Tag Archives: Basics

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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Basics: Presser Feet

There are many kinds of presser feet, each designed for a specific purpose. This article takes a closeup look at several different presser feet, including the zigzag foot, the pintuck foot, the walking foot, and many others. Basics: Presser Feet Enjoy!

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Basics: Pattern Symbols

Patterns tend to use a set of universal symbols. But if you aren’t familiar with those symbols, you’ll have a hard time sewing a pattern! Here’s a list of the most common pattern symbols and their definitions. Basics: Pattern Symbols Enjoy!

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Designing Custom Fabric

Thanks to sites like Spoonflower, it’s easy to have your own custom fabric printed. But how do you design it? This two-part tutorial will teach you everything you need to know. First, we’ll introduce you to the concept of tiling, and demonstrate how to digitize … Continue reading

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Positioning Fabric & Pins

Tuesday’s Tips & Tricks: Positioning Fabric & Pins Sometimes it can be hard to tell which way to position your fabric when you’re getting ready to pin and sew. Here’s a quick way to help you remember! The bulk of the … Continue reading

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Needles & Thread

Tuesday’s Tips & Tricks: Needles and Thread Threading a needle is one of the most basic skills a sewer needs to have. Here’s a few tips to help you out. Thread Thread comes in a rainbow of colors, but not … Continue reading

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Reading a Pattern Envelope

Pattern envelopes contain a lot of helpful information. But how can you make heads or tails of the charts and diagrams? Here’s a breakdown of a pattern envelope. Basics: Reading a Pattern Envelope Enjoy!

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