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    Discover How to Sew Your Own Stunningly, Fashionable Clothes…Then Watch Your Friends And Family Pass Out From Amazement When You Tell Them You Sewed It Yourself!   Yes, in under just 72 hours, you can sew a beautiful summer dress or a casual pair of linen slacks, for less than a pair of $200.00 designer jeans, and have [...]

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How to Repair Holey Socks

• June 14, 2013

Did you know you can repair holey socks quick and easy using your sewing machine zigzag stitch. Don’t throw them in the trash yet. You will be the superhero to your 3-year old if only for a minute. This short video shows you how to sew close the holes in a little person’s favorite pair [...]

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Sewing Fabrics

How to Choose Fabrics for Your Sewing Projects

• August 7, 2012

  Choosing which fabrics to use for your sewing projects can be a bit difficult.  Pattern companies offer assistance if you are using a sewing pattern by recommending fabrics on the pattern envelop to achieve the design on the cover.  Here’s a quick video  on the process I used when I went shopping for a [...]

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Category: Choose Fabrics for Sewing, Shopping for Sewing Fabrics

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Adding Length to Pants

Benefits of Sewing – Add Length to Pants

• July 16, 2012

  The benefits of sewing are many. One of those many benefits is altering ready-to-wear clothes as shown in the video.  When you know how to sew, you also understand how to deconstruct a garment; so you can take clothes apart as well as put them together. I recently needed to add length to a pair [...]

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Sewing Clothes for Children

Sewing Clothes for Children

• June 1, 2012

One of the many benefits of knowing how to sew is that you can sew clothes for children.  Most often you don’t fully appreciate the skill until you need something different than what’s available for retail.  The something different could be the result of a wedding, school costume, family pictures, etc. That’s what happened with [...]

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Straightening the Grain of the Fabric

Straightening the Grain of the Fabric

• April 30, 2012

  Straightening the grainof your fabric is part of the process of preparing your fabric to get that professional look you want. It is absolutely essential prior to cutting your fashion fabric.  In fact, both the pattern and fabric may both need attention before you do the final layout, and the success of your finished garment [...]

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Home Sewing

Home Sewing – How to Make Yours Not Look Homemade

• March 31, 2011

Sewing your own clothes at home does not necessarily mean that your garment has to look homemade. Most of us will agree that sewing your own clothes saves you money and brings much satisfaction.  It is gratifying when you complete a project and can say that you sewed it yourself.  But, perhaps the biggest reason most people [...]

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Summer Sewing

Summer Sewing – A Favorite Summer Pastime

• March 31, 2011

  Few summer pastimes are as sacred as baseball. At the top of the summer pastimes are water sports, such as swimming, fishing, boating; then hiking, berrying–all the summer pastimes are remembered fondly.  Other popular summer pastimes are soccer, biking, and hiking on the numerous back-country trails.           But my favorite summer pastime was [...]

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Category: Sewing Clothes for Children, Sewing Tips, Summer Sewing

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Learn How to Sew - Start Your Own Sewing Business

Learn How to Sew – Start Your Own Sewing Business

• March 31, 2011

In most cases, if you want to learn how to sew, you simply pay for a lesson or class to learn a craft, an art, or pick-up a new hobby.  It’s an opportunity to express your creativity, relax from work-related stress, and spend a little time making something with your hands.     From a business [...]

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Sewing on Buttons

Sewing On Buttons

• March 31, 2011

Recently, I met a client for consultation at a local fabric store to shop for buttons.  He had just purchased a 3-piece suit, and the original buttons did nothing for it.  The client wanted the suit to stand out.         The buttons were apparently dyed to match the suit fabric, and if you looked [...]

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Custom Sew In Labels : A Way to Brand Your Own Butt

Custom Sew In Labels : A Way to Brand Your Own Butt

• March 31, 2011

Custom sew in labels is a must for every home sewer. Normally, when you look at regular clothing labels, they help you to easily identify the company or brand name of a commodity. Depending on the brand you recognize, you associate various levels of quality with the item.         If you see a dress [...]

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