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Quick Tip: Cropped Hem

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Here we show how a “cropped” hem is sewn. In this case, the method of whittling down a hem with tightly set zigzag stitches and is especially useful for cascades, frills and flounce hems.

Quick Tip: Sewing a Polo Placket Closure

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If a blouse or a dress does not have a button closure all the way down to the hem, a polo closure is often incorporated to get in and out of the garment with ease (and not messing up your hair)! There are different types of polo closures, they can be sewn with two panels and also with a fabric strip or trimmings. We’ll show you how to sew a polo placket closure each way…

Quick Tip: Round Hem

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You can find round hem shapes on everything from skirts to jackets, but there is a trick to sewing them! Read on to see…

Quick Tip: Appliqué 3 Different Ways

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Appliquéing is a way of stitching on a garment or an accessory. This application is used, for example, in costume fashion to provide patches with traditional motifs. In our case, appliqués can decorate not only fashion clothing effectively for further adornment, but also decorate defective areas nicely – especially in children’s clothing. Motifs can either be bought as well as made from fabric scraps and can even be embroidered. Read on to see how appliqués can be made and applied…

Quick Tip: Sewing a Hip Pocket

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Pockets are not only functional, but also a fashionable detail and should be sewn quite carefully. There are patch pockets, inseam pockets, pouch pockets, hip pockets, flap pockets and more! Read on to see how we show you in simple steps how to sew a hip pocket for either pants or a skirt.

Quick Tip: Sewing a Piped Buttonhole

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A piped buttonhole is a great alternative to a regular machine sewn or hand stitched buttonhole. It allows for no thread to be visible and the ability to add in a little pop of contrast! Read on to see how you can sew a piped buttonhole in your next project.

Quick Tip: Hand Sewn Buttonhole

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Button and buttonholes are one of the most common closures in garments. Modern sewing machines the ability to sew buttonholes quickly and efficiently with the help of a special foot, but sometimes it is nice to give garments (especially ones sewn in delicate fabrics) a couture finish and sew things like button holes by hand. Read on to see the tutorial on sewing buttonholes by hand.

Quick Tip: Sewing Over Pins!

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When you start off sewing or are sewing a difficult seam, then it is essential to pin! But sometimes it is hard to take out the pins as you sew and it can also lead to mis matched notches. Good news is though that you can leave your pins in and sew over them!

Quick Tip: Putting Your Fabric on Grain

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One of the first and most important steps in starting to sew a project is the cutting, and making sure your pattern pieces are all on grain is the key to a successful garment. Read on to see how to put your fabric on grain…

Quick Tip: How to Make a Tassel

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Tassels are great for making your own accessories or attaching to your garment for extra decoration. Read on to see how to make your own tassels…

Quick Tip: How to Sew a Thread Chain Loop

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Thread chain loops are great for securing buttons, belt loops, and for tacking linings. It is a hand sewing must-know for any sewist, so grab your hand sewing needle to get started and read on to watch how it’s done…

Quick Tip: Sewing Machine Maintenance

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To make sure your sewing machine runs well for years means you need to take care of it and perform regular maintenance procedures. Read on to see how you can prevent having to take your machine in as often for a tune up…

Quick Tip: Sewing with Knits

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These are the 6 things you need to know about sewing with knit fabrics…

Quick Tip: Full Arm Adjustment

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Is your sleeve a little tight? Simply add a little fullness to the upper area – we will show you how and exactly where! Read on to see…

Quick Tip: Pressing

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“Well pressed is half sewn.“ This old tailor‘s adage is still true today. Proper pressing is just as important as correct sewing. As a general rule, the more delicate the fabric, the more carefully it must be ironed. Please consider the following when pressing your fabric…

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