My favorite tips for using decorative stitches
My favorite tips for using decorative stitches
Tutorial: Machine Wrapped Cording
Tutorial: Machine Wrapped Cording
Free Tutorial – How to make a Fabric Tray
Free Tutorial – How to make a Fabric Tray
How to Sew Beads onto Fabric so they don’t fall off
How to Sew Beads onto Fabric so they don’t fall off
Create One-of-a-Kind Bags and Purses using Digital PhotoArt
Create One-of-a-Kind Bags and Purses using Digital PhotoArt
Conversations with my grandmother
Conversations with my grandmother
Embellishing with Fabric Yo-Yos
Embellishing with Fabric Yo-Yos
An alternative to pinking shears – pinking rotary blades
An alternative to pinking shears – pinking rotary blades
Need a quick weekend project? Try Some Fabric Beads
Need a quick weekend project? Try Some Fabric Beads
Make a Temporary Teflon Sewing Foot
Make a Temporary Teflon Sewing Foot

How to tension a hand embroidery hoop

How to tension a hand embroidery hoop

Sewing Tips & Tricks If you find it impossible to stretch your fabric taut when using a hand embroidery hoop, wrap some cotton bias binding completely around the inside hoop. This will create good tension and prevent your fabric from slipping out of the hoop. Make...

Making Fabric Postcards – Finishing the Edges

Making Fabric Postcards – Finishing the Edges

I love to make my own fabric postcards by creating photo art designs in Photoshop Elements, and then printing the designs onto fabric. Making fabric postcards this way is not only fun but it's the perfect way to personalize your cards. My favorite technique for...

Get Better Visibility when Sewing

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...

Quick and Easy Pattern Weights

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...

Stop Fraying on Fabrics

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...

How to Print on Kraft-tex using an Inkjet Printer

How to Print on Kraft-tex using an Inkjet Printer

Have you discovered Kraft-tex yet? Kraft-tex is a rugged paper that looks, feels, and wears like leather - but sews, cuts, and washes just like fabric. It's available in a number of different colors including white, which means that you can use it as a canvas and...

The Perfect Machine Satin Stitch

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...

A Quick Start Guide to Printing on Fabric using an Inkjet Printer

A Quick Start Guide to Printing on Fabric using an Inkjet Printer

Thanks to today's technology, printing your images and designs directly onto fabric using an inkjet printer has never been easier. The creative opportunities for using your own personal photos or your own custom designed fabric are limited only by your imagination....

How to Sew Blended Threads on Your Sewing Machine

How to Sew Blended Threads on Your Sewing Machine

Sewing Tips & Tricks Sewing on your machine with blended threads allows you to easily sew creative stitches and special blending effects. And best of all, you don't need a fancy needle. Simply thread two different colored threads through the eye of your needle. Make...

Prevent puckering when sewing decorative machine stitches

Prevent puckering when sewing decorative machine stitches

Sewing Tips & Tricks If you've ever experienced puckering or distortion when sewing decorative machine stitches, it usually occurs because the fabric is not stabilized properly. In order for the stitches to be sewn correctly, the fabric needs to be taut, so slide a...

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