Category Archives: Fabrics

How to Tell if Your Thread is Expired

Did you know that thread can go bad? It’s true. After some time, thread begins to take on certain attributes that lower the quality of your sewing project results. How can you tell if thread is expired? Continue reading to … Continue reading

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How to Use Your Sewing Machine to Baste Stitches

Basting comes with several benefits, whether you choose to hand baste or machine baste. Although hand basting is deemed easier since you maintain full control at all times, machine basting can be much faster, so long as you know the … Continue reading

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Is Your Sewing Machine Swallowing Fabric?

There are plenty of frustrating mishaps and mechanical errors you can experience with your sewing machine, especially if you have been sewing for several years. Running into problems like these are bound to happen at some point on the sewing … Continue reading

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How to Calculate Denim Fabrics By the Weight

When it comes to purchasing denim fabrics for sewing, it can be a bit challenging to calculate the proper amount of material needed for your project. This is because denim is often sold by the weight rather than by the … Continue reading

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3 Tips for Re-Evaluating Your Wardrobe

Even though it is not quite time for spring cleaning, many people are ready to purge their closets right now. Whether you want to rearrange your closet from summer to winter clothing, create more storage space, or curate a whole … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Control Fraying Fabric

Are you having trouble controlling the fraying in your fabrics as you work with them? Does it seem like the more you stitch, the more the fabric just falls apart? If so, you are not alone. There are many types … Continue reading

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Top 5 Tips for Oriental Rug Cleaning and Care

Oriental rugs and carpeting is an investment. If you are going to spend your hard-earned money on a beautiful and intricately designed rug, then it is in your best interest to put forth some hard effort to keep them looking … Continue reading

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How to Get Sap Out of Clothes

Fall is right around the corner, folks! And although this gives us plenty to look forward to, all seasons have their down-falls, no matter how swell of a year we’re having. When it comes to fall time, one such disadvantage … Continue reading

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Sewing Machine Advice for Vinyl Fabrics

In both the recent and distance past, we have discussed tips for all sorts of materials and fabrics, from denim and leather, to pleather, satin, silk, and preshrunk fabrics, stretchy fabrics, fusible web, zipper feet, and much more. But today, … Continue reading

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How to Properly Feed the Dog on Your Sewing Machine

The best way to get excellent results with your sewing machine is to take good care of it and use proper sewing practices. In fact, your technique can make or break your sewing project. Continue reading to learn why you … Continue reading

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