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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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Common Sewing Terms and Definitions

If you are just entering the sewing world, you are new to many terms and phrases that you’ll find in beginner sewing instruction manuals. You will notice terms like ”basting” and “backstitching” that can confuse you when trying to following … Continue reading

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Tips and Tricks for Safer Sewing

When you are just starting out as a novice seamstress, there are a few rules and precautions to take note of before diving into the world of hand or machine sewing. Just as we learn the safe way to handle … Continue reading

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How to Sew a Straight Line

The first time you used a sewing machine may have been daunting and seemed down-right impossible to you. But gain comfort in knowing that a lot of first-time or novice seamstresses feel the exact same way! It is important to … Continue reading

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Tips for Balancing Tensions on Sewing Machines

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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