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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…

Quick Tip: Sewing a Cap Sleeve

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Cap sleeves are a perfect addition to any top or dress. They are easy to sew and a great way to neatly finish off the armhole edge of your garment. Read on to see how you can use bias strips to neaten the lower edge…

Quick Tip: Hem Your Garment Without Losing Length

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If you ever find your self with a garment that is just the right length but you haven’t hemmed it yet, then you need to do this technique! Watch to see how you can finish the hem of a garment without losing significant length…

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.

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