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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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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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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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Sewing Machine Tension Balancing Tips for Beginners

Whether you are just starting out, or you are an accomplished sewer, learning to control and balance tensions on a sewing machine is an integral part of the skill. Proper tension balancing delivers a perfect stitch, as well as, the … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Prevent Sewing Machine Problems

Your sewing machine is one of your most prized possessions. On the other hand, you might get the urge to kick it to the curb when you frequently find yourself in the middle of a project dealing with bunched threading, … Continue reading

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4 Simple Steps to Setting Your Seam Guide to Sew Curves

If you are having trouble getting accurate seam allowances, it may help to review some tips for setting your sewing machine seam guide. Continue reading to learn the 4 basic steps to setting seam guides for sewing curves. ❶ Start … Continue reading

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Top 4 Reasons for Sewing Basting Stitches

As a sewer, you may be asking yourself, “Why baste?” If so, you are asking the right question. Basting is important in many types of sewing projects, and quite helpful for various applications. Continue reading to learn the top four … Continue reading

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The Basics of Basting Stitches

If you are new to sewing, then you are heading down a fun and rewarding learning curve! Learning to sew is a wonderful hobby with endless benefits, and allows you to possess a handy skill that won’t ever go to … Continue reading

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How to Choose the Right Hand Sewing Needles

Sewing by hand is a handy skill to have. But in order to perfect your hand-sewing skills, you must dedicate yourself to years of trial and error. If you are just starting out, one of the first steps is choosing … Continue reading

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