Category Archives for Sewing Tips


How to Make a Long Tulle Skirt for Wedding Dress

Once upon a time, skirts with trains were worn by royalty only. Fast forward to 2020, and trains are as common with, well, commoners as they are with queens. Whether it’s for a wedding or some other

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Microwave-Safe Thread: Can You Microwave Polyester Thread?

As we get deeper into winter, the idea of microwavable heating bags gets ever more attractive. Cozy, warming, and almost as quick to make as they are to heat, they’re a great way of staving off the cold.Even

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How to Sew an Elastic Waistband (Skirt, Shirt or Pants)

Getting the right fit means taking a little extra time to consider using elastic in the waistband, and other garment locations. Comfort is key and elastic can help you be comfortable and secure at the

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How to Cut Elastic Out of Waistband (9 Easy Tips)

There will be those times where the elastic waistband is not enough to give you a comfortable fit. When that happens you are faced with the chore of altering or moving the elastic so you can get your pants

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Basic Body Measurements: 6 Rules in Taking Body Measurements

Believe it or not, just about everything has rules. If you want to do any activity, including taking body measurements you need to follow the rules. That is if you want your garments to come out looking

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Why, When, Where, and How to Oil a Bernina Sewing Machine

It may be a greasy, messy job, but it has to be done. That is if you want your Bernina sewing machine to operate like a ‘well-oiled machine’. A lack of oiling is not good for the machine and may end

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Repair Classes: How to Become a Sewing Machine Repair Person

Even the finest sewing machines eventually break down at some point. Knowing how to fix your machine can save you a lot of money. It may also save you a lot of frustration when you can’t find a nearby

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Does Cotton Fabric Shrink When Washed? (Helpful Guide)

Buying clothes can be a challenge. First, when you are buying clothing items for kids, they grow out of them very quickly. Second, when you buy for adults there is the problem of shrinking. Shrinkage is

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How to Change Light Bulb in Singer Sewing Machine (3 Steps)

You need light to see. Light bulbs burn out on sewing machines. When it happens to a Singer model you may have to have special instructions on how to change the light bulb. The light bulb holder is not

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Sewing Nylon Webbing Tips: Best Sewing Machine for Nylon

All fabrics are not the same. That is why you need to have different sewing machines on hand to tackle more difficult fabrics. Nylon can be one of those difficult fabrics and they take top machines to

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