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Get Better Visibility when Sewing

Sewing Tips & Tricks If you have problems with visibility when you’re sewing such as not being able to see the stitching clearly, try this tip. Slide a pair of plastic wedge style door stoppers underneath the back of your sewing machine. This will allow your machine to tilt forward giving you better visibility. The …

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Quick and Easy Pattern Weights

Sewing Tips & Tricks Make quick and easy pattern weights using fabric yo-yos. 4″ fabric yo-yos and the perfect size for pattern weights and they can be filled with anything that has some weight to it such as dried beans, sand, or even metal washers. If you fill them with sand, they can also double …

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Stop Fraying on Fabrics

Sewing Tips & Tricks Fray Check is the ideal glue for preventing fraying on all your sewing projects. And if you’ve ever snipped into the stitching on seams or cut a little too much away when snipping the fabric from corners, then you’ll know how difficult it is to try and snip away those little …

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The Perfect Machine Satin Stitch

Sewing Tips & Tricks Satin stitch is a great stitch to use for decorative sewing or for finishing off the edges of appliques. If you find that your satin stitch doesn’t give full coverage of the underlying fabric,to remedy this, simply sew another row of satin stitch over the first row. Make sure you have …

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Make Custom Fabric from Ribbon

Sewing Tips & Tricks Making beautiful and unique pieces of fabric is easy using lengths of ribbon. Simply place the ribbon edge to edge, on top of a piece of fusible stabilizer. Iron the ribbon to the stabilizer, then sew the ribbon pieces together using a decorative machine stitch. This type of ribbon fabric is …

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