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5 October, 2013

  • 12:20 PM

    Linda74Sews added the technique called Perfect lapped seams

    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

    Linda74Sews added the technique called Tape to Secure Seams

    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

    Linda74Sews added the technique called The Right Sewing Machine Needle

    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

    Linda74Sews added the technique called A Handy Scrap of Fabric

    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

31 July, 2013

  • 07:03 PM

    Linda74Sews added the technique called Silk thread for basting

    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

    Linda74Sews added the technique called Square Points

    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

    Linda74Sews added the technique called Hold those thread tails!

    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

    Linda74Sews added the technique called Nuts & Washers as pattern weights

    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

    Linda74Sews added the technique called Hem Prep Sleeves

    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

24 June, 2013

  • 06:33 PM

    Linda74Sews added the project called Knockoffs

    Two new knockoffs of an existing shirt made with the ruboff technique.

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19 June, 2013

  • 02:03 PM

    Linda74Sews added the technique called Organizing the fabric stash

    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

    Linda74Sews added the technique called Sewing seams on sheer fabrics

    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

    Linda74Sews commented on the technique step Hemming

    I have tried so many methods that simply haven’t worked well for me, so I am very anxious to try…


2 April, 2013

27 March, 2013

  • 10:08 AM

    Linda74Sews added the project called Princess Line White Shirt

    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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21 March, 2013

19 March, 2013

15 March, 2013

  • 01:02 PM

    Linda74Sews added the technique called Pin Stablizer

    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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  • 12:45 PM

    Linda74Sews added the technique called Threading Helpers

    The task of threading a needle can sometimes be difficult and a huge time waster. Whether its to thread a needle for hand sewing or threading the sewing machine sewers both young and old can have a…

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