Category Archives: Tuesday’s Tips & Tricks

Reducing Bulk

Tuesday’s Tips & Tricks: Reducing Bulk When you sew, it’s important to reduce bulk wherever possible. Doing so will make your corners crisp and sharp; it will enable your curves to lie flat, without wrinkling or bulging; it will give … Continue reading

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Cutting Knit Fabrics

Tuesday’s Tips & Tricks: Cutting Knit Fabrics Knit fabrics can be difficult to work with. They’re soft and fluid, which means they like to slip and slide around while you’re trying to cut them. If you’re not careful, you’ll end … Continue reading

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Faux French Seams

Tuesday’s Tutorial: Faux French Seams I discovered this technique by accident, when I was in a pickle and couldn’t figure out how to finish a seam so the raw edges wouldn’t show. Up until that point, I’d used French seams … Continue reading

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Threading Eyelet With Ribbon

Tuesday’s Tips & Tricks: Threading Eyelet With Ribbon There is a particular kind of lace known as beading, which has holes woven into it so that you can easily thread a ribbon through the lace. The ribbon can add a … Continue reading

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Threading Your Bobbin

Tuesday’s Tips & Tricks: Threading Your Bobbin The method of threading your bobbin may vary depending on your sewing machine, so check your manual. Some machines have an automatic bobbin that just pops in place. Others require a bit of … Continue reading

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Winding Your Bobbin

Tuesday’s Tips & Tricks: Winding Your Bobbin The bobbin is the tiny spool of thread that fits in the lower part of your sewing machine. Some pop into the front of the base, while others drop in from above. These … Continue reading

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Threading Your Sewing Machine

Tuesday’s Tips and Tricks Threading Your Sewing Machine Threading your sewing machine is something you’ll need to do often. At the least, you’ll need to change your thread color every time you begin a new project. There are other times … Continue reading

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Sewing Machine Maintenance

Tuesday’s Tips & Tricks Sewing Machine Maintenance If you own your own sewing machine, you need to take proper care of it. This means knowing how to clean and oil it regularly. There are some newer models that don’t require … Continue reading

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A Rat’s Nest

Tuesday’s Tips and Tricks A Rat’s Nest Throughout many historic time periods, the fashion for hair was huge. As near as I can tell, it began in the 17th century with the frizzed Elizabethan styes. In the late 18th century, … Continue reading

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Guard Your Lingerie!

Tuesday’s Tips & Tricks Guard Your Lingerie! We’ve all had a blouse or dress whose neckline simply wouldn’t stay in place. Every time it shifts, your bra straps peek out, causing embarrassment and awkwardness. What can be done? Well, you … Continue reading

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