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How to use a twin needle tips for beginners 1 Reply

Hi again everyone. I've recently finished a new tutorial and I thought some of you might find it helpful.This tutorial is all about how to use a twin…Continue

Tags: double, needle, twin, tip, sewing

Started by Dommy T. Last reply by Dommy T May 18, 2017.

How to do a Ladder Stitch 1 Reply

Hi,I thought I would add a discussion thread here to help more people learn this great stitch. This has been a popular tutorial for…Continue

Tags: stitch, ladder

Started by Dommy T. Last reply by Dommy T May 10, 2017.

How to Iron a Perfectly Straight Line 2 Replies

Grab your rulerLine the ruler up with the line you want folded and pressedGrab your tracing wheelRun your tracing wheel down the ruler's edge where you want your fold.  The tracing wheel "scores" your fabric without breaking fibers, simply "denting"…Continue

Tags: fabric, fold, ruler, tracing_wheel, scoring

Started by Susan. Last reply by Charissa Blattman Dec 20, 2012.

The Simple Solution to Perfect Pleats - Sewing Tip

Want to know the secret to keeping your finely pleated trim and garment areas looking crisp and perfect for years? Use this simple tip and you’ll soon say: “Oh that’s how they made it look that way!”  The above bodice is an 1873 reproduction made…Continue

Tags: Victorian, historical, reproduction, knife, bodice

Started by Susan Dec 5, 2012.

Bobbin Thread Tip

Hair elastics on bobbins to keep thread from unwinding. Cheap & easy!Continue

Tags: sewing, cheap, unwinding, tip, thread

Started by Susan Aug 22, 2012.

Machine sewing on buttons

I use 2way tape on the back of the button place it on my markings and no longer do they slip when sewingContinue

Started by sylvia bell Aug 14, 2012.

Fabric and pattern weights 6 Replies

I make weights to hold down fabric and patterns using sand.  Fill snack size zip lock bags with sand then place that bag into another snack size bag for security.  This allows you to cut down on (or eliminate)  pinning, keeping the pattern true to…Continue

Tags: notion, notions, cutting, pattern, weights

Started by Arlene Hanna. Last reply by Kivia Brown Jul 16, 2012.

Sewing narrow fabric pipes

Sewing narrow fabric pipes is always a hassle, but I have finally made my peace with them. If I…Continue

Tags: pipes, fabric, techniques, tips, sewing

Started by camomma Jun 26, 2012.

learning to sew straight lines 1 Reply

place a piece of tape on sewing guide Continue

Tags: lines, straight, guide, sewing, learning

Started by Kivia Brown. Last reply by Terri Hiaumet May 15, 2012.

Used rotary blades. 8 Replies

  When my rotary  blade gets too dull to use for cutting fabric,I use it for cutting rolls of wrapping paper for gifts.  I havefound it works excellent Continue

Started by maryjo. Last reply by Arlene Hanna May 12, 2012.

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