Tag Archives: Basics

Frixion Pens

Earlier this year, I talked a little about various methods for marking fabric, such as chalk pencils, marking pens, and so forth. (Sewing Tools: Things to Know Before You Buy) Frixion erasable pens are quite popular these days, since the … Continue reading

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Buying a Sewing Machine

What kind of sewing machine do you need? What features should you look for? How much should you spend? Here’s a quick guide to choosing a sewing machine. Basics: Buying a Sewing Machine Enjoy!

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Sewing Tools

Not all sewing supplies are created equal! Before you rush out to buy everything you need, there’s a few things you should know. Sewing Tools: Things to Know Before You Buy Enjoy!

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Basics: Pinking Shears

Pinking shears cut with a zigzag edge that resists fraying. However, there’s a trick to using them correctly. In this new article, you’ll learn when and how to use pinking shears, along with lots of tips for successful pinking. Basics: Pinking … Continue reading

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Basics: The Secret Overlock Stitch

Finishing your seam allowances is a must, but the easiest method isn’t well-known! Learn all about the oft-forgotten overlock stitch, including which presser foot to use, and tips for professional results. Basics: The Secret Overlock Stitch Enjoy!

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Guest Blog: 10 Tips to Improve Your Sewing

Recently, I was asked to contribute to the teacher’s blog at Take Lessons. I was happy to oblige and wrote a piece filled with suggestions to help you take your sewing skills up a notch. It includes advice on seam finishing, pressing as you sew, … Continue reading

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Sewing Room Safety: 14 Tips

While sewing isn’t an inherently dangerous occupation, working with sharp shears, needles, and pins has its risks! Here are 14 tips to help you sew safely. Sewing Room Safety: 14 Tips Enjoy!

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Basics: Pressing As You Sew

We’ve all heard about the importance of pressing as you sew. But do you know how? After all, pressing isn’t the same as ironing! Here’s several tips and tricks to help you improve your pressing skills. Basics: Pressing As You … Continue reading

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Basics: Seam Allowances

Everything you sew has seam allowances. But what are they? (Includes tips!) Basics: Seam Allowances

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Basics: Measurements

Those who are new to sewing (or who have trouble with numbers, as I do) may struggle with measurements. Here’s a quick guide to help you out. Basics: Measurements

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