Knitwear · Wooly knits

How to line a knitted dress

A knitted dress is by its nature a stretchy garment that can quickly grow stretched out "bags" around the more protruding parts of your body. And if the dress is long, that includes your knees! A very effective solution to the problem is lining. If you wear a slip under the dress, the knitwear will… Continue reading How to line a knitted dress

Comparisons and overviews

My sewing crew – 5th edition

Ah, the first edition in the new house and new sewing room! Now that I've had a chance to settle down a bit and start using the new space, I found myself using it differently than I first thought I would... Typical. This overview is a bit different from the previous "crew" overviews because now… Continue reading My sewing crew – 5th edition

Fancy stitch problems · Fancy stitches · Pfaff

Pfaff 230 not stitching patterns

Help! She's doing straight stitch and zig-zag like a good girl but is not doing any patterns! 😥 This is the Pfaff pattern disk showing you all the patterns that your Pfaff 230 Automatic can sew fully automatically. You pick a stitch of interest, set up the knobs as shown, set knob E to the… Continue reading Pfaff 230 not stitching patterns

Adjusting timing · Fancy stitches · Feed dog height adjustment · Feet · Pfaff · Tension adjustment · Vertical rotary hook

Pfaff 230 Automatic

This is one of the great classics from 1955: Pfaff 230 Automatic, not to be confused with Pfaff 230 that didn't have any fancy stitches. This machine has signature Pfaff forward-facing vertical rotary hook with internal belt transmission. Zig-zag is done with a swing needle mechanism and all the fancy stuff is in the arm.… Continue reading Pfaff 230 Automatic