Tag Archives: Basics

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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Ten Tips For Pinning

Pinning is a vital part of sewing, but it can be hard to know what kinds of pins to use, or which direction to place your pins. Part of our “basics” series, this new article contains ten tips to help you improve your … Continue reading

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Seven Seam Finishes

To produce a high-quality garment, you need to finish your seam allowances. Unfortunately, most patterns don’t include directions for seam-finishing, which means you must learn this on your own. To help you out, here are seven seam-finishing techniques. They range from quick-and-easy to couture, so … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Sewing Tools

Everyone has certain sewing tools they couldn’t work without. Here’s a list of my top ten favorites! New Article: My Top Ten Sewing Tools Enjoy!

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10 (Unconventional) Sewing Hacks

 Instead of running to the fabric store to buy more sewing tools, take a look around your kitchen or home office! Here’s a look at ten items you might find useful in the sewing room. New Article: 10 (Unconventional) Sewing Hacks … Continue reading

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