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Pins on the Floor

I'm forever dropping pins while I sew. I found this nifty little magnetic tool that makes it easier for me to pick up my dropped pins. It's…

Started by Larri

0 Nov 17, 2009

Sewing seams

Sent in by: Jodie Hickman "One tip I have is to always sew your seams that have more length on one side that the other; sew with the fulle…

Started by Susan

0 Nov 17, 2009

Eliminating Bulk When Joining Elastic

To eliminate or at least reduce bulk when joining the ends of elastic for waistbands etc, you can butt the ends together and sew through th…

Started by Susan

0 Nov 12, 2009

Removing Loose Threads After Taking Out A Seam

Rather than pick out all of the individual threads after ripping out a seam, lay a strip of masking tape along the seam and press firmly. T…

Started by Susan

2 Nov 11, 2009
Reply by Birdie

A Cheap Transfer

This might be something everyone already knows but it was new to me! Last night I was working on my Babka doll's face. I was drawing it on…

Started by Birdie

4 Nov 11, 2009
Reply by Birdie

Smooth & Easy Ruffles

To make a 2" wide ruffle, fold a 4" wide strip of fabric in half, lengthwise, with the cut edges meeting and serge them together with a rol…

Started by Susan

0 Nov 11, 2009

Pattern Layout Tip

Before pinning a pattern to the fabric, place a piece of frosted tape (cellophane yellows with age) at each spot you will pin.By doing this…

Started by Susan

2 Nov 10, 2009
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