Archive for April 2018

Matching dart legs, the easy way

When sewing a dart you want to start with match your dart legs perfectly, and end by sewing them accurately without any puckers. Achieving this goal isn’t as hard as you think. It all starts with proper transferring of the dart markings from the pattern to the fabric. This can be achieved with pins, chalk,…

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Break the code on sewing machine needles

Have you ever tried to figure out what needle is in your machine after not using it for awhile? It’s not as easy unless you have really good vision or a good magnifying glass nearby.  Well not anymore. With this easy to understand chart from Schmetz which I found on the Craftsy website the mystery…

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Sewing Camp for kids in Elgin

Looking for something different for your kids this summer? How about trying one of our sewing summer camps? Sewing isn’t just for grown ups…kids ages 6 and up are sewing every week here in our studio located in Elgin IL. Using child friendly patterns and workbooks, speed controlled sewing machines and knowledgeable staff we guarantee…

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