15 Tips For Sewing With Heavy Duty Thread and When To Use It

When you have lots of layers to sew or you are working with some fairly thick or stiff fabrics, a heavy-duty thread can be your friend. The key is knowing when to use this thread and how to use it correctly.

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Leathaire vs Leather: What Is Air Leather Made Of? (5 Tips)

Manufacturers are always working to come up with a perfect material that mimics natural fibers. it is basically an impossible task as nothing can match natural no matter how hard one tries. Leathaire is

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Does Dri Fit Shrink? How to Shrink Dri Fit Clothes (6 Tips)

You may think that athletic clothing is given extra manufacturing to prevent shrinking. If they are made from 100% polyester or other synthetic materials that may be the case. But if they are a blend you

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How Big Is a Half Yard of Fabric? (Full 1/2 Yard Dimensions)

Not every project requires a full yard of material. Sometimes you only need a little bit to complete one section of your project. The trouble is that the fabric stores do not sell fabric by the fractions.

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Can You Varnish Fabric? How to Seal Acrylic Paint on Fabric

Preserving works of art. At least in the view of some people that is what painting on fabric is called. Once that work of art is done, you will want to preserve it for posterity and for future archaeologists

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Can You Put Detergent In The Fabric Softener Dispenser?

In the old days, you had to know when to add the soap, bleach, and fabric softener if there was any invented at the time. Nowadays the washing machine will do it all for you if you let it. The only thing

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Polyamide vs Polyester: 12 Differences And What Is Better

Polyester is polyester. But polyamide is a name for a large family of different materials. Then even within those family groups, there are several sub-sections that further define polyamide fabrics. Even

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How Long To Cut Elastic For Waist, Hair Ties, Bracelet…

When you are working with elastic you have to cut it just right. Too loose and it won’t work well. Too tight and you may cause other problems like having a lack of comfort and finding it hard to breathe.

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When Do Sewing Machines Go On Sale? (Best Time to Buy + Tips)

Sales are every consumer's best friend. You get to save money and the discounted prices allow you to get a better model than you had planned on. it is always a good idea to keep your eye open for a sale.

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Singer vs Butterfly Sewing Machine (Review, Company, Cost)

Singer was always copied. That is the way it is with the early sewing machine industry. It found a model that was superior to the rest and different companies had it copied. This process saves the copier

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