Posts Tagged "Sewing for Beginners"


It’s in the Details: How to Choose the Right Thread for Sewing

Posted by on Sep 27, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

The success of a sewing project can be traced all the way back to the raw materials chosen, including the thread. The importance of thread is not to be underestimated, as it is the fiber that is literally holding everything together. Matching the correct thread for the task at hand is just as important as matching the fabric to the pattern. Here are some key tips on how to pair the thread to the project for a successful outcome!

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Sewing Upcycle: DIY Sandals from Flip-Flops

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

Follow along with this step-by-step tutorial for turning inexpensive flip-flops into adorable, classy sandals you’ll want to wear again and again (Psst: You can even use fuzzy fabric for a DIY slipper you'll wear all winter long!). Read on!

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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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Essential Techniques: Discover the Secret to Perfectly Sewn Necklines!

Posted by on Jul 12, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

In order for them to look just right, the facings that finish them must turn ever so slightly below the neckline edge. What’s the secret to making your neckline turn just so? Understitching. Read on to learn how use this essential sewing technique in your own garments!

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Perfect Pattern Pieces: How to Transfer Patterns to Fabric With a Tracing Wheel

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

A tracing wheel is your secret weapon to creating perfect pieces of fabric. Here's how to use this essential sewing tool to transfer patterns and markings to fabric!

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