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Once I finished my pressing boards from earlier this week, I decided that the kids in my sewing classes needed pin cushions. After scouring the internet for fun ideas that I could sew in bulk, I eventually realized…
Added by Angela L on February 16, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
"Sewing itself is very fast so why does it take so long to get finished product out the door and why does it cost so much? As I mentioned in my book, you can have a…
Many patterns feature jackets that don't have linings. But if you are used to wearing one with a lining, you will know the advantages. A lining covers up all the unsightly seams inside and eliminates the need to finish those seams. A lining helps the jacket keep its shape better. It provides more warmth if you need it. And, one of the nicest things, the lining makes the jacket slip on and off with ease over any item of…Continue
Added by Susan on March 13, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments
Many patterns call for pockets that are sewn right into the side seam. If these are well-done, they lie flat against the body and don't break the line of the skirt or pants. But sometimes, these pockets stick out from the sides and the result is not so pleasing. How do we sew these guys in the best way possible?…
Added by Susan on March 8, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments
Quilted Cushion Top
The objective of this tutorial is to provide an introduction to quilting for beginning quilters, equipping them…
Added by Karen Pior on January 30, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments
This is my first post to the group.
I have a Husqvarna Viking Platinum 770. Lately the tension is terrible. It doesn't matter what needle, fabric or thread I use after sewing a seam I can take the bobbin thread and pull the stitching out like it was…Continue
If you've ever checked out my blog you'll know I love to change things up, my Hand-Me-Down Horror series has been all about buying yucky or just plain boring clothes and making them into something I'd be proud to wear. Hack off those sleeves, raise that hemline and bob's your uncle a cute custom…Continue
Trula of "Trula Kids" offers a fabulous photo tutorial showing how to make a stylish button fly.
Added by Susan on February 24, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments
by Vanessa Smith
If you read my custom fabric button article, I showed you how to change the buttons on a plain black jacket. The buttons were a good start, but it needed more work. So I decided to add another fast and easy technique. I made my own colorful and unique cording to embellish the jacket. Not only is this cording technique great for embellishing clothing, it can be used for purse straps, to make jewelry, and to embellish other…
Added by Susan on January 4, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments
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