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    Default ........sewing day

    My friend and I belong to a group that makes sanitary supplies for girls/women in Africa. Today, Nipsy and I sewed several, then I finished them off on the serger.

    I have owned several different brands of machines, Singer, Pfaff, Brother, Juki and now this Bernina. I am pretty sure I will never buy another brand machine, if I ever have to. This thing has oomph! I got to wind a bobbin and I was flabberghasted!

    Trust me, if you ever find a good deal on one of these, take it if you can. You won't be sorry!
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    I know what you mean. My Bernina is over 30 years old and I still love her.

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    congratulations on your new machine

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    My Aunt Lois had an older Bernina that she took everywhere for her entire life...she wouldn't even try another machine.

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    Kudos to you and your friend for working on the sanitary product project. Lack of sanitary supplies is one of the main reasons girls drop out of school in under-developed or poverty stricken areas/countries.

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    So glad you're loving your new baby.
    Katrina


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    Default Re: ........sewing day

    Oh I am envious. You have an air-fed serger? I have a White serger, over 30 years old. It ploughs through anything, but ohh to have the threads whizz through would be a dream.

    Do you have a pattern and type of fabrics that you use? I might be interested in making some to send.

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    Default Re: ........sewing day

    Bubba, I'm not familiar with the sanitary project, could you enlighten me? Thank you

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    I wish I could provide a name of the project, as well as patterns, but I really don't know. We go to a church where all the pieces are cut out and we are basically assembly workers!! I think my friend knows, but sadly, she is in Australia for the next eight weeks and I can't contact her!!!

    I will try to get the info in a couple months when we go again.
    pat.

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    Default Re: ........sewing day

    We make 2 shields per kit. A shield holds a pad and had “wings” to snap around the crotch of the panties. Use only 100% cotton fabrics for everything. Also, use plastic KAM snaps on the shield. The snaps from Joann’s are cheap and won’t hold up. NO VELCRO! Then we make 6 pads to go inside the shield. The pads are the size of a wash cloth and they are tri-folded so that they will fit inside the shield. The pad is 2 squares of cotton with a center absorbent area made from 4-5 strips of flannel or some terry cloth. The strips will be the size of the crotch of the panties. This absorbing strip is sewn to the center of the cotton square and sandwiched in between the 2 cotton squares. The women can trifold this pad, place it in the shield and change them as needed. Place everything inside a gallon-size freezer bag. Add 2 pairs of panties, another gallon size freezer bag (for soiled pads) a small bar of soap and a small paper with directions.

    This is a brief description of what to do. I’ll look for a better instruction sheet to post.

    These are life-changing for girls and women!!!

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