sewing

How to Sew a Zipper Pouch Tutorial – Melly Sews

Written plus video tutorial shows you how to sew a zipper pouch – great practice for zippers and fun and quick gifts to make Source: How to Sew a Zipper Pouch Tutorial – Melly Sews   The 15 minute zipper pouch Looking for a quick gift for someone? Making them a lined zipper pouch is…

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One hour skirt, no pattern required

Want to make a fast and easy skirt without a pattern? Follow these few steps and you can be wearing your one-of-a-kind skirt in about an hour. Click the image to see a larger version. If you want to keep this image, just “right” click it with your mouse and save the image to your…

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Understanding the color coding of 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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Support Small Business

Support small businesses in your community and help someone keep their dream alive. Just imagine what the world would like without small businesses like hair or nail salons, gift shops, cleaners, coffee shops, privately owned restaurants, delis, and yes arts and crafts shops that offer knitting, painting and sewing or quilting lessons! Don’t get me…

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Best Sewing Machine Buying Guide – Consumer Reports

Looking to purchase a sewing machine but don’t know where to start? As a sewing teacher this is one question I get asked a lot! There is no one size fits all, or one machine for every persons needs. Here are a few things to consider: Knowing your budget – today you can spend less…

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Get Crafty with these fun projects

 Image by:  Igor Ovsyannykov Get Crafty with Sewing & Try These Fun Projects! Whether you want to fashion a fresh new garment to express your personal style or you are looking to update something you already own, sewing presents endless opportunities to let your creativity flow. With any amount of sewing know-how, you can create…

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How to measure yourself

Learning to sew clothing requires body measurements. Some of them are a little difficult to do on your own…or are they? Check out this video which shows you that it is entirely possible to get all the right measurements without a sewing buddy. No more excuses ladies! Get the right measurements so that you can…

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Using Sure Fit Designs in the classroom

Many of my readers and customers know that I recently invested in the Sure Fit Designs system. The unique system can solve many of the common issues home sewers face when working with commercial patterns. (Commercial patterns are ones that you purchase from any retail store) Most patterns need to tweaked to fit and most patterns…

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Why do I need to make a sloper?

If you read my last post (found here) you would know that I recently purchased my first pattern making kit from Sure Fit Designs to create custom fit clothing. Something that has been difficult for me to do in the past. I stated in that post that I would be writing a series of posts sharing my experiences…

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My Sure Fit Designs Experience

I would like to write a series of posts about my experience with a new product I just bought. This product is supposed to help the home sewer achieve the perfect fit in all her garment sewing projects. (We’ve all heard that one before right ladies and gentlemen?) The company I bought this product from called…

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