Category Archives for Sewing Tips


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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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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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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How To Get Tape Off Fabric Easily (Double, Iron On, Duct)

Tape adhesive qualities can give any sewer nightmares especially when that adhesive sticks to an area that will be easily seen. To avoid this mess, it is best to keep your tape use to a minimum but that

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Petite Dress Form: Finding an Adjustable Size 0 Dress Form

When you are small it may be difficult to find dress forms that match or come close to your figure. Size does matter in fashion and for some people being too small or being too tall can be a problem when

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What Fabrics Can You Tie-Dye? Best Fabric For Tie-Dye (Top 9)

Back in the late 60s and early 70s tie-dyeing was seen as a non-traditional, creative way to express one’s feelings and attitudes. While the technique is not new and has been practiced for thousands

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How Do Self Healing Mats Work? (Cutting Mat Uses & Guide)

Cutting mats are becoming an essential sewing accessory. They protect your surfaces while giving you lines to guide your cuts. Now they have self-healing mats but they do not have any healing power. Just

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Can You Return Fabric to JoAnns? (Walmart, Hobby Lobby…)

It's easy to make mistakes in the fabric world because many fabrics feel the same, look close to one another, and have a very good price on them. When you buy the wrong fabric it is good to know if you

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Do You Tip a Tailor? How Much to Tip Seamstress For…

For some people tipping is mandatory and the attitude of different waitresses and waiters is that if they don't get a tip, then their service & friendliness drops. For others, it is a gift for extraordinary

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