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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: 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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Silk Habotai

Saturday’s Stash: Silk Habotai   Silk habotai (also known as China silk) is an extremely lightweight silk. It’s often used for linings, but it can also work for floaty summer skirts, thin blouses, and evening wear, provided you line it … 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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Sewing With Black Fabric

Tuesday’s Tips & Tricks: Sewing With Black Fabric If you’ve never sewn with black fabric, you’re in for something of an ordeal. There are several problems that occur when working with black fabric. Let’s see what they are—and more importantly, … 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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Fabric Widths

Tuesday’s Tips & Tricks: Fabric Widths As you probably know, fabric is purchased by the yard. Whenever you buy a yard of fabric, someone measures out 36″ of material. But what you may not realize is that some bolts of … Continue reading

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Broken Needles

Tuesday’s Tips & Tricks: Broken Needles   Pins bend. Needles break. Both go dull, eventually. What should you do with ruined pins and needles? Throw them away? Certainly not! Tossing them in the garbage isn’t safe—for many reasons.

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