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Quick Tip: Shortening a Zipper

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Separating zippers are available in lengths of 30 cm, 35 cm, 40 cm, etc., up to 80 cm (12, 14, 16, etc.up to 32 ins), i.e. in increments of 5 cm (2 ins). If you need a different length, purchase the next longest zipper to your zipper edge or opening and shorten it as follows:

Quick Tip: Invisible Zipper with Piping Foot

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Invisible zippers are probably the most common and the easiest to install, but if you don’t have a special invisible zipper foot on hand then grab your piping foot as it will work just as well! Read on to see how…

Quick Tip: Make Patterns Larger and Smaller

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It’s easy with our multi-size patterns! Even though we offer several sizes for each of our patterns, it is still possible that your favorite pattern is only available on the pattern sheet in one size too large or one size too small. But you don’t have to do without your favorite! Here we show you how to change the size of a pat­tern…

Quick Tip: Making a Custom Size Line

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Your waist is size 38 but your hips are 40? No problem. We’ll show you how to fit your favorite garment exactly to your individual body form.

Quick Guide: All About Binding

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Binding is a proficient and professional way of finishing edges like necklines, armhole, and even hemlines. Cut binding in a contrasting fabric for a pop color and added detail to your garment. Read on to see how to bind various edges of fabric.

Quick Tip: Stitch in the Ditch

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Stitching in the ditch is the method of stitching very close to a seam so it is nearly invisible. Try using a piping foot on your sewing machine to get really close and achieve a perfect stitch in the ditch.

Quick Tip: Cutting Out Striped Fabric

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Striped fabric is always in style and to sew striped garments you need to pay extra special attention to the stripes and the pattern when cutting out.

Quick Tip: Sewing an Exposed Zipper

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Zippers don’t always have to be functional, they can also be decorative and add a bit of edge and style to your garments. Read on to see how to install a zipper with exposing the teeth.

DIY Hand Embroidery

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This step by step will get you underway to achieve this beautifully embroidered neckline that has the look of a collier on our newly released Embroidered Cold Shoulder Top.

Quick Tip: How to Fix a Snagged Stitch

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Everybody hates a snagged stitch espeically on a garment that you already finished sewing! I always catch my garments on the corners of my drafting table, but luckily there is a quick fix to hide a snagged stitch and make it so your fabric won’t unravel.

Quick Guide: Sewing Machine Feet

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There are so many different sewing machine feet that you can attach to your machine to achieve so many effects. For example, the different feet that are supplied with your machine are often only the basics – there are many more that you can get and here we present several useful feet with which makes sewing even more fun!

Quick Tip: How to Mitre a Corner

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Mitred corners are the diagonal seams at the corners of a hem, example being on a blouse with side slits. Read on to follow our instructions to sew mitred corners…

Quick Tip: Sewing on a Button

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If you are either sewing on a button that fell off or your sewing a button onto a freshly made garment, try sewing it this way to prevent it from falling off (again)…

Quick Tip: Rolled Hem by Hand

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Achieve the perfect rolled hem with the help of a hand sewing needle and thread! Read more to see how…

How to Mark, Lay, and Sew Various Types of Pleats

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Technique Spotlight

Question
… “How do I prevent irregular pleats?”

Answer
“Mark the exact placement on fabric, and baste the pleats in place before you sew”… Read on to see the pleat process.

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