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Sewing Tip: Steady Your Sewing and Overlock Machines


Use a square of cork sheeting under your overlock-serger or sewing machine to keep it from moving around when you sew. This is also good on the floor to keep your foot pedal from sliding around.

©2009 Marian Lewis - All Rights Reserved 1st Step To Sewing Success Marian Lewis is a sewing instructor and the creator of an amazing new fitting method for hard-to-fit sewing folks. In her ebook, "Common Sense Fitting Method For Hard-To-Fit Sewing Folks Who Want ..., find out step-by-step WHAT you really need and HOW to apply that to a commercial sewing pattern. It just makes sense! Finally, you can sew great fitting pants and end your fitting frustration. Marian is also the author of other eBooks related to sewing including, "Sew A Tee Pee And Accessories For Your Tribe Of Kids" and "Classy Designer Straight Skirt" where she teaches basic and advanced sewing techniques.

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Comment by Mrs.Carol Mattice on June 20, 2009 at 8:00am
The rubber web shelf liner as mentioned below has been my "Stay" for a few years now under my serger. Keeps it from being happy :-) jumping all over the place to being stabilized.
Comment by Athena's Grove on June 19, 2009 at 11:32pm
Cork again...looks like I might have to invest in a roll or two...keep the good tips coming! :D
Comment by Susan on June 19, 2009 at 12:01pm
Hey that's a great tip too! THANKS! :)
Comment by Cindy Yunke on June 19, 2009 at 12:00pm
The rubber web shelf liner works well too. and is cheaper!

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