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Linda74Sews

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17 February, 2014

  • 05:49 PM

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    Linda74Sews added the technique Unexpected Tools for Sewers
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    Don’t you just love it when something so unexpected becomes a convenient and useful tool in the sewing room? I’m talking about a simple flat head screwdriver and a wallpaper roller. You heard me ri…

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  • 05:24 PM

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    Linda74Sews added the technique Hemming Jeans - Fast & Easy!
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    Let’s face it, everyone wears jeans. Young, old and especially anyone in between wear them for just about any occasion. Jeans are typically manufactured in very long lengths so shortening them is a…

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5 October, 2013

  • 12:20 PM

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    Linda74Sews added the technique Perfect lapped seams
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    Lapped seams are a great way to help reduce bulk when it comes to sewing certain fabrics like fleece, and many heavy wools whose raw edges won’t fray. The exposed raw edge give the garment a clean,…

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28 August, 2013

  • 02:30 PM

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    Linda74Sews added the technique Tape to Secure Seams
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    How many times have you cut across a seam line which unlocks the stitching and the seam then begins to open up? Case in point, when you trim away excess length for a hem. On some fabrics the seam …

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26 August, 2013



21 August, 2013

  • 12:15 PM

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    Linda74Sews added the technique The Right Sewing Machine Needle
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    Not all sewing machine needles are alike and as any experienced sewer knows, using the right one can make a huge difference in the quality of your stitching. The same, of course, can be said of fab…

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17 August, 2013



16 August, 2013

  • 01:43 PM

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    Linda74Sews added the technique A Handy Scrap of Fabric
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    Don’t throw away your scraps. Pack up the big pieces and keep a few smaller ones nearby as you work on projects. I always keep a scrap of the fabric from the project I am working on near my machin…

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1 August, 2013

  • 12:49 PM

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    Linda74Sews commented on the technique Nuts & Washers as pattern weights

    Those work too. In fact those were my pattern weights as well till now. If you can find these big ones, the nuts and washers are so much easier than the cans and I find I use them more frequently. …



31 July, 2013

  • 07:03 PM

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    Linda74Sews added the technique Silk thread for basting
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    I always keep a spool of silk thread in my sewing box. Usually one in a bright color – bright yellow is my color of choice. It’s my go-to thread for hand basting and it should be yours too. Many ye…

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29 July, 2013

  • 07:14 PM

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    Linda74Sews added the technique Square Points
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    When sewing to create square corners, most pattern instructions tell the sewer to stitch, pivot 90 degrees and continue stitching. They further instruct the sewer to trim off the corner point seam …

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17 July, 2013

  • 12:31 PM

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    Linda74Sews added the technique Hold those thread tails!
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    How many times have you started to sew a seam and before you barely get going the machine locks up? Or, when you look at the underside of a locked seam there is a jumbled mess of threads knotted up…

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11 July, 2013



10 July, 2013

  • 07:13 PM

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    Linda74Sews added the technique Nuts & Washers as pattern weights
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    Sewers everywhere are using giant metal washers and nuts as pattern weights. And for good reason. They are so much cheaper than the commercial ones sold in fabric stores and work equally well. The …

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9 July, 2013

  • 06:02 PM

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    Linda74Sews added the technique Hem Prep Sleeves
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    Hems are usually the last step in the construction of a garment and that usually includes hemming the sleeves. But, is that really the best time to hem them?

    In the sequence of constructing slee…

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26 June, 2013



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19 June, 2013

  • 02:03 PM

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    Linda74Sews added the technique Organizing the fabric stash
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    If you are anything like me when fabric goes on sale for 50% off its time to buy and stock up. Sometimes no particular project is in mind but the fabric is too pretty to pass up. As a consequence, …

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  • 01:45 PM

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    Linda74Sews added the technique Sewing seams on sheer fabrics
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    Tops and dresses made of sheer fabrics are very popular these days but sewing with these unpredictable fabrics can be a real pain. Aside from dealing with their sliver thin, slippery nature the sim…

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20 April, 2013

  • 03:53 PM

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    Linda74Sews commented on the technique Narrow hem

    I have tried so many methods that simply haven’t worked well for me, so I am very anxious to try this one as your method seems to address what is so confounding about using a rolled hem foot on ve…



2 April, 2013



27 March, 2013

  • 10:08 AM

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    Linda74Sews added the project Princess Line White Shirt
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    One never has enough white shirts. This one is a basic blouse with princess lines and 3/4 length sleeves in an embroidered cotton. Looks great with jeans and just about anything else. Made from Mc…

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15 March, 2013

  • 01:02 PM

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    Linda74Sews added the technique Pin Stablizer
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    When sewing with your sewing machine it is recommended you remove pins rather than sew over them to prevent needle/pin breakage and seam distortion. I keep a dish of pins next to my machine but fi…

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