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Top Tips: 6 Essential Pressing Tools for Garment Sewing

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Sewing |

Every garment sewer should have a small army of pressing tools on hand to help make each step along the way easier. Learn about my favorites, from the most basic to more specialty, and then stock your sewing room with those that fit your sewing needs!

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Brighten Up Your Home With a Hand-Embroidered Curtain

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Embroidery, Sewing |

Learn to cover a window with a delightfully designed and embellished curtain! This tutorial teaches you to measure for windows of all sizes and personalize your curtain with hand-embroidered patterns.

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6 Different Types of Sleeves to Draft and Sew

Posted by on Sep 14, 2014 in Sewing |

Identifying different types of sleeves is especially important if you're into designing your own clothes. Just a simple change of sleeve style can transform an entire pattern, plus it's helpful to know what different types of sleeves can do for your body and the entire silhouette of your top or dress. Take a look at just a few of the different types of sleeves in the sewing world. I bet you'll start noticing a difference next time you pick up a sewing pattern!

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Fashion Redemption: How to Refashion a Basic Blouse to Elegant Tank

Posted by on Sep 13, 2014 in Sewing |

Have you come across a garment made from a great fabric but the style is out of date? Then you have found an ideal candidate for a refashion project! Read on to learn how to take an old blouse from tired to trendy with just a few basic adjustments!

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Free Pattern Friday: Kimono Jacket, a Knit Vest + 6 More!

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Embroidery, Food & Cooking, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing |

Let's have fun this Friday! With a shabby-chic quilt, an adorable kimono jacket, plus so many more, there's a free pattern for all you weekend warriors out there. Read on to find yours!

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What is the Difference Between Pressing and Ironing?

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Quilting, Sewing |

A beginner might also be surprised to hear you do very little ironing at the ironing board when sewing. Yes pressing, not ironing, is the key to sewing success and there's a big difference in those two techniques. What are these differences? Read on to find out!

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