project: Zipper: I used a 70 cm long zipper. You can use two zippers in equal half sizes and according to the preference of length. Bias: Bias tape for interior finishing (optional) and for finis

Cheap Fabrics and Haberdashery in Paris?

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When we start sewing the first question is where to buy fabrics and the sewing items at good cost. This was also a question for me as a student I do not have huge budget to buy expensive fabrics and especially for learners. I started looking on internet for cheap fabrics, coupons, ribbons, thread reels etc. and the Google gave me some famous websites of shops but also many addresses. But the real task was to dig into the websites and reviews of many famous shops on google. I searched many famous websites like Mondial Tissus , Ma Petit Mercerie , Butinette , Rascol , Hamon , Coupons de Saint Pierre , Tissus Reine ,  Amazon etc. Buying online can be tricky. Sometimes we do not find all items at one website and especially in case of fabrics. I personally feel the cost of delivery too high for buying just one item of few because free delivery for almost all these online stores is for around 60€ and above. And I do not like to buy on Amazon for the low quality of materials usually sold th

میری پہلی سلائ مشین

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 میری نانی نے ہمارے گاؤں میں سلائی شروع کی اور پھر میری والدہ اور خالہ بھی اس کے پیچھے آئیں۔ میں نے اپنی یونیورسٹی کے سالوں کے دوران بھی ماں کے سلے ہوئے کپڑے پہنے تھے اور مجھے ان کی ڈیزائننگ اور سلائی پسند تھی۔ وہ ایک ماہر کوئلٹر بھی ہیں لیکن ان کی سلائی مشین بھی قدیم ماڈل میں سے ایک تھی۔انھوں نے کوشش کی کہ مجھے کم از کم بنیادی سلائی سیکھنی چاہئے لیکن میں نے کبھی بھی ان کی پرانی مشین کو ہاتھ نہیں لگایا کیونکہ مجھے لگتا تھا کہ وہ ان کی صحت کو بھی متاثر کر رہا تھا۔ اوریہ 2019 ہے ، میں اپنی پی ایچ ڈی کے لئے پیرس میں ہوں؛ وقت اتنا تیز گزر جاتا ہے کہ ہم تصور بھی نہیں کرسکتے ہیں۔ میں بانجھ پن اور پی ایچ ڈی کے دباؤ سے افسردہ تھی ، اگست کا مہینہ تھا کہ میں نے اچانک جدید ٹیکنالوجی سے اپنے ذہنی تناؤ کوکم کرنے کے لئے یوٹیوب پر کمپیوٹرائزڈ سلائی مشینیں دیکھنا شروع کردیں۔ اور اس نے میرے ذہن میں کلیک کیا ، کیوں نہ کمپیوٹرائزڈ سلائی مشین خریدی جاےٴ۔ میں نے  کم مہنگے، بنیادی کمپیوٹرائزڈ مشینوں کے لئےاپنا ہوم ورک کیا۔ میں نے سلائی مشین کا آرڈر دیا، برادر سی ایس 70 ۔ یہ 70 مختلف قسم کے ٹانکے  لگان

My First Sewing Machine

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My Grandmother started sewing in our village and then my mother and aunt followed. I wore clothes sewn by mother even in my graduation and I love her designing and stitching. She is an expert quilter as well but her sewing machine was one of the oldest models. She tried that I should learn at least basic stitching but I never touched her old machine which I think was affecting her health as well. And its 2019, I am in Paris for my PhD; time passes so fast that we can't imagine. I was depressed by infertility and pressure of PhD, it was the month of August that I suddenly started to look Computerised Sewing Machines on Youtube just for relaxing my mind with innovative technology. And it clicked in my mind, why not buy a computerised sewing machine. I did my homework for less costly, basic computerised machines. I ordered a sewing machine Brother CS70 . It is a basic machine with 70 stitches but it does not have a Start/Stop button system. So I cancelled the order and started my